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Offline marnski

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Help w/ ID of unusual paperweight
« on: May 27, 2009, 01:54:57 AM »
I've asked aroung and gotten wildly different opinions on this piece. I do apologize for the wretched photos, but I'm hoping you can get an idea from them of the large sulphide cat sitting on a pink and yellow cushion. Can anybody help me with an ID? thanks so much.


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Re: Help w/ ID of unusual paperweight
« Reply #1 on: May 27, 2009, 04:29:05 AM »
Looks like a faceted Bohemian sulphide to me, dated 20th century between the wars.


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Re: Help w/ ID of unusual paperweight
« Reply #2 on: May 27, 2009, 04:59:05 AM »
Cool. Thanks. Can you suggest any books or sites with images of similar pieces?


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Re: Help w/ ID of unusual paperweight
« Reply #3 on: May 27, 2009, 12:43:16 PM »
Best book I can recommend is 'Art Deco' by 'Von Brackel'. It has loads of pictures of Bohemian weights, many of which are faceted sulphides like yours.
I don't have it handy at the moment so It's possible that the title I gave is incomplete and the author's last name misspelled.
If so, another member will post any necessary corrections :)


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Re: Help w/ ID of unusual paperweight
« Reply #4 on: May 27, 2009, 01:50:30 PM »
I think the book you want is Peter von Brackel's "Paperweights - Historicism, Art Nouveau, Art Deco" published by Schiffer - ISBN 0764310526.


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Re: Help w/ ID of unusual paperweight
« Reply #5 on: May 27, 2009, 03:14:50 PM »
Thank you all so much, I'll see if I can get a hold of the book. What a wonderful resource with helpful, friendly people ;-)


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Re: Help w/ ID of unusual paperweight
« Reply #6 on: May 27, 2009, 03:27:33 PM »
1.  Stock Photo  Paperweights: Historicism, Art Nouveau, Art Deco (ISBN: 0764310526 / 0-7643-1052-6)
Brackel, Peter Von 
Bookseller: Garter Books
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Book Description: Schiffer Publishing, 2000. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. dust jacket and protector worn some - some feathering to pages - text clean - sturdy book - 5#. Bookseller Inventory # 66544

 


 

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