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Offline GreggS

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Pedestal Rose Paperweight
« on: October 03, 2007, 04:01:09 PM »
Can anyone assist in identifying this paperweight?

Thank, you,

Gregg Schrader


Offline Leni

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Re: Pedestal Rose Paperweight
« Reply #1 on: October 03, 2007, 04:28:43 PM »
What is the base like, Gregg.  Can you post a pic of it?  At first glance I would say this one was Chinese (or Taiwanese).  They are very clever at that style of rose weight, although I haven't seen many on the pedestal (yet!)
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Re: Pedestal Rose Paperweight
« Reply #2 on: October 03, 2007, 04:55:38 PM »
My vote is also Chinese.
They're getting better and better and the shapes and styles more varied.

I'm impressed by the workmanship of some of these new asian weights,
especially when I consider how little they cost.
Alexander
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Re: Pedestal Rose Paperweight
« Reply #3 on: October 03, 2007, 07:05:42 PM »
There have been 100 or so of these pedestal modern Chi roses on ebay in recent years.
They're nicely done for the most part but I think they could do without the spatter in the foot.


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Re: Pedestal Rose Paperweight
« Reply #4 on: October 03, 2007, 09:37:47 PM »
This is a photo of the base (we have a pair of these). 

We purchased these about 12 years ago at an antique store in indiana.

We have seen at least one other set since that time.


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Re: Pedestal Rose Paperweight
« Reply #5 on: October 03, 2007, 10:58:52 PM »
I have one of those, and I entered it into the CPC (now PCC) 1999 Exhibition. At the time, it was thought to be "probably 1930s". Can we say for sure that these were not made that early?

It is, sadly, the only one of the Chinese category in the exhibition that I had a photo of. Click here to see it.
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Re: Pedestal Rose Paperweight
« Reply #6 on: October 03, 2007, 11:48:00 PM »
Your Photo certainly looks like mine.

Does it have three rings on the base?

The clear glass in mine is not true and has a dirty cast (although not terribly so)

How did you arrive at the 1930's for a date?

Thank you,

Gregg Schrader


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Re: Pedestal Rose Paperweight
« Reply #7 on: October 04, 2007, 02:59:58 AM »
Yes, Gregg, it has a three-ring stem. The foot seems to be wider in mine but I imagine the size - and shape - of foot is very variable. The stem on mine leans a bit, too!

The possible 1930s date was based on discussion with other collectors and the fact the the glass has a yellow tint which is common for 1930s Chinese work. But I would happily accept that these pedestal weights could be much more modern. Or perhaps they have been made for many, many years.
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Re: Pedestal Rose Paperweight
« Reply #8 on: October 04, 2007, 04:13:36 AM »
I bought some Chi floral weights about 15 years ago at a gift shop and the glass had that yellowish tint. These three-dimensional flowers look so real to me because they are not impossibly perfect. They have a bit a asymmetry and sometimes a windblown look that is very natural. I have seen some of these pedestal lilies as well and they weren't that inexpensive. I would love to get a hold of one
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Re: Pedestal Rose Paperweight
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