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Offline bat20

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Painted paperweight. Old Chinese?
« on: September 14, 2014, 09:46:16 AM »
Hi all,found these two in amongst some naff jewelry this morning and i would say obviously Chinese,they seem well made with concave bases and about 2.25"wd ,i'm not sure on the age and if they are hand painted or not,any thoughts many thanks.

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Re: Painted paperweight. Old Chinese?
« Reply #1 on: September 14, 2014, 08:41:54 PM »
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Hi.  These look like the 'reverse painted' paperweights, where the painted design is on the external concave base of a clear glass lens, rather than painted in enamels on a white glass disc and then encapsulated (ie a Chinese White).  If so, they may be from China or Japan, and are second half of the 20th century.

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Re: Painted paperweight. Old Chinese?
« Reply #2 on: September 15, 2014, 06:09:52 AM »
Thanks Alan,the paint is very firmly on the back and you cant scrape it off , the glass is frosted  so maybe sand blasted  then painted and fired again?

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Re: Painted paperweight. Old Chinese?
« Reply #3 on: September 15, 2014, 10:48:15 AM »
A side-on view help to determine the construction

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Re: Painted paperweight. Old Chinese?
« Reply #4 on: September 15, 2014, 02:40:56 PM »
They used this same technique to decorate the inside of many snuff bottles as well. I doubt they sandblasted it though, probably etched with acid.

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Re: Painted paperweight. Old Chinese?
« Reply #5 on: September 15, 2014, 04:02:45 PM »
Mod: Because of the different technique, and the possibly different country of origin of the weight, I have split out these posts (form the recent "Old Chinese?" entry) to form a new thread.
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Re: Painted paperweight. Old Chinese?
« Reply #6 on: September 15, 2014, 05:33:27 PM »
Here's some other views.

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Re: Painted paperweight. Old Chinese?
« Reply #7 on: November 01, 2014, 03:35:13 PM »
Wot Alan said: reverse painted, so not a Chinese white

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