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Author Topic: ID Help Please - Large Paperweight. ID = Glasshouse Studio, Seattle  (Read 4095 times)

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Offline dorian_graye

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Hello to all.  I don't collect paperweights and I rarely come across any when shopping, but this one struck me as something special.  It looks like a complicated piece, but is only marked with a roman numeral "II" on the base.  Has anyone come across a mark or paperweight like this?  Thank you.  Measures 4 3/4" wide and 3 3/4" in height.

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Offline chopin-liszt

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Re: ID Help Please - Large Paperweight
« Reply #1 on: December 03, 2014, 06:58:06 PM »
No idea of the maker, sorry, (possibly American?) but often the presence of II in Roman numerals signifies that a piece is a "second" (often for no obvious reason, it can be a very minor flaw) and would be why the maker's mark is missing.
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Re: ID Help Please - Large Paperweight
« Reply #2 on: December 23, 2014, 11:54:24 PM »
I'm going to say Seattle Glasshouse in Seattle Washington. Circa 1990's.

I've sold several like it, but in their more common color pallet of reds/purples.

The giveaway is the thin stringers crossing the center design, as well as the "sheets" of glass interior.

I agree the II means second, I've had several that were marked that way.

Here's the listing of the most recent one I sold. # 281517242955

And here's a listing that another seller has currently that has the same "stringers" # 371219176645

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