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Author Topic: Bohemian / Silesian ?  (Read 598 times)

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Offline donaldf

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Bohemian / Silesian ?
« on: October 03, 2014, 01:58:42 PM »
Hi All. Is this lovely old girl from Bohemia / Silesia or is it from one of the American factories? It has a flat polished base. The dome is flat at the crown. It is not as heavy as a similar sized French weight. It feels warmer to the touch than an old French weight. It has trouble reading maps and has a good sense of humour....(just kidding about the last two !).... and also, I know it is indiscreet, but how old is she?

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Re: Bohemian / Silesian ?
« Reply #1 on: October 03, 2014, 03:22:42 PM »
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Hi Don.  It is Silesian or Thuringian - fairly typical design from the 1880 - 1910 era.  The base is usually a slightly matte polish, and not always an accurate circle.

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Re: Bohemian / Silesian ?
« Reply #2 on: October 03, 2014, 03:45:27 PM »
Thanks Alan. She is still quite an age !

Don

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