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Bouquet paperweights at Jefferys
« on: February 05, 2014, 01:45:15 PM »
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Hi.  Did anyone on GMB apart from me bid on the 'French paperweight' at Jefferys today (a rather clumsy bouquet on a spiral ground)? I concluded it was a poor example of an NEGC upright bouquet, as it appeared to be well off centre, and to have only 4 small buds around the central flower rather than the usual five.  But it sold for a hammer price of 450.00.  Was my ID wrong, or did someone think it was Pantin or something rare and French, perhaps?

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Re: Bouquet paperweights at Jefferys
« Reply #1 on: February 05, 2014, 04:55:53 PM »
Hi Alan

Must admit I'd seen it and thought it was either American or Bohemian but didn't like it enough to check further and so didn't bid.

I had though registered to bid on the interesting lot of 17 paperweights at Horners on Saturday then promptly forgot, logged on when I suddenly remembered an hour after the auction finished :'(

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Re: Bouquet paperweights at Jefferys
« Reply #2 on: February 05, 2014, 05:43:05 PM »
Hi Nick,
              the Horners 17 paperweights went for an over the top 2700 plus commission to a telephone bidder. Horners charge 3% + VAT for telephone bids so the total must be somewhere around 3280. About 800 too much in my view having seen them in the "flesh".


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Re: Bouquet paperweights at Jefferys
« Reply #3 on: February 05, 2014, 06:50:34 PM »
Hi Tony

I could see there were some damaged ones there, and from the photos it was hard to judge how restorable they were,  were they actually that bad?

Nick


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Re: Bouquet paperweights at Jefferys
« Reply #4 on: February 05, 2014, 10:31:45 PM »
Hi Nick,
            there were two Pansy weights...one had been so reground that it looked like the pansy was almost out of the glass. The other had a broken purple petal inside when it was made.

There were two weights that looked chinese to me...one obvious and the other less so ( the feint garland)

The large clichy with rose weight could be restored but needed a good deal of glass removed.

One of the St.Louis nosegays was only 3/4" across.

All the modern weights were fine.


 

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