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Offline Leni

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Bohemian weight
« on: December 02, 2007, 10:19:01 PM »
Has anyone any information about this Bohemian weight picked up today at the Dulwich Glass Fair?  It's just 2 inches in diameter, and the pink is a lovely clear 'cranberry' glass!  A real little treasure!  :D
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Re: Bohemian weight
« Reply #1 on: December 02, 2007, 10:30:38 PM »
Nice one!
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Re: Bohemian weight
« Reply #2 on: December 02, 2007, 10:33:59 PM »
Very nice :)

It looks like it's a Thuringian weight, early 20th century.
A weight with these canes is on page 95 of Sibylle Jargstorf's Paperweights book.

The ones that match are the pink/white with blue dots - identical.

If the glass has a dark tint I'd say it's match.
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Re: Bohemian weight
« Reply #3 on: December 03, 2007, 12:14:12 PM »
Yay!  :hiclp:  Well done, Alexander!  That's it exactly.  Yes, the glass is a bit dark.  In the picture of the profile you can see it's quite 'grey' and rather bubbly.   

What I don't understand is why the most elaborate complex cane was not put in the centre, as you might expect :huh:  There are three pairs and an odd one, and the odd one is on one side rather than the middle of the set-up!  ::)

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Re: Bohemian weight
« Reply #4 on: December 03, 2007, 01:04:50 PM »
Congrats it is a lovely weight!!

What I don't understand is why the most elaborate complex cane was not put in the centre, as you might expect :huh:  There are three pairs and an odd one, and the odd one is on one side rather than the middle of the set-up!
...maybe it was made to be viewed from the side ;D
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Re: Bohemian weight
« Reply #5 on: December 04, 2007, 02:07:05 PM »
Leni, many of the Bohemian / Thuringian millefiori weights have asymetric arrangements of cane patterns. Seems that it was just a case of setting up without particular thought to symetry. There can also be odd-looking differences in cane size, too. These types of weight were no doubt simple gift items.
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