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    Posted 7 years ago

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    Does anyone know who the maker might be? The 3rd photo shows the bottom but I don't know if you can tell, to me it looks like it was "sliced" off another piece. This is not a pontil, correct? I hope you can see it.
    Approx. size is 3.5" x 3.5" and funny, it weights about 3.5 pounds.

    I found this today at a great independent thrift shop that is so crammed with everything! Some items there have fantastic prices and I think some are overboard. I wish I already knew more about the glass vases showcased here, although I think I would be able to spot some. There is just so much I didn't know what to pick out.

    I thought I was trying to get away from the cobalt blues, and this is what I ended up taking home??? The bubble in the middle of the flower looks silver when in person. I knew this would be hard to photograph for me anyway...

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    1. racer4four racer4four, 7 years ago
      Why try and break away from what you love? Blue is brilliant, and this is a relaxing paperweight - very calming.

      SUP the pontil (or punty) mark would have been on the base, but after the weight is finished they put it on a large rotating "sander" to polish it out. So most glass you see with a flat base has been polished after completion.
      If you are interested here is a video of Wint Harris making a paperweight. It's amazing how much work is in even a simple piece. He doesn't show polishing the punty in it though!

    2. shareurpassion shareurpassion, 7 years ago
      Wow!!! I'm speechless! (almost, lol) Thank you so much for the encouragement on the blues. I really appreciate that. Throughout the day I have walked by this and I am so glad I got it! After watching the video, it sure makes you appreciate the artists talent!!! I remember as a kid loving to watch the glassblowers at Disneyland. Now I have many more to watch AND I have to go back to that shop, there are two more I think I'll grab up. Never imagined I'd really care for these. I will post a photo of the other 2. Thanks again Karen :)
    3. shareurpassion shareurpassion, 7 years ago
      Thank you for the loves agh, antique rose and vetraio...good to see you again by the way!
    4. shareurpassion shareurpassion, 7 years ago
      Thank you Phil!

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