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Offline tropdevin

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Bizarre advert title
« on: June 08, 2008, 06:44:14 AM »
Can anyone shed some light on the strange title of this item on eBay? Looks to be modern Chinese, anyway.

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Offline Martyn K

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Re: Bizarre advert title
« Reply #1 on: June 08, 2008, 08:52:22 AM »
"Charming....", typo?


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Re: Bizarre advert title
« Reply #2 on: June 09, 2008, 05:53:56 AM »
Odd. I wonder if they have no experience with paperweights and they are amazed by the way the setup changes size and shape when they move it. I had a guest one time who was not fascinated by the intricate canes of my Perthshire collection but by the way they "moved" when the weight was turned.

I also wonder if the 40s attribution is because they asked an 'expert' of their acquaintance about it. It looks a little like the 30s Chinese weights.
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Re: Bizarre advert title
« Reply #3 on: June 09, 2008, 01:54:53 PM »
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I also wonder if the 40s attribution is because they asked an 'expert' of their acquaintance about it. It looks a little like the 30s Chinese weights.
I think it's much closer to the "1990s to present day" weights.
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Re: Bizarre advert title
« Reply #4 on: June 09, 2008, 06:30:23 PM »
Oh definitely. But still you get someone who will swear up and down it looks like a picture of an old weight. From the top the cane size and arrangement does bear some resemblance to older pieces. The canes themselves of course do not. It would be an easy mistake for someone who has little experience with paperweights.

I corresponded with an eBay seller one time who thought her Murano was Baccarat because she had looked at a book and thought she saw a resemblance between her piece and the pictures. I guess maybe it was because both had canes?  :huh:
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