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Offline BobKegeles

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"pinwheel" Floral Weights
« on: January 14, 2014, 12:10:42 AM »
Hey paperweight addicts, hope the new year has started well.

I have a pair of these high dome pinwheel flowers weights.

They're reminiscent of Fratelli Toso, but the Fratelli Toso blossoms are generally flat or serrated, and with a starfish pattern on the backs.

They're also similar to some Venetian pieces I've seen, but not quite.

I thought about some of the makers here in the States, but it's not really close to any of the large studios (Rice, Dunlavy, St. Clair, Gibson, Gentile, etc).

I found one matching piece online, on a German glass site, but it didn't say anything about country of origin or maker.

They are a little over 3" tall and 2 3/4" diameter. Bottoms are highly polished.

They really are lovely, the pinwheel effect on the simple round blossoms is very nice.
Bob Kegeles


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Re: "pinwheel" Floral Weights
« Reply #1 on: January 14, 2014, 12:26:34 AM »
Peter Von Brackel, in his book, Paperweights. Historcism, Art Nouveau, Art Deco, 1842 to Present, said weights with this motif ( * ) were widespread and in Europe they cover (at least) Germany, Bohemia / Czechoslovakia, Silesia, Thuringia. Date range c1890 to 1930.

( * ) Generally known in Europe as "Trumpet flower" weights.
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Re: "pinwheel" Floral Weights
« Reply #2 on: January 14, 2014, 01:50:17 AM »
Thanks very much.
Bob Kegeles


 

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