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Author Topic: Caithness Vase - Post Xanadu?  (Read 3637 times)

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Offline chopin-liszt

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Re: Caithness Vase - Post Xanadu?
« Reply #10 on: September 21, 2012, 10:23:55 AM »
No doubt the range name will be found eventually.
A super piece to have, named or not. :)
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Re: Caithness Vase - Post Xanadu?
« Reply #11 on: September 21, 2012, 11:23:06 AM »
These aren't cased in clear either. The surface is textured

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Re: Caithness Vase - Post Xanadu?
« Reply #12 on: September 21, 2012, 11:28:57 AM »
There is a white layer sandwiched between two thick clear layers, the outer decoration is applied which gives a texture like feel.

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Re: Caithness Vase - Post Xanadu?
« Reply #13 on: September 21, 2012, 11:35:10 AM »
 :-[
Sorry, I was wrong then, thanks for the correction! :-*
 :( I don't have one.....
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Re: Caithness Vase - Post Xanadu?
« Reply #14 on: September 24, 2012, 09:43:24 AM »
Just for reference here is my Xanadu vase

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Re: Caithness Vase - Post Xanadu?
« Reply #15 on: September 24, 2012, 10:46:12 AM »
Hi,
Okay, yes, this is part of a 'range' that was made in the late 1990s, and was inspired by Xanadu. As my Caithness book says.
I wrote the entry in the Miller's Guide that attributed this to the Xanadu range some years ago. This was based on how the piece shown was made, and what the owner of the piece and I knew about Caithness glass at the time. That was based on experience, and the information we could find online and elsewhere. We were wrong. It wasn't true. New original evidence changed knowledge and information. You know, that happens sometimes in antiques and collecting, particularly in new areas...
So, the information in my Caithness book came from two designers who were at Caithness at the time. They remembered the range clearly, and said that it was 'inspired by' or 'based on' Xanadu. Not many were made. It didn't have a range name, hence my use of inverted commas in the first sentence. They were sold in the factory shops, but maybe they did go elsewhere. Bar codes may have been attached in factory shops. Maybe (this is my personal opinion now...) that one came from a batch of discounted glass sold off when the factory closed, if such a thing ever even existed. Perhaps it was 'old stock' rediscovered in a warehouse and sold in one of those discount shops that you find in Crieff or Stoke-on-Trent? Perhaps it came out of a glass/ceramics distributor. Last year on eBay such a company was selling a large quantity of very good (and not so good) boxed Caithness in the US. Perhaps we will never know...
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Re: Caithness Vase - Post Xanadu?
« Reply #16 on: September 24, 2012, 11:31:47 AM »
Thank you very much for the clarification Mark.

And here was me thinking that the written word is utterly accurate and reliable. ;)

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« Reply #17 on: September 24, 2012, 11:46:22 AM »
Thank you very much for the clarification Mark.

And here was me thinking that the written word is utterly accurate and reliable. ;)

John

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Re: Caithness Vase - Post Xanadu?
« Reply #18 on: September 24, 2012, 06:40:00 PM »
Cannot locate 98 glassware cat at the moment so asked...

Quote from: Alastair MacIntosh
Designed by Phil Chaplain, I think it was called Salome, c.1998.- but not sure.

98 fits with pattern number of 7820
 
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Re: Caithness Vase - Post Xanadu?
« Reply #19 on: September 24, 2012, 06:52:34 PM »
"Salome" is a blue exterior with a green inner layer and has iridescent  "feather" pulls up the sides, Frank.
I've got one and it's gorgeous!

I'm also a bit surprised to find out the piece in question here is not a named range, I've seen a fair bit of it around and know a few folk with bits.
Cheers, Sue (M)
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