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Offline donaldf

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Paperweight / candle holder
« on: June 09, 2014, 08:57:47 PM »
Hi All

can anyone help me with the origin and approx date of this paperweight / candle holder?

thanks

Don

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Re: Paperweight / candle holder
« Reply #1 on: June 09, 2014, 09:24:00 PM »
Hi Don

I have had a couple of very similar paperweights in the past, but I ended up giving them to the charity shop, so I do not have images (doh!).  Based on Peter von Brackel's books, I had concluded that they were most likely from Bohemia / Czechoslovakia, late 19th century. That said, I would not rule out the Belgium / Alsace area.

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Re: Paperweight / candle holder
« Reply #2 on: June 09, 2014, 09:48:04 PM »
Thanks Alan. It actually belongs to a friend who was interested in its origin and I knew where to get an answer. It is old as the hole would not take a modern/recent European candle, so would have been used with the old tallow candles which were of a smaller diameter... I told him to look after it, as we may be needing candles in the future...
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Re: Paperweight / candle holder
« Reply #3 on: June 10, 2014, 09:19:40 AM »
As the hole seems to open out rather than being parallel sided is it perhaps an inkwell rather than a candle holder?

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