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Author Topic: ID please of scottish weight  (Read 374 times)

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Offline Roger H

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ID please of scottish weight
« on: December 02, 2016, 09:02:54 PM »
Hello there, maybe its Strathearn or maybe its Vasart ltd. Any ideas please.

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Re: ID please of scottish weight
« Reply #1 on: December 03, 2016, 11:27:39 AM »
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Hi.  My vote would be for late Vasart...but those are so similar to early Strathearn!

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Re: ID please of scottish weight
« Reply #2 on: December 03, 2016, 05:33:16 PM »
My opinion - this is Strathearn - based on the canes being set into the glass and not "standing proud".  Vasart did not have a gory hole to reheat the paperweight and work the surface.  But elsewhere I thought Alan Thornton had said that Strathearn twists were mostly white.  If so, this would make the paperweight an early Perthshire. 
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Re: ID please of scottish weight
« Reply #3 on: December 03, 2016, 05:45:23 PM »
Many Strathearn weights have coloured twists.

But if a weight similar to the one here has white twists then a general rule of thumb is "start thinking Strathearn" - and then check all other features.

On balance I agree that this weight is (probably) Strathearn because of the flush-to-the-ground canes and the fire polished base finish. If it had a ground base finish I would put it in the "transitional" category of late Vasart or early Strathearn - even with the flush canes.

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Re: ID please of scottish weight
« Reply #4 on: December 03, 2016, 06:45:58 PM »
Thanks for the clarification Kevin.
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