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Offline Cazza

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caithness paperweight, but which one?
« on: November 21, 2013, 02:36:58 PM »
Hi this is a CIIG  marked weight, which makes it a second, no other marks on it. can anyone tell me the name of it please. It has what looks like a crab in the bottom.
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Re: caithness paperweight, but which one?
« Reply #1 on: November 21, 2013, 04:14:47 PM »
Looks like sea crab. 1974/5. Colin Terris. The engraving is an addition to the pattern as it is a second. The original design doesn't have it.

Check it out on Scotlands' Glass website

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Re: caithness paperweight, but which one?
« Reply #2 on: November 21, 2013, 04:23:16 PM »
Hi!

I'm intrigued by the engraving.  I have a CIIG weight (Moonflower) that has been engraved in exactly the same way.  Was this a way of marking a second (in addition to the rather more subtle CIIG!), or were these weights being used as 'practice' for cutters?  I wondered if segmenting the weight in this fashion might be part of the process of faceting?

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Re: caithness paperweight, but which one?
« Reply #3 on: November 21, 2013, 04:34:25 PM »
It was the engraving that threw me. Very odd
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Re: caithness paperweight, but which one?
« Reply #4 on: November 21, 2013, 05:27:37 PM »
Yes, it seems an awful lot of effort unless there is some good reason for it.  I do wonder if it is a 'skill development' exercise - dividing a paperweight into equal segments or something....

Puzzling.

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Re: caithness paperweight, but which one?
« Reply #5 on: November 21, 2013, 06:52:00 PM »
I think the clue is Limited edition and what to do with the 'seconds' a thread somewhere with a dragonfly weight of mine with an explanation.

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Re: caithness paperweight, but which one?
« Reply #6 on: November 21, 2013, 07:54:37 PM »
Thanks Chris,

But mine is definitely not a limited edition (it's not one of the many 'special edition' moonflowers)...

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Re: caithness paperweight, but which one?
« Reply #7 on: November 22, 2013, 01:39:35 AM »
Here's my Sea Crab, It has much more going on than the ciig version.

Though, of course, the engraving is not there.
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