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Author Topic: Vasart/ Strathearn transitional or not???  (Read 1456 times)

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Offline Roger H

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Vasart/ Strathearn transitional or not???
« on: July 16, 2012, 09:48:34 PM »
    Bought this lovely weight recently but still cannot make up my mind as to the dating of it, any thoughts?  Diameter is 2.90 inches.
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Re: Vasart/ Strathearn transitional or not???
« Reply #1 on: July 16, 2012, 10:52:21 PM »
A photo of the whole weight from the top, shoiwing the central canes, would be good.
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Re: Vasart/ Strathearn transitional or not???
« Reply #2 on: July 17, 2012, 07:10:36 PM »
I wondered if somebody would ask for that, but at the time I only had Mb photos.  Here's one but its not super clarity. The pale 3rd row jellyfish canes I found unusual.
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Re: Vasart/ Strathearn transitional or not???
« Reply #3 on: July 21, 2012, 08:21:32 PM »
I have seen the canes in both vasart and strathearn occasionaly so I guess I will have to give it the name vasarthearn mid 1960s.
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Re: Vasart/ Strathearn transitional or not???
« Reply #4 on: July 21, 2012, 10:17:27 PM »
I would refer to this one as "transitional" - late Vasart or early Strathearn.
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Re: Vasart/ Strathearn transitional or not???
« Reply #5 on: July 21, 2012, 10:42:16 PM »
Yes, thank you, I was only joking about the conjoined names.   
      Transitional is the correct terminology.
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Re: Vasart/ Strathearn transitional or not???
« Reply #6 on: July 26, 2012, 10:55:38 PM »
Taken another look at this weight and 1960s seems quite reasonable. Had another look through Richard More's quite comprehensive site and I was surprised how many I considered to be vasart ltd are really early strathearn, very interesting.
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Re: Vasart/ Strathearn transitional or not???
« Reply #7 on: July 27, 2012, 04:35:54 PM »
Richard's site is an excellent resource.

However, he gives an "early Strathearn" attribution to a number of weights that are not signed or labelled and for which, on overall appearance, I would prefer to see a description of "transitional Vasart Ltd / Strathearn".
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Re: Vasart/ Strathearn transitional or not???
« Reply #8 on: July 27, 2012, 07:20:49 PM »
Yes wouldn't it be good to ask somebody who was there in the mid 60s.
       The ghostly canes in the 3rd row still intrigue me.
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Re: Vasart/ Strathearn transitional or not???
« Reply #9 on: July 27, 2012, 10:27:54 PM »
Still checking through Richard More's site and the layout and cane positioning of DCP04657VP7 looks very close to mine.     Gets "more" interesting by the hour.
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