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Offline Carterofmars

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Can anyone help with ID of thi beautiful paperweight?
« on: September 30, 2006, 11:23:14 AM »
Thanks for looking.

http://good-times.webshots.com/photo/2613766640096610826eHayoN

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Offline wrightoutlook

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« Reply #1 on: September 30, 2006, 12:30:12 PM »
I have a large paperweight similar to this, although mine has a slight neck on top of the dome and a knob on top of the neck. I have been told by a Canadian collector who should know - a glass expert originally from England - that these are an interesting and unusual Whitefriars design and manufacture, and are considered "doorstops." They are larger than usual paperweight-style items.

There are slopping rounded versions of the doorstop design as well as more specifically doorstop-looking versions (as pictured below). There is also the version you have, without the neck and the knob, which looks more like a traditional paperweight. They were all made sometime in the 1970s according to the glass expert. They are an unusual and highly collectible design from a glassmaker that generally made millefiori paperweights.

If you click on the link below and scroll down, you will see something similar to what you have.

http://www.circaglass.co.uk/phdi/p2.nsf/supppages/circa?opendocument&part=3


 

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