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BJB:
I really love this paperweight and wonder who may have made it.

http://i12.tinypic.com/2r5rp1y.jpg

Its nearly 5" tall and the base is polished flat. The glass is a lovely clear crystal and my OH says that the lampwork reminds him of a stylised ship.

Barbara

Leni:
Nice bubbles!  Looks Chinese to me, but a nice one.  Perhaps Royal Crest or similar.  A view of the base would help.

However, I have noticed in the local charity shop that the latest Chinese weights have a smoothly finished polished base!  Someone has got wise!   :roll:   :lol:

BJB:
Hi Leni,

I hoped that you would know  :D

When the have batteries re-charged I will take a photo of the base.

Barbara

glasstrufflehunter:
Some of the new chinese weights are quite pretty. I have a huge one with a polished base. On of the colors in it is very interesting. It's pink/purple in natural light and blue/green in fluorescent light.

I will always have a soft spot for chinese floral weights.

Anne:

--- Quote from: glasstrufflehunter ---Some of the new chinese weights are quite pretty. I have a huge one with a polished base. On of the colors in it is very interesting. It's pink/purple in natural light and blue/green in fluorescent light.

I will always have a soft spot for chinese floral weights.
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Glass which changes from pink to blue like that probably contains the rare earth neodymium which causes this interesting colour change. If you put neodymium into the board's Search function it'll bring up quite a few discussions about this fascinating glass. An explanation of how it happens can be found here as well.

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