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Author Topic: Unknown maker of this very nice flower weight ID = Strathearn D4, 1969  (Read 2904 times)

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Offline Nick77

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Just got this one from eaby, photo was not good on line and thought there might be a signature cane in the centre but if it is its not readable, if anything to me looks like it might read 92 or 94.
Does anyone recognise the maker?
Its 85mm diameter.

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Re: Unknown maker of this very nice flower weight
« Reply #1 on: July 30, 2012, 02:39:17 PM »
Not sure but may be a Selkirk glass weight.
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Re: Unknown maker of this very nice flower weight
« Reply #2 on: July 30, 2012, 03:10:45 PM »
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Re: Unknown maker of this very nice flower weight
« Reply #3 on: July 30, 2012, 03:38:29 PM »
Thanks Mark yes it's a Strathearn D4 http://strathearn.smugmug.com/Strathearn-Paperweights/D4-Flower-Magnum/258343_XCrPcW#!i=11817555&k=2RYkQ, didn't even consider Strathearn in my searches having only had their millefiori weights so far. So a good buy at 13 I think :)

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Re: Unknown maker of this very nice flower weight
« Reply #4 on: July 30, 2012, 04:45:52 PM »
With a high power loupe I can now see the centre date cane reads 69.

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Re: Unknown maker of this very nice flower weight
« Reply #5 on: July 30, 2012, 04:57:02 PM »
Thats interesting, but who I wonder made the flower, its pretty good for a 1969.  I believe Vincent Ysart and Jack Allen were there at the beginning of Strathearn, wonder if one of those two made the flower.
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Re: Unknown maker of this very nice flower weight
« Reply #6 on: July 30, 2012, 05:18:49 PM »
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If you come to the PCC meeting in October, you can ask Dave Moir, who is the speaker. He worked at Vasart and Strathearn, and is sure to know who made these flowers (it may even have been him...he makes similar ones now).

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Re: Unknown maker of this very nice flower weight
« Reply #7 on: July 30, 2012, 05:42:48 PM »
Thank you, will do my best if we can get through the county borders( passport has run out). Didn't know Dave worked there, but then I have a very limited knowledge.
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Re: Unknown maker of this very nice flower weight
« Reply #8 on: July 30, 2012, 08:23:15 PM »
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Hi Roger.

Dave worked with Ysart Bros, Vasart and Strathearn, and ended as the Head Glass Blower for Strathearn.

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Re: Unknown maker of this very nice flower weight
« Reply #9 on: July 30, 2012, 10:40:26 PM »
Edited to confirm that I had misunderstood something told to me a few years ago. My comments in this post should therefore be disregarded and I apologise for any confusion and upset that I may have caused.

And before anyone asks, Dave Moir did not make any paperweights at any of the companies he worked for. He did, however, assist in a few weights with powderd glass setups etc., but that was it.
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