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Offline Wuff

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Second opinion wanted
« on: December 28, 2010, 09:14:29 PM »
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=130468809931

The seller of this paperweight has modified the description, following my comment that this was not a Daum weight. However, he would like to have a second opinion - which is fair: honest sellers should be supported.  I'm asking on the seller's behalf, but won't tell you now what I told him this is >:D.

A selection of images is reproduced below for later reference (after images are gone from ebay).

PS - if you compare this signature with genuine Daum signatures, one has to admit, whoever faked it, knew what a Daum signature looks like.
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Offline Lily of the Valley

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Re: Second opinion wanted
« Reply #1 on: December 28, 2010, 09:40:33 PM »
The paperweight in question is modern (very recent) Chinese.  It is a common design/theme and the unpolished irregular base is a hallmark of these weights.

Lily


Offline superduperdiscounts

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Re: Second opinion wanted
« Reply #2 on: December 28, 2010, 11:05:28 PM »
Thank you to all who contributed, submitted and will continue to provide information.  I am the seller of the paperweight and I strive to maintain the highest level of integrity as I have been an ebay seller for over ten years.  When I list an item I base the information in the item description from information provided to me or the result of my own research. 

So, to all I thank you and should you happen to see any of my ebay auctions and should you happen to notice anything incorrect, questionable or alike, please contact me.  But for the fact there are kind people out there to help, I would be none the wiser.

Happy New Year to All,

Eric
superduperdiscounts and snazzy_dresser
Eric - Bellevue, WA USA
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Offline KevinH

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Re: Second opinion wanted
« Reply #3 on: December 28, 2010, 11:28:39 PM »
Although the base is very typical, many of the very recent weights from China (and Taiwan) have bases that are very well finsihed.

The main "hallmark" in weights like this one is the frogs (and other mini beasts such as solid-looking butterflies and geese-like birds).

Weights like this one have been around for well over ten years, so we could use auctioneer terminology like, "... has some age ...".
KevinH


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Re: Second opinion wanted
« Reply #4 on: December 29, 2010, 12:03:51 AM »
Thank you very much Kev as I appreciate the information.  Eric
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Offline chopin-liszt

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Re: Second opinion wanted
« Reply #5 on: December 29, 2010, 12:52:59 PM »
For what it's worth, I thought modern Chinese immediately. A decorative piece - quite cute.
Nice to see a seller happy to get things right, even if it means the object isn't worth so much in money.
Please, do feel you can stick around, there's a wealth of information here superduperdiscounts!  :thup:
Cheers, Sue (M)

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