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Offline zidori

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Help with identification of a paperweight
« on: August 14, 2005, 07:05:55 PM »
A recent find, this paperweight has gold aventurine at the bottom and linked bubbles similar to those in some of the early Kings Lynn Stennett-Willson paperweights which I have seen. The weight is 2 and 1/4 inches high and 2 inches at its widest with no distinguishing marks and a smooth, flat base. All attempts at identification have failed so far, unless Stennett-Willson made some with the addition of aventurine. Does anyone know? I would be extremely grateful for any help.

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Ronnie
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Re: Help with identification of a paperweight
« Reply #1 on: August 14, 2005, 09:01:29 PM »
Quote from: "zidori"
a smooth, flat base.

Hi Ronnie,
Is the base matt smooth or shiny smooth?  If it's matt you've had it!  Everyone here will dismiss it as 'Chinese'  :lol:  :roll:

Actually, it does looks a lot like some of the Royal Crest paperweights which are around at the moment, some of which have very nice bubbles, like yours.  I don't know if any of them have aventurine in though  :?

And if I hear one more person tell me how the Perth Conference was so absolutely fantastic I think I'm really going to cry!   :x  :cry:  

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« Reply #2 on: August 14, 2005, 09:21:51 PM »
Leni said:  
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Is the base matt smooth or shiny smooth? If it's matt you've had it! Everyone here will dismiss it as 'Chinese'  


Sooooooo.................shiny smooth good, matt smooth bad!  Hey!  I'm learning!   :roll:  :D
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« Reply #3 on: August 14, 2005, 10:15:36 PM »
Leni asked Ronnie,
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Is the base matt smooth or shiny smooth? If it's matt you've had it! Everyone here will dismiss it as 'Chinese'


And Max said,
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Sooooooo.................shiny smooth good, matt smooth bad! Hey! I'm learning!


Not so fast, folks ... it's not only (many / most) Chinese weights that have a matte ground base :!: We always need to consider all the features to draw a proper conclusion.

Ronnie, can you please confirm that there is aventurine in your weight. From your photo it looks to me like "gold-coloured" chips but not sparkly like aventurine. Perhaps a close-up photo of the chips would be useful.

I don't immediately recognise the weight though.
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Offline Leni

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Help with identification of a paperweight
« Reply #4 on: August 15, 2005, 08:51:29 AM »
Quote from: "Max"
Sooooooo.................shiny smooth good, matt smooth bad!  Hey!  I'm learning!   :roll:  :D

 :x Noooooo!  :x

Bad girl, Max!  :twisted: that's just the sort of thing I'm 'agin'  :wink:

As an example, how about this base?  http://tinypic.com/akuc1l.jpg

Any guesses?  Well, it's matt smooth, so it must be Chinese, eh?  :wink:

Certainly the base would indicate that it's something cheap and mass-produced, don't you think?

Wait & see!   :wink:  :lol:

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« Reply #5 on: August 15, 2005, 05:50:50 PM »
Hi again
I can confirm that the base has a matt finish and it is definitely aventurine.
Hope this helps.
Thanks
Ronnie


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« Reply #6 on: August 15, 2005, 05:54:04 PM »
Oh Leni
I love puzzles and riddles.
I don't know anything about paperweights but it must surely turn out to be Clichy, Baccarat or something equally "cheap." LOL
Ronnie :wink:


 

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