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Offline antiquecollectible

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« on: July 26, 2014, 08:59:49 PM »
Hi

I really like this paperweight currently on ebay,  Can anybody give me any more information about the paperweight please?
The seller has givern me permission to use the photo as they also don't know anything about this paperweight.

Thanks in advance.

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Re: paperweight
« Reply #1 on: July 26, 2014, 09:15:58 PM »
Early 1900's Chinese paperweight.

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« Reply #2 on: July 26, 2014, 11:46:43 PM »
I disagree with this attribution.  I don't believe it is Chinese.  No one has ever provided proof linking this to China.  No examples exist with CHINA scratch signed on the base.  I believe this originated at a European or American factory probably around 1900 or even earlier.
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Re: paperweight
« Reply #3 on: July 27, 2014, 01:59:50 AM »
I know this style has been debated but I've always been led to believe chinese.  And what research I have done on my own steers me towards chinese. With that said I guess the debate goes on.  Regardless of where they are made, there are some that are visually appealing and collectible. But they are fairly elementary.

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Re: paperweight
« Reply #4 on: July 27, 2014, 08:13:23 AM »
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Hi All.  I disagree with Allan over the origins of these paperweights - as we both know  ;) - as I favour the Chinese theory.  This has been a long running debate between US and European collectors.  If these originated in Europe, you might expect to find significant numbers of them there - which you do not. The absence of a scratch signature just indicates to me that they were made and imported into the US before the 1930 Tariff Act - and there was no similar requirement in the UK anyway.  Their distribution seems to be similar to that of Chinese Whites, which are found in the main in the USA and in England, and are uncommon elsewhere.  I plan to write an article showing the continuing design progression from these delicate caned, low dome pieces through to the 1930s -1940s Chinese designs.

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Re: paperweight
« Reply #5 on: July 27, 2014, 01:36:07 PM »
I look forward to your article.  They are much rarer in the US than the 1930s Chinese weights, perhaps by a ratio of less than 1 in 1,000.  I suspect these are made by the same factory that produced the flat profile nosegay on double latticinio.  I've done a rod count of the nosegay and they matched the count for NEGC, while the Chinese nosegay did not.  While similarities help our discussion, they aren't proof. 

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« Reply #6 on: July 29, 2014, 08:01:53 PM »
This thread is excellent brain food.

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