Author Topic: Lovely little signed weight - wild flowers and grasses, but I can't read the sig  (Read 2165 times)

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Oh dear.  Yet again my ability to read scrawly signatures is very much put to the test and found wanting.

This is a very lovely little paperweight, for some reason I thought it might be American?  I can't read the signature at all.  Because of the background, it is very difficult to even see it on the photo, so I also blew it up and outlined the signature in blue, in case it helped. 

It didn't for me, but might for someone more experienced.

Here we are:

http://glassgallery.yobunny.org.uk/displayimage.php?pos=-4928  paperweight
http://glassgallery.yobunny.org.uk/displayimage.php?pos=-4927  signature and pontil
http://glassgallery.yobunny.org.uk/displayimage.php?pos=-4929 outlined signature

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Firstly, I know almost zero about paperweights, but it does bear a passing resemblance to Peter Layton's landscape series.  I don't know how he finishes off paperweights and could be wildly wrong!   :)



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Stankard  ??? ??? :-\


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Layton - could be.

Stankard - no way!
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Did she make paperweights? :)
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Firstly, I know almost zero about paperweights, but it does bear a passing resemblance to Peter Layton's landscape series.  I don't know how he finishes off paperweights and could be wildly wrong!   :)





Now, its funny you should say that because I looked at the surname, and thought it looked like the way Layton signs, but I couldn't make Peter from the first name.  And I didn't know he made paperweights in that style.

However, they are extraordinarily helpful at the London Glassworks, and have id'd two pieces of his I have had, so I will send pics through - and hope they won't be fed up with me....



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What makes you think it is Peter Layton over William Walker?
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I don't particularly, Adam.  It was just strange that I had thought Layton, and then thought not  - but then, I have seen a Layton signature, and not a William Walker one. 

Add to which I have an email addy for Layton's studio, and not for WW...


 

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