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Offline janettekay

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hi all,
it has been a long time since I have visited....
I just got this paperweight  - it was sold to me as antique/vintage-taken from an estate with other weights from the 1890s-1920s...
a bit over 3 3/4" H & 3" D -clear glass with 4 exterior elogated "holes"
controlled bubbles over core of multicolor spatter glass.
nice basal rim wear
TIA
janettekay

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Re: Newly acquired vintage paperweight-any and all info appreciated...
« Reply #1 on: June 21, 2007, 06:47:36 PM »
Welcome back. My 'I don't know anything much about paperweights' guess would be Bohemian just from the colours. Nice one


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Re: Newly acquired vintage paperweight-any and all info appreciated...
« Reply #2 on: June 21, 2007, 06:53:41 PM »
Thanks for the reply!!!
Could be --but it just doesn't "feel" Bohemian to me..(esp with bubbles).(it that makes sense!)..
I do remember see one of these before--and for the life of me can't recall the ID attribution...
janettekay


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Re: Newly acquired vintage paperweight-any and all info appreciated...
« Reply #3 on: June 22, 2007, 01:02:27 AM »
Your paperweight is a pen holder. I've seen pen holders by St Clair. This one does not look like St Clair.
I collect Scottish and Italian paperweights and anything else that strikes my fancy.

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Re: Newly acquired vintage paperweight-any and all info appreciated...
« Reply #4 on: June 22, 2007, 02:55:30 AM »
thanks! yes, I agree not St.Clair--though I have seen similar techniques by them..
janettekay

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Re: Newly acquired vintage paperweight-any and all info appreciated...
« Reply #5 on: June 22, 2007, 05:42:18 PM »
I believe you have a Gentile Glass Pen Holder.

Allan
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Offline janettekay

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Re: Newly acquired vintage paperweight-any and all info appreciated...
« Reply #6 on: June 22, 2007, 05:53:29 PM »
Thanks Allan !  That was definitely one I considered ! Did they not mark older pieces?  Would you have any idea of age??
janette
ps-- glad you stopped in --we "spoke" a few years ago re: a weight--and I thank you yet again for your help!

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Re: Newly acquired vintage paperweight-any and all info appreciated...
« Reply #7 on: June 22, 2007, 08:37:42 PM »
Gentile marked some but not all of their paperweights.  I have quite a few that are unmarked including a pencil holder like yours.

Allan
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Re: Newly acquired vintage paperweight-any and all info appreciated...
« Reply #8 on: June 22, 2007, 09:47:17 PM »
thanks Allan...I am assuming date range given to me is totally off...do you have a more accurate idea of age??

janette

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Re: Newly acquired vintage paperweight-any and all info appreciated...
« Reply #9 on: June 23, 2007, 09:22:27 PM »
I have a web page that summarizes the history of the factory:

http://paperweights.com/gentile.htm

I think it dates from the 1970s. 
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