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Offline frnkvdw

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unknown ‘pulled feather’ paperweight?
« on: October 29, 2018, 02:30:53 PM »
Hi,

I found this pulled feather paperweight a while back at a local market.
It has some shelf-wear at the rim of the base and my guess is it’s somewhere from the 70 ’s.
There is also a round sticker at the base, but this is no longer readable.
The polished base is slightly bulbous, like a small pedestal.

The paperweight has a diameter of 8,3 cm x height 7,9 cm (3,26 x 3,11 inch), and a weight of 763 gr.

It looks a bit like a paperweight made by Adrian Sankey, but I have my doubts. Could anybody tell me more about date and maker? Much appreciated.

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Re: unknown ‘pulled feather’ paperweight?
« Reply #1 on: October 29, 2018, 04:00:09 PM »
A round black label would tie in nicely with Sankey and as you say the weight looks right too.

John

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Re: unknown ‘pulled feather’ paperweight?
« Reply #2 on: October 29, 2018, 09:23:54 PM »
It’s not Adrian’s work.The sticker is too small and the base is far too highly polished.And the weight doesn’t look like a sankey weight with those bubbles within the pulled feathers.
So I would not go with Sankey as the maker.
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Re: unknown ‘pulled feather’ paperweight?
« Reply #3 on: October 30, 2018, 01:15:20 PM »
Thanks for the feedback. I already doubted it would be Sankey, but i wonder if the somewhat bulbous base
could be an indicator about its maker?
Cheers.

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Re: unknown ‘pulled feather’ paperweight?
« Reply #4 on: November 02, 2018, 11:45:30 AM »
Hi there,

I wonder whether it could be from Liskeard Studio Glass (LG have definitely produced paperweights with this design but the studio often signed with an impressed mark on the base and/or applied LG labels of different size/shape).

Not sure it helps but this is all I can contribute....

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