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Author Topic: Victorian / early 1900's photo (in the middle, not to base) paperweight ?  (Read 1352 times)

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Offline Baked_Beans

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I havn't ever seen one of these before. Looks like it could be Victorian/early 1900's . If so how was it made and who may have made it ? I would love to be able to find out ! Thanks for looking. Size is 3 1/4 inches wide and 2 inches tall. Has a polished pontil.

Mike

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Hi Mike.

This could be one of the weights made around 1900 by Albert Graeser in Pittsburgh USA.

There was another example posted on the message board about a month ago, but I'm struggling to find it.   Hence, sorry, no easy link.   But a websearch should find lots of stuff.


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Keith
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Cheers Keith & Simon,

Thanks so much , sure does look like yours Simon,

I will do some more searching ...looks like they are one-off family photo weights....interesting!

ta ,Mike.   
Mike

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 The information given above is half-right. This paperweight is from Pittsburgh, c1890. It is not Graeser. He ground his pontils flat, creating a translucent base.  I attribute it to William H. Maxwell, another Pittsburgher who first patented this process. He left behind clear concave bases. I am a life long Pittsburgher and own several hundred different examples of both Graeser and Maxwell paperweights. I have been collecting these for 34 years.






Hi Mike.

This could be one of the weights made around 1900 by Albert Graeser in Pittsburgh USA.

There was another example posted on the message board about a month ago, but I'm struggling to find it.   Hence, sorry, no easy link.   But a websearch should find lots of stuff.


Regards

Keith

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Welcome to the board paperwghts  :)
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Thanks very much paperwghts ! It's really good to know ! :)

This board is a wonderful forum , so friendly and I'm always staggered by the expert knowledge  of all who give help and advice here.  ;)   Ta, Mike.
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