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Author Topic: Caithness Smoking Pipe Millefiori  (Read 2064 times)

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Re: Caithness Smoking Pipe Millefiori
« Reply #10 on: August 10, 2014, 06:26:28 PM »
I hope he's ok, when looking at the prior thread about this weight, I saw his response, that he and Rosette had created the lampwork. While trying to figure out which of the many Allans and Alans he was, I noticed, he hadn't posted since 2012.

That's assuming he didn't re-register under a different user name, like Allan Scott for example.
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Re: Caithness Smoking Pipe Millefiori
« Reply #11 on: August 17, 2014, 02:13:25 PM »
Hi,
I am happy to report that I am alive and well, I have just been very busy with various things at work and unfortunately having to deal with a lot legal stuff after my Mum died. I am always happy to help anyone that has any queries about paperweights.

The Sherlock pipe design was indeed determined by the company who commissioned it, just letting our design studio come up with an idea. If I remember correctly, it was actually Colin Terris who decided on the final design.

Hope this helps

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Re: Caithness Smoking Pipe Millefiori
« Reply #12 on: August 18, 2014, 01:31:01 AM »
Great that you're doing well!

When a regular diisapears, I do tend to worry lol. Glad I  was being silly this time. : )
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Re: Caithness Smoking Pipe Millefiori
« Reply #13 on: September 09, 2014, 11:18:33 PM »
Hi all,   Just been catching up on posts missed and this post took me back to one of my post regarding this particular paperweight.    I am assuming the thread below is the post you were referring to Bob.  If it is, I can certainly rule out my paperweight being an unfaceted second and the lampwork done by Willie Manson  ;D.


Firstly, please accept my condolances Allan.   With reference to your comments, here is the link below that provides interesting reading for those that would like to know about Colin Terris.

Does anyone have any idea on how many were made? Just curious to know, as I only have seen two so far.

1.  http://www.glassmessages.com/index.php/topic,32047.msg173291.html#msg173291


2.  http://www.theglassmuseum.com/terris.htm


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Re: Caithness Smoking Pipe Millefiori
« Reply #14 on: September 10, 2014, 09:19:42 PM »
Hey Otis,

Here's what I ended up writing for my EBAY listing, selling the piece.  Cribbed together from several threads, and several responders.

"This beautiful Caithness Glass Sherlock Holmes centennial commemorative millefiori and lampwork faceted paperweight, designed by Allan Scott and Rosette Fleming in 1987,  features a brilliant lampwork Calabash Meerschaum pipe, (Sherlock's iconic pipe), complete with a wisp of smoke.

The pipe is surrounded by four concentric rings of tiny millefiori, (produced on contract, by John Deacons), laid on a lovely translucent blue ground, and finished with six perimeter facets, as well as a large top facet.

This piece was commissioned in 1987, by an American wholesaler, to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the publication of A. Conan Doyle's first Sherlock Holmes novel.

While it does not have an etched signature, it does have a transparent Caithness Glass label on the bottom. The bottom also features a fantastic signature J date cane, denoting that the canes were produced by John Deacons.

A fantastic gift for a Sherlock Holmes fan, or simply to add to your Caithness Glass or Sherlockian collection."


Bob
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Re: Caithness Smoking Pipe Millefiori
« Reply #15 on: September 11, 2014, 09:53:35 AM »
The bottom also features a fantastic signature J date cane, denoting that the canes were produced by John Deacons.
Are you sure it is a "J" date cane (you don't show it in the auction) and not a "Whitefriars" date cane (which I find on images in my collection)?
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Re: Caithness Smoking Pipe Millefiori
« Reply #16 on: September 11, 2014, 01:31:32 PM »
I believe it was my comments elsewhere that gave the info about JD making canes on contract for Caithness Glass.

However, there would not have been any reason for a JD-type "J" cane to have been included in a Caithness weight - with or without the type of canes that JD made for them.
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Re: Caithness Smoking Pipe Millefiori
« Reply #17 on: September 11, 2014, 01:34:05 PM »
Wuff, am I misreading this date cane?  When someone, on one of the threads, said that John Deacons was making the canes at the time, I took the line in the center of the date cane to be a "J". Did I goof?

As to "am I sure", god no, every time I'm sure about anything, it seems to end up that I'm wrong. LOL
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Re: Caithness Smoking Pipe Millefiori
« Reply #18 on: September 11, 2014, 01:42:07 PM »
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Hi Bob.  That is not a J Glass 'J' cane - it is the (very) stylised Whitefriars monk symbol, used by Caithness after they bought the rights to use the Whitefriars name.

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Re: Caithness Smoking Pipe Millefiori
« Reply #19 on: September 11, 2014, 02:00:42 PM »
Bob, my comment and yours seemed to have crossed in the virtual ether. See above.
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