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Offline Anne E.B.

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« on: January 15, 2006, 02:00:59 PM »
I thought may be Swarovski or Chinese for this one.  I've checked out a few links without success.  It looks like a chrysanthemum and has four green leaves spaced around the flowers pink stem (the leaves are not attached to each other, or to the flower stem).
Any ideas please?
http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y195/glassie/pw001.jpg
http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y195/glassie/pw002.jpg



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« Reply #1 on: January 15, 2006, 02:17:15 PM »
If Swarowski it should be acid etched somewhere Anne. All the bits I've seen have been - although sometimes it's quite hard to spot the mark as it can be small and/or faint.

It looks more Chinese to me though, to be honest. (But I'm not up on paperweights so don't take my word for it!  :lol: )

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« Reply #2 on: January 15, 2006, 03:49:47 PM »
Looks like a classic Chinese crimp to me, but it's unusual to see them with facets  :shock:  Interesting effect! :D
 
Is it just the picture, or does the glass have a very slight yellowish tinge to it?  This also is characteristic of some Chinese glass.

Pretty  :wink:
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« Reply #3 on: January 15, 2006, 05:40:11 PM »
Thanks Anne and Leni.  I thought it could possibly be Chinese - the chrysanthemum type flower just struck a cord.

Leni - it is crystal clear.  It was photographed next to a flaming big yellow glass vase and just reflected some of the colour :roll:

There's another Mdina pw in the shop for £3.  Its really lovely with typical blue/green/ochre swirls, but it has a flattened top which I can't make sense of?  It doesn't add anything to the appearance, design wise.  Is this quite common do you know?

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« Reply #4 on: January 15, 2006, 06:26:13 PM »
I know nothing about Mdina I'm afraid!   :?

I suppose it could have been sliced off and smoothed down because of poor finishing or striations in the glass, but I have no idea, really!   Could be it was just a design variation!   :roll:
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« Reply #5 on: January 15, 2006, 08:04:45 PM »
Hello again Anne  :D

I wondered about your Mdina paperweight...how's this for an idea:  It was a Mdina seahorse paperweight, someone broke the clear 'horse' part off and had the broken part on the coloured base cut & polished? :idea:  :D
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« Reply #6 on: January 16, 2006, 10:00:10 AM »
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Hello again Anne  :D
 It was a Mdina seahorse paperweight, someone broke the clear 'horse' part off and had the broken part on the coloured base cut & polished? :idea:  :D


That sounds quite possible Max, its certainly big enough to have had a seahorse on top 8)   It does look a bit odd as it is, so I won't be going back for it.

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« Reply #7 on: January 16, 2006, 06:24:00 PM »
Here's some Mdina seahorse pics Anne:
Mdina  Seahorses search

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« Reply #8 on: February 24, 2006, 01:05:13 AM »
It's definitely Modern Chinese and the flower was made via applied petals, not with a crimp.
They come up on ebay with some regularity though they're not as common as most other modern Chi designs.

Has Swarovski ever made paperweights with encased flowers?

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« Reply #9 on: March 13, 2006, 10:58:07 PM »
Belated thanks Mark and Anne 8)
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