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Offline tropdevin

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Poor mangled little thing...
« on: August 12, 2012, 09:58:27 PM »
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I know that many things have a hard lfe, but this Clichy has suffered worse than most. Heavily repolished, then the foot smashed....

And someone still thinks it is worth a lot of money....

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Re: Poor mangled little thing...
« Reply #1 on: August 16, 2012, 06:26:15 AM »
i wonder if that was the start of a mushroom weight with out the casing
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Re: Poor mangled little thing...
« Reply #2 on: August 16, 2012, 06:36:25 AM »
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I don't think it was an unfinished piece: I think it was a finished paperweight that was badly damaged at least once before. Look at the base view: the red/white staves are all polished off flat, not drawn in to the foot, as at manufacture.  Someone has repaired a damaged base by polishing it flat and adding a new foot. At that time they probably reduced the dome to the shape it is now. And then it has been broken again...

I suspect it may turn up again with a new foot, or reduced to a modest sized paperweight.

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