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Offline Argonite

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Caithness Royal Tribute
« on: February 23, 2007, 04:11:26 PM »
 ;D I have recently become the proud owner of the 'Royal Birthday Tribute' paperweight by Colin Terris (1984) from Caithness. It was produced to commemorate the Birthday of HRH Prince Harry (15th September 1984)
My query is this: the center display is four flowers - three blue and one pink. The middle of each flower carries a pictogram. I can decipher two blues, one is the initial H and the other the initial W.
Does anybody know what the third blue flower and remaining pink flower centers are ?  ???
Roger
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Offline Max

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Re: Caithness Royal Tribute
« Reply #1 on: February 23, 2007, 05:52:18 PM »
Sheer guess, but it wouldn't be C and D would it?  :)

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Offline Sue C

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Re: Caithness Royal Tribute
« Reply #2 on: February 23, 2007, 06:08:22 PM »
That's what i would have said as well Max.


Offline stellar.artois

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Re: Caithness Royal Tribute
« Reply #3 on: February 23, 2007, 07:14:31 PM »
Hi Roger, Max and Dexter are correct. The blue flowers represent the males in the family, and the pink the female. William's weight two years earlier had two blue and one pink, representing Diana, Charles and himself, so it follows that in Harry's there is a fourth blue and in the style of a family tree. Very nicely done :)


Offline Argonite

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Re: Caithness Royal Tribute
« Reply #4 on: February 23, 2007, 07:47:31 PM »
 :D All you folks are really amazing ! Thanks due all round and a pint of whatever you fancy  >:D
I have had another close study and although the initials are really stylised they are indeed C and D. I can now complete my documentation. Thank you all once again.
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Roger
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Roger


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Re: Caithness Royal Tribute
« Reply #5 on: February 25, 2007, 12:05:37 PM »
Well done to all for the perfect replies,just thought I would add that those weights used to drive us mad making them.Trying to keep those side canes upright to make the basket was a nightmare. :)


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Re: Caithness Royal Tribute
« Reply #6 on: February 25, 2007, 12:53:56 PM »
Thanks for that confirmation Allan (and Stellar & Sue) and information about the difficult task of making!

Roger, can you please add a photo to this thread?  If you need any help, I'll try and assist you.  :)

Link to 'How to - photos':
http://www.glassmessages.com/index.php/topic,6523.0.html

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Offline Argonite

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Re: Caithness Royal Tribute
« Reply #7 on: February 25, 2007, 01:13:31 PM »
 :P Max - I will have a go at uploading an image but will have to thoroughly read through the 'How To's' first. Please have patience  :-*
Allan - you wouldn't be the Caithness Society 'Allen' by any chance ?
Karen - here's to you  :-* I've just bought your 'Walking on Water' so now we both know who we are !
Roger
 
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Roger


Offline ALLAN

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Re: Caithness Royal Tribute
« Reply #8 on: February 26, 2007, 05:39:35 PM »
Hi Roger,
           I am Allan Scott,I have been the senior lampworker at Caithness for the last 24 years and also design weights for them as well.As far as I am aware I am not the "Allen" from the Caithness Society :)


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Re: Caithness Royal Tribute
« Reply #9 on: February 26, 2007, 07:42:53 PM »
Allan - I have the honour to own 'Latticino Posy'  - Sorry if there has been some confusion. If you find the time please eMail me...roger@rografix.com
Roger
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Roger

 

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