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Offline dfernbach

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what is it??
« on: March 30, 2006, 05:56:22 PM »
I've been getting ready to put another weight on e-bay.  I had this long write-up prepared saying basically that I don't know what it is.

Then a fellow I've been exchanging some e-mails with asked to take a peek and see if he might recognize it.  All I know is his e-bay id is prism2300 , his e-mail is Email address removed by moderator - please read posting guidelines and his first name is Michael.  He seems to be knowledgeable, so I wouldn't be surprised if some of you know him.

He suggested
" The weight is not Chinese, which is a good thing, because Chinese weights are generally uninteresting things.
       It seems to be a late 19th-century or early 20th-century American or Bohemian (Bohemia-Silesia). Very difficult to tell without actually holding the wieight, but I'm think American. But it isn't Chinese."

(I had speculated that it might be Chinese or Murano)
http://i2.tinypic.com/smfzv7.jpg
http://i2.tinypic.com/smg1s5.jpg
http://i2.tinypic.com/smg2g7.jpg
http://i2.tinypic.com/smg58o.jpg

Any educated guesses or authoritative answers?


Offline Simone

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what is it??
« Reply #1 on: March 30, 2006, 05:58:04 PM »
In my opinion, it's 20th century Bohemian, but more contemporary, of the 70's/80's.

I know prism, because he's bid on some of my weights and I've also bid against him (and won).

Just looking through my Bohos to see the dates... :D

It's a very nice one you have there. Hmmmm  :D

Don, the base isn't worn enough to be early 20th century, but it's a lovely weight and I adore the pastel colours.
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Offline dfernbach

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« Reply #2 on: March 30, 2006, 06:28:36 PM »
i'm not one to argue, Simone (aw who am I kidding, my father's favorite phrase was "for the sake of argument"), but the Clichy I sold the other day was mid 19th century and the base looked like it was made last week.

but I digress...

Unless I hear differing opinions, I'm going to refer to 'expert opinions' based purely on the photos, that it is most likely Bohemian.

thanks as always,
Don


Offline Leni

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« Reply #3 on: March 31, 2006, 09:56:59 AM »
I'd say Bohemian, too.  

Some weights like this have come from India (Firozabad, I think) but the colours of those tend to be much brighter - not as muted as this one.  

Yes, I'd have said contemporary Bohemian.
Leni


 

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