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Offline incazzatonero

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Only 50 Royal Brierley Paperweights all over the world???
« on: October 31, 2012, 01:59:31 PM »
On Ebay I have found:
http://www.ebay.de/itm/380496835107;jsessionid=54E248172EBCA6EDFDAEEE88863531BC?ru=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.de%2Fsch%2Fi.html%3F_sacat%3D0%26_from%3DR40%26_nkw%3D380496835107%26_rdc%3D1
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#380496835107.
Are there any precise bibliographic references, which can confirm that only 50 Paperweights were made?


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Re: Only 50 Royal Brierley Paperweights all over the world???
« Reply #1 on: October 31, 2012, 02:03:40 PM »
Well I've got one,the trouble is I've never seen or heard of a RB weight like this,I may be wrong,it does happen sometimes ::),but this might be a case of 'jumping labels' :o ;D ;D


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Re: Only 50 Royal Brierley Paperweights all over the world???
« Reply #2 on: October 31, 2012, 03:12:48 PM »
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I thought there were lots around (I've owned several), and some at least looked like they were imported from Murano.

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Re: Only 50 Royal Brierley Paperweights all over the world???
« Reply #3 on: October 31, 2012, 05:10:32 PM »
World Paperweights: Millefiori & Lampwork, by Robert G. Hall, pages 93 & 94.

Bob had contacted the company about their paperweight production and was told "... only fifty paperweights had been made ..." and "There would not be any more produced ...".
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Re: Only 50 Royal Brierley Paperweights all over the world???
« Reply #4 on: October 31, 2012, 05:41:38 PM »
Like I said,I have been wrong before and in future I'll shut up and wait till someone else speaks ::) ::) ;D ;D


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Re: Only 50 Royal Brierley Paperweights all over the world???
« Reply #5 on: October 31, 2012, 05:47:01 PM »
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I was about to add that it is very similar to the Royal Brierley weight shown in the Murano project on my website. Then I looked more closely, and realised it is actually the same paperweight... :-[

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Re: Only 50 Royal Brierley Paperweights all over the world???
« Reply #6 on: October 31, 2012, 07:43:14 PM »
Oh come on I see royal brierley weights at fairs all the time.    Only 50.   purleazzzzzzeeeee


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Re: Only 50 Royal Brierley Paperweights all over the world???
« Reply #7 on: October 31, 2012, 09:49:27 PM »
Mi scusi!
But what means:  "purleazzzzzzeeeee"
in italiano or german?


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Re: Only 50 Royal Brierley Paperweights all over the world???
« Reply #8 on: November 01, 2012, 12:24:15 AM »
Just... 'please' in a slightly cheeky way ;D ;D,there are loads of RB weights but as Kevin says this type appears rare ;D


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Re: Only 50 Royal Brierley Paperweights all over the world???
« Reply #9 on: November 01, 2012, 12:39:34 AM »
Actually, I did not say that!

I simply quoted from what Bob Hall had said in his book about what the folk at Royal Brierley had told him. And what I quoted was in response to the original question:
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Are there any precise bibliographic references, which can confirm that only 50 Paperweights were made?

I would not be surprised to find that there are plenty of Royal Brierley weights around, but since they used Murano canes they may not have been spotted for what they are. The use of Murano canes and the label being lost is something that Bob also commented on his his book as being a possible confusion for many folk.

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