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Author Topic: Frit pwt with bubbles ...odd-looking base . Bohemian perhaps ?  (Read 339 times)

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Offline Baked_Beans

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Frit pwt with bubbles ...odd-looking base . Bohemian perhaps ?
« on: December 07, 2015, 09:05:05 PM »
This paperweight is about 2 1/4 inches tall, 3 inches diameter . Frit with bubbles. Lots of tiny bubbles in the clear dome.

The base hasn't been ground but there is quite substantial age related scratching.

In the centre of the base there is a raised bit with a sharp edge ...looks like the centre of the base on this one......

 http://www.glassmessages.com/index.php/topic,29030.msg157387.html#msg157387

Is this a feature of Bohemian paperweights of a certain age or is it seen quite often in more modern weights  ?

Thanks for having a look. Ta, Mike
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Re: Frit pwt with bubbles ...odd-looking base . Bohemian perhaps ?
« Reply #1 on: December 07, 2015, 09:30:15 PM »
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Hi.  Fairly typical design and unfinished base from Belgium / Alsace.  The centre sharp bit is the remains of the thin glass neck that attached the paperweight to the punty (iron rod) just before it was knocked off.  The harlequin design, fountain (spider), use of sulphides on spatter grounds, encapsulation of badges....these are all late Victorian designs used in Northern Europe ( Belgium, Alsace, parts of Germany rather than Bohemia).  Incidentally, these designs were seen by Salvador and Paul Ysart when they were living in Paris pre World War 1 - and later reproduced in Scotland.

Alan

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Re: Frit pwt with bubbles ...odd-looking base . Bohemian perhaps ?
« Reply #2 on: December 07, 2015, 09:41:10 PM »
Thanks very much Alan for the info....really appreciate it .I'm very pleased with it !

Cheers, Mike
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