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Offline Nick77

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Who made these
« on: February 27, 2013, 05:04:37 PM »
Who made these 2 weights sold at Capes Dunn today, the one with Victorias head cane old English but the other?

http://www.the-saleroom.com/en-gb/auction-catalogues/capes-dunn/catalogue-id-2879501/lot-17060362

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Re: Who made these
« Reply #1 on: February 27, 2013, 05:24:20 PM »
Hi Nick,
the one with the cross looks like Belgian/Val St Lambert,

kind regards, Erhard/Austria
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Re: Who made these
« Reply #2 on: February 27, 2013, 07:01:54 PM »
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I bid on these, but not a lot!

I agree with Erhard: the 'Val St Lambert' one looks like Belgian, but I would say not Val St Lambert.: the torsdade is too messy.  There were many fairly competent glass factories in Belgium during the 19th century, and it could be from one of those.

I feel sure that the Victoria head cane weight is Old English, but I do not think it is a Bacchus.  I have seen several weights with these or similar canes, and no canes in them overlap with classic Bacchus canes. Indeed, I once owned two large concentrics with similar canes, and a Queen's Head cane in the middle of each.  I think it is an 'unknown factory' piece: maybe one day we will get evidence to pin them down to a maker.

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Re: Who made these
« Reply #3 on: February 27, 2013, 07:38:20 PM »
Thanks both, I hadn't thought of Belgium.
I was watching too Alan just in case they stayed low,but not knowing the makers I didn't bid on these when the bidding went too high I thought.
The Queens head weight looked too untidy to be Bacchus to me too.

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