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Title: Can anyone identify this please.
Post by: printer181 on April 21, 2012, 03:35:06 AM
This was part of my moms collections and I have been searching the internet for days trying to find out who made this and what it is. Its very heavy and assume its some kind of paperweight.  Can anyone shed any light on this?  This pictures are of the actual piece and of the signature.
Help if you can.
Thanks
Title: Re: Can anyone identify this please.
Post by: Hourglass on April 21, 2012, 07:55:06 AM
The signature is Desmond but that's all I can identify.
Title: Re: Can anyone identify this please.
Post by: rosieposie on April 21, 2012, 12:11:39 PM
Hello Printer181,  welcome to the board.....lets hope we can help you.
Can we assume you are in USA as you say Mom rather than Mum?  It might help a little if we know your geographical location.

Dimensions might help us as well. 
It is a nice clear signature.....someone will know I'm sure....but in the meantime I'll start searching..............sometimes it takes a little while,  so don't think we have given up on you,  will you?
Title: Re: Can anyone identify this please.
Post by: printer181 on April 21, 2012, 12:39:28 PM
Yes, I am in the US.   I tried searching Desmond  and all other possibilities but nothing came up.
The dimensions are 4 1/4 x 4 1/4 x 7 1/4
Weight is just shy of 13 lbs
thanks for your help
Title: Re: Can anyone identify this please.
Post by: rosieposie on April 21, 2012, 01:03:57 PM
Thanks for the dimensions....if they are inches,  did you really mean 13lbs?
Title: Re: Can anyone identify this please.
Post by: printer181 on April 21, 2012, 01:13:48 PM
yes dimensions are inches and yes 13lbs.
Title: Re: Can anyone identify this please.
Post by: Hourglass on April 21, 2012, 02:38:17 PM
The name etched on it could either be the srtists first name or surname and could have originated from any art glass studio,. there are many glass makers the World over producing weights and art glass in both major and minor studios and even small private individuals in their own back yards and products from these may never be identified outside their own area unless they become 'discovered' and join a group of artists in a well known and established art glass studio so attempting to research them through the internet, unless they have their own site, may be fruitless, just take satisfaction that if a weight or piece of art glass has an individuals signature etched on it then they were proud enough of it to put their name on it and if you like it that makes at least two of you.
Title: Re: Can anyone identify this please.
Post by: KevinH on April 21, 2012, 04:08:01 PM
Hi printer181, welcome to the Board.

I cannot help with ID of this piece, but I have some questions ...

Title: Re: Can anyone identify this please.
Post by: rosieposie on April 21, 2012, 06:03:48 PM
I'm still reeling from 13 lbs...that's six packets if sugar in UK packs!!, but then it is 130 cubic inches....wow!!

John,  says that if it is solid and is lead crystal  it could weigh .155lbs per cubic inch,  so 13lbs now seems very feasible....I am so gobsmacked,  no wonder postage is so high!!
Title: Re: Can anyone identify this please.
Post by: printer181 on April 22, 2012, 02:15:41 PM
Attached are some more pics at different angles.  It definately is hand carved and I would assume its a very expensive piece since everything my late mom bought was of excellent quality.  Thanks for all of your help with this.  I have listed a few pieces of her collection on ebay that I knew who the artists were.
Title: Re: Can anyone identify this please.
Post by: rosieposie on April 22, 2012, 02:21:28 PM
Oh Wow!!  It really is beautiful....I hadn't noticed the little ship in the frosted area before...... gorgeous.
Title: Re: Can anyone identify this please.
Post by: printer181 on April 22, 2012, 02:29:01 PM
Thanks Rosie.  My mom(mum) has so many items(200+) that she collected over the years.  Unfortunately we have to sell some due to financial reasons.  If you can access ebay where your are, you can see some of items that i have.  Its really a shame I have to sell these, but I have 4 children and they are approaching college age and im sure my mom would want them to have a good education.
Title: Re: Can anyone identify this please.
Post by: rosieposie on April 22, 2012, 02:41:16 PM
I'm sure you are right Printer181,  I hope my collection is used constructively like that when I pass them on.

Why not leave a note on the Marketplace section here with your eBay name?  (I think that is in order?)  then we can all have a look to see if there is anything we really have to have......at least that way you will be certain your Mother's treasures are going to loving and appreciative homes.

[Mod: Peter181 has subsequently added a post in Market Place]
Title: Re: Can anyone identify this please.
Post by: Lustrousstone on April 22, 2012, 03:13:58 PM
Can we have a picture from the uncarved corner, as that's probably how you are supposed to view it
Title: Re: Can anyone identify this please.
Post by: printer181 on April 22, 2012, 03:21:09 PM
Thanks for all your responses.  Hope these pics are right
Title: Re: Can anyone identify this please.
Post by: Lustrousstone on April 22, 2012, 03:33:49 PM
Not quite. You are supposed to look through the glass to the carving at the back. Stand it upright so the long plain edge is pointing at you and you can see the ship in front of the iceberg or cliff and take a photo from directly in front. If we know what the subject is, we may be able to search better.
Title: Re: Can anyone identify this please.
Post by: jamalpa36 on April 23, 2012, 07:54:06 AM
Desmond Hatfield of Denalli Glass.

Just looked up Desmond Paperweight on Ebay and one item which mentioned the above artist.

Is this our missing Desmond??
Title: Re: Can anyone identify this please.
Post by: Lustrousstone on April 23, 2012, 08:05:44 AM
It's Denali (one l). I got to there but couldn't find anything like this
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Post by: rosieposie on April 23, 2012, 08:17:15 AM
Hi jamalpa36,  please can you give the link as I can't find anything under Desmond Paperweight?
Title: Re: Can anyone identify this please.
Post by: jamalpa36 on April 23, 2012, 08:34:24 AM
Hi

The Item on Ebay is a glass digest being sold in th US

Item No 230650548998

Roy
Title: Re: Can anyone identify this please.
Post by: rosieposie on April 23, 2012, 08:50:22 AM
Thanks......here is a lovely website of his work.....awesome. I hope you keep that piece printer121....it looks like a keeper to me.

http://www.denalicrystal.com/index.html
Title: Re: Can anyone identify this please.
Post by: printer181 on April 23, 2012, 12:19:08 PM
I saw that website already.  I dont think its his though.   I havent seen any similar examples of my piece made by him.
believe me, i have been searching for hours and hours to find out.  Thanks for the link though.
Title: Re: Can anyone identify this please.
Post by: rosieposie on April 23, 2012, 12:27:23 PM
You could send him a picture of yours by email and ask if it is one of his.....artists change tack and often their style alters significantly over the years......wight be worth a try and then at least you would have a definitive answer.??
Title: Re: Can anyone identify this please.
Post by: printer181 on April 23, 2012, 07:24:36 PM
already did that.  He didnt respond yet though