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Offline Frank

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« on: May 11, 2006, 10:24:09 PM »
This was new to me...

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Bob Hall, Old English Ps,  makes no suggestion of weights of this quality from them.
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« Reply #1 on: May 12, 2006, 06:39:30 AM »
There's a Chinese paperweight design with red flowers and the brown "twigs" which if you squeezed it out, would turn into this bowl.
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« Reply #2 on: May 12, 2006, 02:58:02 PM »
Hi all
The paperweight is commonly known as stain glass the method although well known prior to, was actually patented back in 1857 by Benjamin Richardson and thereafter everyone seemed to jump on the bandwagon.  Boulton and Mill sold it under the name “Nacre de Perle”, Stevens and Williams called it “Verre de Soie, and with Walsh Walsh it was called “Broche”.  Richardson’s then went patriotically Scottish and Used “Tartan”.  The name Satin glass seems to emanate from America where it is also known as “Plush” or “Pearl Satin”
Hope this helps a little ,regards Tim.

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« Reply #3 on: May 12, 2006, 04:56:06 PM »
And wasn't the same type of weight made in the 20th century at Murano? I have not studied these so am unable to say which are English and which Murano. Anyone know what the key differences may be?
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