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Offline malcmat

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chinese PW ?
« on: June 11, 2010, 12:18:25 AM »
Hi. any idea,s on this PW. Rough base. Chinese again???

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Re: chinese PW ?
« Reply #1 on: June 11, 2010, 01:34:02 AM »
Nope!  Scottish.   :hiclp:

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Re: chinese PW ?
« Reply #2 on: June 11, 2010, 05:53:17 AM »
Hi, can you post a piccy of the bottom, just so we can see it.....so maybe I can tell the difference between Chinese and now Scottish  :-\
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Re: chinese PW ?
« Reply #3 on: June 11, 2010, 08:07:58 AM »
Hi, attached picture of the base where you can see i think the shear mark is .
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Re: chinese PW ?
« Reply #4 on: June 11, 2010, 10:41:53 AM »
Definitely Scottish, possibly Strathearn.

When referring to rough bases in the context of Chinese paperweights that usually means a 'ground but not polished' base,
ie a matte finish to the base. Not that you should always take a matte base to mean it's Chinese, there are other makers whose bases are matte.

I don't think I have ever seen a Chinese weight with a pontil scar such as this, a pontil scar is far more indicative of a European paperweight.

The best rule of thumb I can think of to indicate a Chinese weight is color - Chinese millefiori/insect/fish paperweights use a lot of bright colors,
Bright yellows, reds, blues and greens in abundance may indicate a Chinese weight. 
Alexander
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Re: chinese PW ?
« Reply #5 on: June 11, 2010, 12:44:46 PM »
Thats great information i will remember that next time i am rumaging through a box of paperweights.
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