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Author Topic: whose signature? Raro Tim CIS? - ID = Rarotonga, Cook Islands  (Read 386 times)

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I've attached pics of the item - 14cm tall pink jug.  And also of the signature on the base.  It is Australian and I think it is dated 98.  I've searched many different combinations of the name but nothing came up.  Can anyone assist?   Thank you.

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Re: whose signature? Raro Tim CIS?
« Reply #1 on: March 08, 2019, 07:56:07 PM »
What you have there is a rare, but not necessarily valuable, piece of Rarotonga, Cook Islands, Glass. You can see Raro and Cook Is, as well as possibly Tim or Kim. I thought I had written this up on my newzealandglass blog, but it seems I mentioned it only in passing: http://newzealandglass.blogspot.com/2013/06/keith-mahy-one-of-pioneers.html

In 1997, Keith Mahy and others (Garry Nash, Shona Firman ...) developed the Beachcomber Glass Studio in Rarotonga, followed in 1999 by a training course there for young potential Rarotongan glass artists.

I have two pieces, one signed by Garry, and one by Apii Rangi  - I will write a blog later today.
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Re: whose signature? Raro Tim CIS?
« Reply #2 on: March 08, 2019, 09:35:06 PM »
Thank you Stuart.  Thatís wonderful.  And apologies for the red herring, saying it was Australian.  It was a gift from my parents and yes they have been to the Cook Islands.  Puzzle solved.  Very grateful. Jane

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Re: whose signature? Raro Tim CIS?
« Reply #3 on: March 08, 2019, 10:07:51 PM »
Jane, may I use your photos (attributed, of course) in my Blog?
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Re: whose signature? Raro Tim CIS? - ID = Rarotonga, Cook Islands
« Reply #4 on: March 08, 2019, 10:27:54 PM »
yes of course.  Actually can I email you better ones, and in higher resolution?  My email is jane AT kanga1 DOT com DOT au If you email me there then I'll reply with other pics.  j

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Re: whose signature? Raro Tim CIS? - ID = Rarotonga, Cook Islands
« Reply #5 on: March 08, 2019, 10:35:02 PM »
Email on its way, thanks.
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Re: whose signature? Raro Tim CIS? - ID = Rarotonga, Cook Islands
« Reply #6 on: March 09, 2019, 02:48:08 AM »
I have just published a new blog about the glass training scheme Keith Mahy, Shona Firman and Garry Peter Nash established in Rarotonga in 1997-9 http://newzealandglass.blogspot.com/2019/03/glass-from-rarotonga.html
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