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Author Topic: Poinsettia Paperweight made late 1800s from New England's Sandwich Studio  (Read 244 times)

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Offline carlovision

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Would this be an accurate description and what might its value be? $400?:

This is a red poinsettia flower exhibiting 12 petals surrounding a millefiori center cane on a short green stem with two leaves, dew-like controlled bubbles, all over a blue and white jasper ground with a slightly concave polished base.

Boston & Sandwich Glass Co., probably by Nicholas Lutz. 1870-1887. 2 3/4" DOA.

Decent condition overall with some scattered surface wear/scratching mostly on the top of the paperweight.

Literature: Parallels Hawley - The Art of the Paperweight: Boston & Sandwich and New England Glass Companies, p. 79, fig. 5.11.

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Sure would like some input. Thanks.

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While this is probably by B&S, it is not a great example and it probably is not made by Lutz.  The flower is off center, which is more typical of NEGC, but the leaves are B&S.  To call it by Lutz I would insist on a Lutz rose in the center.  Also, most Lutz weights have extra leaves or sepals around the flower.  As for value, restoration is about $150 which should be subtracted from the price. 
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I would agree with B&S.
The "dew like control bubbles" are are unintentional, this is a misconception propagated by early literature and auction descriptions.   

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paperweights, thank you for your input - so after the 150 restoration fee, what would the value be approximately of the weight? " As for value, restoration is about $150 which should be subtracted from the price. "

Anyone else please advise on a value range too please.

-Thx.

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Prices on antique weights have been coming down for the last ten years - so don't expect a windfall.  After restoration, it would bring $400 to $600.
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Thanks Allan!  :o

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