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Author Topic: Antique 3 Flower Paperweight Mica Ground with Snapped Pontil Mark-  (Read 588 times)

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Offline Greg.

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Hi,

Would welcome any thoughts/suggestions on this large antique paperweight with 3 central flowers in pink, green and blue, each with five petals which have been set above what looks like a Mica ground. The base has a large ring of age related wear along with a heat treated snapped pontil mark.

Diameter: 9.5cm
Height: 7cm
Weight: 1085 grams

Any thoughts much appreciated,

Thanks,
Greg

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Hi.  I think that Czechoslovakia is a possibility.

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Offline chopin-liszt

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I don't want to disagree with you - you know so much more about weights than I do Alan, but is this not similar to Frank Eisner's style?

This thread is the reason I wondered about Mr Eisner, you commented there that the weight in question was not Czech, but Frank Eisner - but they look very similar indeed, to me. (I do need new glasses.  :-[)

http://www.glassmessages.com/index.php/topic,58119.0.html
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Hi Sue.  There are certainly similarities to some Frank Eisner pieces, but I think all the ones I have seen are flatter pieces, with the ice pick flowers rising from a coloured ground that appears to fill the whole base of the paperweight.  Also, the colour of Frank's flowers is often 'burned out' round the edges or has dark marks - and they usually have 6 petals. But never say never...

Alan
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Mine also has a ground and polished base, not a snapped pontil mark

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The Frank Eisner examples can also be identified as being different from the Czech versions by the stems of the flowers. The vast majority of Eisner weights have a stem of mainly the same colour as the flower. Where an Eisner stem has little colour there is still colour near the top and the stem is quite thin. The Czech examples tend to have a simple clear, and quite thick, stem.
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That's useful info Kev, thenks

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Thank you all for your thoughts, they're very much appreciated.

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