No-one likes general adverts, and ours hadn't been updated for ages, so we're having a clear-out and a change round to make the new ones useful to you. These new adverts bring in a small amount to help pay for the board and keep it free for you to use, so please do use them whenever you can, Let our links help you find great books on glass or a new piece for your collection. Thank you for supporting the Board.

Having the right books is a great aid in identifying glass.
To help you find the most useful books we have put together ""
Why not take a look on

Author Topic: How to distinguish whether Silesia or Thuringia?  (Read 479 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline casalibre

  • Members
  • **
  • Posts: 186
How to distinguish whether Silesia or Thuringia?
« on: November 27, 2012, 05:09:51 PM »
On ebay I have found a very nice German paperweight:
My question is:
How can I reliably distinguish whether the origin is Silesia or Thuringia?

Support the Glass Message Board by finding a book via

Offline tropdevin

  • Members
  • **
  • Posts: 2386
  • Gender: Male
    • Paperweights
    • England
    • My Paperweights Website
Re: How to distinguish whether Silesia or Thuringia?
« Reply #1 on: November 27, 2012, 05:40:29 PM »

Hi.  I am not sure that anyone knows enough about all the relevant factories to tell the difference in every case, but this paperweight looks like it has Lauscha canes in it - so it would be from Thuringia.

"There are two rules for ultimate success in life. Number 1: Never tell everything you know."

The comments in this posting reflect the opinion of the author, Alan Thornton, and not that of the owners, administrators or moderators of this board. Comments are copyright Alan Thornton.

Support the Glass Message Board by finding glass through


Look for glass on 
Look for glass on (US)

Link to Glass Encyclopedia
Link to Glass Museum

This Website is provided by Angela Bowey, PO Box 113, Paihia 0247, New Zealand