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Offline chriscooper

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Strathearn white Sea Urchin?
« on: April 13, 2013, 01:20:31 PM »
Just confirmation needed that I have the pattern name correct.
Looked on Richards site an and they seem a little different from this? most are several different colours and seem to 'fill' the weight.
This one is white with gold flecks. It's 3" diameter.

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Re: Strthearn white Sea Urchin?
« Reply #1 on: April 13, 2013, 01:30:01 PM »
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Hi Chris.

It is certainly not the standard Strathearn Sea urchin, which has 20 ribs with the sand grains very near the outer surface.  I recall having a similar weight to yours, but without a label, and after some head scratching decided mine was probably Strathearn but of no known name. In the 'experimental abstracts' group on Richard's site there is a paperweight made in a similar 8 lobe mould, but filling more of the weight.

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Re: Strathearn white Sea Urchin?
« Reply #2 on: April 13, 2013, 02:25:25 PM »
That was quick Alan, let's just call it a rare experimental Star Urchin then ;)

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Re: Strathearn white Sea Urchin?
« Reply #3 on: April 13, 2013, 04:05:12 PM »
that one on Richards site is the one i sold him .. i showed Dave Moir the piece and he said it was made just by using a star cane mould and most likely a frigger , he also said it could of been made in the last year of production at Strathearn
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Re: Strathearn white Sea Urchin?
« Reply #4 on: April 15, 2013, 08:09:56 AM »
I wonder if Richard would be interested in taking a look or maybe want a photo for his site, is he a member or is anyone in contact with him?
Or Scotland's glass even.

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Re: Strathearn white Sea Urchin?
« Reply #5 on: April 15, 2013, 08:41:08 AM »
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Hi.  Richard provides an email address on his website: srmoresr1 AT yahoo DOT com . You could contact him direct - he is a very nice guy.

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Re: Strathearn white Sea Urchin?
« Reply #6 on: April 15, 2013, 08:47:46 PM »
Hi Alan and Ray, I have mailed Richard with the photos will let you know any comments he makes.

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Re: Strathearn white Sea Urchin?
« Reply #7 on: April 17, 2013, 02:48:29 PM »
Spoke to Richard, " It looks to me that it might be an experimental Urchin star type weight using a Stoer interior.  I think I'd call it a Strathearn Exp Stoer Star Urchin.  Most likely a one-off or experimental weight circa 1979 to 1980 but by whom...well that's a good question.  Perhaps you could show it to Dave Moir and/or Herbert Dreier (both would be better) to see if they recognize it or perhaps can provide a clue as to who made it and when"

Chris


 

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