I did try contacting various sellers of paperweights in the past in my search for the makers of various Chinese weights, but all I got was pidgin-English replies (well, they were better than my non existant :oops: Chinese! :roll: ) to the effect that they "make many beautiful paperweight just tell what want and make me plenty", etc. :?
So if your daughter has any more success while she is over there Pamela, please let us know!
Unfortunately, I think our interest in identifying glasshouses and the indivuals making glass in China is so against their culture (of everything being 'for the common good') that they just don't understand why we would want to know!