I will raise one question - what's the height and diameter?
Thanks for your helpful comments Kevin. The weight is quite small, maximum 2" diameter and with quite a low profile, only 1&1/4" high. The base is concave and polished, and there is a small amount of wear on the base ring.
I am not sure if it has been re-polished at any time - if it has it was done very professionally, as it is impossible to detect by any distortions in the dome, and my first inclination would be to say not. However, although the weight is small, the complex canes are quite large - certainly larger than any in my Clichy weight.
But then the elements which make up the complex canes are incredibly tiny! For example, in the very centre of the blue and white striped complex cane is a green six pointed star in white, surrounded by a tiny pink rose. This is then encircled by three green and white concentric canes and three tiny white roses with pink centres :shock:
I've searched every paperweight book I have, and every website I have bookmarked, and I've examined the weight with a magnifier until I'm going cross-eyed! :shock: :roll:
I can see why Ray says Clichy. I still keep wondering myself, but there's something I just can't put my finger on :? With everything I've looked at I see similarities, but then I see differences too :x
At one point I started looking at the other French makers, but I'm fairly sure it's not Baccarat and I don't know the others that well - plus it doesn't match the size and profile as far as I can tell. I just don't have enough experience at this!
I still tend to think Bohemian.
Kevin, can you put me out of my misery, or is there anybody else who wants to 'have a go' at this one? :roll: