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Offline mmarc77

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Re: Maker of this weight?
« Reply #1 on: December 16, 2012, 12:35:02 AM »
Coo, I missed that one!

Paul Ysart, unsigned.
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Re: Maker of this weight?
« Reply #2 on: December 16, 2012, 12:35:56 AM »
Hi Marc,

This was undoubtedly a Paul Ysart weight. It went for a very reasonable price even though there seemed to be bruises on the base.

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Re: Maker of this weight?
« Reply #3 on: December 16, 2012, 12:40:31 AM »
Hi Kevin,

I had noticed and even bid on it but my heart was not in it. Actually I wondered whether the weight was signed. Weights of this design often are.

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Re: Maker of this weight?
« Reply #4 on: December 16, 2012, 01:02:13 AM »
Usually, for a closepack centre design, a "py" cane in the group is fairly easy to spot.

If there is nothing that, from a close distance, looks like a multi-colour "filler cane", then it is very probably an unsigned weight. If there is something that looks like a "filler cane", always check it out thoroughly.

I once bought together two small PY star pattern weights, one of which was sold as being signed (but with a crack in the base) and the other as good condition but unsigned. When I received them, I found that both had a "py" cane, but one was so small and set between the edges of two "cane group star arms" that it was not noticed.
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Re: Maker of this weight?
« Reply #5 on: December 16, 2012, 01:55:03 AM »
When I first saw this I thought there might be a PY cane at 4:00 tucked next to two large canes. Intended to buy it but got busy and missed it, someone got a good pick up.


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Re: Maker of this weight?
« Reply #6 on: December 16, 2012, 12:26:13 PM »
give it 2 weeks and it will be back on ebay... then we'll know if it has a PY cane
cheers Ray


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Re: Maker of this weight?
« Reply #7 on: December 16, 2012, 09:50:41 PM »
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But it is seriously purple glass....not a nice piece.

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Re: Maker of this weight?
« Reply #8 on: December 16, 2012, 09:54:26 PM »
Is seriously purple glass a bad thing and if so why?


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Re: Maker of this weight?
« Reply #9 on: December 16, 2012, 10:20:24 PM »
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For me, it is like looking through a purple fog that dims and hides the detail and the sharpness of the colours of the canes. I prefer clear glass, so I can see the design as it was intended.

The purple glass is a fault, as I am sure most people know, due to excess manganese in the batch and subsequent exposure to UV light: it was not something that the maker intended. But if someone likes or prefers a paperweight with purple glass - that is a purely subjective view, and so that is fine by me. There is no absolute 'right or wrong' in such matters.

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