Glass paperweights, Pig and Elephant, signed A.H.

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Glass paperweights, Pig and Elephant, signed A.H.

Post by Redware on June 12th 2013, 6:50 pm

I have 2 nice paperweights but not sure who made it. The swirl inside looks like Caithness but I'm not sure. 
Both pieces are signed A.H. Any help would be great.
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Re: Glass paperweights, Pig and Elephant, signed A.H.

Post by rosieposie on August 17th 2013, 4:26 pm

Hi are you certain they are signed AH, not AA? Could they be Adam Aaronson's work?
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Post by NaomiM on August 17th 2013, 4:44 pm

There's an elephant by Adam Aaronson on the British Museum shop website, but it doesn't look the same as the one above. And his Aaronson Noon Glass company seems to have a U with a dot inside as their mark.

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Post by NaomiM on August 17th 2013, 4:53 pm

I suspect they are by an individual glass maker local to you, rather than by a top studio like Caithness.

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Post by rosieposie on August 17th 2013, 5:48 pm

Please can we see the signature on the base of the blue pig? Adam made several small animals and rarely used the Aaronson Noon inverted U with the dot in the centre for these.
I have several of his elephants and three are the style you mention NaomiM, another three are a more modern rendition. The little pig has a quality to it that seems missing in the little elephant. Can you be certain that it is actually an elephant, there seem to be no ears to speak of? It would be good to see the other signature if possible please.
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Post by Redware on August 18th 2013, 5:19 pm

Ok, I've just taken a photograph of the signature underneath the blue pig. Definitely looks like A.H.
As to the other piece, it looks like an elephant since it has a trunk :) but you're right it has quite small ears.



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Post by rosieposie on August 19th 2013, 2:48 am

Thanks for all the extra pictures, and yes I agree that the letters are AH, so clearly not Adam's work...so onwards and upwards...I will keep looking for you.
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