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Offline casalibre

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What is that?
« on: August 15, 2013, 05:41:09 PM »


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Re: What is that?
« Reply #1 on: August 15, 2013, 09:07:38 PM »
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Hi.  There have been various makers of these paperweights enclosing animated figures, in various countries. The most common is the turtle, often attributed to Gillinder - which I think is correct for those examples where the circular paperweight is held in a frosted glass hand.  The simple turtles and rarer items such as horses and elephants may be from a different maker - or makers.  I think this type of paperweight was made in Europe, as well as the USA.  They date anywhere from the late 1800s to, I believe, as late as 1950.

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Re: What is that?
« Reply #2 on: August 16, 2013, 01:57:10 PM »
Thanks Alan!


 

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