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Author Topic: Cone Glass Paperweight with 4 edges on base ID help  (Read 249 times)

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Offline Roobarb

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Cone Glass Paperweight with 4 edges on base ID help
« on: October 30, 2020, 02:50:05 PM »
Hello, I thought the base of this was unusual - it has 4 smoothed edges so to speak and a hole in the middle. The base made me wonder who it might be by - any ideas would be great :) Thank you

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Offline chopin-liszt

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Re: Cone Glass Paperweight with 4 edges on base ID help
« Reply #1 on: October 30, 2020, 08:44:19 PM »
Are the yellow spots in it a bit random and nearly bubbly?
Do you think they could be silver salt inclusions?

The hole in the bottom makes me wonder if it was a finial for something - or even a door knob.

But the strange cutting and satination around it (which could be to allow for the back of a doorknob) also makes me wonder if it might have been cut down from something else.
Cheers, Sue (M)

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Re: Cone Glass Paperweight with 4 edges on base ID help
« Reply #2 on: October 31, 2020, 10:30:34 AM »
The yellow bits are more like gold flakes - I half thought the hole was to add them in. I've found a Wedgewood one with the hole in it here...
https://www.1stdibs.co.uk/furniture/decorative-objects/desk-accessories/paperweights/vintage-wedgwood-art-glass-paperweight-ronald-sennett-willson/id-f_14555111/

But no ground edges on that!

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Re: Cone Glass Paperweight with 4 edges on base ID help
« Reply #3 on: October 31, 2020, 11:25:25 AM »
Maybe an oil lamp that goes in some sort of holder ‘upside down’?

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