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Offline Zatzafrazz

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Any Thoughts on this large paperweight?
« on: October 29, 2008, 01:44:38 AM »
This is a large paperweight. It measures just under 4" (across not around) Has a large, central  lilly shaped flower (white with green flecks) the center flower is surrounded four smaller white and red orchids that each have one large bubble rising out of it. Rough, slightly concave pontil that has been snapped off. It's pretty heavy too.

Any ideas on how old it is and who the possible maker is. I'm seriously considering buying it and would appreciate any insight you can offer.

Thanks in advance for any help!!

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Re: Any Thoughts on this large paperweight?
« Reply #1 on: October 29, 2008, 01:52:08 AM »
I looks maybe Bohemian to me and it has a major fracture running through the entire weight. It's too bad because it's a neat looking paperweight.
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Re: Any Thoughts on this large paperweight?
« Reply #2 on: October 29, 2008, 01:57:33 AM »
Are you sure that's a fracturs? It looks like it was made that way.
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Re: Any Thoughts on this large paperweight?
« Reply #3 on: October 29, 2008, 01:58:56 AM »
Darn this tiny keyboard, I meant "fracture".
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Re: Any Thoughts on this large paperweight?
« Reply #4 on: October 29, 2008, 02:03:47 AM »
For a better idea of the "fracture", photos taken at an angle, looking down from top to side and also up from bottom to side, would be useful. If it is not a fracture, then the side view picture would suggest an angled "torus" (air bubble) all around the design - and that would be very unusual, particularly for that type of weight!
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Re: Any Thoughts on this large paperweight?
« Reply #5 on: October 29, 2008, 02:12:43 AM »
Does it intersect any of the bubbles or flowers in the weight? Is it a thin mirrorlike layer that shows some rainbowy reflections?
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Re: Any Thoughts on this large paperweight?
« Reply #6 on: October 29, 2008, 02:20:33 AM »
Yes, it definately intersects some of the flowers and one of the bubbles. It seems to flow over them like water. I don't see any rainbows or prisms reflecting from it either. I will upload and post some pictures.
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Re: Any Thoughts on this large paperweight?
« Reply #8 on: October 29, 2008, 02:56:13 AM »
That's definitely a fracture.
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Re: Any Thoughts on this large paperweight?
« Reply #9 on: October 29, 2008, 03:04:58 AM »
It goes right through the weight. If it was a fracture wouldn't have inturrupted some of the flowers and air bubbles? It looks like it flows around them and the flowers come out of it. it also appears to be molded to one of the flowers.
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