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Re: Maker of mysterious moody paperweight ?
« Reply #20 on: December 09, 2017, 12:34:49 AM »
Ron Schuster was extremely kind to respond by e-mail that he was not the creator of this paperweight.

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Re: Maker of mysterious moody paperweight ?
« Reply #21 on: December 14, 2017, 09:54:03 PM »
Per the facebook discussion of Sanders and Wallace work with Sileda: Andrew Sanders was extremely kind to respond by e-mail that he was not the maker of this paperweight.  He stated that he made perfume bottles and vases for Sileda Ltd. but no weights.

 

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Re: Maker of mysterious moody paperweight ?
« Reply #22 on: December 25, 2017, 06:09:18 PM »
Many thanks to to the sharp eye of Allan Port for his identification of Sileda Ltd. as the correct maker of the silver work on the paperweight.   The very helpful Phil over at the 925-1000.com silver forum received this confirmation from Emma at the Sheffield Assay Office:


    "Having had a good look through over 30 files who all used SL in their sponsor mark, I have formed the following conclusions:

    I believe I have mis[-attributed] the [mark], I believe it is for Sileda, they had nine individual punches registered with us from 10th December 1980 to 2000. Some are incredibly small but their main mark is a rectangle with the clipped indent top and bottom of the rectangle between the SL.

    Scotcade were using a rectangle same size to the above mark but with no indentations.

    I do hope that this resolves the enquiries and apologies if I have mis[-attributed] a mark, let hope this rectifies the issue. If I can be of further assistance please do not hesitate to get in touch.

    Kind regards

    Emma"

Since some Sileda Ltd. references note their working with glass items made by Selkirk, I wonder if perhaps Selkirk is the maker of the paperweight.

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Re: Maker of mysterious moody paperweight ?
« Reply #23 on: December 26, 2017, 03:56:45 AM »
Good followup on the silver mark.  Thank you.
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Re: Maker of mysterious moody paperweight ?
« Reply #24 on: December 26, 2017, 06:16:44 PM »

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... I wonder if perhaps Selkirk is the maker of the paperweight.
What used to be Selkirk Glass is now: Scottish Borders Art Glass Their contact link generates an email window and I am sure that Peter or Andrew Holmes will be pleased to confirm if they used canes of that type.
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Re: Maker of mysterious moody paperweight ?
« Reply #25 on: December 26, 2017, 08:31:09 PM »
Thank you, KevinH!  I sent Peter Holmes a few photos of the paperweight and will let everyone know if I hear back.  I certainly appreciate the really helpful and knowledgeable people on this site!

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