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Offline tropdevin

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Baccarat facetting
« on: January 13, 2009, 08:51:19 AM »

This Baccarat flower is a pretty weight, but the facetting does not look original to me - the top is too low.  Any views?

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Re: Baccarat facetting
« Reply #1 on: January 13, 2009, 01:52:04 PM »
I tend to agree as I've not seen that motif faceted that way.

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Re: Baccarat facetting
« Reply #2 on: January 13, 2009, 02:25:59 PM »
For starters, I think the weight is St. Louis and not Baccarat. And second it does have 2 inches of height so it probably wasn't cut down too much.

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Re: Baccarat facetting
« Reply #3 on: January 13, 2009, 03:20:48 PM »
Have you considered Chinese?
The profile of this weight reminds me of other chi weights and I'm not happy with the centre yellow -
I thought both Baccarat and St. Louis used different centre canes for their pompoms.
The leaves don't really look like St. Louis leaves, and the latticino should appear to fill out the weight when viewed from the top.

The seller has another paperweight up that's a chinese copy of a NEGC weight.

I could be way off tho.
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Re: Baccarat facetting
« Reply #4 on: January 13, 2009, 03:30:40 PM »
Hi Alex

I think the Chinese copy the seller has is as good as the Chinese got at that time: the complex centre flower of this weight is way above their class, and it may well be St Louis as has been suggested.

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Re: Baccarat facetting
« Reply #5 on: January 15, 2009, 07:20:14 PM »
I didn't see it listed as Baccarat - I had assumed it was St. Louis.  That's such a typical treatment of that motif, but the facets don't look familiar at all.  In a way I like them, as it ads a unique touch to a common antique flower.  The other reason I fell pretty stronjgly about the maker is the way the leaves have separated from the stem in places: that also seems unfortunately typical of St. Louis. 

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