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Author Topic: Very small flower head paperweight. ID = Chinese  (Read 1005 times)

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Offline user9318

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Very small flower head paperweight. ID = Chinese
« on: April 20, 2015, 10:56:44 AM »
I have no idea where this very small weight was made or from or the age of the weight. Any help in identifying or pointing me in the right direction would be helpful.

It is of a flower head, with pale green petals, flat polished base.

Height and diameter is 3.5cm approximately

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Re: Very small flower head paperweight for ID
« Reply #1 on: April 20, 2015, 11:14:01 AM »
Chinese again IMO.

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Re: Very small flower head paperweight for ID
« Reply #2 on: April 20, 2015, 03:37:21 PM »
definitely Chinese

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Re: Very small flower head paperweight. ID = Chinese
« Reply #3 on: April 20, 2015, 04:04:53 PM »
Thank you both, I presume it is very modern also.

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Re: Very small flower head paperweight. ID = Chinese
« Reply #4 on: April 20, 2015, 06:38:44 PM »
It might be, but these flowers have been made for a long time, though I would expect a matte base on an older one. You could make a collection of a huge range of lovely Chinese flowers

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Re: Very small flower head paperweight. ID = Chinese
« Reply #5 on: April 20, 2015, 10:11:50 PM »
Thank you again. I think this one is cute due to it being so 'dinky' in size and the flower colour and arrangement IMO is lovely.

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Re: Very small flower head paperweight. ID = Chinese
« Reply #6 on: April 27, 2015, 02:59:41 PM »
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Some of us have made a large collection of Chinese paperweights, including flowers!  This design has beeen made since the 1930s, I believe, but the earlier ones tend to be larger and have somewhat murky glass, so I suspect this one is second half 20th century.

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Re: Very small flower head paperweight. ID = Chinese
« Reply #7 on: April 27, 2015, 05:53:11 PM »
Thank you Alan, I did find a website that had lots of Chinese weights and saw the 1930's ones, I might come across one one day to add to my collection!

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