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Offline Max

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Uranium + etched spider?
« on: December 05, 2005, 07:20:04 PM »
Now, you KNOW I'm no good with paperweights, so if this is commonplace junk I apologise in advance!

This item is about 3" wide, with several concave cut (or moulded?) windows.  There is a layer of UV reactive glass all around the exterior, which makes it appear to have a yellow colour throughout.

On the base, there's a larger concave circle with a spider + web hand etched into it.  There's no signature, but there is some sign of wear to the base.

I've only got one paperweight book, and it wasn't there, or on the internet...I fear this means I've bought junk, but it was only a couple of quid, and I do rather like it.   :lol:

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Offline Leni

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« Reply #1 on: December 05, 2005, 08:03:48 PM »
Oh, I saw that one and was tempted, Max!  Well done!  :lol:

I'd love to see it under UV!   :shock:

It looks to me like some of the intaglio work you see on pressed uranium glass ashtrays & dishes.  See Pamela's website under 'Uranium Glass'. http://www.pressglas-pavillon.de/index2.html
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« Reply #2 on: December 05, 2005, 08:35:11 PM »
Quote from: "Leni"
Oh, I saw that one and was tempted, Max!  Well done!  :lol:



Saw that one?  I bought this in a charity shop in Rochester today!!   :?:

This does not bode well!
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Offline Leni

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« Reply #3 on: December 05, 2005, 10:19:41 PM »
Ooops! I saw one just like this on ebay the other day!  :shock:   :oops:  

I assumed you'd seen it too and snapped it up!   :roll:
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« Reply #4 on: December 05, 2005, 11:01:05 PM »
i think most likely it was made by Webb

Leni i saw it on ebay as well
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« Reply #5 on: December 06, 2005, 08:30:42 AM »
Quote from: "RAY"
i think most likely it was made by Webb



 :roll:  :lol:  :lol:

Do you think this paperweight has a little age at least, or was it 'banged out' yesterday?
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Offline Leni

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« Reply #6 on: December 06, 2005, 11:04:17 AM »
If it really is uranium, it wasn't banged out yesterday!  However, we know that 'all that glows in UV ain't uranium', to mis-quote an old saying!  :roll:   :lol:
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« Reply #7 on: December 06, 2005, 11:07:41 AM »
Quote from: "Leni"
If it really is uranium, it wasn't banged out yesterday!  However, we know that 'all that glows in UV ain't uranium', to mis-quote an old saying!  :roll:   :lol:


Ah yes, that well known saying.   :roll:  :lol:

I do like this paperweight though, maybe I'll just relax and enjoy it for what it is.   :D  :shock:  :D
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« Reply #8 on: December 06, 2005, 05:59:11 PM »
as far as i'm aware there semi old but not vintage
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« Reply #9 on: December 07, 2005, 09:53:25 PM »
Quote from: "RAY"
as far as i'm aware there semi old but not vintage


Thanks Ray.  :D   It's on the windowsill upstairs now, with the rest of my motley paperweight collection.   I think it looks very 'at home'.   :)
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