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Author Topic: Rare NEGC Papetrweight from 1818 ?????????????  (Read 2210 times)

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Offline casalibre

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Rare NEGC Papetrweight from 1818 ?????????????
« on: August 02, 2012, 09:30:43 PM »
In my opinion the first paperweight were made about 1845!
Of course , this weight is very interesting:
http://www.ebay.de/itm/Briefbeschwerer-Paperweight-NEW-ENGLAND-GLASS-COMPANY-Spaced-Millefiori-/380459273186?pt=Glas_Kristall&hash=item589523cbe2
but I think it was made about 1850.
Any opinions?

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Re: Rare NEGC Papetrweight from 1818 ?????????????
« Reply #1 on: August 03, 2012, 06:27:25 PM »
Hi casalibre

My German is non-existant but it appears that the description is referring to the
start and closure of the NEGC factory 1818 - 1888 rather than the actual date
of the paperweight.

Best regards

Derek

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Re: Rare NEGC Papetrweight from 1818 ?????????????
« Reply #2 on: August 03, 2012, 11:08:17 PM »
In the meantime the seller has added a comment (1818 is a typo - should be 1851) and apologizes for the "embarrassing error".
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Re: Rare NEGC Papetrweight from 1818 ?????????????
« Reply #3 on: August 05, 2012, 12:36:21 AM »
Yes, that was good of him to do, but too bad he still has the NEGC attribution wrong.

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Re: Rare NEGC Papetrweight from 1818 ?????????????
« Reply #4 on: August 05, 2012, 07:36:21 AM »
Yes, that was good of him to do, but too bad he still has the NEGC attribution wrong.
What do you think, it is ?
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Re: Rare NEGC Papetrweight from 1818 ?????????????
« Reply #5 on: August 05, 2012, 10:18:17 AM »
The millefiori canes have a minimalist use of color and large clear spaces in them. The only company I have seen that had this style of cane is 1970's Pairpoint.

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Re: Rare NEGC Papetrweight from 1818 ?????????????
« Reply #6 on: August 05, 2012, 05:01:07 PM »
In my opinion, sorry:
Pairpoint is an absolutely nonesens!
Maybe not NEGC, but what else?
Please look at the shape of the weight: it is of course an antique weight!

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Re: Rare NEGC Papetrweight from 1818 ?????????????
« Reply #7 on: August 05, 2012, 05:02:50 PM »
I agree with Alpha that this is appears to be a Pairpoint paperweight.  But since it is so minimalist, I am open to other suggestions. 
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Re: Rare NEGC Papetrweight from 1818 ?????????????
« Reply #8 on: August 05, 2012, 05:07:40 PM »
Dear Allan!
OK
Lets open the voting!
I am very interested in a discussion, if this item is antique or not!
(Please look at all the pictures)!!!

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Re: Rare NEGC Papetrweight from 1818 ?????????????
« Reply #9 on: August 05, 2012, 06:15:16 PM »
Of course I would like to have a commend of  one of the best: Alan Thornton!

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