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Offline dreamticket2

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Small laticcino paperweight is it French? ID please
« on: April 07, 2012, 11:28:16 AM »
 Small papereight.
It has a lot of wear especially on the base . Glass has small bubble imperfections.
size 1.75 inches diam. 1.25 high approx.
Could it be Baccarat?

http://glassgallery.yobunny.org.uk/displayimage.php?pos=-16240

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http://glassgallery.yobunny.org.uk/displayimage.php?pos=-16239



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Re: Small laticcino paperweight is it French? ID please
« Reply #1 on: April 07, 2012, 03:03:41 PM »
Hi.

I understand why you suggest Baccarat, but I don't think it is French.  If it were French you would expect it to be made of lead crystal, and have a concave polished base.  The image suggests a flat, matte ground base, which together with the design and colour of the latticino and the poor glass quality suggests to me an origin further to the east - in Germany / Silesia / Bohemia.

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Re: Small laticcino paperweight is it French? ID please
« Reply #2 on: April 07, 2012, 03:51:21 PM »
Thank you Alan.  :)
Still trying to get the knowledge!! :(
best wishes
Jean


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Re: Small laticcino paperweight is it French? ID please
« Reply #3 on: April 07, 2012, 11:01:35 PM »
It is a Baccarat/St Louis design, and there are similar C19 pieces by both factories BUT.....

the colours of the glass used are just all wrong. I think it is a copy inspired by those earlier pieces, and my views are even further east. It is a very interesting piece. Without handling it I would have thought Chinese 1930's. They did try and copy a number of French factories, this is a better example.


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Re: Small laticcino paperweight is it French? ID please
« Reply #4 on: April 08, 2012, 08:47:23 AM »
Thank you for your help. The more I find the less  I realise  know..I found this in a local fair amongst other bric a brac so I didn't pay much for it. .
I don't get to glass fairs so the glass message board is great
be lucky Jean.


 

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