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Offline w84it

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Re: id help with this mystery weight?
« Reply #10 on: March 13, 2013, 07:22:57 PM »
That's very interesting, Joe.  Especially as I have a previously unidentified weight that has similarities to yours, particularly the central cane and the way the feathering pulls towards the base.

 Can you say a bit more about the evidence for the identification?   And I'd really like to know who the O&F artist was, and when it was made.

Thanks

Keith
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Re: id help with this mystery weight?
« Reply #11 on: March 13, 2013, 08:23:59 PM »
Hi kieth
The info came in a email from someone who was very confident that with the style of weight and cane and the fact the bottom was completely flat the person was 99.999999999999% it was a o & f paperweight
I did ask if it was pissibly a second as it was unmarked  i did get a reply but i stupidly deleted the email without opening it!!!
With a bit of luck the gent will view this and post the info
I wish i wad more helpful kieth
Best wishes
Joe


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Re: id help with this mystery weight?
« Reply #12 on: March 13, 2013, 08:42:43 PM »
If you email Orient & Flume direct they are very helpful, replied to me with full info on the marks on one I had the next day.

Nick


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Re: id help with this mystery weight?
« Reply #13 on: March 13, 2013, 08:48:51 PM »
Thanks nick
That seems the next logical step to take
Thanks for the suggestion
Joe


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Re: id help with this mystery weight?
« Reply #14 on: April 28, 2013, 01:14:20 AM »
Hello, Joe,
This thread actually was what prompted me to follow-up on joining the GMB - Although I cannot reference any hard documentation, I do in fact have two essentially identical weights packed away which I purchased back in the early '90's, and have some notes which may be helpful: One weight is roughly 3" Spherical, and the other is Ovoid ~ 2 3/4"d x 3 9/16h, both w/ flat bases, and w/ burgundy festooning and mint green, respectively. Beautifully articulate canes accent both pieces.

I had asked LH Selman to comment on photos I forwarded in 1991 and at that time he thought they were possibly O&F. In 1992, Paul Dunlop visited and expressed a similar "1st guess", but suggested they could also be Grant Randolph @ Santa Barbara... Later that same year, in the December, 1992 CS&S (Collector's Sales and Services, RI) Auction Catalogue Lot# 471 referenced a virtual match to the Ovoid work as "SCHNEIDER", and as a follow to analysis of both pieces, Arthur & Theresa Greenblatt (NJ) in 1993 felt inclined to agree w/ the Schneider attribution when I presented them as part of my collection for review... all prior notations considered.

Obviously a lot of time has passed since those discussions, but I thought it might be helpful to share what little I have - and would welcome your findings going forward, as it seems we've got some similarly unresolved items awaiting further clarification and more definitive work. I just haven't had the time, but feel a bit more motivated after seeing your post.

I'll try to dig 'em out & take a few pix if it would be helpful, too (one of these days) :)
Regards,
h-g

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Re: id help with this mystery weight?
« Reply #15 on: April 28, 2013, 06:00:30 AM »
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Hi.  Another maker to consider is Vandermark. See images below. This one does not use millefiori , but there are similarities of style.

Alan
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