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Offline Lustrousstone

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Butterfly paperweight
« on: January 30, 2011, 07:45:55 PM »
I thought this was rather unusual; the butterfly is fibre glass or other heat-resistant fabric. The base is flat and polished. Has anyone any idea where it was made please?

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Re: Butterfly paperweight
« Reply #1 on: January 31, 2011, 11:27:07 AM »
I had a weight similar to this and it was Bohemian and this is too I think
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Re: Butterfly paperweight
« Reply #2 on: January 31, 2011, 11:32:20 AM »
Thanks Dave

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Re: Butterfly paperweight
« Reply #3 on: February 05, 2011, 08:07:58 PM »
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I think these may have been made by Beranek Glass in the 1960s, but I am not certain.  They show about 80 different paperweight designs on their site at present.

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Re: Butterfly paperweight
« Reply #4 on: February 05, 2011, 10:45:31 PM »
An even better lead, thank you.

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