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  • A good, low-domed Old English concentric with 3 rings of slightly-splayed, neatly-set millefiori canes around a triple-crimp feature cane. Within the flower-like, 20-tooth white crimp is a 12-tooth pale-blue & white crimp, which in turn, is centred by a pink-sheathed, 8-tooth white cog. Between the centre cane and the surrounding red/white &...

  • Some of the canes in this “loose” closepack match those in Fig. 2 of Bob Hall’s article “Of Bacchus, Terry and Bob” in the 2002 PCA Annual Bulletin (page 53). At the time, they were called “Later Bacchus” (ca. 1870). More recent research tends to dispute this. Overall tonality is white or thinly-coated white canes...

  • 3 rows of neatly-set white corrugated canes - lined in aqua, pink & pale-blue - encircle a central ruby-lined cog cane. The outer row of canes has been carefully drawn underneath the set-up to the centre of the base to give a tidy finish around the end of the centre cane. (See image No.3). Cut with a small, concave top window and 2 rows of round side...

  • This magnum 6-row concentric can be attributed most likely to the Richardson glassworks. The rows of canes - with a predominant white tonality relieved by touches of mid-blue, red, pink and pale-green - are well set up with virtually no slippage and centred by a white 8-tooth cog cane veneered in red and lined in dark-green.The profile has slightly...

  • An attractively coloured, medium-size weight - probably from the Walsh-Walsh glassworks in Birmingham - with 5 white rabbit silhouettes set amongst a cluster of pale-lavender, blue & white cog canes enclosed within a border garland of white & pale-blue cogs.A low domed weight with a wide, flat base and a small, polished central concavity.  

  • A colourful, well set up 5-row concentric probably either from Arculus or Walsh-Walsh. The 5 rings of millefiori canes - 2 in shades of pale-green plus mid-blue, white and coral-pink frame a ruby/ white 16-toothed cog centre cane.The weight has a low dome. The base has a distinct ridge between the cane set-up and encasing glass...similar to that found in...

  • A medium-sized, low-domed, early 20th Century Old English concentric - probably Arculus or Walsh-Walsh - with a fake 1848 date and 4 rows of cog canes - in shades of mid-blue, pale-lavender, candy-pink and pale-green - around a red/white centre cane. The lavender canes are filled with white trefoils; the others contain small white cogs. The base is neatly...

  • A neatly set up 6-row concentric, most likely from the Richardson glassworks. Presumably it began life as an inkwell, and was cut down after being damaged - which would explain the low dome. The outer row of white cruciform canes, the quality of the other canes, the colouring and the precise set-up - the bluish-pink row alone has 39 canes, the orange...

  • A paperweight-related item - made by an, as yet, unidentified English factory - with colourful millefiori canes forming a slightly-domed cushion in the base. 5 rows of well made complex tube & ribbed canes in dark-blue, pale-green, pale & deep-pink, turquoise & white with cruciform and star centres encircle a pale-pink (or lilac ?) 8-point...

  • A straight-sided, high-domed early 20th century 6-row concentric. Set around a large blue-and-white central cane are rings of red-and-white cross-canes, white and turquoise-and-white corrugated canes and orange stars in 20-point corrugated “collars”.Some unusual canes and the finish of the weight - wide basal rim and polished concavity with no...

  • A precise set-up, with controlled, well-placed bubbles. The canes in the 3rd row from the centre are unusual 18-tooth cogs, which are often associated with Bacchus or Later Bacchus. The neatly-finished outer row of pink canes, pulled into the base, also has a Bacchus “look” about it - with a small area left to view the entire set-up “in...

  • A white, blue and red floret centres 5 rows of precisely-set cog canes. The canes in row 3 match the canes in the outer row. The predominant colour is blue - in various shades - complemented by white, and relieved by a row of pink-lined white tubes with 5 “rogue” canes - white-lined pink tubes !Nipped in towards the base, the glass flares out...

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