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Offline incazzatonero

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Re: Please help ID that very old antique Paperweight from 1815
« Reply #1 on: May 02, 2012, 10:48:28 PM »
Baccarat 1920s (so-called "Dupont" weight) with "requested" date cane.
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Re: Please help ID that very old antique Paperweight from 1815
« Reply #2 on: May 03, 2012, 06:20:19 AM »
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Of the many dates found in Dupont weights (which include 1847, 1848 and 1849 too, which can be confusing...), the year 1815 seems quite common.  I guess it was to commemorate the fall of Napoleon Bonaparte and the restoration of the monarchy. 

One common feature of Dupont weights is the profile:  the weights have relatively straight sides, with little curve under to the base when compared to classic French paperweights, and a thick 'wear rim'. Also, the millefiori set up is usually very low in the dome.

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Re: Please help ID that very old antique Paperweight from 1815
« Reply #3 on: May 03, 2012, 06:07:40 PM »
Still a nice weight at the right price . Is it an investment for the future ? if you are not too old . ;)


 

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