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Offline Marc1976

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Isle of Wight paperweight ID?
« on: April 19, 2017, 05:17:16 PM »
Hi all.
 
I picked this paperweight up recently and I'm trying to find the design name. Any help will be greatly appreciated.

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Re: Isle of Wight paperweight ID?
« Reply #1 on: April 19, 2017, 05:51:23 PM »
No name, I believe. I'd suspect this was an experiment or a piece from the makers' shelves.
Unless it's completely something else and the label mysteriously emigrated there. ;D
But the colours do look similar to those used on ranges from around that period.
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Re: Isle of Wight paperweight ID?
« Reply #2 on: April 19, 2017, 06:27:44 PM »
Thanks Sue. I have searched through the Wikidot site and found nothing similar.

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Re: Isle of Wight paperweight ID?
« Reply #3 on: April 21, 2017, 02:02:29 PM »
This vase I had from an un-named experimental colourway has the same colours in it and I'm fairly sure it had a black triangular label.
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Re: Isle of Wight paperweight ID?
« Reply #4 on: April 22, 2017, 01:08:38 AM »
Thanks Sue :). That's a very nice vase! Experimental colourway then, nice to know :). Thanks for your help (again) Sue  ;D

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Re: Isle of Wight paperweight ID?
« Reply #5 on: April 22, 2017, 11:38:06 AM »
Serendipity.  ;D
That vase had the same enamels on it, as are in your weight. The same opaque colours, the same clear ones. (the dark green is clear).
This helps to convince me the label did not migrate from somewhere else, despite the design of the weight not being very typical of IoWSG, meaning it had to be something experimental or from the Makers' Shelf.
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Re: Isle of Wight paperweight ID?
« Reply #6 on: May 01, 2017, 07:23:31 PM »
I believe this egg paperweight came from a range called 'Flowers, Eggs and Lollipops' produced from 1980 to 1983. The label is correct for that date. They were extremely variable and had no set colours. There is a similar egg here: http://iowstudioglass.wikidot.com/exp#1980s.

Hope this helps.

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Re: Isle of Wight paperweight ID?
« Reply #7 on: May 01, 2017, 07:33:25 PM »
I had a look through the museum's collection of eggs from the 'Flowers, Eggs and Lollipops' range and found this one, which is almost identical.

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Re: Isle of Wight paperweight ID?
« Reply #8 on: May 01, 2017, 08:00:10 PM »
 ;D
Thanks, Anton. I bet it must feel absolutely wonderful to be able to say;

"I had a look through the museum's collection of... " just like that! 8) 8) 8)
Cheers, Sue (M)
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Re: Isle of Wight paperweight ID?
« Reply #9 on: May 01, 2017, 08:21:42 PM »
That is fantastic!! Thank you very much for the information Anton  :)

 

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