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Paperweight ID please
« on: April 05, 2005, 09:23:06 PM »
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This is a paperweight I bought a few years ago. It is unsigned and the base has been taken to a matt polish - by which I mean it has been ground through various grits to a pre-polish finish. It is approximately 110mm high and 100mm wide. Does anyone have any ideas as to its origins?
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« Reply #1 on: April 06, 2005, 06:32:19 AM »
Nice weight. Beyond the fact that a matt bottom seems to suggest Chinese I have no clue, but then I am just learning and am finding all this fascinating. Terry

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« Reply #2 on: April 06, 2005, 09:13:52 AM »
i think is made by Royal crest paperweights, very cheap to get and many people under rate them , me- i think there very well done
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« Reply #3 on: April 06, 2005, 11:16:06 AM »
Quote from: "RAY"
i think is made by Royal crest paperweights, very cheap to get and many people under rate them , me- i think there very well done


I entirely agree with you regarding the underating of Royal Crest, however I have seen a good couple of hundred of them and for no other reason than instinct I dont get the impression that this is one of theirs. Would stress though its only my opinion.

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« Reply #4 on: April 07, 2005, 09:44:18 AM »
Thanks for your comments. I don't think it is Chinese but I agree with Gareth that it doesn't look like Royal Crest. I bought it because I thought that the quality of workmanship was very high and it had the feel of some of the early Selkirk paperweights, although I don't think that it was Selkirk. You can't really see from the photograph but the top half, which has been made on a separate iron and then joined on before casing, is very fine and delicate. I tried making some paperweights a bit like this when I had a studio in Norfolk, (England), in the early nineties and the "fountain" at the top looks very much like the ones I was making. But it's not signed!
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« Reply #5 on: April 07, 2005, 09:58:09 PM »
I had another look at it this evening and noticed that although the workmanship is of  high standard, the glass quality is not 100%.
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