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Offline Della

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« Reply #1 on: December 16, 2005, 11:39:21 PM »
First one I think is Chinese, usually marketed in this country as 'Royal Crest'.  These are quite cleverly done, with interesting internal bubble effects, although the quality control may leave something to be desired - you have to look around for ones which you think are a good shape, with few 'extra' bubbles  :roll:

Second - don't know  :?  You could be right!  Not my area  :shock:

Third - could be Chinese again, or it could be Bohemian, or maybe even Indian, from Firozabad.  This site is interesting http://verredart.atspace.com/  if you have time to wait for all the images to download !   :shock:  :D

Fourth one - very nice!  :D  Not sure who made it; could be one of several makers; but I like it.  A picture of the base might help.
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« Reply #2 on: December 17, 2005, 10:48:03 AM »
Hi Leni,
Thanks for your opinon and the link.
I must say I love the last one too.
Here is a photo of the base as requested.
http://glassgallery.yobunny.org.uk/albums/userpics/10026/pwb.jpg
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« Reply #3 on: December 17, 2005, 10:55:01 AM »
That base looks like it could be Chinese, too.  

But - contrary to some opinions voiced on this board    :twisted:  :wink: - the Chinese aren't the only ones finishing paperweights in this way!   :lol:
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« Reply #4 on: December 17, 2005, 10:40:47 PM »
Who else is finishing paperweights in this way, Leni?
Thank you very much!

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« Reply #5 on: December 18, 2005, 08:30:17 AM »
Peter Layton!   

I noticed it, but as he has kindly signed and dated my paperweight for me, it's OK.  Nobody would mistake it for Chinese  :twisted:  :wink:
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« Reply #6 on: December 30, 2005, 11:33:16 AM »
:D:D:D
The one screaming "Mdina" is not lying!
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« Reply #7 on: December 30, 2005, 11:49:02 AM »
I'm assuming that that kind of streaky colourway is usually Mdina?  even when not signed?

Also I have some Mdina that are not signed, but do have a little label that says Made in Malta with 1000 handwritten - what is the relevance of this?
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« Reply #8 on: December 30, 2005, 05:10:22 PM »
:D:D:D
Hello Lynne, I don't really know without seeing it, but my opinion is that this could mean that it's early.  8)
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