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Offline rayh

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Eisner or Bohemian?
« on: November 03, 2006, 11:43:22 PM »


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« Reply #1 on: November 04, 2006, 12:54:20 AM »
It does not have features that would suggest Eisner type to me.

I think it's "Bohemian" and could be more modern than old.
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« Reply #2 on: November 04, 2006, 03:30:07 PM »
Thanks Kevin----The reason for the question was the text and photos in Bob Hall's Scottish paperweights pp53.  Here he shows two quite different styles of flower weight which he says are definitely Eisner. the one style bears a striking resemblance to the weight on e-bay that I asked about.
What age would you reckon the e-bay one to be---30's  or nearer te 70's?


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« Reply #3 on: November 04, 2006, 08:20:38 PM »
The information in Scottish Paperweights was accurate according to the knowledge at that time. However, we must take account of the fact that the weights believed to be by Eisner are simply a copy of what he would have known (and presumably made) in Czechoslovakia before moving to the UK. And that style of weight, with both plain coloured and striped petals, also conntiuned into modern European output.

So far I have never seen any "Eisner" weight that has a translucent and well-formed pot. What is a common feature of the ones I have seen is that some of the petals have, on the underside, a neat grid of tiny air bubbles, presumably formed by nodules in a tool used to shape the petal. The example in the eBay listing does not have the grid feature - just random and variable sized bubbles.

Of the few "Eisner" weights I have seen with striped petals, none have been as clean and tidy as the example in the eBay listing. The "Eisner" ones often have dark "patches" on the upper side of the petals, and this also applies to plain coloured petals, too.

In truth, I don't know the date ranges of the European flower weights of this type but the colours, pot form, and general tidyness make me think they are not too old.
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« Reply #4 on: November 05, 2006, 11:11:07 AM »
The Eisner story is still unfolding, on this board:

http://www.glassmessages.com/index.php/topic,2287.0.html
Frank A.
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