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    Posted 7 years ago

    Elisabethan
    (270 items)

    I've been told by an expert that this paperweight is Chinese, and was made in the 1930s. They were made for export, mainly to North America, but turn up all over the world. The basic design, with the two very stylised bird canes, is quite common, but this one is unusual in that it has the Chinese characters within.

    It was given to me by my grandfather when I was a child in the 70s, because I was so intrigued by it. I used to look in to it and felt like I was looking into another world.

    I would like to know what the chinese characters inside means, so if anyone knows I would be most grateful for information!

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    Comments

    1. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 7 years ago
      Thankyou for love Vetraio50, aghcollect and Racer4four!!
    2. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 7 years ago
      Greatful for love from you DrFluffy!
    3. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 7 years ago
      Thankyou Manikin!
    4. Zowie Zowie, 7 years ago
      Hey it's great it's the first I have seen of this type
    5. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 7 years ago
      Thankyou Zowie. If you want you can can see one similar one, but without the caracters within, on this grate page: http://www.pwts.co.uk
      They have a large number of great paperweights and good information.
    6. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 7 years ago
      Thankyou toolate2!
    7. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 7 years ago
      Thankyou Sean68!
    8. SEAN68 SEAN68, 7 years ago
      Your very welcome Elisabethan!!
    9. Zowie Zowie, 7 years ago
      Thank you for the link will check it out take care
    10. Zowie Zowie, 7 years ago
      By the way the link does go over when I'm finished here & have time up my sleeve I'll give it a good look. Thanks again
    11. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 7 years ago
      You're welcome. Hope you find it interesting.
    12. Zowie Zowie, 7 years ago
      As I said thanks again anything I can learn something from I usually enjoy be safe be happy have a great day
    13. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 7 years ago
      Thankyou Zowie, the same to you :-)
    14. Zowie Zowie, 7 years ago
      I always try
    15. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 7 years ago
      Mikelv85 thanks!
    16. antiquerose antiquerose, 7 years ago
      Love those Old Chinese Paperweights!!

      I do NOT know what it says....??..........But maybe something like: Peace, Love, Happiness OR something like that?
    17. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 7 years ago
      Thankyou antiquerose! It would be lovely if that is what it means :-).
    18. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 7 years ago
      Inky, lots of thanks!
    19. geo26e geo26e, 6 years ago
      Hi Eliza, the 4 characters means World Peace. Hope this helps. George.
    20. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 6 years ago
      Wow George! Is that what it means? I thought it would say something else, it sounds so 1960's :-) or at least post world war II. But that's wonderful! Thankyou!
    21. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 6 years ago
      Thanks PatSea!

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