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Author Topic: victorian? paperweight id. if poss.  (Read 757 times)

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Offline davidc

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victorian? paperweight id. if poss.
« on: October 22, 2008, 08:23:09 AM »
hi
i found this whilst going through some old stuff i have, car boot buy i seem to remember, forgot all about it.
it's been ground and re-polished at some point and has plenty of wear, bruises etc..
measures 2" diameter.
any help with id. would be appreciated.
thanks.
dc.

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Re: victorian? paperweight id. if poss.
« Reply #1 on: October 22, 2008, 10:24:45 AM »
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Re: victorian? paperweight id. if poss.
« Reply #2 on: October 22, 2008, 11:57:22 AM »
Bohemian I think, possibly Thüringen.
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Re: victorian? paperweight id. if poss.
« Reply #3 on: October 23, 2008, 09:47:53 AM »
thanks, i'll investigate some more. seems odd that they missed out one of the outer red and yellow canes, looks a bit unbalanced.
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Re: victorian? paperweight id. if poss.
« Reply #4 on: October 23, 2008, 03:16:50 PM »
The swirl cushion of white threads is certainly a feature seen in many weights attributed to Thuringia. Many of the general Bohemian weights show unbalanced features and can also include canes of different structure or colours in an otherwise consistent pattern. They were gift weights, not thought in those days to become "collectibles".

For some examples of Bohemian weights, including some Thuringian, see the website for the Paperweight Collectors Circle; click on "Past Exhibitions" under the "Events" menu; Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click the "Index" link for "1999 Christie's, London" and then click on the link under "Antique, Bohemian". For each image in the table, click to see a larger version with brief text. All the photos for that exhibition were taken by me in not-so-easy conditions (directly through the tops or sides of the display cabinets) so many images are not as clear as I would prefer and there are usually no side or base views.
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