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Old English? footed paperweight
« on: May 22, 2016, 02:02:59 PM »
Just posting this for a friend 9 cm diameter 6.5 cm high got a foot that looks like it's fashioned to slot inside something maybe a pedestal stand or a rather large door knob.
Thanks for taking a look :)

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Re: Old English? footed paperweight
« Reply #1 on: May 22, 2016, 02:04:33 PM »
A couple more photos

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Re: Old English? footed paperweight
« Reply #2 on: May 22, 2016, 03:33:06 PM »
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Hi.  I think these are both Richardson pieces - certainly the footed one.  They often use four armed crosses as part of the cane design, and pure white cog canes.  The one called 'Bacchus' shows no specific Bacchus features as far as I can see, and has several pointers towards Richardson.  Part of the problem with Old English ID is that people treat Bob Hall's book as if it is definitive...whereas it is riddled with errors.  For example, Bob had not even realised that there was more than one Queen's Head design, so any paperweight with a Queen's Head cane was made by 'Bacchus' (which is not true...).

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Re: Old English? footed paperweight
« Reply #3 on: May 22, 2016, 04:15:21 PM »
Thank you Alan is the base simply how it's designed or was it made to attach something to it ?


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Re: Old English? footed paperweight
« Reply #4 on: May 24, 2016, 07:51:29 AM »
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Hi Chris.  I think that the foot rim is just a design feature, common on Richardson paperweights and bottles, but also found on some Walsh Walsh pieces too.  I have also seen a foot rim on some Belgian paperweights.  The few Richardson paperweight door knobs I have seen had the fitting attached to a central glass stub.  Another possibility to consider with large paperweights that appear to have some fitting is that they were intended to decorate newel posts: such things do not have to be near spherical, as the Baccarat and Clichy examples are.

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Re: Old English? footed paperweight
« Reply #5 on: May 24, 2016, 08:28:12 AM »
Thank you Alan found quite a few photos of similar one's one currently on eBay around 250

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Re: Old English? footed paperweight
« Reply #6 on: May 24, 2016, 08:54:09 AM »
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Hi Chris.  I saw that one on eBay - a somewhat ambitious price, methinks.  Here for the record are images of a Richardson knob or newel decoration.

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