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Author Topic: Stourbridge or Czech?  (Read 840 times)

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Offline tropdevin

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Stourbridge or Czech?
« on: April 22, 2009, 03:08:01 PM »
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This ice-pick flower paperweight is being sold by someone in Stourbridge, who says it is old, and was made there. I think of this type of weight as Bohemian / Czech, dating anywhere from late 1800s to the present day. But there were some Boho workers who came to Stourbridge and worked in the Thomas Webb factory in the first half of the 20th Century, so maybe it could be 'Stourbridge'.

Anyone got any thoughts on the attribution?

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Re: Stourbridge or Czech?
« Reply #1 on: April 22, 2009, 09:28:41 PM »
When I first saw this one I thought Boh.
It's got a polished base and little wear (as far as I can tell) so probably 20th Century?

The seller is in Stourbridge so she/he is aware of the glass tradition around there and assumes this one was made there too?
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Re: Stourbridge or Czech?
« Reply #2 on: December 19, 2017, 05:02:38 PM »
I found this one today in Black Heath (a stones throw from Stourbridge), it has white seeds and a pointed top which looks a bit like a nipple, heavy base wear and a polished pontil.

I think it could be late Victorian?.

Just over three inches in diameter.

The link to the OP has long gone so i can not see what it was like, regards Chris.
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Re: Stourbridge or Czech?
« Reply #3 on: January 20, 2018, 07:08:52 PM »
Another ice pick weight with a blue Victorian lead look to the glass, lots of base wear and a rough pontil.

Lots of frit and seeds in the glass and measures 3 inches in diameter and 2 1/2 inches in height.
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