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Selkirk 1981 Dragonfly green aventurine weight Peter Holmes sig cane

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flying free:
I couldn't find very much on dragonfly weights at all apart from one dated 1978 and thought I'd put this on here.  It's very pretty - the wings are green aventurine, the body purple outlined in black, red head and black eyes.All the dark green splotches on the ground of the weight are also green aventurine.  Has a PH sig cane in it and signed on the bottom Selkirk Glass Scotland Dragonfly 1981 - measures 2 1/2" wide by 2 3/8" high.  Seems  to be from the Summer Magic series I thought?  is it called lampwork?  I love the 'drawn' qualities in it as though someone has outlined the dragonfly and coloured it in as well as the 'flowers' on the background of the weight.  There are 5 different millefiori flowers in it.
Wuff if you would like pictures please let me know.
m

SophieB:
Hi flying free,

Yes, it is a Selkirk weight from the summer magic series: there are all unlimited edition and there is also a weight with a butterfly and another with two lovebirds. It is a lovely Peter Holmes' weight. I think that there are two types of background for this series: a green one and a yellow one. You seem to own one of the yellow ones. It is indeed lampwork but you are right it is just below the surface of the weight with only a thin layer of clear glass over it; it does look as if it had been drawn.

SophieB

flying free:
Thanks Sophie.  I've seen the butterfly version but I prefer the detail of the dragonfly and also the love birds, which are beautiful.  I managed to find one green background dragonfly but it was a lot darker than this one - I can't find the link now unfortunately  ::)
looking into it, it looks as though you are looking up amongst trees to the underside of the dragonfly with the sun behind it in the sky.  It's very painterly with gorgeous colours and mottles through the glass.
m

SophieB:
Hi flying free,

Here is my butterfly in the green version. It is lovely, too.

SophieB

pooleandpaperweights:
Thought I'd put all 3 up.....

http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r267/pooleandpaperweights/20121216_202728_zps2327be9d.jpg


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