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Author Topic: Strathearn orchid paperweight  (Read 1025 times)

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Strathearn orchid paperweight
« on: November 26, 2012, 10:45:36 AM »
Looking for confirmation or otherwise please on this weight if anyone can help.

I think I've got it down to a 'madder' colourway orchid (P4) p/w from 1970's

can anyone confirm this and maybe tighten date please?

also, is it worth risking removing the paper label (which I am very loathe to do) on the off chance there may be a P4 cane underneath?

thanks, Mel

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Re: Strathearn orchid paperweight
« Reply #1 on: November 26, 2012, 01:59:33 PM »
Hi Mel
The label on your weight looks rather old and may disintegrate if you try to remove it so I would leave it alone.

I have never seen a Strathearn Orchid weight with any kind of signature cane so in my opinion there is almost certainly not one there

Hope this helps

Dave

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Re: Strathearn orchid paperweight
« Reply #2 on: November 26, 2012, 02:36:06 PM »
thanks for the reply Dave, yes I think I will leave well alone!

the one I saw was on Richard More's site and I got myself confused it was an 'S' and date cane on the base.

Mel

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Re: Strathearn orchid paperweight
« Reply #3 on: November 27, 2012, 10:31:39 PM »
1972 designed by Angus Sillars
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Re: Strathearn orchid paperweight
« Reply #4 on: November 28, 2012, 04:49:21 PM »
excellent!

thanks Frank, bonus with designer too :-)

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Re: Strathearn orchid paperweight
« Reply #5 on: November 28, 2012, 06:27:39 PM »
Hi Mel

P4 is just the design designation and designs were not identified with canes. The only signature cane you will find on Strathearn weights is an S cane, and sometimes but not always a two digit date cane eg 79.

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Re: Strathearn orchid paperweight
« Reply #6 on: November 29, 2012, 09:45:07 AM »
thank you for the clarification Derek, much appreciated

Mel

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