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Offline marc

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ID help, please.
« on: October 02, 2011, 11:31:00 AM »
Hi, I need help to id this paperweight, many thanks.

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« Reply #1 on: October 02, 2011, 11:46:09 AM »
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Is that Saint Christopher image in there?  As not sure??  http://www.personalizationmall.com/cat_image/8957-TN.jpg  or of Jesus, I guess................looking at it closer ??

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« Reply #2 on: October 02, 2011, 12:37:08 PM »
I think is St Joseph of Nazareth image.

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« Reply #3 on: October 13, 2011, 03:14:03 PM »
Could it be Bohemian?  First half of the 20th Century.

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« Reply #4 on: October 13, 2011, 04:33:24 PM »
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I think it is certainly European, and my money would be on Belgium or Alsace - and I would agree with late 19th C - early 20th C. The very flat top suggests to me that it has had the facet added because of previous damage: it may have been one of those pieces with a crucifix on top, that has now been broken off.

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« Reply #5 on: October 13, 2011, 04:51:16 PM »
I am very grateful, thank you very much for the comment.

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« Reply #6 on: October 13, 2011, 09:59:14 PM »
... The very flat top suggests to me that it has had the facet added because of previous damage: it may have been one of those pieces with a crucifix on top, that has now been broken off.
It does look as though something fairly drastic happened to the top. However if the "spiky" things seen around the edge of the weight  go all around, then that would suggest the sulphide was only intended to be viewed through the top and a cross or something on top would have spolied the view.
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« Reply #7 on: October 14, 2011, 07:51:51 AM »
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Hi Kev.

What you say makes good sense. That said, I saw a fairly similar item in a shop in Liège a few years ago: a piece whose base had 'Devil's Fire' spikes, a central plaque (of little merit or detail, unlike the one referred to above), all topped with a chipped crucifix. The price was too high, and I did not photograph it, unfortunately.

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