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Offline ahremck

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I may have found (holds breathe) my first Clichy.
« on: July 28, 2012, 01:59:57 AM »
I bought this extremely battered Pwt for $10 at a dealer's yesterday. 

I did so as I felt that the canes are excellent and the pink ones look somewhat like I think a Clichy rose should look like.  The damage is bad - rough on the top, that dirty ring around the shoulder, a bruise on the side and significant dame to the edge of the base.  BUT that base is nicely finished - slightly dished.  The canes are set in an inverted dish shape and nicely thin.  So I am hoping I have an example of a nice early pwt - perhaps even a Clichy.

Diameter = 45mms, Depth = 31mms

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Re: I may have found (holds breathe) my first Clichy.
« Reply #1 on: July 28, 2012, 02:00:59 AM »
The profile piccies.

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Re: I may have found (holds breathe) my first Clichy.
« Reply #2 on: July 28, 2012, 05:15:16 AM »
You lucky dawg! It sure looks like a Clichy to me. Those roses are really pretty. Such a nice bright pink and green.

I think it would be worthwhile to get the dings ground out.

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Re: I may have found (holds breathe) my first Clichy.
« Reply #3 on: July 28, 2012, 06:52:55 AM »
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Yes - that is a Clichy.

There is probably enough clear glass to have it restored, but remember that cracks under bruises run into the glass maybe twice as deep as the bruise diameter, and that is one big bruise where the base edge has flaked away.

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Re: I may have found (holds breathe) my first Clichy.
« Reply #4 on: July 30, 2012, 10:55:42 AM »
Thanks Alan.

Two requests - (1) Any idea of when it might have been made? 
                      (2) Do you know where I might get the top repaired.  I have not been able to source someone here in Australia - but am willing to be advised if anyone knows of a good worker.  I suspect that a tidy up of the top is probable sufficiently risky and the base would probably be too hard to fix.

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Re: I may have found (holds breathe) my first Clichy.
« Reply #5 on: July 30, 2012, 12:22:16 PM »
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Looks to me like a typical piece from 1845 - 1860.  I don't believe they made many paperweights after that period, and the last time they exhibited glass products was 1885. The factory was sold in1889.

There are people at the Ruskin Glass Centre in Stourbridge who make a good job of restoration, at a reasonable price. They are called Redhouse Glass Crafts (you can Google them). However, shipping each way would add significantly to the cost.

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Re: I may have found (holds breathe) my first Clichy.
« Reply #6 on: July 30, 2012, 02:10:02 PM »
Great find Ross, well spotted.

I think I I have used this guy to polish out  a chip on the nose of a Wedgwood animal. (I remember the location - not the name)  He did a good job. Might be worth a phone call if you cannot find anyone in Melbourne.  Cost about $40 for my repair.

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But I also googled glass and china repairs Melbourne and Yellow pages came up with a list of about 10 or so.
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Re: I may have found (holds breathe) my first Clichy.
« Reply #7 on: July 30, 2012, 03:09:40 PM »
Very nice.   My wife found one very similar about nine years ago in the same condition and price.  We didn't know anything about repairs then, so after a while we put it for sale on ebay showing all the damage and it made quite a good price and it went to America for restoration.
       I won't tell you the price it made because its rather personal to the buyer, whose ebay name was "photo", a very well known collector etc in the USA. (I didn't know for about 5 years who it was).
       But if you prefer to keep it,  its repairable but personally I wouldn't go the 100% restoration as its 150-160 years old and would lose its character, but it would look gorgeous from the display point of view.
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