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Wedgwood mystery
« on: September 10, 2012, 08:50:13 AM »
Information on this weight is proving hard to find.  The central flower has a lustre more reminiscent of porcelain than glass and appears to sit within a hollow 'bubble', which in turn is encased in crystal.  The base has the familiar, acid-etched 'Wedgwood England' marking, although this is difficult to read on the star-cut pattern, let alone photograph (figure 3).

I have a vague recollection from some time ago of reading a reference to collaboration between Wedgwood and Coalport, but perhaps this was in relation to something other than paperweights.

Does anyone recognise this weight and can shed some light on it?
Peter

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Wedgwood collaboration?
« Reply #1 on: September 11, 2012, 11:37:53 PM »
A posting on the paperweight section of GMB has drawn no information so I'm hoping an infomed watcher on this section of the Board might have some knowledge of the likelihood of Wedgwood collaborating with a porcelain group such as Coalport. 

The paperweight shown contain a central flower with a lustre more reminiscent of porcelain than glass.  The flower appears to sit within a hollow 'bubble' - hence  avoiding direct contact with molten glass during encasement.  The base of the weight has the familiar, acid-etched 'Wedgwood England' marking, although this is difficult to read on the star-cut pattern, let alone photograph (figure 3).

I have a vague recollection from some time ago of reading a reference to collaboration between Wedgwood and Coalport, but perhaps this was in relation to something other than paperweights.

Can anyone shed any light on the prospect of some such collaboration?
Peter

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Re: Wedgwood mystery
« Reply #2 on: September 12, 2012, 06:27:22 PM »
Duplicate topics merged. Please don't post the same query in more than one forum, it confuses us!

The proper place for paperweight questions is the Glass Paperweight forum as that's where those who have interest or knowledge will see it. Posts made about paperweights elsewhere will just get moved to Paperweights by a Moderator. You also need to allow time for people to see your post and reply - not everyone drops in every day, so please be more patient.

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Re: Wedgwood mystery
« Reply #3 on: October 25, 2012, 11:05:52 PM »
For GMB members who might have wondered about an answer .... Indeed, this was a collaborative effort between Wedgwood and Coalport - the latter being a member of the Wedgwood Group since 1967.  A numbered edition of 1500 were produced, probably between 1979 and 1980.  At least two flowers were represented; this one is labeled as 'red anemone'.  Thanks to Richard (from Cheltenham) for confirming the link.
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