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Offline SimonD

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Lampwork paperweight - id help please
« on: July 04, 2007, 08:38:43 PM »
I'd appreciate your help in identifying this pansy lampwork paperweight. It measures 2.61 inches diameter by 2.1 inches high and has a brown and yellow flower with stem and three leaves. The leaves have two rows of bubbles running along them. The centre of the flower has a complex millefiori cane though it is not very distinct. The flower rests on a swirl ground made of 26 milky white rods. The base is concave with a wide rim that has been worn matt with age. The weight seems quite heavy ie made of lead crystal.

http://glassgallery.yobunny.org.uk/displayimage.php?album=418&pos=3
http://glassgallery.yobunny.org.uk/displayimage.php?album=418&pos=4
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Re: Lampwork paperweight - id help please
« Reply #1 on: July 04, 2007, 08:43:09 PM »
Hi Simon,

I am sorry, but I cannot help with your weight, but when you copy and paste a link to a photo, you have to use the url that is given in the box under
the photograph.
http://glassgallery.yobunny.org.uk/displayimage.php?pos=-7771
http://glassgallery.yobunny.org.uk/displayimage.php?pos=-7770
http://glassgallery.yobunny.org.uk/displayimage.php?pos=-7769

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Re: Lampwork paperweight - id help please
« Reply #2 on: July 04, 2007, 09:37:28 PM »
hello simon, it is a viola rather than a pansy and i think it maybe chinese dating from the 1930s. the latticinio basket looks very similar to a chinese example i have.

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Re: Lampwork paperweight - id help please
« Reply #3 on: July 04, 2007, 09:55:32 PM »
Hi Simon,

Wonderful paperweight.  New England Glass Company c.1870.  I think this is incredibly rare. 

No chance that this is Chinese.

I don't have anything like this, but check out my tutorial on Poinsettias to distinguish Chinese from the real thing.

http://paperweights.com/poinsettia.htm

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Re: Lampwork paperweight - id help please
« Reply #4 on: July 05, 2007, 05:02:40 AM »
Hi,
That frosted basal ring in the second pic, is that not suppossed to point to Clichy? I am not saying it is....I am asking for some (more) education ;D
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Re: Lampwork paperweight - id help please
« Reply #5 on: July 05, 2007, 02:27:44 PM »
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That frosted basal ring in the second pic, is that not suppossed to point to Clichy?
Not necessarily. Many companies used a frosted basal ring and a concave polished base, including ones from Bohemia, America and France. Anyway, the frosted part looks far too wide to be Clichy.

I will trust Allan's attribution to NEGC. As for rarity - it must be extremely rare - I cannot see a similar weight in John Hawley's definite book on the subject!
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Re: Lampwork paperweight - id help please
« Reply #6 on: July 05, 2007, 04:25:23 PM »
A few extra observations:

  • The whole composition (leaves, bud, off center flower) is typical NEGC
  • The leaves with the double rows of bubbles are also NEGC
  • The base looks like NEGC to me but that is an external detail that can change with time (and refinishing)


One thing that does not match is the number of rods in the latticinio, which should be 32, not 26.  Simon, can provide a full picture of the bottom so I can count the rods myself. 

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Re: Lampwork paperweight - id help please
« Reply #7 on: July 05, 2007, 10:35:38 PM »
Thank you everyone for their valued information.

As there are queries about the base, here is a photo of this too:

http://glassgallery.yobunny.org.uk/displayimage.php?pos=-7788

I count 26 rods in the swirl, which is 6 short of the normal 32 expected of a NEGC.


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Re: Lampwork paperweight - id help please
« Reply #8 on: July 06, 2007, 09:59:35 PM »
here is an interesting comparison, it has the same small bubbles along the leaves. and it is identified as NEGC. so i stand corrected.  160135031688

kindest regards theglassnut...


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Re: Lampwork paperweight - id help please
« Reply #9 on: July 20, 2007, 07:22:23 PM »
Hi Simon,

I wonder if you have learned anything new aout this papeweight.  I'd like to post a picture of it on my website at some time in the future.  If you want, send me a private email.  Just click on my website link below for my email.

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