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Offline Tigerchips

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Rock paperweight, Guernsey?
« on: July 21, 2006, 02:15:31 PM »
I think this might be a Guernsey weight but I'm not so sure. The mark on the base doesn't look complete.

I've tried to draw the mark as it's very faint.
http://glassgallery.yobunny.org.uk/displayimage.php?pos=-2634
http://glassgallery.yobunny.org.uk/displayimage.php?pos=-2633
http://glassgallery.yobunny.org.uk/displayimage.php?pos=-2632

Guernsey?

Thanks, Tony.


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« Reply #1 on: July 22, 2006, 01:09:30 AM »
Hi Tony,

I am not absolutely certain, but I believe that all Guernsey (English Channel Islands - not the glassworks in the USA) is marked with an impressed logo of "thee lions" (although in some cases they look more like rabbits, or anchors :!: ).
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« Reply #2 on: July 22, 2006, 08:43:48 AM »
There's a Guernsey mark near the bottom of this page and when comparing the two the Guernsey mark is a square shape and it seems to sit on a blob of glass. My paperweight mark is pressed into the item and no seperate blob.
http://www.glassmessages.com/index.php/topic,4792.0.html


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« Reply #3 on: July 22, 2006, 08:52:58 AM »
Your mark could be a tree.
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« Reply #4 on: July 22, 2006, 09:20:34 AM »
I suppose it could be the mark where the shears cut the gob of glass and not a makers mark at all?
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« Reply #5 on: July 22, 2006, 09:31:40 AM »
That is also possible, I have seen that before.
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« Reply #6 on: July 22, 2006, 06:32:35 PM »
Quote from: "Max"
I suppose it could be the mark where the shears cut the gob of glass and not a makers mark at all?

Possibly, although the mark is symetrical... but it is very faint though.

Perhaps it is one of these only larger?
paperweight

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« Reply #7 on: July 22, 2006, 07:47:52 PM »
By the shape, colours, etc., I would say yes, there is a distinct similarity!  Can you investigate the makers of these, Tony?  The ebay seller appears to have an enormous shop, with lots of Czech glass!       :shock:
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« Reply #8 on: July 25, 2006, 07:54:40 AM »
Aloha, no reply to my email yet.  :)

I found nothing when googling the label.

 

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