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Offline rbm6167

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« on: February 19, 2005, 08:52:56 PM »
Can anyone help in the identification of a paperweight which I acquired at a car boot sale today?
It is 3 and 3/4 inches high and 3 and 1/4 inches at its widest.
It features a blue water lily with two lilypads sprouting out of a base of green canes. A tiny frog sits on the edge of one of the lilypads.
Thanks in anticipation.
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« Reply #1 on: February 19, 2005, 09:28:23 PM »
Almost any paperweight with a "lily-type" flower and a tiny creature such as a frog or bird included is recent Chinese production, probably not much older than 5 years and still in current production in enormous numbers.

Some may even have a genuine Murano sticker and may have been purchased from a Murano shop. But they are Chinese.

Very "cheap and cheerful".
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« Reply #2 on: February 20, 2005, 10:40:20 AM »
Thanks very much for your reply. I am a new collector and obviously have a lot to learn - but it is so much fun doing so.
If you are the same KevH with the contribution on the Ysart glass site, then may I say that it is very impressive and, I am sure, will be a constant reference point for me.
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« Reply #3 on: February 20, 2005, 06:52:37 PM »
Hi Ronnie,

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If you are the same KevH with the contribution on the Ysart glass site, ...

Guilty!

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... then may I say that it is very impressive ...

You certainly may. Thanks.

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... and, I am sure, will be a constant reference point for me.

That's good to know.

I suppose I really should get on with the updates to my pages - I have yet another weight with many examples of good quality "Salvador" canes.
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« Reply #4 on: February 21, 2005, 10:33:32 AM »
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Very "cheap and cheerful".

But certainly with the emphasis on cheerful!   :D

For a time I tended to dismiss Chinese weights as intrinsically inferior, but of late I have observed that many of them are really quite attractive and nicely made.

I like this one very much!    :wink:

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« Reply #5 on: February 21, 2005, 07:29:07 PM »
I have serveral of these paperweights too I thought that they were
made in West Virginia USA I went to a glass factory there and watched them make one of the ones I have.

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« Reply #6 on: February 21, 2005, 11:14:29 PM »
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... I thought that they were made in West Virginia USA I went to a glass factory there and watched them make one of the ones I have.


That's very interesting. Do those ones also have the tiny frogs / birds? And are the the "Lilys" also set at an angle (as well as often being upright)?

I am aware that many "Lily-style" weights have been made in the US since the 1920s to the present day. But I am surprised if weights looking just like the modern Chinese ones are being made there.

Maybe I am not up to date with the US output? Any further information on this would be very useful.
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« Reply #7 on: March 03, 2005, 04:50:33 PM »
I was at Olveey in West Virginia, USA and they do alot of glass blowing thereI wached them make a paperweight with tiny bubbles in it they were doing alot of interesting things I am not sure about the frogs and lily pads but I have one that has a butterfly in it and it is beauiful It has a big blue rose in the middle too..

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« Reply #8 on: March 03, 2005, 05:10:17 PM »
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I like this one very much!    :wink:
Leni


Liked it.  Bid on it.  Didn't get it.  Beaten by a late bid snipe  :cry:

Ho hum.  

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« Reply #9 on: March 03, 2005, 09:37:08 PM »
snipe? more like snip! http://www.lundbergstudios.com/crystal/crystal.html click on mixed crystal paperweights where you can see the real thing....and note the prices :D
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