Posted 5 years ago
Hi there folks.
I've had this paperweight for a while now and have simply come to the absolute end of anything I can research to identify it.
Its a little thing, couple of inches wide and less than that tall. really, it looks like a peeled mandarin orange (clementine I guess depending on where you are) with the shape and concave bottom.
The piece is signed but here's the problem. There is at least 2 signatures, one over-top of the other and the only really identifiable bit is the year 1985.
It has what I feel are a little odd pulled and feathered lines in the base emanating outward. The only reason you are seeing them in the photo, along with the sig, is the talc that I added. Otherwise they are nigh on invisible and indeed, I completely missed the signatures for the first week I had the weight.
I haven't even been able to find a weight that I felt was close enough in appearance to even call similar, so that's how tough this has been.
It really is a lovely little weight making up for what it lacks in size with great color and unique design. It will be a real shame if it goes unidentified.
Any thoughts or ideas are greatly appreciated.