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Offline glasstrufflehunter

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« Reply #10 on: October 06, 2006, 06:51:47 AM »
I have a weight like that except the three flowers are different colors. One is cobalt, one is an opaque rusty red and the last is white. Alas the poor thing has a substantial bullseye and the botton is badly scratched.
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« Reply #11 on: October 06, 2006, 09:28:54 AM »
Do you know if yours was old Bohemian or modern?

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« Reply #12 on: October 06, 2006, 04:45:29 PM »
I have no idea if mine is Bohemian or what not. I saw it in the antique district in Pomona Ca for $15. It didn't look like the Chinese or Italian weights I had. Even with the bullseye, I thought it was unusual and so bought it.

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« Reply #13 on: October 06, 2006, 04:55:45 PM »
Definitely looks like mine's long lost brother, the flower petal shape is identical.

So we shall both have to wonder...

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« Reply #14 on: October 06, 2006, 05:03:33 PM »
Yours is much nicer. Judging from the size of the bullseye on mine I think someone dropped it on the concrete.

Mine has about the same amount of wear on the bottom.
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« Reply #15 on: October 06, 2006, 05:11:26 PM »
Terrible things bullseyes...

I had viewed a load of lovely paperweights at auction recently, and one box had around 20 Streathearn and Perthshire millefioris plus some signed weights.  Lovely .

So when I got to the auction to bid, I found that the porter had accidentally dropped the entire box.  About three quarters had deep dings and bullseyes...

so sad, what a waste!

 :cry:  :cry:

and I missed out on the really nice ones anyway, because I was too timid to go high enough...  :roll:


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« Reply #16 on: October 06, 2006, 05:17:27 PM »
I have one almost identical to this, but mine has a bullseye right on the top   :(  where my cats knocked another paperweight off a shelf and it landed right on top of it  :x   :evil:
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« Reply #17 on: October 06, 2006, 05:20:01 PM »
I can believe someone would put so many nice weights all together in a box like that. yeesh.
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« Reply #18 on: October 06, 2006, 05:24:09 PM »
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I can believe someone would put so many nice weights all together in a box like that. yeesh.

Once again, it seems auction houses really don't understand about paperweights!  Those of us who do would never put paperweights anywhere touching each other! :shock:  

(Or on a shelf above other paperweights!   :oops:  :( )
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« Reply #19 on: October 06, 2006, 05:30:22 PM »
This is going to make you sick:

I did the 'on a shelf above another paperweight' once. The shelf freakishly warped and an inexpensive Glass Eye studios weight fell and hit my Daniel Salazar golden rose weight. The resulting bullseye is very small. I hope to get it ground out someday. *snif* And I was always so careful!
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