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Author Topic: Older Scramble Paperweight  (Read 925 times)

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Offline mandi779

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Older Scramble Paperweight
« on: September 07, 2011, 08:09:55 PM »
Hi,
  I'm trying to see if I can get any information on this paperweight.  It has quite a bit of scuffing on the top and the base so I'm pretty sure its an older one and its kind of squatty looking - not all that much bigger in size than a door knob.  Thanks for any help! :)

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Re: Older Scramble Paperweight
« Reply #1 on: September 11, 2011, 08:22:52 PM »
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I agree it looks old - which could mean antique French or American. The lime green cane reminds me of a Saint-Louis colour.....whereas some other canes look rather American.   Does it feel heavy for its size, like lead crystal? Is the base flat, or polished concave with a wear rim?

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Offline mandi779

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Re: Older Scramble Paperweight
« Reply #2 on: September 11, 2011, 08:38:05 PM »
It is very slightly concave with a wear rim around the outside.  I did see a few canes inside right around the edge that I thought might help distinguish it but I haven't had a chance to photograph them yet.  I'm going to try to do that today and I can add some more photos if I can get a decent picture of them.  Thanks! :)

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Re: Older Scramble Paperweight
« Reply #3 on: September 11, 2011, 10:48:45 PM »
I'm pretty sure it is American from the New England Glass Company in Cambridge, Massachusetts.  Circa 1860-1880. 
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