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Offline karelm

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Chinese Lampwork Animals
« on: August 06, 2007, 06:08:20 PM »
Hi,
I know that there are several Chinese lampworked animals out there also called critter weights, such as this one http://tinypic.com/b6y2xz.jpg.  (These were discussed in another thread but it got off topic :()
I know of three: lizard, octopus and crab.  Two questions:
What other animals are there, and I am not talking butterflies/bummblebees etc above flowers ;D
And has anyone an idea from which factory they came....a long shot I know!
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Offline daveweight

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Re: Chinese Lampwork Animals
« Reply #1 on: August 06, 2007, 06:50:18 PM »
Most of these paperweights were made for the Cancer Research Shops to sell and there were quite a few, I have seen chickens, penguins, crabs, polar bears etc but I have no idea which factory made them or how many different types there are but you coulmd always try contacting the Cancer Research HQ and ask them
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Re: Chinese Lampwork Animals
« Reply #2 on: August 07, 2007, 05:08:55 AM »
May favorite critter weights are the ones with frogs.

Though not precisely a critter weight I've also seen some with a lady bug sitting on the surface of the weight.
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Re: Chinese Lampwork Animals
« Reply #3 on: August 07, 2007, 02:41:17 PM »
I've seen Ducks & Teddy Bears as well and have an example of each..


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Re: Chinese Lampwork Animals
« Reply #4 on: August 08, 2007, 12:10:30 PM »

I have a lobster one, but not a clue about its origin, other than the fact that it is Chinese.
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Re: Chinese Lampwork Animals
« Reply #5 on: August 08, 2007, 02:09:01 PM »
 >:(  I wonder if they make dolphins, that'd be ironic.   :'(

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Re: Chinese Lampwork Animals
« Reply #6 on: August 08, 2007, 02:25:22 PM »
They do, as a matter of fact.

I forget who posted it but there a query about a Chi magnum that contained both fish and dolphins.
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Re: Chinese Lampwork Animals
« Reply #7 on: August 09, 2007, 08:04:57 PM »
I'd like to find a stag.  I have never seen them except in flat lampwork or transfers.

 

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