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This is so pretty - rather old, or just bashed about?

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josordoni:
I really like this little button, it is very very scratched so the central cane is rather difficult to see - it is the same shape as the white canes, but yellow, with a ring of red, and a centre of red surrounded by blue. The weight is about 2 ins 50 mm diameter, glass is quite dark , very yellowy from some angles. Quite flat in profile, about an inch high, the base bulges out somewhat, and has a lot of pleats around an unfinished central pontil.

the ruffled canes looked a bit Bacchus-y to me, but I have seen so few Old English I am very wary about making any sort of id by myself.

What do you think?

little button

Lily of the Valley:
The canes and your description of the yellow/darker glass bring to mind older Chinese origin but then I haven't had any real experience with old English weights either (except in photos :cry:).  Your little button weight is charming though.  The colors go well together, the pattern is pleasing, and it has a nice lacy look.

Til the next time ..... Lily

josordoni:
I'm hoping KevH will be along later and will be able to shed some light, or Frank maybe...  

And then we'll both be wiser!!  

 :lol:  :lol:

tropdevin:
Hi Lynne

I'm sure it is Chinese - probably pre 1950.  I have a dozen or so similar, mainly shallow domed concentrics, some with really nice fine detailed canes, and similar colours to yours.  Alan.

josordoni:
Hmph.

not much value in getting it polished up then .... :cry:  :cry:

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