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Title: Caithness Neodymium
Post by: adam20 on August 25, 2011, 10:59:55 PM
I have been looking up old posts on neodymium glass and find many relating to Caithness. This leaves me pondering the question - how many ranges were made in neodymium? It isn't mentioned in Mark Hill's excellent book, so I thought I would post here how many pieces I have and people can add to.

The age range seems to be 60s/70s right up to 2000s

Rose Bowl 4071 / 70s with label (see photo)
Rose Bowl 4071 (small) 1990s 2000s with label
Floral vase B106CA14 / 90s (see photo)
4002 Birds 1975 engraved by Elaine Swanson (see photo)
Rose Bowl 5043 from Tranquility range 1990s
CT117 / 1990s with label

Ref - Caithness Glass, Loch Heather & Peat by Mark Hill
Title: Re: Caithness Neodymium
Post by: jakgene on August 26, 2011, 12:37:49 AM
I have quite a lot Adam - can't post photos just now - off to work - but will add some later. I know I have a very early lamp base - Domnhall O Broin design, which is neodymium, plus lots of later stuff.

JAK
Title: Re: Caithness Neodymium
Post by: Anne on August 26, 2011, 01:13:02 AM
I have two Caithness perfume bottle which aren't neodymium but which have stoppers which are.
http://yobunny.org.uk/gallery1/displayimage.php?pos=-879
http://yobunny.org.uk/gallery1/displayimage.php?pos=-880
Title: Re: Caithness Neodymium
Post by: ahremck on August 26, 2011, 03:16:16 AM
You can add my pair of vases.  See http://www.glassmessages.com/index.php/topic,42378.0.html.

Ross
Title: Re: Caithness Neodymium
Post by: jakgene on September 01, 2011, 11:29:58 AM
Finally! - some photos of various neodymium pieces

Cut and engraved rose bowl
Stroma Rose Bowl
Cyclone bowl with bubbled layer of neodymium
Lamp base 1961
Title: Re: Caithness Neodymium
Post by: jakgene on September 01, 2011, 11:36:41 AM
Also ;
Erica perfume bottle
Pebble paperweight

Also have barrel vase (hummingbird engraved)
Romeo & Juliet tall vase
and stroma bud vase - but no photos handy of those.

At one point everything I bought from Caithness seemed to be neodymium!

good job I like it  :)

Title: Re: Caithness Neodymium
Post by: Anne on September 01, 2011, 12:56:54 PM
Ohhh very nice!  :mrgreen:  I like the neo lampbase. I have one of those on peat. Love 'em!  :hiclp:
Title: Re: Caithness Neodymium
Post by: jakgene on September 01, 2011, 01:14:23 PM
Thanks Anne. yes I like the lampbase too - would like to get a fitting and use it properly as a lamp again.
One of these days I 'll take it down to the electrical store!

JAK
Title: Re: Caithness Neodymium
Post by: Anne on September 01, 2011, 10:17:50 PM
I found one of those fittings that push in works well (bottle adapter I think they are sold as.)
Title: Re: Caithness Neodymium
Post by: adam20 on September 02, 2011, 07:09:49 PM
Thanks everyone for posting in this thread.

Interesting to see how long Caithness made different pieces in neodymium - below is a large rose bowl with 60s 70s label alongside a small rose bowl with 2000s label which gives a good idea of time period - 45 to 50 years?

Also shown is 5043 rose bowl - Tranquility range and CT117 from Shakespeare range.
Title: Re: Caithness Neodymium
Post by: jakgene on September 03, 2011, 01:00:01 AM
Oh! I've got a Tranquillity bowl too - didn't realise that was neodymium  ;D
JAK
Title: Re: Caithness Neodymium
Post by: Patricia on September 03, 2011, 02:16:20 PM
I have the Complete Collection Trade Price List of July '99.
It was given to me by Hilary Green from Dartington and when the boss is coming over on Tuesday I will ask if he can post it here sometime next week.
Needless to say, I got it because Caithness made a neodymium hyacinth vase! Not that the whole pricelist is neodymium I don't think.

Just have a bit of patience....

Patricia
Title: Re: Caithness Neodymium
Post by: David E on September 07, 2011, 12:28:45 PM
As promised  :kissy: here are the two images from the 1999 Caithness price list. The JPEG compression to the price list to get it down to 125KB has meant it is a little grim, but still perfectly readable.

Please respect the copyright © issues - these were provided by Dartington to Patricia for research purposes.
Title: Re: Caithness Neodymium
Post by: jakgene on September 07, 2011, 02:16:49 PM
Thank you David - oh though - so much more to find !

Price list very interesting too though - I found the original price for my Labyrinth flared trumpet vase on it too  :thup:

Thanks

JAK