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    Posted 4 years ago

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    I've had this for maybe ten years and never seen another one like it and I have searched all of my reference books, ebay, Google, etc.. I probably bought it in a thrift shop. It is heavy and most likely intended to be a paperweight, 3 1/8" x 1 1/2". It always felt like Viking or Pilgrim glass to me, but I guess could be by any of the West Virginia glass makers who used labels that disappear over time.

    Update: After years of browsing images of glass cats, I suddenly found several examples and was able to identify it per the title of this post.

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    1. kwqd kwqd, 4 years ago
      Well dang. Looks like I solved my own mystery. There are three of these on ebay and a couple on Etsy right now. All of a sudden these things are dropping out of the sky. Swedish - Mid Century made by Erik Hoglund for Kosta Boda Paperweight/Small Dish. Hogland apparently made these in several themes. Pretty certain that I didn't pay more that a couple of dollars for mine.
    2. racer4four racer4four, 4 years ago
      Yep, nice Hoglund piece!
    3. sklo42 sklo42, 4 years ago
      I once spent a lot of time trying to buy one of these for someone who loves cats and does similarly wacky sketches! Inspired to try again.....
    4. Newfld Newfld, 4 years ago
      Love your cat paperweight! Very well photographed, so you can see the raised cat image, while the illuminated pix are wonderful golden silhouettes. Beautiful piece, kudos
    5. kwqd kwqd, 4 years ago
      Thanks for the comments! Yes these are definitely out there and can be purchased. My Panasonic Lumix gets credit for the photos. Hard to mess things up with this camera. The sad thing is that, now that I have familiarized myself with Hoglund's work, I am positive that I recently saw one of his tall vases in brown glass with the glass "seal" on it in a thrift shop. Sigh.
    6. SEAN68 SEAN68, 4 years ago
      I have this one in blue posted on here !!
    7. kwqd kwqd, 4 years ago
      Thanks SEAN68! That is a sweet piece of glass!
    8. kwqd kwqd, 4 years ago
      Thanks for loving my Erik Hoglund paperweight!

    9. SEAN68 SEAN68, 4 years ago
      love the color you have here!!
    10. kwqd kwqd, 4 years ago
      Thanks SEAN68! It is a really warm, organic color, I think.
    11. kwqd kwqd, 2 months ago
      Belated thanks apostata!

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