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Author Topic: Trumpet Flower Paperweight identification  (Read 855 times)

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Offline vintagearrival

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Trumpet Flower Paperweight identification
« on: October 11, 2010, 03:58:27 PM »
This has a pontail.  No signatue that I can find.  There are silver flecks within the paperweight.
Can anyone attribute this to a maker?  Is there any value to this paperweight?  TIA

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Re: Trumpet Flower Paperweight identification
« Reply #1 on: October 11, 2010, 05:00:11 PM »
Hi, welcome to the Board.

It would help to show a photo of the base as the way it is finished, together with the details of the pontil mark can often be a good clue for attribution.

As for value - yes, it has a value, but probaly not a very high one in monetary terms.

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Re: Trumpet Flower Paperweight identification
« Reply #2 on: October 11, 2010, 06:13:33 PM »
Thanks, I have included a picture of the bottom.  

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Re: Trumpet Flower Paperweight identification
« Reply #3 on: October 11, 2010, 06:33:59 PM »
Ahhh! A large pontil mark and rather untidy with a possibility of causing the weight to wobble a bit on a flat surface.

I usually link that sort of finish with "mid-European", perhaps of German origin, and maybe early 20th century. But that is only based on comments other people have made and I am not able to offer proper evidence to back it up.
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Re: Trumpet Flower Paperweight identification
« Reply #4 on: October 11, 2010, 07:20:29 PM »
I could see the pontail making it wobbly on flat surface.  But this one is really stable.  Do you have and idea of what kind of value it may have?  My mother-inlaw ants me to try to sell it for her.  If it were mine I would just list without any reserve and see what happens.  But since it isn't mine, I would like to know to see if it is worth the effort.   If it only has a value of $9.99 she would just be more impored to keep it.

Thanks

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Re: Trumpet Flower Paperweight identification
« Reply #5 on: October 12, 2010, 06:27:03 AM »
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I could see the pontail making it wobbly on flat surface.

The correct term is pontil mark. Note the spelling. The pontil is a large iron rod that is used to hold the hot glass.

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