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Author Topic: Green glass dump paperweights with clay figures in them encrusted cameo sulphide  (Read 3658 times)

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ah using 'dumpy' in my key words  I've found one more with some possible date information -
Apparently this is a 'Fred Archer' dump weight, green dump with a jockey on horse clay figure enclosed.  I've no idea if it really is supposed to represent Fred Archer as there is no supporting evidence,  but he dates to 1857-1886 and was champion jockey for 13 years.  Of course that doesn't mean it was made during that time, but I suppose it's likely it may have been.   I've just put it here for future reference on dates.
http://www.liveauctioneers.com/item/2752409
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Keith thank you for looking through more books for me  :) I thought I'd said that in a previous post.  I appreciate it.  I do have quite a large library of books now but they just rarely seem to have the piece in that is mine  :-X
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You are welcome,I've 29 books on glass and a number of general 'antique' books,it wasn't until I got 20th British Glass  ' that I saw any of our pieces so you're not alone in that ;D ;D

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Skotnicki's book has a complete chapter on dumps with sulphide inclusions, with 49 illustrations (some of them the same piece from different angles). It mentions others that are not illustrated, too.

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Thanks Alan - so not that many in total then.  It is on my book hit list, but having bought two expensive ones this month I have to save for it  :)
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aah she has arrived and she's delightful! YOu might need to right click on images and open in a new tab to see them larger sized.  If you press control and the + button at the same time you should get clearer detail once enlarged hopefully.
Sjhe's 3 1/4" tall by 2 1/4" wide.
I've put some close up picture on, but unfortunately because of some pitting in the glass, the photos distort her face slightly (which is very pretty)and dont represent how beautiful it is when just looking at it lit up. 
Really pleased  :)
She might be Demeter Goddess of Agriculture is all I can think of, as she looks to be surrounded possibly by sheafs of wheat ...but maybe a long shot difficult to tell.  Her left arm is missing.  Any thoughts on who she might be welcomed.
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more pics

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Actually the other side of her is broken off as it were, and I wonder if what is behind her right arm is a wing.  Perhaps she is an angel?
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similar to the horse one I linked to, but not the same and much bigger at 5" tall by 4 1/2" diameter - he 'raced away'  ;D at over 200.00

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/230827214112?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1438.l2649

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