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Offline daveweight

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Chinese Paperweights Hand Painted on the Insside
« on: April 12, 2006, 12:21:01 PM »
Is anyone else, like me, fascinated by these chinese hollow paperweights that have been hand painted from the inside ? It must a lot of time, patience and skill bearing in mind the colours have to be put on in layers and be in the right order. I have another one of 100 children and an underwater scene with fish and turtles.
I found the manufacturer of these "globes"as they are called and they are made in various sizes up to 12". They were ridiculously cheap but when you added on shipping costs, VAT and around £30 for Parcel Farce to collect the VAT the price became astronomical.
I haven't seen many of these around although I am sure they aren't rare.
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Re: Chinese Paperweights Hand Painted on the Insside
« Reply #1 on: September 29, 2007, 10:00:28 PM »
I've just bought one of these with panels of birds that I'm quite pleased with. I presume they're modern

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Re: Chinese Paperweights Hand Painted on the Insside
« Reply #2 on: September 30, 2007, 08:19:15 AM »
I've seen a few of them on eBay. The ones I found interesting were made of very thick glass. I wonder how they would last as paint tends to flake off of glass after a while.
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Re: Chinese Paperweights Hand Painted on the Insside
« Reply #3 on: September 30, 2007, 12:11:14 PM »
Unless they are enamel and fired or epoxy based paint cured with UV, both of which would last forever(ish).

Is there just a small hole underneat and painted in the round? The Chinese are masters at complicated ways of dong things, like those ivory filigree balls inside filigree balls.
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Re: Chinese Paperweights Hand Painted on the Insside
« Reply #4 on: September 30, 2007, 05:48:24 PM »
Yes, they're painted in the round. The birds are all identifiable - mandarin ducks, magpies, pheasants and a n other The hole is relatively small - I can get my little finger in as far as the first knuckle, about a pencil and  a half in diameter.

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Re: Chinese Paperweights Hand Painted on the Insside
« Reply #5 on: September 30, 2007, 07:09:57 PM »
I have one on my WANT list :)
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Re: Chinese Paperweights Hand Painted on the Insside
« Reply #6 on: September 30, 2007, 07:13:50 PM »

Frank,

I have one that you can have, but unfortunately it is missing the wooden stand. Let me know if you would still like it and I will get it to you.  :)
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Re: Chinese Paperweights Hand Painted on the Insside
« Reply #7 on: September 30, 2007, 08:28:35 PM »
Mine doesn't have a stand either  :cry: I will post a pic in the next week or so

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Re: Chinese Paperweights Hand Painted on the Insside
« Reply #8 on: September 30, 2007, 08:31:10 PM »
Ooooh Della!  ^-^
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Re: Chinese Paperweights Hand Painted on the Insside
« Reply #9 on: September 30, 2007, 08:36:10 PM »

You have mail, Frank  ;D
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