Yes, it's good to get a resolution on a second look. And I also add my thanks to Allan (via Ray) for the information.
However, having perused my Caithness references, I would add that the design "Initial" had 6 surrounding canes rather than 5 and had a base of coloured ribbon twists rather than spaced filgree, which is a predominate feature of Anne's. (The idea for the "Initial" weight was that the customer could request a personal initial to be placed as the central cane, hence the name.)
There was also another design in 1981 called "The Glassmaker" which used a very similar ribbon twist base as "Initial" but this did have a 5-cane surround. (This latter design used silhouette canes depicting glass making tools.)
I'm not suggesting that Allan's information is incorrect. But perhaps whoever made Anne's weight could have based the design on a memory of at least a couple of weights rather than one specific one?
Whatever happened, it is certainly true that Anne's item is sufficiently different from the production "Initial" and "The Glassmaker" designs, and very much different from the "Zodiac" design, to have completely baffled me in its identification.
Oh, and as an extra thought, particularly for Ray, in relation to his Bar Set item with "hollow" cane ( http://www.glassmessages.com/index.php/topic,3024.0.html
), take a close look at the surrounding canes in Anne's weight. There are canes with an apparent hollow centre and with a tiny rod in an otherwise "hollow" centre. So, had Anne's weight not had the identifiable central cane, maybe we would have been making some sort of Ysart / Vasart / Strathearn connection?
What a difference a cane makes :!: