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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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Bohemia, Czechoslovakia, Czech Republic, Austria / Re: My first Exbor fish...
« Last post by michajoli on July 01, 2015, 09:39:20 AM »
here a base pic:

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