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Offline keith

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Peacock weight?
« on: September 11, 2010, 07:23:42 PM »
3.25 inches across,not a clue :huh: ::),help please.

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Re: Peacock weight?
« Reply #1 on: September 11, 2010, 07:47:11 PM »
Chinese, these can be found in several base colors.
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Re: Peacock weight?
« Reply #2 on: September 14, 2010, 06:15:17 PM »
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I've got a red, a yellow, and a blue version! I have also seen a green one.

I once saw one of these peacocks for sale on a dealer's stand at an antique fair priced at £120 - and marked '1920s Libertys piece'. I asked the lady owner why she thought that, and she said that she knew nothing about paperweights (spot on!) had been given that information when she bought it for £80 from another dealer some time ago! I am pretty sure she was genuine, particularly from the gasps of shock when I told her the true origin, and that the value was much nearer 80 pence than £80!

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Offline Hourglass

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Re: Peacock weight?
« Reply #3 on: September 25, 2010, 02:18:17 PM »
So many weights now coming in from China. I NEVER purchase a weight, no matter how pretty, good or intricate it is unless it is either signed, has a proper pontil or ground pontil, or shows a good sign of base wear. I just won't buy any that have a flat shiny smooth or a flat ground base showing the marks of the grinder.

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Re: Peacock weight?
« Reply #4 on: September 25, 2010, 02:53:40 PM »
£3.99, (new goods) Cancer Research Shops.
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