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Glass Paperweights / Re: French scramble weight?
« Last post by tropdevin on July 01, 2015, 04:16:49 PM »
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Hi.  I think there are few in the books because the authors find them relatively unappealing (like Baccarat rock grounds, for example).  In my experience they are not as common as Clichy scrambles, but turn up maybe as often as Baccarat macedoine examples.  However, the Saint-Louis ones vary more in size (from mini to large).  Of those I have had, maybe a third have had a silhouette or two. Here is an image of one I had with 3 silhouettes and aventurine.

Alan.
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Glass Paperweights / Re: French scramble weight?
« Last post by bat20 on July 01, 2015, 04:06:14 PM »
Thanks Kevin,there's one in my book,World Paperweights Millefiori & Lampwork by Robert G Hall,with about the same dimensions, silhouettes and aventurine,must be a very rare one I would imagine.
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Glass / Re: Possible Early Fenton freehand?
« Last post by jsmeasell on July 01, 2015, 03:33:45 PM »
Not Fenton, I'd say with considerable certainty. I would like to see a photo of the outside bottom of the piece. Those vivid colors suggest the "Memphis" style of the 1970s-1980s, and I think this piece might come from Italy.
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Bohemia, Czechoslovakia, Czech Republic, Austria / Re: My first Exbor fish...
« Last post by rocco on July 01, 2015, 02:52:54 PM »
Beautiful colours in your fish, Micha. :)

Michael
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Glass Paperweights / Re: Faceted "Bohemian" opalescent paperweight
« Last post by rocco on July 01, 2015, 02:37:13 PM »
Hi Erhard,
thank you very much for the detailed info!

Now having read a bit on the net about >> Cryolite glass, that certainly seems to be the material used in this paperweight.
(I still haven't quite understood if it is really the same as opalescent glass -- would that be distinguished depending on which additives are used?)
I think the glass itself doesn't have a colour (you may be right that the glass has darkened with age), all the colour effects appear when looking at the weight in different light situations -- quite fascinating. And the simple and not very well executed flower looks much more interesting in the mist ;)

Maybe the paperweight comes from an area in Bohemia / Czechoslovakia where glass jewelery was made, like Gablonz -- they seem to have used opalescent glass frequently for beads.

Unfortunately, I don't have a UV lamp at hand atm, but will try to borrow one.

BTW, those Japanese artists produce some marvelous pieces...

Michael
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Glass Paperweights / Re: French scramble weight?
« Last post by KevinH on July 01, 2015, 02:06:55 PM »
Thanks for the extra photos. I am now happy enough that Alan is correct with Saint-Louis.

The straight-on profile view simply looks "right" to me, even though I have personally seen few Saint-Louis weights in the hand and very few scrambled examples. In fact, the main books do not show many examples of the Saint-Louis scrambled weights.

However, there are cane structures and colours that seem right - especially with the "salmon pink" colour and cog canes with 14 teeth (not solely exclusive to Saint-Louis but a good indicator).
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Bohemia, Czechoslovakia, Czech Republic, Austria / Re: My first Exbor fish...
« Last post by michajoli on July 01, 2015, 12:50:57 PM »
you are absolutely right :-)
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A real fish might well have a few nibbles out of its fins. I wouldn't worry about it. He's still stunningly beautiful - he looks as if he's underwater, swimming around.
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Bohemia, Czechoslovakia, Czech Republic, Austria / Re: My first Exbor fish...
« Last post by michajoli on July 01, 2015, 10:43:31 AM »
Hi Sue!

I like it too :-)
Sadly has 2 small chips...

Regards
Micha
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 ;D
Wow, thank-you so much for adding your pics. That is a glorious beast!
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