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Offline chriscooper

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Paperweight with crude lampwork butterfly
« on: November 30, 2013, 11:17:26 PM »
Chinese? not sure but someone took the time to polish the base  :)

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Re: Paperweight with crude lampwork butterfly
« Reply #1 on: December 01, 2013, 12:20:23 AM »
Not Chinese.

A butterfly with outlined wings is well known in Bohemian / Czech work. But some examples are known that originated in St Helens glassworks made by immigrant Czech workers in their own time.
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Re: Paperweight with crude lampwork butterfly
« Reply #2 on: December 01, 2013, 10:36:07 AM »
Okay thanks had a few of the St Helens glass ones that were not finished off as good thought the polished base may have denoted a different source.

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Re: Paperweight with crude lampwork butterfly
« Reply #3 on: December 01, 2013, 10:39:08 AM »
One of mine has a shiny base, two have ground matte bases and the rest have snapped pontil marks.

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