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Author Topic: Help with ID of maker of this paperweight  (Read 816 times)

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Offline zidori

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Help with ID of maker of this paperweight
« on: October 23, 2010, 11:51:47 AM »
Nothing spectacular with this weight but good enough quality to make me wonder who made it? It has a concave pontil mark and is a substantial, heavy glass weight 3.25 inches diameter. It was among a large collection of Strathearn weights I purchased recently.
Any help appreciated.

Ronnie

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Re: Help with ID of maker of this paperweight
« Reply #1 on: October 23, 2010, 01:27:41 PM »
This looks like on of the Mid Western American weights to me
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Re: Help with ID of maker of this paperweight
« Reply #2 on: October 23, 2010, 01:52:12 PM »
Thanks Dave. Following on from your info I have started researching on internet and it certainly bears resemblence to some I can find which come from the Milville area of Southern New Jersey. More surfing required.
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Ronnie

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Re: Help with ID of maker of this paperweight
« Reply #3 on: October 23, 2010, 02:02:22 PM »
I have several several different versions of this paperweight and they come up quite regularly on Ebay but whether they are all from the same maker I do not know, I would doubt it.
good luck with the research
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Offline Lily of the Valley

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Re: Help with ID of maker of this paperweight
« Reply #4 on: October 23, 2010, 07:58:57 PM »
Ronnie, I believe your frit weight may be made by Gentile Glass.  You can read about the Gentile family in American Glass Paperweights and Their Makers.  Pages 61-62 give some information about these "motto" weights.

Lily  :)

 

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Re: Help with ID of maker of this paperweight
« Reply #5 on: October 26, 2010, 01:51:37 PM »
This offering on Ebay looks very similar to your weight Ronnie 120636170444

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Re: Help with ID of maker of this paperweight
« Reply #6 on: October 27, 2010, 12:10:59 PM »
Spot on Dave - thanks, and thank you Lily for your info. Much appreciated.
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