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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?

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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.

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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.

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Re: 19th C French flower paperweight ?
« Reply #3 on: March 04, 2009, 10:01:56 AM »
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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


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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.
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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.
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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!


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Re: 19th C French flower paperweight ?
« Reply #8 on: March 11, 2009, 06:38:41 PM »
IMHO it is a Riedel, Kari.

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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!

 

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