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Author Topic: Help with identification - thought it was Caithness.  (Read 185 times)

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Offline johngduffus

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Help with identification - thought it was Caithness.
« on: May 13, 2018, 04:39:30 PM »
I recently acquired this small paperweight for my collection. I assumed it was Caithness but there are no markings and I have not been able to find it in my Caithness Paperweight Catalogue. Can anyone please shed any light on this lovely little weight? Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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Re: Help with identification - thought it was Caithness.
« Reply #1 on: May 13, 2018, 04:42:05 PM »
Apologies for side on pics but they are the right way up in my folder. I do not know what has happened or how to rectify it.

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Re: Help with identification - thought it was Caithness.
« Reply #2 on: May 14, 2018, 08:25:29 AM »
Welcome to the board. I think it may be Chinese and perhaps sold in Heart Foundation shops

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Re: Help with identification - thought it was Caithness.
« Reply #3 on: May 14, 2018, 10:06:07 AM »
Well I never! Thank you for the reply. I picked it up at the York Antique Centre while on holiday. Happily paid 20 for it because I thought it was pretty. And to think I could have got it nearer home - lol
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Re: Help with identification - thought it was Caithness.
« Reply #4 on: May 14, 2018, 10:45:00 AM »
The quality of Chinese glass really is improving dramatically.
I've not seen this one yet (i keep an eye out in Heart Foundation and what is in TKMaxx if I can).
I think I'd have suspected Caithness too. The joy of glass is that if you have a lovely piece of glass, is that no matter what it is, or who made it, or when, a lovely bit of glass is always a lovely bit of glass. :)
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Re: Help with identification - thought it was Caithness.
« Reply #5 on: May 14, 2018, 01:41:24 PM »
I might be wrong...

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Re: Help with identification - thought it was Caithness.
« Reply #6 on: May 14, 2018, 09:03:22 PM »
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It looks to me similar to the pieces Caithness made for the shop 'Past Times'.  But it is probably worth the same modest amount whether it is Caithness or Chinese...beauty being in the eye of the beholder.

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Re: Help with identification - thought it was Caithness.
« Reply #7 on: May 15, 2018, 08:18:43 PM »
Thank you all for your contributions. It was acquired because I thought it was a pretty piece and not because of any potential value. I thought it was Caithness when I saw it but couldn't understand why no markings, not even C11G. It has joined others in my display and shares a cabinet with Caithness, Perthshire, Strathearn and Paul Ysart and doesn't look out of place.
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P.S. I am not a newbie - just someone reaching their dotage who forgot log-in details and e-mail used to register so I had to re-register. Ronnie and I (ex-Laurencekirk) have been members for many years from the days of that wonderful Glass Conference in Perth all those many years ago. User name used to be Zidori.

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Re: Help with identification - thought it was Caithness.
« Reply #8 on: May 16, 2018, 10:53:05 AM »
I remember you from the (wonderful) Perth Conference Ronnie!
Have you considered contacting Caithness in Crieff and asking then if they know whether this weight is theirs or not?
I didn't know they were making weights for "past times".

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Re: Help with identification - thought it was Caithness.
« Reply #9 on: May 19, 2018, 03:10:51 PM »
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According to the Charlton catalogue, amongst the many commissioned weights that Caithness made were two designs for Past Times - this and a very similar one, issued in 2000 for the Queen Mother's centenary.

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