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Offline karelm

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Identification help needed...again!
« on: April 19, 2007, 03:48:10 PM »
I recently bought this weight:

The centre of the weight seems to have been made up of a white cane over which red glass has been dribbled and then a blue cane inserted ???  The whole lot rests on a tripple layered latticinio.  The base is flat ground and polished.  It is a small weight at only about 2inches or 5cm in width.

It was advertised as being Bohemian but the flat base and the latticinio put me off.  I mentioned in another topic that I cannot recal any attributed Bohemian weights with latticinio or similar work in them.

In another thread:,13168.0.html
I mentioned a lovely lot up for sale and whilst drooling over them today I realised the bottom left weight is very similar to the one I have!
So before I get too happy can somebody tell me when it was made in China :D
Thanks and kind regards
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Re: Identification help needed...again!
« Reply #1 on: April 19, 2007, 10:48:10 PM »
For a few Bohemia / Thuringia weights with latticino swirls see these from the CPC 1999 Exhibition:

Multiple swirls with deep orange (or red) pastry-mould type cane
[Yes, just like the ones being discussed.]

Mixed color twists over white swirl

Concentric millefiori over white swirl

Red-white-blue swirls with 5 bubbles

These are not Chinese.

There were two main reasons for putting the CPC 1999 Exhib pages together: 1. Posterity of the paperweight club's fine exhibition 2. As a resource for general reference, covering about half of the 700+ weights that were shown.

[Another, although subsidiary, reason was to show what could be achieved with a 3 Megapixel camera (it was 1999, don't forget!) and by photographing through the top of glass display cabinets in a room with no natural lighting and very little time to complete the task and then using editing software to bring out the best in the images - as far as possible!]

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Re: Identification help needed...again!
« Reply #2 on: April 20, 2007, 04:51:18 AM »
Thanks Kev,
I had forgotten about that link! It is really amazing the number of canes they had.
Intresting to see that some have now been atributed to St Mande, although I am sure mine would not be one of those.
Thanks once again
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