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Author Topic: Now that the auction has finished anyone know what this 'french' weight was???  (Read 679 times)

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Offline Glassheart

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Hi, I watching this weight with interest and it sold for a reasonable price, albeit damaged and not in the best condition

Does anyone know what it is?  St Louis....perhaps?

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Hi.  It was (is?) an antique Saint-Louis upright bouquet. I bid on it, but the damage looked to go very deep into the side, and it might only be restorable by adding a ring of facets, which would (IMO) spoil it. So I did not bid anywhere near as much as the winner!

In general, a slight chip has a latent bruise underneath it, and a major bruise like this weight had would run a lot deeper than it appears visually.

Alan  (The Paperweight People

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Offline Glassheart

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Hi Alan,

I'm getting good at this, although no way in your league! Pretty weight, haven't seen too many of these bouquet style french going around.

Apologies for grammar, I do tend to drift into 'Chav' every now and then  ;D

regards, Monty

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