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Author Topic: Coiled Snake Paperweight...Marcolin?  (Read 1810 times)

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Offline msiscoe

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Coiled Snake Paperweight...Marcolin?
« on: March 18, 2011, 01:38:44 PM »
Hello, I saw this coiled snake paperweight on ebay, and have seen similar marked FM Ronneby Sweden. It appears unmarked, with only a faded label. Can anyone id maker?

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&_trksid=p4340.l2557&rt=nc&nma=true&item=180637671765&si=cbYNn9s7nCJ%252BdNgI8iFeSr94c60%253D&viewitem=&sspagename=STRK%3AMEWNX%3AIT


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Re: Coiled Snake Paperweight...Marcolin?
« Reply #1 on: March 18, 2011, 04:10:15 PM »
I have a clear glass weight exactly the same shape - it has a label on it which says "Swedish Glass". It's not a coiled snake - it's a pile of cr*p.  :thup:
I think the label on the ebay one says "Sticklers Jewellers Trinidad" - or something very similar - I don't think it's a maker's label - neither is mine. I have wondered if mine might be Ronneby, although the glass is not the best of colours and there are manufacturer's flaws in it - tool marks and bad bubbles.
Mine lives on the bathroom floor beside the loo.
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Re: Coiled Snake Paperweight...Marcolin?
« Reply #2 on: March 18, 2011, 04:28:27 PM »
Hello, I prefer the snake to the feces description! :24:

Here's a link to a Marcolin paperweight which is similar: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=170582644782&ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT

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Re: Coiled Snake Paperweight...Marcolin?
« Reply #3 on: March 18, 2011, 06:00:14 PM »
It does look similar - I can't tell, though, if the quality of the marked one is superior to mine or not. Mine is not good quality.
I posted it here some years ago, and Ivo agreed it was a pile of cr*p. I found it in a charity shop and it wasn't expensive.
It really isn't very snake-like at all. Sorry. :24:
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Re: Coiled Snake Paperweight...Marcolin?
« Reply #4 on: March 18, 2011, 06:19:24 PM »
I just can't believe someone would go to the trouble of designing and blowing these pieces, with feces as the design motif.

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Re: Coiled Snake Paperweight...Marcolin?
« Reply #5 on: March 18, 2011, 06:35:32 PM »
I even think the Marcolin one looks like Doggy~doos......we had a friend with a doggie that always left brown coiled 'Meringues' on the lawn!!  :ooh:
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Re: Coiled Snake Paperweight...Marcolin?
« Reply #6 on: March 18, 2011, 06:59:53 PM »
I thought it was done in rather a neat fashion, that's for sure ::)

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Re: Coiled Snake Paperweight...Marcolin?
« Reply #7 on: March 18, 2011, 11:02:23 PM »
For future reference, when the eBay item inked to in Reply #2 is no longer available for viewing, the description included, "... product number says 17385 ...".

Maybe at some stage we will get information on that product number and whether it is a "snake" or not.
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Re: Coiled Snake Paperweight...Marcolin?
« Reply #8 on: March 19, 2011, 08:58:17 AM »
Not all cultures are as squeamish about body functions as others.

Marcel Duchamp, exhibited a urinal on it's side and was (rightly) acclaimed for doing so. Dali was well known for having a fascination with such things, the Breugels frequently had images of defaceting folk in their paintings - and so did many of the 16th century Dutch masters - particularly the images of folk on the frozen rivers in wintertime.
I believe in Mexican nativity scenes, a defecating child is a standard figure along with the crib.

It's not a weird subject if you take cross-cultural contexts into account.

Disgust is a normal human reaction - but the things which make us feel disgust are learned from our culture.
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Re: Coiled Snake Paperweight...Marcolin?
« Reply #9 on: March 19, 2011, 10:41:22 AM »
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Disgust is a normal human reaction - but the things which make us feel disgust are learned from our culture.

Quite so, Sue....hence my plea to put the toilet lid down!!!
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