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Offline uphoosier

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Please help with descrition of paperweights
« on: June 03, 2007, 07:06:05 PM »
I promise I did my homework.  I searched the web, and looked in 4 different books in the library, and still didn't see a description of what types of paperweights these are.  I would be grateful for any information anyone can provide. 

This one is 5 1/4" in diameter - I think its called a doorstop?
(http://img.villagephotos.com/p/2003-9/385128/P1010527.JPG) 

Two pictures of the one on the left.  It looks like confetti is exploding from the tube in the center. 

(http://img.villagephotos.com/p/2003-9/385128/P1010523.JPG)
(http://img.villagephotos.com/p/2003-9/385128/P1010524.JPG)


Offline karelm

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Re: Please help with descrition of paperweights
« Reply #1 on: June 04, 2007, 06:35:57 PM »
Hi,
I got here before the experts  ;D ;D ;D
I would think Bohemia but I always do when I see those flowers!!
The one on the right in the second picture looks like a weight that was recently discussed, 'cept yours doesnt have a torsade, sorry cant find the link (read to lazy) and I think it went onto ebay.
Kind regards
Karel
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Offline KevinH

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Re: Please help with descrition of paperweights
« Reply #2 on: June 07, 2007, 01:51:46 PM »
I wonder if the first "morning glory" (or "trumpet-flower" design) weight could be American, and perhaps even 1960s or later? On page 100 of Jean S. Melvin's American Glass Paperweights and Their Makers, revised edition 1970, there is a vase and paperweight that seem to use a similar thick white flower with coloured bits decoration and a central air bubble - from the Labino studios.

I have no real idea about the other two - but they could easily be European work from the late 19th to early 20th centuries.
KevinH


 

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