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English Paperweight? Help with Age and Maker Please
« on: January 20, 2011, 05:19:45 AM »
Not my area of expertise - at all, but I am posting 4 weights I was looking at today.....  info appreciated..... identified to me as English and late 1800's.  Tape on underside says Whitefriars??   

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Re: English Paperweight? Help with Age and Maker Please
« Reply #1 on: January 20, 2011, 05:26:12 AM »
Not 1850.

But is it 1950s Whitefriars? Or 1920s/30s "Old English".

Edited to add: I favour "Old English".
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Re: English Paperweight? Help with Age and Maker Please
« Reply #2 on: January 20, 2011, 10:53:12 AM »
Early 20th Century "Old English" - could be Richardsons, or Arculus/Walsh Walsh
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Re: English Paperweight? Help with Age and Maker Please
« Reply #3 on: January 20, 2011, 08:35:49 PM »
The colouration and set-up reminds me of the 1953 Whitefriars Coronation paperweights....

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Re: English Paperweight? Help with Age and Maker Please
« Reply #4 on: January 20, 2011, 10:18:27 PM »
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It is an Arculus or Walsh Walsh paperweight. Hard to say which, as Walsh Walsh bought the Arculus factory and kept it in production. Date could be anywhere from 1920 to 1950, though I would vote for 1930 onwards.

(Walsh Walsh closed in 1951, but were co-operating with Whitefriars before then. Just at the time Walsh Walsh closed, Whitefriars started to make millefiori paperweights...maybe some workers moved over).

Incidentally, the 'antique Whitefriars' attribution that you sometimes see is, to use a technical phrase, complete rubbish. There is no evidence that Whitefriars made any millefiori weights at all before the late 1930s, and no real numbers of them until the 1950s. And the majority of the millefiori weights they made were in the 1970s...

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Re: English Paperweight? Help with Age and Maker Please
« Reply #5 on: January 22, 2011, 03:46:26 AM »
Thanks so much for the help... You guys are great, and I really appreciate it.....

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