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    Posted 6 years ago

    vetraio50
    (726 items)

    On Wednesday last I hopped into Vinnies and exited with this unassuming paperweight .... I saw that it had a signature of sorts to its side .... but there was no mark on the bottom. Frankly I can not read the mark at all !!!

    It is really just a blur.

    I can pick out a letter or two .... perhaps a digit or two to the right.

    I have tried Vegemite and talcum powder. Neither seems to work on the matte surface. The signature has not really 'taken'.

    So I'm left with you on CW who are more expert on these things. Others have said that a signature on the side is more of an American thing .... and I agree .... one name is suggested but I'll leave that for now.

    Does anyone recognize the style of the weight ?
    Perhaps an educated eye has seen its like before?

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    1. mikelv85 mikelv85, 6 years ago
      Fairly sure it's a Vandermark piece Kevin. They use a lot of satin an iridescent glass in their weights and the flowers look like their style. Here's one on Ebay that has similarities in style to yours. I also see a faint "D" and "M" in your mark and it looks like 197? something. -Mike-

      http://www.ebay.com/itm/Fabulous-Vandermark-White-Flowers-and-Vines-Iridescent-Purple-Glass-Paperweight-/221777312194
    2. mikelv85 mikelv85, 6 years ago
      These are really amazing weights ! Wish I could find one. Here's another from Ebay...even closer to yours :)

      http://www.ebay.com/itm/Gorgeous-Vtg-VANDERMARK-PAPERWEIGHT-Pink-Cherry-Blossoms-Brown-Limbs-3-1979-/
    3. kennethleblanc kennethleblanc, 6 years ago
      I cansee that it say's from me and then the year 1930 or 9
    4. SEAN68 SEAN68, 6 years ago
      beautiful!!!!!!!!
    5. mikelv85 mikelv85, 6 years ago
      They are usually signed Vandermark F & B 197** to the present.

      In 1968, Theodore C. Merritt, Sr. conceived the idea of the historic Liberty Village in Flemington, NJ, and asked Jerry Vandermark, from the Jamestown Glasshouse in Virginia, to consult on the design of the glass house.
      Jerry ended up taking Merritt's young son, Doug, back with him to Jamestown to teach him the art of glass blowing. In 1972 Vandermark Glasshouse at Liberty Village was founded by Jerry Vandermark and Doug Merritt.
    6. vetraio50 vetraio50, 6 years ago

      Many thanks everyone: EFESGIRL, KAREN, IVONNE, ELISABETHAN, JSCOTTO, THOMAS, MELANIE, SEAN, KENNETHLEBLANC, BLUNDERBUSS, CAPERKID, KYRANTANGO, RUCKLGLASS, VIOLETORANGE, CRAIG, KIVATINITZ and especially to you MIKELV !!!!!

      One of the letters that I could see was an 'm' and it just threw me !!!

      MIKELV you are a STAR !!!

      I really do appreciate the help of everyone here on CW ... it's what names it a great place to arrive at each day !!!
    7. vetraio50 vetraio50, 6 years ago
      I've had a good look now at the nark and can definitely see the Vandemark and F&B ... the date defeats me still.

      As happy as Larry Foley am I !!!!
    8. mikelv85 mikelv85, 6 years ago
      LOL...your welcome Kevin. I think it's probably part of an "8" for the date since there won't be any 1930's as Kenneth suggested. That's way before their time. So 1980..something would seem correct. -Mike-
    9. vetraio50 vetraio50, 6 years ago
      ... 83, 86, 88 & 89 perhaps. Whittling it down !!!

      Thanks so much !!!

