I recently bought a paperweight and wish to identify it before selling it.It measures 2 1/4" diameter and is 1 5/8" tall,weighs 7 1/2 ounces.It has four rows of five sided printies (honeycomb,hexagonal),with a ten sided printie on the top.Inside are four flower canes(?) with five green leaves.The base is amber-flashed.The base is slighty concave and has conciderable age related wear around the edge.
I have seen a virtually identical one,online, in Illinois State Museum (item 702346 ; 'lampworked posy miniature'), the only difference is one of the canes is different, they describe it as being St Louis circa 1845-55,can I assume mine is the same?, can anyone give me an idea of what it may be worth?.
I am unable to post a photograph here as I do not know how to re-size my photos,but I could send a photo by email if needed.
Would mine be described as being 'miniature', and from what I have seen the amber flashed base is quite uncommon,will this increase its desirabilty to collectors?.