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Posted by: birdi Post Reply
10/06/2020, 14:28:40

I wonder if anyone recognizes the maker of this bead. I was hoping Brian Kerkvliet, but now I see an illegible signature.

The seller wants $50 USD. Do you think it is worth the price?

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the signature
Re: Face bead, woman with necklace. Maker? -- birdi Post Reply Edit Forum Where am I?
Posted by: birdi Post Reply
10/06/2020, 15:43:41

Blurry, but the only image available.

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I bought it. Could not risk losing it. Might it be made from a Venetian cane?
Re: Face bead, woman with necklace. Maker? -- birdi Post Reply Edit Forum Where am I?
Posted by: birdi Post Reply
10/06/2020, 15:56:05

Another angle.

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Re: I bought it. Could not risk losing it. Might it be made from a Venetian cane?
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Posted by: Divedog Post Reply
10/06/2020, 16:03:03

Whomever made this, the amount of time and effort that went into this bead is worth atleast what you have paid for this.



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Does resemble work by Kerkvliet
Re: Face bead, woman with necklace. Maker? -- birdi Post Reply Edit Forum Where am I?
Posted by: floorkasp Post Reply
10/07/2020, 01:14:36

It does have certain characteristics that make it look like Brian's, but there are more artists working in that style.
For the signature: I think he worked with both a version with initials, as well as one with a more symbolic signature. The symbolic one can be seen in this BCN thread (scrol down to see his beads).


Related link: BCN thread

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Another angle, from the side
Re: Does resemble work by Kerkvliet -- floorkasp Post Reply Edit Forum Where am I?
Posted by: birdi Post Reply
10/07/2020, 08:07:04

That is a nice discussion. Too bad the photo is missing of what Danny Lopaki did to the bead. I'm not sure which symbol is Kerkvliet's signature.

I used to see a Kerkvliet bead on the neck of a friend who knew him. He was a friend of the community where Brian lives. It had 3 faces on it.

I need to learn more about the topic. I wasn't sure I would ever find a face cane bead to buy. I think the lady is lovely, so glad to find it.

Here is another side of the bead.

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Brian Kerkvliet replied! Might be by Patty Walton
Re: Does resemble work by Kerkvliet -- floorkasp Post Reply Edit Forum Where am I?
Posted by: birdi Post Reply
10/07/2020, 09:13:24

I wrote Brian on Facebook. It might have been made by a student of his.

His reply: Hi it looks like it might be an early “Patty Walton bead. One of my past students also a student of Lauren stump.



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Re: Brian Kerkvliet replied! Might be by Pati Walton
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Posted by: birdi Post Reply
10/07/2020, 09:35:16

Chinese symbol??

I think it is spelled Pati Walton



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That looks right!
Re: Re: Brian Kerkvliet replied! Might be by Pati Walton -- birdi Post Reply Edit Forum Where am I?
Posted by: floorkasp Post Reply
10/07/2020, 10:01:22

Pati Walton has a whole series on ladies with necklaces. They are on the cover of one of her books. And the signature could easily read Pati.
If you need certain confirmation, I could post a picture in the FB group of glass beadmakers of which she is also a member.



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we are in contact
Re: That looks right! -- floorkasp Post Reply Edit Forum Where am I?
Posted by: birdi Post Reply
10/07/2020, 10:53:28

Thank you Floor. We are in contact. She is having internet difficulties and can't view the photo until tomorrow. I have no doubt now this is a Pati Walton bead. Thank you for helping.



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Book cover image
Re: That looks right! -- floorkasp Post Reply Edit Forum Where am I?
Posted by: birdi Post Reply
10/07/2020, 11:07:47

Thank you for the clue, Floor. Our lady is in the center of the bead on the cover. Wow! So great to find it. I knew I had seen her somewhere.

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