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Glass Paperweights / Re: Bubble flower handled paperweight help please.
« Last post by daveweight on April 23, 2015, 12:18:12 PM »
Hi Chris
I have seen weights with this design which come from India, a couple with labels on them, let's see what others think but my vote is Indian
Glass Paperweights / Bubble flower handled paperweight help please.
« Last post by brucebanner on April 23, 2015, 11:59:38 AM »
I think this has some age, i do not think it's modern Chinese.  It has a large well polished pontil some  base wear and looks fairly well made.

Any thoughts welcome as i know nothing about paperweights.

4 3/4 inches in height and roughly 3 1/2 inches in diameter.

Regards Chris.
Glass Market Place / Re: who is jim hart ????
« Last post by daveweight on April 23, 2015, 11:43:33 AM »
Jim Hart and his wife came over a few years ago and gave a talk to the Paperweight Collectors Circle, he is a nice easy going guy and I have several of his weights, he also sent me a nice selection of his canes. Here are some examples
You maybe right, just come back from the opthamologists  :o ::) ;D ;D
Thank you for showing this delightful (and undoubtedly rare) piece, Roy, though I think you may have a typo in the registration date for the design.

I can’t find a Berens, Blumberg & Co. design registration for 13 October 1851 (or any other glass design registration for that matter), but Jenny Thompson (page 95 of ‘The identification of English Pressed Glass 1842-1908) shows that on 31 October 1851 – Parcel 4 Berens, Blumberg & Co. of St. Paul’s Churchyard, London registered design number 81217 in Class 3: glass.

This is confirmed by The National Archives online Design Registration summary at
where the design description is for a ‘Paper Weight’ [?].

Sorry for the delay (forgetfulness) in replying to this point:
My understanding, based on details from the book The Complete Guide to Perthshire Paperweights is that letter canes were only used for three reasons ...
a) a "P" (or "PP") cane as an Id for Perthshire Paperweights
b) a code for the years (A-Z = 1969 - 1994)
c) for use by those allowed to add their own signature canes

In the case of c) known people using signature canes at Perthshire Paperweights were: Jack Allan (JA), John Deacons (JD), Peter McDougall (PMcD) and a collaboration between Peter McDougall & John Parsley (PMJP).
thanks kev thought I would just check , I should really get one of them books ,
Glass Market Place / Re: who is jim hart ????
« Last post by Wuff on April 23, 2015, 09:20:04 AM »
He previously sold on ebay as jim_hart_art_glass - and at the time he had an "about me" page connected to the alias. Seems not to be available any longer - but I have copied it at the time.

I guess it would not be correct to post this (fairly long) text on gmb: any comment from our "superiors"?
Glass / Re: Help needed to identify glass candle sticks.part 2
« Last post by scotland007 on April 23, 2015, 06:48:22 AM »
Ok will do and I'll take some clearer photos, just took forever to get the pics small enough to post but think I've cracked it.
LOL, I think Keith needs to go to Specsavers  :-*
Glass / Re: Is this a Czech Chribska cranberry bowl by Josef hospodka?
« Last post by Stringofpearls on April 23, 2015, 05:28:33 AM »
Thanks so much.
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