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Author Topic: Obelisk object signature not readable ID = Youghiogheny, USA  (Read 386 times)

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Offline Timeobject

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I have a question about a signature that I can not decipher.
Here the photos of the object and the signature, someone can tell me who is the creator of this object.
Thanks in advance

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Re: Obelisk object signature not readable
« Reply #1 on: May 27, 2018, 04:24:22 PM »
The signature looks like Youghiogheny - the name of a glass artist who sometimes made paperweights.  I don't know anything about him, but he or she may have been offered by Selman at one time. 
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Re: Obelisk object signature not readable
« Reply #2 on: May 27, 2018, 05:32:21 PM »
Youghigheny was owned by John Triggs and made lots of stained glass sheet glass since the late 1970's. He also opened a hot shop and they made paperweights and other items. They are still in business in South Western Pennsylvania. John passed away a few years ago but his children still operate the company. In the 80's John shipped a lot of stained glass sheet to China where it was made into repro Tiffany style lamp shades and then sold back to the US. He had some formulations and colors that were unique and were commonly referred to as Catspaw. They had a couple of sculpture/paperweight  people from the Pittsburgh area working there at one time and this appears to be a derivation of their style.

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Re: Obelisk object signature not readable
« Reply #3 on: May 28, 2018, 08:29:20 PM »
Thanks for the extensive answers, I am very happy with many thanks

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Re: Obelisk object signature not readable ID = Youghiogheny, USA
« Reply #4 on: May 29, 2018, 02:21:42 PM »
Indeed, thanks!
Knowing who made the stained glass panels for the repro lamps is just wonderful.
No wonder so many of us like them so much, even if they're not Tiffany. ;D
Cheers, Sue (M)

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