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Offline Leni

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Lizard weight
« on: August 15, 2005, 09:21:39 AM »
At the Paperweight Day at Broadfield House on Saturday - a fantastic event, by the way (and Jonathan got to play with some glass *again* - I'm really beginning to resent him 'muscling in' on 'my' thing!  :twisted:  :wink: )

Where was I?  Oh yes .... at Broadfiled House I was talking to Kevin about 'Chinese' weights (again :roll: ) and he suggested I post this example of a lizard weight.  I think it's probably Chinese, but IMHO it's an example of the problems the early (antique) glass makers had of getting the lizards and snakes placed in the weight without the introduction of bubbles around the lampwork.  http://tinypic.com/akv49e.jpg

Yes, he's crude and 'basic', but IMHO this little fellow is no worse than some of the early trials of glass makers whose work is now considered 'collectable'.  

And here's the base, which is matt smooth, and therefore *must* be Chinese, eh?   :wink: http://tinypic.com/akva0w.jpg

Have I just commited Heresy?   :shock:  :oops:  

Leni  :lol:
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« Reply #1 on: August 15, 2005, 09:48:56 AM »
:D Hello Leni, This is Chinese - From The Cancer Research Shop, £4.99 about 4-5 years ago. :D
Cheers, Sue (M)

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« Reply #2 on: August 15, 2005, 09:56:24 AM »
Quote from: "chopin-liszt"
:D Hello Leni, This is Chinese - From The Cancer Research Shop, £4.99 about 4-5 years ago. :D

No, it's Chinese from ebay, £4.20 about 2 months ago  :lol:  :wink:

Leni xx
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Re: Lizard weight
« Reply #3 on: August 15, 2005, 11:30:00 AM »
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Yes, he's crude and 'basic', but IMHO this little fellow is no worse than some of the early trials of glass makers whose work is now considered 'collectable'.  

Leni  :lol:



Absolutely...... in fact more than one renowned maker.......but then perhaps now we'll be advised the errors of our observation and told why silver only sort of looks like platinum.



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« Reply #4 on: August 15, 2005, 01:00:40 PM »
:D I saw one in an antique centre, priced £20 just two weeks ago! :D
:D:D I gave one to my brother in his Christmas stocking 4-5 years ago. It lives in his bathroom. :D:D
:(:(:( It's nicer than the square fishy one I got for my bathroom. :(:(:(
Cheers, Sue (M)

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« Reply #5 on: August 26, 2005, 07:37:52 PM »
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Yes, he's crude and 'basic', but IMHO this little fellow is no worse than some of the early trials of glass makers whose work is now considered 'collectable'
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Yes, I agree and I like my lizard too :)
http://tinypic.com/b6y2xz.jpg
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« Reply #6 on: August 26, 2005, 11:10:27 PM »
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Yes, I agree and I like my lizard too :)
http://tinypic.com/b6y2xz.jpg
 :D

They're definitely brothers!   :shock:  :D  :lol:

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« Reply #7 on: May 21, 2007, 04:19:09 PM »
I recently bought the other brother....9.99 on ebay....
And if I may say so as a collector who cannot affort the "classics" I am very happy with my little green lizard!
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« Reply #8 on: May 22, 2007, 02:57:47 AM »
He's a charming fellow. I have a soft spot for Chinese 'critter' weights.
I collect Scottish and Italian paperweights and anything else that strikes my fancy.

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Re: Lizard weight
« Reply #9 on: May 22, 2007, 12:54:18 PM »
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:D Hello Leni, This is Chinese - From The Cancer Research Shop, £4.99 about 4-5 years ago. :D
No, it's Chinese from ebay, £4.20 about 2 months ago  :lol:  :wink:

Leni xx

I have see this "Cancer Research Shop" referanced before and I hope the person posting this will stop refering to it as if it's some kind of paperwaight center or maker or distributer. It's a charty shop that is simply a venue for selling many diferent items. The paperwaight has nothing to do with the crushing diseese of canser or the benevolent shop that is trying to assist those who have suffered or are suffering from cancer. The primitive lizard waights are numerous and can be found on eBay and at many flea markets.

 

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