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Author Topic: Is this a genuine Baccarat weight from the 19th Century  (Read 833 times)

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Is this a genuine Baccarat weight from the 19th Century
« on: June 01, 2010, 05:27:51 PM »
Hi

I have been offered this paperweight for sale.  I am no expert although I've always wanted those vintage Baccarat or Clichy weights from the 19th century!
I understand this is a 'scrambled' design.  The Seller has assured me it is 100% Baccarat, it even has a '1847' cane, although the 'B' is missing - you can just see this in the picture.

Now this is where it becomes cloudy, he has assured me it is a Baccarat from the 1920-30s and the 1847 cane is ambigious.  Now though he has had a change of mind, and reckons it is a genuine 1847 paperweight !

Can anyone shed any light on this please?

I would be much obliged!
Kind regards, B

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Re: Is this a genuine Baccarat weight from the 19th Century
« Reply #1 on: June 01, 2010, 05:48:27 PM »
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Hi.  It is Baccarat, but it is 1920s/1930s rather than 19th Century.  It is indeed what collectors call a 'Baccarat Dupont' piece - made by a worker called Dupont, with Baccarat's blessing. These Dupont pieces carry various dates.  The date being on a 'plaque' rather than separate round canes fused together is a clear sign, as is the style of the scrambled canes.  It is of less value than a 19th C piece - I have seen them sell for as little as £50.

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Re: Is this a genuine Baccarat weight from the 19th Century
« Reply #2 on: June 01, 2010, 09:33:48 PM »
Hi Alan,

Thank you very much for clearing this up!  I think i'll pass on this sale as i'm after a genuine 1840's Baccarat dated piece.

Many thanks again! :thup:
B

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Re: Is this a genuine Baccarat weight from the 19th Century
« Reply #3 on: June 02, 2010, 05:18:27 AM »
Hi B

Send me an email (link is at the side of this message) and I'll send you some details of genuine dated weights.

Alan
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