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Large Selkirk 1990 commissioned? paperweight
« on: September 18, 2012, 02:44:37 PM »
Lovely weight the glass is crystal clear looks like it was made yesterday.
https://picasaweb.google.com/107067405711297858658/SelkirkGlassMagnumPaperweight
Size is 3.5" across and 3" high does make it a magnum?
To Esmond Wright 23/3/90 Selkirk glass Scotland.
Can anyone tell me if it would be an everyday weight or maybe a commissioned piece.


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Re: Large Selkirk 1990 commissioned? paperweight
« Reply #1 on: September 18, 2012, 08:51:08 PM »
Just to add.... Esmond  is quite an unusual name google comes up with  Esmond Wright, author, historian with ties to Scotland he was a conservative member of parliament for Glasgow, Mmmm....

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Re: Large Selkirk 1990 commissioned? paperweight
« Reply #2 on: September 20, 2012, 03:12:32 PM »
Do anyone know if the 1990 catalogue is available on line?
Searched a lot of images and cannot find anything similar. I believe it's a rather a nice one off commissioned weight anyone agree / disagree ?
Any thoughts welcome Chris



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Re: Large Selkirk 1990 commissioned? paperweight
« Reply #3 on: September 27, 2012, 01:53:50 PM »
skiando has put many scans of Selkirk catalogues online - are a bit cumbersome to search for a specific weight.

I am right now in the process of compiling images for the Selkirk catalogue on Scotland's Glass - have scanned all Selkirk (printed) catalogues for that purpose: cannot find your weight - it is definitely not in the 1990 catalogue.

Consequently most likely made in small numbers only, possibly a one-off, and as it doesn't show up in catalogues I would be very pleased if I were allowed to use your image ... even better, if you could also supply me with a few additional views, including the base.
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Re: Large Selkirk 1990 commissioned? paperweight
« Reply #4 on: September 27, 2012, 08:27:14 PM »
Hi Wuff, of course the photo's are available to use I have been waiting years for this moment  ;D
I will post a permanent photo of the base in the thread in a moment, can you grab them from here, did you click on the Picasa link? more photos there including a couple of base shot's if you want to take them from there.
If this is not suitable let me know and I will mail them to you.
 I spoke to Peter (Holmes) and he confirmed he made the the weight to the customers specification regarding pattern and colours "This piece really is a one off"

 

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