      I really am stoked ... These are as rare as here Down Under in the op shops believe me !!!
    10. vetraio50 vetraio50, 6 years ago
      Many thanks SKLO, BLADERUNNER, COLLECTOMANIAC, ONEGOODFIND, VIOLETORANGE & VINTAGELAMP too !!!!!!
    11. vetraio50 vetraio50, 6 years ago
      Many thanks GLASSIE !!!!
    12. vetraio50 vetraio50, 6 years ago
      Many thanks SHAREURPASSION !!!!
    13. vetraio50 vetraio50, 6 years ago
      Many thanks SKLO & SCOTT too !!!!!!
    14. vetraio50 vetraio50, 6 years ago
      Many thanks AURA & RADEGRUNDER !!!!!
    15. vetraio50 vetraio50, 6 years ago
      Many thanks ANTIQUEROSE !!!!!
    16. vetraio50 vetraio50, 6 years ago
      Many thanks GARGOYLECOLLECTOR & TEDSTRAUB too !!!!!
    17. Virginia.vintage Virginia.vintage, 6 years ago
      More than beautiful!
    18. vetraio50 vetraio50, 6 years ago
      Many thanks VIRGINIAVINTAGE & TREY too !!! !!! !!!
    19. vetraio50 vetraio50, 6 years ago
      Many thanks ANNAB !!! !!! !!!
    20. vetraio50 vetraio50, 6 years ago
      Many thanks GARGOYLECOLLECTOR !!! !!! !!!
    21. vetraio50 vetraio50, 6 years ago
      Many thanks MARTIKA & SWFINLUV too !!!!!!!!
    22. antiquerose antiquerose, 6 years ago
      Great Piece VET -- and GREAT solve MIKE !!
    23. vetraio50 vetraio50, 6 years ago
      Many thanks ANTIQUEROSE & COLLECTOMANIAC too !!! !!! !!!
    24. vetraio50 vetraio50, 6 years ago
      Many thanks RADEGRUNDER !!! !!! !!!
    25. vetraio50 vetraio50, 6 years ago
      Many thanks BETTYB00 !!! !!! !!!
    26. vetraio50 vetraio50, 6 years ago
      Many thanks RADEGRUNDER !!!!!!
    27. vetraio50 vetraio50, 6 years ago
      MANY THANKS RICK !!!!!! !!!!!!
    28. vetraio50 vetraio50, 6 years ago
      Many thanks VINTAGELAMP !!!!!!
    29. vetraio50 vetraio50, 6 years ago
      Many thanks KATHERINESCOLLECTIONS !!!!!!
    30. Alan2310 Alan2310, 6 years ago
      Oh Kevin unusual and beautiful.

      Regards
      Alan
    31. vetraio50 vetraio50, 6 years ago
      Many thanks ALAN & RADEGRUNDER !!!!!
    32. vetraio50 vetraio50, 6 years ago
      Many thanks MANIKIN & HO2CULTCHA !!!!!
    33. freiheit freiheit, 6 years ago
      Love it!
    34. vetraio50 vetraio50, 6 years ago
      Many thanks PETEY, FREIHEIT, TONINO & TEDSTRAUB too !!!!!!
    35. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 years ago
      Many thanks GLASSIE & NOUVEAUDECO !!! !!!! !!!
    36. vetraio50 vetraio50, 3 years ago
      Many thanks NEWFLD !!!”!!!
    37. ahremck, 3 years ago
      Just a thought about bringing out the signature on a matte surface. Rub over it lightly with a soft black lead pencil. The signature will appear lighter. Would show you a photo but can't.
    38. vetraio50 vetraio50, 3 years ago
      Many thanks RADEGRUNDER & AHREMCK !!!!
    39. vetraio50 vetraio50, 3 years ago
      Many thanks BRACKEN3 ! !,!.!,!,!
    40. vetraio50 vetraio50, 1 year ago
      Many thanks MALKEY !!!!
    41. vetraio50 vetraio50, 1 year ago

      ....verum operi longo fas est obrepere somnum.
    42. vetraio50 vetraio50, 1 year ago
      Many thanks RICHMONDLORI !!!!
    43. vetraio50 vetraio50, 1 year ago
      Many thanks HOOT !!.!.!!

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