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Offline Roger H

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ID Please
« on: October 31, 2013, 07:42:14 PM »
This weight is 3.15 inches tall and 3.00 inches wide,two parallel lovely facets and polished flat base. It has a ruby overlay and what I would loosely term a chinese rose inside, no markings anywhere.    What is it?????
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« Reply #1 on: November 06, 2013, 09:02:38 PM »
Been doing more research on this weight but the only similar weights are caithness, but they are only similar not the same.
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Re: ID Please
« Reply #2 on: November 06, 2013, 10:28:04 PM »
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Hi Roger

I have kept thinking about it, and I just wonder whether it is one of the better modrn Chinese?

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Re: ID Please
« Reply #3 on: November 07, 2013, 04:19:40 PM »
Hi there, I feel that it is a probable to be a quality chinese, even the top of all the petals are fairly level and I believe I have heard there is an occasional one with a polished base. However cant remember a chinese overlay, can anyone else??
    Here are a couple of photos of my chinese footed, not a bad rose at all but the overlaid one is even better.
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Re: ID Please
« Reply #4 on: November 07, 2013, 04:46:36 PM »
Chinese overlay weights have been around for some time. They were made by adding a layer of powdered white and then powdered colour over the white. When cut through, the edges of the facets / windows were "jagged" because of the use of powdered glass. Often the overlay weights were egg shaped with and oval front window - and a Christmas Tree design seemed to be a favourite.

But this item, if is Chinese, is the first I have seen that looks like it was made by gathering or overlaying a single colour on the clear interior. (I am assuming the interior is clear glass as it not too obvious from the photos.)
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« Reply #5 on: November 07, 2013, 08:44:24 PM »
I have seen this before but all I can think of is in the Caithness shop

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Offline Roger H

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« Reply #6 on: November 07, 2013, 09:57:55 PM »
Yes the interior is clear glass, but my opinion is it needs more facets to lighten up the interior.
     The quality is good enough to be a caithness, the base has sufficient marks to denote maybe 10 years old, but that is only a guess.
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