Author Topic: Now that the auction has finished anyone know what this 'french' weight was???  (Read 456 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?

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rt=nc&nma=true&item=250708221986&si=MtC25m%252Fc%252B%252Fh7oe7KRvx%252BVA2sumU%253D&viewitem=&sspagename=ADME%3AB%3AWNA%3AGB%3A1123



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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
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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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