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Offline Catisfaction

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Identifying a Cartwheel Doorknob
« on: July 10, 2014, 03:25:56 PM »
Good Morning everyone!

I was wondering if you could help me narrow down the origin of this cartwheel millefiori doorknob paperweight. I am assuming it is part of the Perthshire/Strathearn/Ysart family but have not been able to ID it so far myself.

I took a look at Richards site and it does not match up to the Ysart/Strathearn door knobs shown there.

The paperweight portion is 1 5/8" high and  2 3/8" in diameter. With the door knob attachment it stands about 3" in height.

Thanks in advance for any insights you can offer.

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Re: Identifying a Cartwheel Doorknob
« Reply #1 on: July 10, 2014, 04:53:45 PM »
Think it is more Strathearn, though setup does look possibly Vasart.  These are more usually Strathearn I think.

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Re: Identifying a Cartwheel Doorknob
« Reply #2 on: July 11, 2014, 07:26:31 AM »
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Hi.  I wonder if it might be a very early (and untidy) Perthshire example, given the ribbon twists for spokes. I have also seen a near identical fitting on a doorknob that was definitely Perthshire.  Remember it was a group of people from Strathearn who started Perthshire.

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Re: Identifying a Cartwheel Doorknob
« Reply #3 on: July 11, 2014, 02:07:22 PM »
Could well be.  Is there anything in it being a silver instead of brass finish base?  All the ones I have are strathearn, and have the silver bases.

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Re: Identifying a Cartwheel Doorknob
« Reply #4 on: July 11, 2014, 02:39:06 PM »
Those cross canes and the slightly untidy set up make me vote for Strathearn. There is a weight on Ebay now with very similar cross canes item No 371098751595
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Re: Identifying a Cartwheel Doorknob
« Reply #5 on: July 11, 2014, 03:44:36 PM »
When do these date to?

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Re: Identifying a Cartwheel Doorknob
« Reply #6 on: July 12, 2014, 07:16:54 PM »
... Is there anything in it being a silver instead of brass finish base?  All the ones I have are strathearn, and have the silver bases.
I have one with a brass fitting and the weight section is very typical Strathearn with "chunky white" twists.

Alan said earlier ...
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I wonder if it might be a very early (and untidy) Perthshire example, given the ribbon twists for spokes.
There are plenty of Strathearn and Vasart Ltd weights that use very nice ribbon twists.

But ... If I were a betting man, I would put my money on a rank outsider in an Ascot Ladies Day race rather than try to guess a Vasart Ltd. / Strathearn / Early Perthshire by fittings and twsits!!  :)
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Re: Identifying a Cartwheel Doorknob
« Reply #7 on: July 17, 2014, 01:05:49 AM »
Thank you everyone, I very much appreciate the thoughts and insights.

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Re: Identifying a Cartwheel Doorknob
« Reply #8 on: July 18, 2014, 04:28:54 PM »
I would say no earlier than 60s because of fitting.

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