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Offline tropdevin

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ID Help - American paperweight ID = Dave Plasket
« on: February 24, 2013, 02:06:20 PM »
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Hi.

I have a competently made paperweight, with a lampwork orchid and leaves set above a blue ground.  There is a noticeable ridge around the middle, suggesting it was made by the 'American' method with two slugs of glass joined together.  It is signed, but I cannot decipher the signature: it may begin 'Dave' or 'David' with the 'i' missing, then a surname, then '84'.

Diameter 2 3/4 inch / 71 mm; height 1 3/4 inch / 44 mm.

Can anyone identify the maker?

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Re: ID Help - American paperweight
« Reply #1 on: February 24, 2013, 02:26:34 PM »
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Could it be DARREN ?  Dave? 

Looks like something like Dave, or Darren P.  Askit  or ?? or something like that.  Trying to figure out for ya....
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Re: ID Help - American paperweight
« Reply #2 on: February 24, 2013, 02:56:44 PM »
Dave Plasket...I have an orchid of his in my collection that I got on ebay years back.

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Re: ID Help - American paperweight
« Reply #3 on: February 24, 2013, 03:09:21 PM »
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Many thanks Mark.

Am I correct in thinkling that he worked at Wheaton Village for a time, and is now engaged in scientific glass blowing at Temple University, Philadelphia?

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Re: ID Help - American paperweight
« Reply #4 on: February 24, 2013, 03:11:41 PM »
Unfortunately Alan, I have no idea :/

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Re: ID Help - American paperweight
« Reply #5 on: February 25, 2013, 05:04:35 PM »
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Re: ID Help - American paperweight
« Reply #6 on: February 26, 2013, 01:19:18 PM »
http://www.liveauctioneers.com/item/640501<~ A link to a similar Dave Plasket weight up for auction.

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Re: ID Help - American paperweight ID = Dave Plasket
« Reply #7 on: February 26, 2013, 01:35:40 PM »
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Hi Mark

Many thanks. Looks like he made a small batch of them, perhaps on different coloured grounds.

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