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Offline cfosterk

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Butterfly and flower weight - unknown
« on: February 11, 2008, 06:02:29 PM »
Another purchase at Newark, another mystery to me....

Some age but probably post-war...

Opinions would be appreciated


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Re: Butterfly and flower weight - unknown
« Reply #1 on: February 16, 2008, 12:28:01 PM »
My wild guess would read something as follows:
Bohemian....modern copy...depends what the base looks like.
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Butterfly and flower weight - unknown
« Reply #2 on: February 16, 2008, 01:45:13 PM »
Was a highly polished flat base. Some ware which leads me to think its most likely 1950's/1960's - it gives that sort of feel. (don't ask me what i mean though, or how to describe my feelings! I have around 1000 paperweights all sorts of bits and pieces and this feels to be period but clearly post-war).

Either way, I like it and at £4.00 I can't complain - building up a nice collection of lepidoptera!!!


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Re: Butterfly and flower weight - unknown
« Reply #3 on: February 16, 2008, 01:52:41 PM »
That was a fantastic price!  I have seen very very boring (sorry Royal Crest ) Taiwanese going for more than that!



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Re: Butterfly and flower weight - unknown
« Reply #4 on: February 16, 2008, 01:59:41 PM »
The lampwork is amazing - its like really good quality victorian glass beadwork. The butterfly wings have a gossamer quality, the antenna and legs are connected to the body - if its modern I want the name of the maker NOW!!!!! 

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Re: Butterfly and flower weight - unknown
« Reply #5 on: February 16, 2008, 02:05:39 PM »
It doesn't have that right-now look-feel to it does it?  But like you, no idea of maker... :spls:

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Re: Butterfly and flower weight - unknown
« Reply #6 on: February 16, 2008, 02:16:13 PM »
I have one or two of the 'bohemian copies' particularly the new faceted types - the guy that I bought it from said it came from a house clearance about 3 years ago and had been sat in his shed ever since. It wasn't out on display, he had a few picture weights which I looked at, then said this might interest. He started at £5.00 and I cheekily made him an offer - he was reluctant to sell though!!!

Newark was dead on Friday - even though the weather was glorious! I picked up about 10 paperweights and the most I paid was £60.00 combined for three murano double overlays with millefiori concentric cushions.

My best buy was the Strathearn 'experimental' and I also liked the other unknown Scottish weight - both shown on seperate threads!!

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Re: Butterfly and flower weight - unknown
« Reply #7 on: February 16, 2008, 03:18:09 PM »
... beadwork.

Those are bubbles but clearly intentional.
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Re: Butterfly and flower weight - unknown
« Reply #8 on: February 16, 2008, 06:44:20 PM »
not bubbles (although there are bubbles formed on the surface of the coloured glass) it's much more like a minute cotton twist or corkscrew effect...

whatever the design/construction its uber good!!

 

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