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Author Topic: caithness lampwork paperweight ???  (Read 1091 times)

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Offline kieran

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caithness lampwork paperweight ???
« on: September 04, 2012, 01:21:48 PM »
I hope someone can help me id this weight
my gut feeling is caithness, ive searched caithness lampwork pics but cant find this one so maybe it isnt caithness
there are no signature canes or any writing on the base
the face is 65mm total height 70mm
thanks

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Re: caithness lampwork paperweight ???
« Reply #1 on: September 04, 2012, 01:27:24 PM »
Looks like a William Manson paperweight to me but I'd expect a signature cane in there somewhere.

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Re: caithness lampwork paperweight ???
« Reply #3 on: September 04, 2012, 02:10:40 PM »
Thanks for your replys nick
it gives me another avenue to lookinto
there is def no sig cane
the back of the weight is bark effect ripple
cheers

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Re: caithness lampwork paperweight ???
« Reply #4 on: September 04, 2012, 06:30:17 PM »
Looks VERY like a WM weight to me!  The 'ripple back' is almost trademark Willie.  The finish on the back (with the ripple) is not dissimilar to his 'Batcave' weights.  Like Nick77, though, I'm surprised by the lack of a signature cane or at least scratch-signed to the base.  Maybe a test piece?  Or possibly a Masterclass output? The flowers look a little unusual for a Willie production piece.

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