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Author Topic: Bohemian or chinese?  (Read 780 times)

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Offline incazzatonero

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Bohemian or chinese?
« on: May 19, 2009, 07:11:55 AM »

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Re: Bohemian or chinese?
« Reply #1 on: May 19, 2009, 08:26:51 AM »
I'd say Boh... Definitley not Chi

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Re: Bohemian or chinese?
« Reply #2 on: May 19, 2009, 01:53:17 PM »
Hi, im no expert on weights but l see a similarity to a bacchus weight l sold last year ie the white ruffle rose looking cane
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Re: Bohemian or chinese?
« Reply #3 on: May 19, 2009, 07:31:18 PM »
I'm pretty sure is Bohemian, the canes and the latticinio matches other examples.
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Re: Bohemian or chinese?
« Reply #4 on: May 19, 2009, 09:54:18 PM »
This is a very interesting piece: The yellow canes are a dead ringer for yellow canes in old Chinese weights as are the thinness of the cane slices. But the glass does not have that greenish cast and there is a little breathing space between the canes - something I don't see in old Chi. The types of canes other than the yellow don't look Chi either.

Most likely Boh but I'm not 100% positive.
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Re: Bohemian or chinese?
« Reply #5 on: May 20, 2009, 02:56:03 AM »
That one had me puzzled as well - I'm looking forward to the experts' opinions!

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Re: Bohemian or chinese?
« Reply #6 on: May 20, 2009, 01:59:20 PM »
I am not convinced that any of the canes are like Chinese ones - but I have not seen very many earlier Chinese weights.

The canes with the many rods around the central section are very typical for Bohemian / Silesian work as is the latticinio basket ground. Although most of the canes are somewhat brighter than I am used to in regular old Bohemian weights, I believe the style and setting fits well with that area and timescale.

I have not (yet) examined Peter Von Brackel's book for cane comparisons but there certainly are examples shown with very brightly canes.

My view is that it is a brightly coloured version of regular Bohemian / Silesian work from the late 19th century or early 20th century.
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