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Author Topic: help authenticate my paul ysart snake paper weight  (Read 1227 times)

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Re: help authenticate my paul ysart snake paper weight
« Reply #10 on: March 04, 2015, 09:19:42 PM »
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Re: help authenticate my paul ysart snake paper weight
« Reply #11 on: March 12, 2015, 05:43:44 PM »
Kevin,

I was reading this post and wondered how you can differentiate this Harland snake from a Caithness one? I certainly would not be able to do so myself, can you give us some tips ?

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Re: help authenticate my paul ysart snake paper weight
« Reply #12 on: March 12, 2015, 06:55:58 PM »
Hi Sophie,

It was all about this part of my comments:
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Since your weight shows "no reaction" but, as has been said, it is definitely a genuine PY weight, it is from the Harland years as opposed to the Caithness Glass period.

The uv reaction for Caithness weights is a sort of "Watery Yellow-Green" (or "Reddish Green") under longwave and a definite Blue under shortwave. For Harland weights, there is no visible reaction under either longwave or shortwave (as per Colin Mahoney in his book on PY weights). However, for many Harland weights, I see a Dusty Green or Dusty Pink (longwave) and Dusty Light Green (shortwave) as I stated in my article at: http://www.glass.co.nz/ysart.htm.
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Re: help authenticate my paul ysart snake paper weight
« Reply #13 on: March 12, 2015, 09:09:12 PM »
Thank you Kev!!
I was hoping for other clues... Ah Well!! Never mind.

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Re: help authenticate my paul ysart snake paper weight
« Reply #14 on: March 13, 2015, 12:22:10 AM »
Yes, other clues would be good.

But I think the "3D creature" weights from the Caithness & Harland periods were all finished with a smooth polished base, or they had a neatly finished foot. And I think it is not possible to visually separate the Caithness examples from the Harland ones by normal visual aspects alone (unless a Harland one has an "H" cane).

I could, of course, be wrong in my belief. So ...

... Does anyone have an example of a Paul Ysart "3D Creature" weight that does not have a smooth polished base, or neatly finished foot?
KevinH

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