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Offline marc

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ID Help - Initials over frit weight
« on: March 06, 2012, 06:27:38 PM »
 Can anyone help me with a maker identification.
 Many thanks.

   Marc.

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Re: ID Help - Initials over frit weight
« Reply #1 on: March 06, 2012, 11:52:30 PM »
Hi marc,

No idea about the weight - but I have made the title of the thread a bit more meaningful.  :)
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Re: ID Help - Initials over frit weight
« Reply #2 on: March 07, 2012, 09:38:03 PM »
Marc.

The first thought to mind concerning the origin is 'modern Chinese'.  And pure speculation might suggest that 'MA' could simply be the common endearment for mother .. 'The proverbial "first word" of an infant often sounds like "ma" or "mama." This strong association of that sound with "mother" has persisted in nearly every language on earth, countering the natural localization of language.' (Wikipedia)

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Re: ID Help - Initials over frit weight
« Reply #3 on: March 07, 2012, 10:15:37 PM »
Unlikely, we'd see more of them.

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Re: ID Help - Initials over frit weight
« Reply #4 on: March 07, 2012, 10:34:26 PM »
    MA is abbreviation for myyaki ankiya which is chinese for "if you like me, buy me, I am chinese if you please".
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Re: ID Help - Initials over frit weight
« Reply #5 on: March 17, 2012, 07:56:41 AM »
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There are lots and lots of frit weights around with various names and initials and designs. In some the name clearly indicates a northern European origin, and these probably come from Belgium / Alsace / Czech Republic. I recall Gary McClanahan giving a talk to a PCA Convention where he said he had identified 'over 130' US Mid West glass factories who had made some frit paperweights! So I doubt you will determine exactly who made this paperweight.
 
I have not seen any on offer from China, though.
 
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Re: ID Help - Initials over frit weight
« Reply #6 on: March 20, 2012, 07:28:04 PM »
Wrong again :-[ :-[ :-[ :'( :'( :'(
     Roger the wrongun.

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