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Offline tropdevin

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Baccarat ? Don't think so...
« on: October 13, 2008, 04:45:13 PM »

This paperweight may well be from the Alsace area - or Belgium or Germany or Bohemia - but Baccarat, no!

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Re: Baccarat ? Don't think so...
« Reply #1 on: October 13, 2008, 06:48:39 PM »
German or Belgian... I have several of these, and they came from Germany. I was looking at that one yesterday and thinking "Do I have Baccarat's in my collection or???"

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Re: Baccarat ? Don't think so...
« Reply #2 on: October 14, 2008, 12:03:08 AM »
I do like the colours in that piece.
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Re: Baccarat ? Don't think so...
« Reply #3 on: October 14, 2008, 08:47:09 PM »
Dont you love the statement "With a polished concave base and basal ring the paperweight also has a partially polished pontil mark which we have been advised is common on earlier Baccarat examples"

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Re: Baccarat ? Don't think so...
« Reply #4 on: October 14, 2008, 08:52:52 PM »
I could plant flowers in the advice some of these sellers claim they've had. ;D
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Re: Baccarat ? Don't think so...
« Reply #5 on: October 14, 2008, 09:19:44 PM »
Don't be unkind! Credit where credit is due -  they have, after all, correctly identified it as a paperweight!  ;D And if you count "colour spatter" that's almost a 50% accurate description!!

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