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Offline joewol

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id help with this mystery weight?
« on: March 04, 2013, 06:07:57 PM »


 hi guys
this is the last of the weights ive been scratching my head about
this one though i spotted it in a local auction house and thought i was getting a bargin as i was 100% sure it was orient and flume and im sure im 100% wrong so im consistant if nothing else  ;D any help is very welcome
cheers
ps the art work is my daughters


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Re: id help with this mystery weight?
« Reply #1 on: March 04, 2013, 10:20:49 PM »
Hi there,

I always took these weights to be Murano. But not sure that I have any evidence for this belief. So let's hear what other collectors think.

Nice artwork though!!!  :)

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Re: id help with this mystery weight?
« Reply #2 on: March 05, 2013, 10:25:48 AM »
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Hi Joe

I think there are various artists/makers who have made surface decorated items like this - for example, Orient & Flume made some very nice ones - as well as the usual suspects such as Murano.  I have had several that I could not tie to a particular maker.  The millefiori cane may be the key to who made this one, assuming the base is unmarked - could you post a sharp image of it?

Alan
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Re: id help with this mystery weight?
« Reply #3 on: March 05, 2013, 11:49:17 AM »
hi
thankyou for the imput and info heres my best two photos only took me 27 pics to get two that i think are ok hope this helps and again thanks for help
cheers joe


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Re: id help with this mystery weight?
« Reply #4 on: March 05, 2013, 01:25:57 PM »
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Hi Joe.  I do not recognise the cane, but it is well made. I wonder whether it might be an Okra paperweight?

Alan
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Re: id help with this mystery weight?
« Reply #5 on: March 05, 2013, 03:01:10 PM »
Alan, I suspect it's not Okra.  I have around 50 Okra weights in my collection, and none is that much like Joe's.   i have not seen an Okra with a central top cane.

Joe's weight is very similar to another weight in my collection which is unsigned and so far unidentified, but which I suspect is Murano.

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Re: id help with this mystery weight?
« Reply #6 on: March 06, 2013, 07:40:21 AM »
hi guys

 i did think it was going to be an head scratcher along with keith & sophieb i thought it maybe murano but the cane dosent seem to fit as alan said the cane is well made
i went along to my local antiques dealer and he thought the maker may be up to a bit of mischief as in his opinion the cane looks slighty french but the main body is not
main thing i like it and it will go back in the out house with the rest of my question weights ;)
i thank you all for helping out
cheers
joe

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Re: id help with this mystery weight?
« Reply #7 on: March 06, 2013, 10:45:19 AM »
Could possibly be someone like Steve Smyers or Terry Crider, but the cane isn't something I've seen in their weights.  I'm sure there are some other candidates in a similar vein to those 2 I don't know about?

Ian

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Re: id help with this mystery weight?
« Reply #8 on: March 11, 2013, 12:01:24 AM »
I have a large archive of Ebay photos as a way of helping me identify weights - not the most reliable I know BUT!  "Golden Crown - E&R Italy" is very similar to yours.  If it were American I would expect it to be clearly marked on the base or around the bottom of the sides.

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Re: id help with this mystery weight?
« Reply #9 on: March 12, 2013, 10:37:53 PM »
hi guys
just wanted to update you with the news that ive had a concrete id of the weight and it seems to be made by orient & flume which is great news, just wanted to say thankyou to the guys that helped with the id
you know who you are
many thanks
joe ;D

 

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