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Offline joewol

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« on: October 22, 2012, 11:59:35 AM »
hi guys

does anyone have any idea what make of paperweight this maybe please

many thanks
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Re: paperweight id
« Reply #1 on: October 22, 2012, 02:57:57 PM »
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Hi Joe.

It looks like a Silesian or German weight from the early 1900s. I guess it is 2 1/4 inch diameter, or thereabouts?

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« Reply #2 on: October 22, 2012, 03:15:02 PM »
Hi alan
Yes your right alan spot on 2.1/4 width and just under 2 high  ;D
If you dont mind me asking  would silesian be the factory name or the type of canes?


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Re: paperweight id
« Reply #3 on: October 22, 2012, 03:42:56 PM »
Hi Joe

Silesia is the area of Europe in which it might have been made - it is now in Poland, near the border with the Czech Republic, but much of it was part of the German empire until 1945. I think there were quite a lot of glass factories scattered across it.  I am not saying your weight is definitely from Silesia: it might be from Thuringia, which is part of Germany, and includes famous glass making towns such as Jena and Lauscha (where they definitely made paperweights, and which is the home of glass Christmas decorations!).

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Re: paperweight id
« Reply #4 on: October 22, 2012, 05:16:21 PM »
Thanks alan  :)  had no idea about german millefiori paperweights i think the colours of the canes
Very striking!!! will have to start reading up on early german etc paperweights
All my best
Joe
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