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Offline Leni

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« on: November 19, 2006, 09:55:33 AM »
OK, Pinky reminded me (in the cafe) that I hadn't posted this weight here.  I bought it at Gaydon with the ID "Possibly an Orient and Flume trial piece".  http://glassgallery.yobunny.org.uk/albums/userpics/10048/Mystery_weight_top.jpg
http://glassgallery.yobunny.org.uk/albums/userpics/10048/Mystery_weight_side.jpg
http://glassgallery.yobunny.org.uk/albums/userpics/10048/Mystery_weight_side_2.jpg

Apparently the seller had enquired of both Ray Metcalfe of 'Sweetbriar Gallery' and Brian Slater of 'JustGlass' and both thought it was possibly by Orient & Flume, although it is unmarked.  

It is most unusual, having two facets cutting through each other at an angle on the top, and a strange etched or engraved surface (which almost looks as if 'Jack Frost' has been at it) but the flowers are very similar to those in Orient & Flume weights, and the irridescent surface of the internal globe is similar to that more ususally seen on the outside of O&F weights!  

So, what do our experts here think?    :?
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« Reply #1 on: November 19, 2006, 11:57:42 AM »
Why don't you email a pic to Orient and flume Leni. I did that to Robert Held and they replied very quickly.
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« Reply #2 on: November 26, 2006, 03:44:22 PM »
Well, I had a reply from Orient and Flume to say it wasn't theirs.  So what next?  :?   I also emailed Lundberg Studios, because I thought there was a slight simiularlity to some of their flowers, but they haven't replied.  Looks like this one's a real mystery!   :roll:  Anyone got any ideas?
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« Reply #3 on: November 26, 2006, 10:59:03 PM »
Even though it's maker is still a mystery, it's a very nice piece.
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« Reply #4 on: November 28, 2006, 12:07:54 PM »
Just 'bumping' this in the hope that someone may have an idea  :?   I got no reply from Lundberg Studios   :(  I did wonder if it could even be a Caithness trial piece?   :shock:
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« Reply #5 on: November 28, 2006, 05:41:09 PM »
Hi Leni .....  I believe Lundberg weights are signed as well.  Exceptions are possible though (like my unsigned Abelman for instance).  Your piece does look to be very nice, and I hope your "mystery" will be solved one day.

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« Reply #6 on: November 28, 2006, 06:35:40 PM »
The way the top is cut reminds me of Caithness. It's a possibility.
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« Reply #7 on: November 28, 2006, 09:00:12 PM »
How about Vandermark-Merritt? www.vandermarkmerrittglass.com/

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« Reply #8 on: November 28, 2006, 10:57:13 PM »
Thanks, Christine, that is definitely a possibility!  In fact Liz has just emailed me with that suggestion, too.  I may well have to send them a picture and ask if they can confirm whether or not it's one of theirs.  

Thanks again  :D
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