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Author Topic: Modern weight for id please. ID = Chinese  (Read 972 times)

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Offline keith

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Modern weight for id please. ID = Chinese
« on: July 23, 2016, 11:30:07 PM »
5.25 inches tall, flat base, little wear, looks a bit Caithness like, any ideas ?  ;D

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Re: Modern weight for id please.
« Reply #1 on: July 24, 2016, 10:45:20 AM »
Hmmm ... I haven't checked my image database (of more than 5'000 Caithness weights) ... but it doesn't look Caithness to me. I could always be wrong, of course.
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Re: Modern weight for id please.
« Reply #2 on: July 24, 2016, 12:17:42 PM »
There's something just a little bit "Royal Crown-ish" about it, Keith. ???
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Re: Modern weight for id please.
« Reply #3 on: July 24, 2016, 02:34:44 PM »
Thanks both, not heard of 'Royal Crown' Sue, where are they from ?

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Re: Modern weight for id please.
« Reply #4 on: July 24, 2016, 02:55:33 PM »
Hi Keith,

My vote is Chinese, considering the large size, unnatural pointy profile, and the base treatment.

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Re: Modern weight for id please.
« Reply #5 on: July 24, 2016, 03:12:52 PM »
"Royal Crown" are contemporary Chinese.
I'm with Eric .
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Re: Modern weight for id please.
« Reply #6 on: July 24, 2016, 03:23:06 PM »
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I agree - modern Chinese - the way the white threads are drawn down from the top is typical of some Chinese factory products. 'Royal Crown' is one of a range of names used by UK importers to suggest the pieces are made in the UK, and to mask the true origins.
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Re: Modern weight for id please.
« Reply #7 on: July 24, 2016, 03:42:26 PM »
The white fireworks motif inside the weight is typical Chinese.  I haven't see a lot of egg shaped weights with this feature, but it is really common in a spherical weight. 
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Re: Modern weight for id please.
« Reply #8 on: July 24, 2016, 03:42:42 PM »
It's the white threads, the bubbles, the construction of the base, the layer of aventurine with pointy-down bits and the squintness of the splodges around the base.... all standard "Royal Crown" features.
They do have a tendency to look a little Caithnessy, from a distance.  ;D
And like all contemporary Chinese glass, it can sometimes be remarkably good.
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Re: Modern weight for id please.
« Reply #9 on: July 24, 2016, 04:48:09 PM »
Looks like Chinese then, thanks for all the contributions,  ;D

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