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Re: Okay, what did I just buy?
« Reply #10 on: Today at 04:08:33 PM »
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Hi.

Thanks for the comments on the glass - it sounds like it might be a lead glass, but of relatively low lead content.

I have been looking at some of my 'oddities', and I have a paperweight with very similar cane structures (and some of the colours), which belongs to the unknown group of antique European paperweights that I refer to as 'starfish' paperweights.  I call them that because many have unusual canes with 5 short straight arms to them.  I am working on an article on these, but will try and post some images of the paperweight I have in mind and the relevant canes in the next day or so.

They are a diverse groups of designs - concentrics, colour grounds, harlequins, scrambles.  They probably date to the late 19th century, and may well be Belgian but not Val St Lambert.  More anon.

Alan
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Re: Okay, what did I just buy?
« Reply #11 on: Today at 05:00:30 PM »
Thanks, Alan, I appreciate it. I'll also keep researching and see if I can come up with anything.


 

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