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Offline johnfandmaryp

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ID for this pretty pinky paperweight with bubbles, please?
« on: February 25, 2007, 03:29:33 PM »
Hi all,

I picked this up a few weeks ago in a mixed lot, and would love to know if it's possible to ID it. Or is it a Chinese weight? It's about 8.5cm tall.

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Many thanks, John.


Offline Leni

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Re: ID for this pretty pinky paperweight with bubbles, please?
« Reply #1 on: February 25, 2007, 07:50:33 PM »
This could indeed be a Chinese weight, John.  Or Scandi, or pretty much anyone else!   ::)

A picture of the base might help, if you would be so kind  :)
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Re: ID for this pretty pinky paperweight with bubbles, please?
« Reply #2 on: February 25, 2007, 08:10:51 PM »
Hi Leni, and thanks. There's actually a link to a picture of the base in my original posting, beneath the picture of the weight ~ I thought of everything! ;)


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Re: ID for this pretty pinky paperweight with bubbles, please?
« Reply #3 on: February 25, 2007, 08:17:58 PM »
There's actually a link to a picture of the base in my original posting
DOH!  ::) :-[  Pay attention, Leni!   ;)

Well, from the base I would say probably not Chinese, although the most recent Chinese weights do in fact have polished bases.  In retrospect however, I don't think the Chinese do pink glass all that much. 

So it could well be ...... anyone else!  ;D ;)

Sorry!  :)
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Re: ID for this pretty pinky paperweight with bubbles, please?
« Reply #4 on: February 25, 2007, 08:19:05 PM »
hi
nice weight....IF Chinese-not the newer "cheap" stuff. much nicer than those..I really can't ID-but just putting in my 2 cents.
janettekay

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Re: ID for this pretty pinky paperweight with bubbles, please?
« Reply #5 on: February 25, 2007, 08:25:24 PM »
Thank you both  :)

Asked about it as it came in a 'mixed lot' which included Selkirk and Mdina weights, a Chessell Pottery vase and an Aqua WF duck amongst other items so wondered if it might be similar quality.
 
It'll probably be going on the 'haven't got a clue, but like it very much' shelf!

Unless anyone knows any different...?

Cheers, John.

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Re: ID for this pretty pinky paperweight with bubbles, please?
« Reply #6 on: February 25, 2007, 09:40:21 PM »
I think it could be Czech, Bohemian glass.  It's not the same shape, but I have seen them in the shape you have recently, but can't find it now (edit: found similar).  This was the closest I could get:

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=220083967214

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=330084978469   found this too...same shape, different bubbles.

A possibility perhaps  :)

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Re: ID for this pretty pinky paperweight with bubbles, please?
« Reply #7 on: February 25, 2007, 09:53:17 PM »
Thanks very much Max ~ looks promising and will dig some more in that direction.
Will sign up with GlassGallery and do the next one there (or even change this one when I've got a moment).
Cheers, John.

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Re: ID for this pretty pinky paperweight with bubbles, please?
« Reply #8 on: February 25, 2007, 11:21:45 PM »
Methinks the Czech weights are a higher quality of bubble skill.
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Re: ID for this pretty pinky paperweight with bubbles, please?
« Reply #9 on: February 26, 2007, 12:16:51 AM »
Methinks the Czech weights are a higher quality of bubble skill.

Height's a bit different too...but same colour and shape.  The previous one I saw was (from memory) made with different length, long bubbles.   ???

Still think it's a contender.   :)

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