Author Topic: 19th C French flower paperweight ?  (Read 933 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline tropdevin

  • Members
  • **
  • Posts: 2081
  • Gender: Male
    • Paperweights
    • England
    • My Paperweights Website
19th C French flower paperweight ?
« on: March 04, 2009, 08:29:53 AM »
I don't quite follow why this item is a 19th C French flower formed canes paperweight.  It looks more like a Silesian weight to me (or even Murano). And I don't know why the canes are 'flower formed' rather than millefiori.

What does anyone else think?

Alan
Alan
"Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt."  Abraham Lincoln.

The comments in this posting reflect the opinion of the author, Alan Thornton, and not that of the owners, administrators or moderators of this board. Comments are copyright Alan Thornton.
 http://www.pwts.co.uk


Offline jamalpa36

  • Members
  • **
  • Posts: 174
  • Gender: Male
Re: 19th C French flower paperweight ?
« Reply #1 on: March 04, 2009, 09:07:00 AM »
I agree, these canes look like 1930's Bohemian.

I sold a set of these canes on Ebay last month.

Roy


Offline jamalpa36

  • Members
  • **
  • Posts: 174
  • Gender: Male
Re: 19th C French flower paperweight ?
« Reply #2 on: March 04, 2009, 09:13:11 AM »
Hi Again

If anyone wishes to see what I think coud be these canes check Ebay 160313983181.

Roy


Offline tropdevin

  • Members
  • **
  • Posts: 2081
  • Gender: Male
    • Paperweights
    • England
    • My Paperweights Website
Re: 19th C French flower paperweight ?
« Reply #3 on: March 04, 2009, 10:01:56 AM »
Alan
"Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt."  Abraham Lincoln.

The comments in this posting reflect the opinion of the author, Alan Thornton, and not that of the owners, administrators or moderators of this board. Comments are copyright Alan Thornton.
 http://www.pwts.co.uk


Offline jamalpa36

  • Members
  • **
  • Posts: 174
  • Gender: Male
Re: 19th C French flower paperweight ?
« Reply #4 on: March 04, 2009, 10:13:56 AM »
Thanks Alan,that was a bit technical for me.

What do you think of the comparison of canes ?

Roy


Offline tropdevin

  • Members
  • **
  • Posts: 2081
  • Gender: Male
    • Paperweights
    • England
    • My Paperweights Website
Re: 19th C French flower paperweight ?
« Reply #5 on: March 04, 2009, 10:35:24 AM »
Hi Roy

I could believe they were from the same maker! Certainly not French.

Regards, Alan.
Alan
"Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt."  Abraham Lincoln.

The comments in this posting reflect the opinion of the author, Alan Thornton, and not that of the owners, administrators or moderators of this board. Comments are copyright Alan Thornton.
 http://www.pwts.co.uk


Offline alexander

  • Members
  • **
  • Posts: 547
  • Gender: Male
Re: 19th C French flower paperweight ?
« Reply #6 on: March 04, 2009, 12:52:06 PM »
Definately Bohemian,1920-30

An almost identical weight to this one is in the Von Brackel book, page 36.

Do you think the makers were trying to imitate the earlier Riedel weights with their green backgrounds?

I'm actually suprised we don't see more of these on eBay.
Alexander
Norwegian glass collector


Offline Kari

  • Members
  • **
  • Posts: 61
Re: 19th C French flower paperweight ?
« Reply #7 on: March 11, 2009, 05:06:50 PM »
Here is a picture of my Bohemian Closepack:

http://s130.photobucket.com/albums/p241/kkrives/?action=view&current=DSCN0546.jpg

I'm not sure if is Reidel or not, but I love the mica sparkle!


Offline tropdevin

  • Members
  • **
  • Posts: 2081
  • Gender: Male
    • Paperweights
    • England
    • My Paperweights Website
Re: 19th C French flower paperweight ?
« Reply #8 on: March 11, 2009, 06:38:41 PM »
IMHO it is a Riedel, Kari.

Alan
Alan
"Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt."  Abraham Lincoln.

The comments in this posting reflect the opinion of the author, Alan Thornton, and not that of the owners, administrators or moderators of this board. Comments are copyright Alan Thornton.
 http://www.pwts.co.uk


Offline Kari

  • Members
  • **
  • Posts: 61
Re: 19th C French flower paperweight ?
« Reply #9 on: March 12, 2009, 01:13:24 AM »
Thanks, Alan, and I'm sure you remember when I got it!

 

Search
eBay.com
eBay.co.uk

Link to Glass Encyclopedia
Link to Glass Museum
Enter
key words
to search
Amazon.com