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Offline BobKegeles

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Anyone recognize this piece?
« on: August 21, 2013, 08:45:41 PM »
Hi everyone.

I have this lovely rather large dome paperweight, totally unlabeled, but to my (inexperienced) eye, it seems like a European maker.

I would greatly appreciate any help.
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Re: Anyone recognize this piece?
« Reply #1 on: August 21, 2013, 09:05:03 PM »
I think these are modern Chinese

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Re: Anyone recognize this piece?
« Reply #2 on: August 21, 2013, 09:53:32 PM »
In other words, junk?

I really appreciate the response, thank you Lustrous

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Re: Anyone recognize this piece?
« Reply #3 on: August 22, 2013, 01:48:10 PM »
Definitely modern Chinese, and yes I am afraid you put it perfectly Bob!

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Re: Anyone recognize this piece?
« Reply #4 on: August 23, 2013, 12:21:22 AM »
But not "junk" to those who collect such things.

A good collection of can be made, on a restricted budget, of the various modern Chinese items with their variations of animals etc.
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Re: Anyone recognize this piece?
« Reply #5 on: August 27, 2013, 03:21:56 PM »
These lizard paperweights were a special commission for the British Heart Foundation about 15 years ago, they were made in their thousands and sold their charity shops nationwide in the UK, the original price was 4.99.
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Re: Anyone recognize this piece?
« Reply #6 on: August 27, 2013, 07:18:18 PM »
But not "junk" to those who collect such things.

A good collection of can be made, on a restricted budget, of the various modern Chinese items with their variations of animals etc.

That could be said about anything Kev!

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Re: Anyone recognize this piece?
« Reply #7 on: August 27, 2013, 09:20:30 PM »
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Exactly Ian - beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

It is important too to distinguish between artistic merit and political bias.  There are paperweights out there that, if labelled 'Made in China' are derided (especially in the US) - yet the identical pieces with 'Murano' labels are deemed collectable. No logic in it.

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