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Offline Wuff

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Strange "paperweight" (?)
« on: June 11, 2007, 08:52:06 PM »
We have just acquired a strange item:
http://cgi.ebay.ch/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=140125587516

The seller states "was told it is a ships type" - has anyone ever heard this expresssion?
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Re: Strange "paperweight" (?)
« Reply #1 on: June 11, 2007, 09:56:03 PM »
Is it two pieces? My first thought was slicking stone not paperweight.
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Re: Strange "paperweight" (?)
« Reply #2 on: June 11, 2007, 10:03:07 PM »
Is it two pieces?
From the description, I would guess - yes.
I will hopefully be able soon (when it has arrived) to give a better description.
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Re: Strange "paperweight" (?)
« Reply #3 on: June 12, 2007, 07:50:17 AM »
It could be because the shape is rather like a ships decanter, (flat base to stop it toppling over) if it is in two pieces, and the bottom half has a hollow in it, it could be a ship's ink well? just a thought.


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Re: Strange "paperweight" (?)
« Reply #4 on: June 12, 2007, 02:42:15 PM »
You should take most of what many sellors write in their desciptions with a grain of salt. Maybe whoever sed it thought it was used on a boat. Anyway, there is no such derivation re: "ships." This is neither an interesting, valuable, or collectibile glass piece. Just a standard, plain glass paperwaight for use on a desk. And, since the seller is from Germany, the primary provenance is that it's German made. Certainly, i's nothing special at all, but at least you didn't pay too much for it.


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Re: Strange "paperweight" (?)
« Reply #5 on: June 12, 2007, 02:57:56 PM »
Oh well, Wuff,
Obviously Anglo-German provenance on the basis that the seller is in the UK, item located in Penzance, and selling on eBay.de  ;D
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Re: Strange "paperweight" (?)
« Reply #6 on: June 12, 2007, 03:07:33 PM »
And, since the seller is from Germany, the primary provenance is that it's German made.

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Re: Strange "paperweight" (?)
« Reply #7 on: June 12, 2007, 03:18:08 PM »
Glen, they must be in St Germans Cornwall  ;)


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Re: Strange "paperweight" (?)
« Reply #8 on: June 12, 2007, 03:24:48 PM »
The Cornish might just go with being part of Brittainy but...


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Re: Strange "paperweight" (?)
« Reply #9 on: June 12, 2007, 03:38:53 PM »
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What part of Germany is Cornwall in, then?
I think some-one tried that once and failed, thank god. ;D ;D

 

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