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Author Topic: Possibly Victorian paperweight featuring Shanklin Chine, Isle of Wight  (Read 199 times)

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Offline chilternhills

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I recently bought this paperweight featuring Shanklin Chine on the Isle of Wight. The Chine has been a tourist attraction for over 200 years. It was mentioned by authoress Jane Austen in 1813 and the poet Keats in 1819. Keats Green is next door to the chine. A brief history is here: https://www.shanklinchine.co.uk/history/

The paperweight measures 5.2 cm in diameter and 2.5 cm high. A picture of the chine is stuck on the base. The caption at the bottom says "SHANKLIN CHINE I.W."

I am wondering if this is a genuine Victorian paperweight or produced later for the tourist trade? The base paper has some wear, but that may not mean much if someone wanted it to look older than it is. Since I bought the paperweight three months ago I have seen a couple of similar paperweights come up for auction online and a couple of others at an antique centre. One featured Ryde Esplanade.

I would welcome your thoughts. I will put the PW in the museum collection once I have clarified its origins.

Anton
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Offline Lustrousstone

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Re: Possibly Victorian paperweight featuring Shanklin Chine, Isle of Wight
« Reply #1 on: October 19, 2020, 06:37:06 PM »
I would say it probably late 19th/early 20th (I might be wrong), but still produced for the tourist trade LOL. Tourist souvenirs have been big business for a long while. If it was newer, I would expect a photo. Lots of the catalogues show these plain paperweights to which you can add backs. I have a late 19thC souvenir of Blackpool, though it probably cost more than yours new http://lustrousstone.co.uk/cpg/displayimage.php?pid=1331

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