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Offline davidfish1212

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Caithness Paperweight ID help please, No 1
« on: September 05, 2012, 07:10:43 PM »
Hi, I dont have many paperweights, but I picked up 2 Caithness paperweights today, one is marked CG on the base, the other has no markings but they came as a pair and look to be made by the same maker ( i'm guessing, I have no real idea! ) I have been through all the Caithness weights on the Scottish Glass web site but I couldnt find any that I thought matched. Could anyone help me ID this one, its got 4 large bubbles, its a kind of black/brown with orange. Its marked CG on the base and has been acid etched about 1cm up right round the base.
Thanks in advance for any info.
Cheers, David

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Re: Caithness Paperweight ID help please, No 1
« Reply #1 on: September 05, 2012, 07:46:49 PM »
Hi, I thought I'd have a wee check on eBay, and there are loads of these PW's called Moonflower for sale. Thanks for looking anyway guys and gals

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Re: Caithness Paperweight ID help please, No 1
« Reply #2 on: September 05, 2012, 07:47:12 PM »
Looks like a Colin Terris 'Moonflower' to me,I maybe wrong :o ;D ;D

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Re: Caithness Paperweight ID help please, No 1
« Reply #3 on: September 05, 2012, 07:47:50 PM »
Beat me to it! ;D

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Re: Caithness Paperweight ID help please, No 1
« Reply #4 on: September 05, 2012, 07:58:36 PM »
But it's probably a second, as Moonflower wasn't etched. Does it say CG2?

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Re: Caithness Paperweight ID help please, No 1
« Reply #5 on: September 05, 2012, 09:33:00 PM »
Hi, no its the large etch CG on the base, but defo no moonflower marked, thanks both of you for looking, what about the other one!! ;D

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Re: Caithness Paperweight ID help please, No 1
« Reply #6 on: September 05, 2012, 11:01:32 PM »
I seem to remember reading somewhere that there have been more Moonflowers made than any other 'named' design. 

Moonflower probably also holds the paperweight record for 'variations on a theme' as well.  I should know, I've been trying to collect all the variations.  Well over 40 so far (see attached - that's not all of them) and still some to go...

One of my favourite designs (fortunately!).

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Re: Caithness Paperweight ID help please, No 1
« Reply #7 on: September 05, 2012, 11:07:33 PM »
Bah, forgot to attach a more close-up pic....

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Re: Caithness Paperweight ID help please, No 1
« Reply #8 on: September 06, 2012, 09:10:02 AM »
WOW, that is some collection of the same weight!! Thanks for the info  ;D

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Re: Caithness Paperweight ID help please, No 1
« Reply #9 on: September 06, 2012, 01:18:22 PM »
Yes, I never realised there were so many when I started.  Next, I think I'll collect, 'ones that are more-or-less round'..... :D

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