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Author Topic: Help needed...black and white filaments in segments around a central bubble.  (Read 496 times)

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Offline Ekimp

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Hi KevinH,
Sorry, itís hard to describe in text!
a) there is no visible indentation.
b) yes, it is completely smooth.

The decoration isnít just on the surface so it isnít simple combed decoration as shown in the YouTube clip above. If you took a section horizontally through the weight, it would look like a wheel with five spokes with a hole in the middle. For each section, the decoration goes around the outside of the wheel, then down the spokes to the hole in the middle, which is the bubble.

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Offline Lustrousstone

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The decoration is often done before a paperweight is encased in its final layer. Combing doesn't have to be surface decoration

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Offline Ekimp

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Liskeard? I happened to look through a Millerís Collectables book this afternoon and saw something similar from Liskeard. Looking on the internet there seem to be some quite like this weight but with four sections. There is no mark on my weight but could anyone confirm Liskeard? Thanks.

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Offline ahremck

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It is highly unlikely to be Liskeard Glass.  They made 2 varieties of paperweight.  The first "St. Tudy" in the 70s and the second variety "LG" later.  Both are marked by the pontil mark being stamped(see photos attached).  Your pontil mark has simply been "cracked off" which is typical of a small studio maker.

I am afraid that simple "looks like" is actually a poor way of attributing an item.  This is because glass makers get ideas from what others have done and try out new processes to try and replicate results - thus extending their range of technical skills.  Also they move from place to place and may make a familiar object - just not where it is typically made.

Unfortunately, we all have items we are not able to attribute satisfactorily.  It is just one of those things.

Ross
I bamle all snileplg eorrrs on the Cpomuter Kyes.  They confuse my fingers !!!

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