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Author Topic: Antique (?) concentric millefiori paperweight  (Read 659 times)

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Offline rocco

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Antique (?) concentric millefiori paperweight
« on: May 01, 2016, 02:19:21 AM »
I bought this nice paperweight today in an antique shop in Las Vegas. To my untrained eye it looks like an antique 19th century weight, but I am clueless as to a maker.
Dimensions are only estimated - diameter 8cm, height 5cm. Has a wide stand ring to the base, with lots of scratches, and a polished indentation in the center.
Any help highly appreciated as usual (and sorry for the crappy pics, only have my phone with me).

Michael

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Re: Antique (?) concentric millefiori paperweight
« Reply #1 on: May 08, 2016, 05:57:31 AM »
Polite bump ;)
Is is at least possible to tell if this is an older paperweight?
Thanks,
Michael

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Re: Antique (?) concentric millefiori paperweight
« Reply #2 on: May 08, 2016, 10:59:51 AM »
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Hi.  I think it is probably 100 years old, maybe more.  The style is Old English or Belgian, but I do not recognise the maker of the canes.  My best guess is 'unknown Belgian factory'.

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Re: Antique (?) concentric millefiori paperweight
« Reply #3 on: May 08, 2016, 10:41:33 PM »
Hi Alan, thank you so much for your opinion, very much appreciated!
I am happy with either old English or Belgian :)
Michael

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