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Author Topic: Not typical Strathearn?  (Read 942 times)

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Offline mmarc77

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Not typical Strathearn?
« on: June 26, 2012, 01:10:02 AM »
This is one of my favorite weights and I believed it was a Strathearn but now I'm beginning to wonder. It is 2 7/8th diameter and 1 7/8th inches high and has a clear green base. The weight has a totally flat, perfectly smooth bottom with just the faintest smooth circle of the pontil mark. Some of the canes are fluorescent orange and others have sparkles. I tried matching the canes from Kev's site but haven't found any matches. Probably a Strathearn but thought I would ask the experts. Thanks!

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Re: Not typical Strathearn?
« Reply #1 on: June 26, 2012, 01:18:04 AM »
One more picture of other canes.

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Re: Not typical Strathearn?
« Reply #2 on: June 26, 2012, 02:45:28 AM »
It's a Strathearn weight but the central cane could be early Ysart.

A flat polished base is not so common for general weights, but was used regularly for, at least:
a) doorknobs - which had a shank applied
b) the tall upright "Tropic" design [which some folk call "seaweed"]
c) upright flower weights (faceted and non-faceted)
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Re: Not typical Strathearn?
« Reply #3 on: June 26, 2012, 03:02:39 AM »
Thanks Kev. Your response addresses the flat bottom and the central cane which were what made me question Strathearn. I really appreciate your wealth of knowledge.

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Re: Not typical Strathearn?
« Reply #4 on: June 26, 2012, 01:10:30 PM »
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I think you can also add to the list of flat polished bases: the dated spoke designs, which were usually set in clear glass; the scattered millefiori on muslin weights; and the urchins.

When I bought 400 plus Strathearns a few year ago I found that one or two conventional coloured ground spokes had flat polished bases, but the domes were low, and so I think they has deen ground down to remove an excessively large pontil mark or perhaps damage.

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