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Author Topic: Poinsettia Paperweight made late 1800s from New England's Sandwich Studio  (Read 809 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.

https://www.etsy.com/ie/listing/605380769/paperweight-made-in-1800s-from-new
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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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 ??? I did find this from a 2013 sale. Does it offer a reevaluation Allan (et al) of your estimate?


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No.  I'll stick to my original estimate.
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One other thought - your title is a little bit of a hedge.  Either the paperweight was made at Boston & Sandwich Glass Co. in Sandwich, MA. or, alternatively, it is from the New England Glass Company in Cambridge, MA.  To say "New England's Sandwich Studio" is a little off because neither company should be referred to as a "Studio" and they are separate companies - someone reading it might think you were saying there was a Sandwich Studio and another Studio somewhere else both belonging to the same New England company.  I realize you wanted to say from the geographic region referred to as New England.... just suggesting a title change should be "Poinsettia Paperweight made in the late 1800s from Boston & Sandwich Glass Co".
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Re: Poinsettia Paperweight made late 1800s from New England's Sandwich Studio
« Reply #9 on: February 03, 2019, 04:07:51 AM »
Done Allan. Its on Etsy now with your suggestion.  ;)

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