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Offline Leni

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An unusual 'dime a dozen' weight
« on: November 28, 2005, 06:31:10 PM »
OK here I go again  :roll:  

First of all can I say I know this is probably just another Chinese 'dime a dozen' weight, so if you don't like it, fine!  I'm not posting it here to ask you to admire it, just for some help with the ID, and any information possible about the techniques involved in making it.  So if you hold it in complete contempt, that's OK by me, I just don't need to know!   :twisted: Thanks   :wink:

Well, it's a bit different from anything I've seen before, (but no doubt someone will recognise it :roll: :lol:  ) http://tinypic.com/hwkcvb.jpg http://tinypic.com/hwkeap.jpg

The 'petals' appear to have been folded in an interesting technique, which is driving me mad because I can't quite visualise how it's done! Any glassmakers care to enlighten me? :?

And the base is different, too, from any of the other standard crimp flower weights I have http://tinypic.com/hwkfte.jpg

So, is it Chinese?  If so, it's a completely different style to any of my other 'DaD's  :shock:

Or could it be Indian?  Or Bohemian?  Or something else, altogether? (one, two, three "Or something else"!  Thank you, folks   :lol:  :wink: )
Leni


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« Reply #1 on: November 28, 2005, 07:41:07 PM »
It's nasty, dirty got bits in it, cheap, taccy and I LOVE IT. It's the very essence of collecting. Where it's from haven't got a clue but it's fun.
Paul
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Offline Leni

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« Reply #2 on: November 28, 2005, 07:46:54 PM »
Quote from: "chuggy"
It's nasty, dirty got bits in it, cheap, taccy

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and I LOVE IT

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And I love YOU, Chuggy! (http://www.smileys.ws/smls/action/00000031.gif)
Leni


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« Reply #3 on: November 28, 2005, 07:48:31 PM »
WHOOOPPPEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Paul
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« Reply #4 on: November 28, 2005, 07:50:33 PM »
the colour of the stem looks like the Chinese green i have in most of mine
cheers Ray


Offline Leni

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« Reply #5 on: November 28, 2005, 09:17:59 PM »
I would agree, Ray.  And the yellow is also like many of my 'ordinary' Chinese flower weights.  

But the base is not like any other Chinese weights I've got - it looks more like the Hyderobad ones - and the 'Chrysanthemum' flower is what really fascinates me.  It is very high in the dome and seems to consist of a triple layer of petals, the topmost layer being folded back on itself in a way which I just can't see how is done!   :shock:  :?  

I have seen paperweights made, and Allan Scott very kindly exchanged several emails with me explaining in detail, and also sent me a magazine with an article and pictures of the making of crimped weights, but I would really love to know just how this flower was constructed!

There is obviously a glass centre somewhere in China - maybe even an individual glassmaker!   :shock:  - producing things which are just a little more adventurous than most.   That's what makes me want to find out more about Chinese glass!    :roll:
Leni


Offline RAY

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« Reply #6 on: November 28, 2005, 10:11:13 PM »
click on the EXPORT GLASSWARE OF CHINA

http://www.cnexpot.com/index.html
cheers Ray


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« Reply #7 on: November 28, 2005, 10:21:22 PM »
there's 50 pages off glass :shock: and 100's of weights
cheers Ray


Offline Leni

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« Reply #8 on: November 28, 2005, 10:25:58 PM »
Many thanks, Ray!   :D  I've bookmarked the site.  It'll take some time to view it all!     :shock:  :roll:
Leni


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« Reply #9 on: November 28, 2005, 10:27:35 PM »
i'm on page 19 at the mo
cheers Ray

 

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