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yes I have just corrected my previous post as the author said 'over 30'
m
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Hi m

I suspect the author refers to a similar weight, rather than that specific one, as there would  be 30 heads in mine viewed from both sides.  But Bob Hall's book shows one with a ring of 29 heads (ie 58 counting from both sides).....and there are probably a few others around.

Alan
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So it is possibly the weight to which this author refers:
I need to read properly - the author says ' portrait is shown over 30 times'

https://books.google.co.uk/books?id=bM1pAAAAMAAJ&dq=millefleur+paperweight&focus=searchwithinvolume&q=millefleurs
Silhouette: Notes and Dictionary, Emily Jackson, C. Scribner's Sons 1938
page 36
'Obverse and reverse of a millefleurs (sic) glass paperweight made at Bristol or Stourbridge for the accession of Queen Victoria.  The Queen's portrait is shown over 30 times'.


m
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Glass / Re: help with ID bohemien or poss French
« Last post by oldman on September 24, 2016, 03:35:27 PM »
Harrach? possibly?
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Glass / Re: Loetz - Is it correct or a fake?
« Last post by chopin-liszt on September 24, 2016, 03:27:13 PM »
That's a fine one, it's just the real, pound-shop, cheapies that are useless.

It needs UV light to set, so make sure the surfaces are clean; dust and grease-free and just add one tiny drop of glue, press the surfaces together, clear up any "seepage" (I really can't take that word seriously since Kenny Everett's shows ;D ) from around the break and turn the uv light on it.

UV torches are avialable very cheaply and they're handy things to have, you can check for uranium in glass, check if your cash notes are real or not and follow trails of mouse wee. (should you be so inclined)
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Glass / Re: Uranium, frosted, moulded bowl / dish. ID help.
« Last post by Scott13 on September 24, 2016, 03:26:12 PM »

Hi, perhaps a better pic  :)

Scott
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***

Hi m

Yes - it is set in clear glass, so the Queen's Head canes are visible from above and from below.

Alan
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Glass / Re: Loetz - Is it correct or a fake?
« Last post by luttonlodge on September 24, 2016, 03:14:37 PM »
Hello chopin-liszt

I read on-line somewhere that Loctite Glass Glue is the one to use. I do not know if there are better glass glues.
The break seem to be clean and the two parts apear to fit together well.
Mike
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Glass / Re: Loetz - Is it correct or a fake?
« Last post by chopin-liszt on September 24, 2016, 02:20:15 PM »
If it really is a completely free break and fits properly, you might be as well trying to do the repair yourself.
You need to buy a good quality glass glue and a little UV torch for setting it.

It's not worth trying with "value" types of glass glue, you just make a mess.
The repair will affect any price quite dramatically, I'm afraid.

Welcome! :)
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Glass / Re: help with ID bohemien or poss French
« Last post by oldman on September 24, 2016, 02:01:31 PM »
Der sorry......plain white background
I dont know how to edit my earlier post so here goes again
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