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: