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Offline scavo

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Czech paperweight? ID? Decoration term?
« on: October 26, 2011, 05:01:41 PM »
No signature or etching on the base.

Does anyone recognise it?

What is the term for the decoration?

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Re: Murano paperweight? ID? Decoration term?
« Reply #1 on: October 26, 2011, 11:20:00 PM »
Hi Scavo,

Not sure that this belongs in Paperweights - I will change the title slightly and move it over to the Glass forum.

Looks like a solid, shallow bowl of some kind. What are the dimensions?
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Re: Murano paperweight - or bowl? ID? Decoration term?
« Reply #2 on: October 27, 2011, 09:42:31 AM »
Not a bowl. The top surface is convex.

I know what you mean though. Shape is reminiscent of Holmegaard bowls by Per Lutken.

It is 12 x 7 x 4.5 cm.

Pic order: aerial, side elevation, base.

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Re: Murano paperweight - or bowl? ID? Decoration term?
« Reply #3 on: January 26, 2012, 12:46:45 AM »
Anik R has found a lovely BIG snail doorstop/paperweight that looks to have a very similar base to my paperweight here:
http://www.glassmessages.com/index.php/topic,45676.0/
As often seems to be the case, we've found a match (possibly) but it doesn't take us any closer to an ID.


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Re: Murano paperweight - or bowl? ID? Decoration term?
« Reply #4 on: January 27, 2012, 03:15:18 PM »
Scavo, now I think your 'thing' and my snail are most definitely related.  I found a paperweight just like yours on a Czech auction site, only the internal decoration is exactly like my snail's back.   See here:  Těžítko

I think it's safe to say our items are Czech... but which glassworks?
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Re: Murano paperweight - or bowl? ID? Decoration term?
« Reply #5 on: January 27, 2012, 03:39:47 PM »
Certainly looks related.

Now I think it would be great, if at all possible, for a MOD to move it into paperweights, re edit the title taking 'bowl' out (it isn't a bowl) and ask the question: is it Czech?

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Re: Czech paperweight? ID? Decoration term?
« Reply #6 on: January 29, 2012, 05:11:57 PM »
This topic is back from the Glass forum, where it has been confirmed as being a paperweight (not a bowl), and has been linked to snail to give a likely Czech attribution (rather than Murano). Thread title altered to suit.
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Re: Czech paperweight? ID? Decoration term?
« Reply #7 on: January 29, 2012, 08:49:51 PM »
Thanks, Kevin. I do hope someone will be able to point to a maker. :X:

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Re: Czech paperweight? ID? Decoration term?
« Reply #8 on: January 29, 2012, 09:08:02 PM »
I found a paperweight/rock quite similar to yours and mine, but with a glass spiral sitting on top (for pencils?)... and it had a label: "HEĆ BOHEMIA Handmade Glass Czech Republic".

Unfortunately, I cannot find the item at the moment, and the Heć Bohemia website seems to be defunct. :-\
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Re: Czech paperweight? ID? Decoration term?
« Reply #9 on: January 29, 2012, 10:30:39 PM »
Hmm, but there is a fact I haven't mentioned as when I listed I didn't consider Czech glass.

It belongs to a friend of mine who bought it around '89/'90. I assume it's from the Czechoslovakia rather than Czech Republic time. He could have bought it as a brand new item - but it is a unlikely as he only buys food and alcohol new!

Nevertheless, the same place producing and changing names? Would HEĆ BOHEMIA have been part of one of the Sklo Unions?

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