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Author Topic: A very Chinese looking Pansy Paperweight  (Read 618 times)

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Offline mhgcgolfclub

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A very Chinese looking Pansy Paperweight
« on: July 24, 2022, 03:36:50 PM »
It looks very Chinese to me but also different with its orange ground base. I think it is a Pansy.
Could it be new it only cost 1 from car boot.
The red flower has some gold aventurine blobbed on it.

Snapped rough pontil mark.
Diameter 3.25"
Weight 500gm

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Re: A very Chinese looking Pansy Paperweight
« Reply #1 on: July 25, 2022, 08:03:15 AM »
I don't remember seeing Chinese weights with a snapped mark like that, sorry nothing positive to add.

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Re: A very Chinese looking Pansy Paperweight
« Reply #2 on: July 25, 2022, 09:38:40 AM »
Could be Bohemian/Czech with the orange ground. The snapped pontil mark would be OK

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Re: A very Chinese looking Pansy Paperweight
« Reply #3 on: July 25, 2022, 06:14:47 PM »
Thanks to both of you, I had thought the same about the snapped pontil .

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Re: A very Chinese looking Pansy Paperweight
« Reply #4 on: July 25, 2022, 08:10:21 PM »
I have quite a collection of Bohemian / Czech paperweights, but never encountered a snapped pontil mark (a rare base finish anyway for any glass from that area).

I agree that it is not very likely to be Chinese either.

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Re: A very Chinese looking Pansy Paperweight
« Reply #5 on: July 26, 2022, 07:33:12 AM »
It reminds me of the Pilkington weights that were said to be made be the Czech workers at St Helens (excuse the outliers) http://lustrousstone.co.uk/cpg/thumbnails.php?search=pilkington&submit=search&album=search&title=on&newer_than=&caption=on&older_than=&keywords=on&type=AND

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