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Offline Macapuno

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Chinese peacock paperweights question
« on: December 03, 2017, 08:37:20 PM »
Hello, I have a question about peacock paperweights - I have seen some that come in red, yellow, or blue and can stand up or lie down. The paperweight is the peacock fan tail and there is a small head projecting from the front. While in some cases they are described as Murano I understand that they are/were made in China. Some have a 'made in China' label. My question is, does anyone know if they are still being made and, if not, when production stopped? I believe they were still being made in the 1970s, at least.

Three examples are shown on the below page, about half way down.
http://www.pwts.co.uk/pages/Chinese%20older%20paperweights.htm

Thank you very much.

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Re: Chinese peacock paperweights question
« Reply #1 on: December 05, 2017, 02:58:37 PM »
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Hi.  I don't think they are still being made: you can find thousands of different designs available new from Chinese suppliers, but no peacocks.  I suspect that they have not been made for 50 years or more.

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Offline Fuhrman Glass

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Re: Chinese peacock paperweights question
« Reply #2 on: December 09, 2017, 03:48:31 PM »
These were still being produced in the 70's and possibly the early 80's as they were offered in catalogs by several distributors in the U.S. I bought a few during that period and resold them.

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