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Offline tommytonguedj

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Hi All,
         New to site and buying glass paperweights but have been dealing in various antiques for a few years, Help needed to id 3 paperweights please follow my photo album link, The multicoloured one and green one were bought last week whilst i was in india hired a bike and set off hunting the 3rd one i have had for a while. Any clues or directions i can head towards are greatly appreciated. Thanks Tom
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The first looks like modern Chinese. The second, very much Indian (as Lustrousstone says). The third, no idea on the maker (but please don't consider it a potential part of your pension pot...)

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Thanks Lustrousstone and alan for reply and i'm sure my pension plans already gone having 3 boys betweeen 3 and 11 lol. Thanks all the same for quick id's just one more id now the weird flattish shaped green one, Someone has said it may not be a paperweight but used for something else??


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It probably is a paperweight but you're unlikely to find a manufacturer. A fair number of the catalogues show plain glass block catalogues, but the quality of the glass lots more like something from a bottle maker than a fancy goods maker. The glass hasn't been decolorised. Functional paperweights have been needed for a long time...


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Thanks Lustrousstone for yet more info which is greatly appreciated, Just one last question do you have any idea of age. Thanks again your not a million miles away from me i'm In Newton-Le-Willows got some nice adrian sankey apple pw's the other week at winwick CarBoot, Thanks Again Tommy


 



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