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Author Topic: Paperweight, made in scotland, but which maker? ID = John Deacons  (Read 1464 times)

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Offline zidori

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This paperweight is 2.5 inches in diameter and has a white round label on the base with MADE IN SCOTLAND in black lettering on it. Unfortunately I've lost the base photo which I know makes ID difficult bu it appeared to have a polished concave pontil under the label.
Any clues as to maker would be greatly appreciated.
Ronnie

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Re: Paperweight, made in scotland, but which maker?
« Reply #1 on: May 29, 2015, 07:16:25 PM »
Hi there,

Those canes would very similar than the ones in Edinburgh crystal millefiori weights, i.e. the ones made for them by Caithness. So made be your weight is a Caithness product.

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Re: Paperweight, made in scotland, but which maker?
« Reply #2 on: May 29, 2015, 08:02:55 PM »
Hi Ronnie,

I agree with SophieB the canes are very similar to those used in Edinburgh weights. But I feel St. Kilda is also a good possibilty, they also used similar star centered canes.

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Re: Paperweight, made in scotland, but which maker?
« Reply #3 on: May 29, 2015, 08:32:35 PM »
These canes have been used by Caithness (but this weight doesn't look Caithness to me) and others - like John Deacons (who made the St.Kilda - amongst other names - weights). John Deacons also used a label "Made in Scotland" with a thistle in the centre - before he had his "John Deacons" labels printed. So this definitely is a possibility - but it would be better to see the label.
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Re: Paperweight, made in scotland, but which maker?
« Reply #4 on: May 29, 2015, 09:10:19 PM »
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Hi. The strings of bubbles strongly suggest a John Deacons piece to me.

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Re: Paperweight, made in scotland, but which maker?
« Reply #5 on: May 30, 2015, 11:05:19 AM »
Hi there,

Like everyone else, I also wondered whether it could by John Deacons - especially as he has been known to produce the very same style of weight (see below):

http://www.ebay.com/itm/LARGE-JOHN-DEACONS-034-CONCENTRIC-JD-THISTLE-CANE-MILLEFIORI-034-PAPERWEIGHT-BULLICANT-/201360896261?&_trksid=p2056016.l4276

Still, the canes bothered me with this attribution as they do not look quite right to be by him (IMHO, of course). Also, I know we associate these bubbles with John Deacons but Caithness used them in their flower in rain weights, for instance.

The best way to be sure either way would be to show these pictures to John or Craig Deacons. You could email them with your query.

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Re: Paperweight, made in scotland, but which maker?
« Reply #6 on: May 30, 2015, 08:28:11 PM »
Apologies for being so disorganised. Have determined that the label on base does indeed have the thistle in centre so John Deacons it surely must be. Will post picture of this asap. Paperweight only came into my physical possession this afternoon.
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Re: Paperweight, made in scotland, but which maker?
« Reply #7 on: June 01, 2015, 08:06:29 PM »
As promised, here is pic of the base with label.
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Re: Paperweight, made in scotland, but which maker?
« Reply #8 on: June 01, 2015, 08:36:30 PM »
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Hi.  That is a John Deacons label.

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Re: Paperweight, made in scotland, but which maker? ID = John Deacons
« Reply #9 on: June 01, 2015, 09:15:20 PM »
Thank you
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