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Author Topic: Glass paperweight with internal ribbons  (Read 762 times)

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Offline Ben.unwin

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Glass paperweight with internal ribbons
« on: May 07, 2017, 05:10:55 PM »
Bought this from a local carboot today, its extremely pretty.
It measures 3cm in height and 5cm in diameter.
Its squashed compared to having a round top.
Can anyone give me any pointers ID?

Ben

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Re: Glass paperweight with internal ribbons
« Reply #1 on: May 07, 2017, 08:36:21 PM »
I can safely say that I have never seen another one like it.
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Re: Glass paperweight with internal ribbons
« Reply #2 on: May 07, 2017, 08:50:29 PM »
The woman I bought it off says she got it from France at a antique fair some years ago...

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Re: Glass paperweight with internal ribbons
« Reply #3 on: May 08, 2017, 02:04:34 PM »
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Hi.  It does not look very old to me.  I suspect it is a 'small studio' product for the tourist trade - there are thousands of small glass studios around the world, and quite a few make the occasional paperweight.

Alan
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Re: Glass paperweight with internal ribbons
« Reply #4 on: May 08, 2017, 02:48:56 PM »
It has some similarities with Zanfirico from Isle of Wight Studio Glass, don't know if it is their production or not but suspect not though. You could contact the studio and ask.

http://iowstudioglass.wikidot.com/zanfirico

John

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