I've had these unusual paperweights for a while & have often wondered about their age & origin....
They both have inclusions of what are known in bead-collecting circles as "white heart" beads. These are small beads lined with white. Typical colour is the pinkish red of those seen in the large egg shaped weight.
These beads later became collectable as a type of "trade bead".
White heart beads were made in both Murano & Bohemia.
Does anyone recognise this type of weight, & if so, any opinions & ideas would be much appreciated.