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Author Topic: Caterpillar on floating leaf paperweight - Any ideas?  (Read 742 times)

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Offline Glassheart

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Caterpillar on floating leaf paperweight - Any ideas?
« on: February 10, 2011, 06:54:31 PM »
Hi all,
Got this weight off ebay and was wondering if anyone knows the origins or maker?  It's quite large-ish weight meauring 3.5" in diameter and 3" tall.  It has a flat clear base and a speckled almost jasper ground looking bed.  Quite pretty - any ideas?

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Re: Caterpillar on floating leaf paperweight - Any ideas?
« Reply #1 on: February 14, 2011, 04:25:23 PM »
Wow - This seems to have our experts stumped  :ho: :ho: :ho: :huh: :huh: :huh:

Not even any finger in the air guesses?  If it helps this was bought from ebay France - I doubt it could be French

Murano or Chinese I felt - anyone with an opinion?

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Re: Caterpillar on floating leaf paperweight - Any ideas?
« Reply #2 on: February 14, 2011, 04:49:14 PM »
A pretty piece of modern Chi.

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Re: Caterpillar on floating leaf paperweight - Any ideas?
« Reply #3 on: February 14, 2011, 05:10:41 PM »
Ah yes chinese - This I thought initially with the cumbersome finished jasper groundish bed - but this paperweight does have finer un-chinese like lampwork - in particular the caterpillars feet and Leaf's detailed veins.  Also base is clear and not frosted as with a few Chinese weights I own.  But thats a possibility... I have trawled internet for a comparitive weight and have failed.  If anyone has a link to a similar weight I would be grateful to check it out.  Another thought was Belgian...due to the spattered/jasper ground bed I have seen before on some Belgian weights...

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Re: Caterpillar on floating leaf paperweight - Any ideas?
« Reply #4 on: February 14, 2011, 05:27:44 PM »
One of their better efforts...Keep an eye on ebay & you're sure to see some crappier examples.

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