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Offline tobyjake

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Lost patience trying to identify this lovely weight.
« on: January 12, 2018, 11:35:11 AM »
Torn all my hair out now  >:( , spent ages trawling the net and my books but still not sure so any help identifying this weight in my collection.. Had it for some while now, and my gut feeling it might be old english? Thanks all! 

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Re: Lost patience trying to identify this lovely weight.
« Reply #1 on: January 14, 2018, 02:50:25 PM »
Hi.  I have seen a couple of pieces that have used very similar (maybe identical) canes to this piece, one of which I used to own.  After discussion with various knowledgeable collectors, we concluded they were most likely Old English pieces, from an as yet unknown maker.

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Re: Lost patience trying to identify this lovely weight.
« Reply #2 on: January 14, 2018, 03:32:51 PM »
Dear TobyJ,

what I do find particularly unusual with this weight is what appears to be a filigree/laticcino ground....would you be able to take some close ups of this please.

Thanks

Andrew

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Re: Lost patience trying to identify this lovely weight.
« Reply #3 on: January 14, 2018, 04:42:59 PM »
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Hi Andrew.  I saw this more as a garland ring of latticino sections, rather than a ground...but close-ups would help!

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Re: Lost patience trying to identify this lovely weight.
« Reply #4 on: January 14, 2018, 07:20:02 PM »
Alan/TobyJ,

thanks for the clarification....I have never seen an early English weight with latticino garland or with a similar complex central cane...a low profile too. Would you be able to capture each of these in more detail.

Thanks

Andrew

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Re: Lost patience trying to identify this lovely weight.
« Reply #5 on: January 14, 2018, 11:06:18 PM »
Hi guys - many thanks for the comments so far......Will upload some other pics in the morning. The outer 'garland' is indeed constructed with short pieces of white latticino.

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Re: Lost patience trying to identify this lovely weight.
« Reply #6 on: January 19, 2018, 09:03:12 AM »
Hi guys - here are more pics to go on!
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Re: Lost patience trying to identify this lovely weight.
« Reply #7 on: January 21, 2018, 06:38:13 PM »
Dear Toby,

thank you for posting those images. This is a rare weight, English and novel to our eyes. Cool.

Andrew

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