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Author Topic: Antique 'Sand Art' or Frit paperweight  (Read 799 times)

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Offline tropdevin

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Antique 'Sand Art' or Frit paperweight
« on: June 05, 2008, 05:32:58 AM »

This paperweight is described as 'sand art', but it looks like an American frit weight to me. Does anyone know whether there were 'sand art' paperweights of typical paperweight size and shape?  An interesting piece, whatever...

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Re: Antique 'Sand Art' or Frit paperweight
« Reply #1 on: June 05, 2008, 02:31:02 PM »
Looks like very fine frit to me too. You can see a slight twist to the underside of the cushion from where they pulled it together.

I think this is an example of someone over analyzing something they know very little about. Sand art in bottles and this paperweight are as alike as apples and oranges.

I couldn't tell if the age estimate is accurate or not. I can't tell if the pontil is firepolished or pressed with a maker's stamp. I suspect the weight is not as old as they think because of the shape.
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