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Author Topic: Aqua Tint Paperweight - Whitefriars?  (Read 963 times)

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Offline Otis Orlando

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Aqua Tint Paperweight - Whitefriars?
« on: September 01, 2012, 08:41:05 PM »
Hi,  Can anyone confirm whether this is a Whitefriars paperweight.  It has all elements of being a Whitefriars(one large air pocket etc.), however, I have mixed feelings about this one.   The Pontil is the main reason for my doubt.  I have not seen a paperweight with this type of pontil before.  The pontil (Cone Shaped) is deep into the paperweight, approx. 1.5cm.     I could be totally off track with this being a Whitefriars and could do with expertise attention.  The paperweight measures approx. 7.6cm dia. The pontil Dia. is 3.8cm with a curved polished rim edge.  The inverted cone shape starts approx. 0.2cm from the surface of the paperweight.   Any help with regards identification appreciated!

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Offline Tony G

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Re: Aqua Tint Paperweight - Whitefriars?
« Reply #1 on: September 01, 2012, 09:22:12 PM »
Hi Otis,
             it doesn't look like Whitefriars to me. The large bubble appears to be offset and the small bubbles should be in a very regular pattern. As you say the base looks nothing like Whitefriars.

Sorry to be just negative without having a positive ID for you.

Cheers,

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Re: Aqua Tint Paperweight - Whitefriars?
« Reply #2 on: September 01, 2012, 10:41:04 PM »
Thats a no from me as well . jp

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Re: Aqua Tint Paperweight - Whitefriars?
« Reply #3 on: September 02, 2012, 12:13:20 AM »
Thanks for confirming not Whitefriars.  Appreciated!  ;D

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