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Offline johnfandmaryp

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Can anyone help me with these glass paperweights?
« on: November 07, 2006, 05:28:11 PM »
Hi all,

There's a lot with several glass paperweights (and a vase) in an auction tomorrow, one of which rings a vague bell with me, and I would be grateful if anyone had time to look at my piccies at the address below and let me know if you recognise any of them.

The one which is teasing me in particular is the red fading to yellow bird. There are several lovely pieces (including a Karlsbad Moser vase) in the sale, so I'm hoping these might be 'something' as well!

Thanks in anticipation, John.


http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v519/hog-man/glass%20paperweights/


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« Reply #1 on: November 07, 2006, 09:28:26 PM »
All the paperweights in that link?  And the vase?  This isn't an pre-bid auction assessment board ya know!   :roll:
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« Reply #2 on: November 07, 2006, 09:32:21 PM »
Nothing I see stands out and makes any of the pieces shown truly special. The appeal is to your own eye, what you collect, and what you find attractive and/or interesting. As collectibles, they are not big ticket items or even paperweights in the traditional, classic, or contemproary studio mold. The glass panda is intriguing, especially if it's China-made because China is the natural home of the panda. It's always good to see China make glass objects that depict their history and habitat. But it is still a low estimate item, as, it would seem, are all the rest.


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« Reply #3 on: November 07, 2006, 09:34:54 PM »
Hi Max. I know I'm pushing my luck, but it doesn't hurt to try! The one that's really bugging me is the yellow/red bird, but thought I'd see what I could find out about any of the others the same time.

And thanks for your comments wrightoutlook ~ appreciate what you say.

Cheers, John.


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« Reply #4 on: November 07, 2006, 09:43:13 PM »
It's only my opinion John, and I like you - you know that - but I think it's over the top putting so many items up for attribution before you buy them.  It doesn't sit well with me at all.  I can't think of an occasion where I've asked before bidding even once on the board, although I have once or twice asked an individual person that I knew well by email.

If I did ask before I bid each time, I wouldn't have a shed full of tat and my 'learning curve' of glass.  But that's the process we all have to go through.   :?
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« Reply #5 on: November 07, 2006, 09:50:01 PM »
That's fair enough Max. In my defence, I do buy most of my stuff without asking for help/attribution and in this case was really only hoping for information about the one piece ~ I didn't think that any of the rest were special. And I do find this a very helpful resource which contributes to my own learning curve.

No hard feelings I hope, and I'll take on board what you say. Cheers, John.

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« Reply #6 on: November 07, 2006, 09:51:40 PM »
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No hard feelings I hope, and I'll take on board what you say. Cheers, John.


None at all.  Thanks for listening.   :D  x
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« Reply #7 on: November 07, 2006, 09:53:10 PM »
As long as you share the auction date and venue then it is no different to asking about an ebay auction.

Many do find it highly irritating and become reluctant to respond to any of your questions. There was a recent discussion on this subject in the cafe. The principle of this forum is sharing and that goes not just for identification but also upcoming sales.
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« Reply #8 on: November 07, 2006, 09:56:41 PM »
Thanks for that Frank ~ I'll certainly bear it in mind for the future. As this auction is at 9.30 tomorrow morning, I guess it's too late this time!

I really don't want to upset anyone, and truly appreciate all the help I've had to date, so will bear in mind all the comments this has raised.

With apologies, John. :oops:

 

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