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Glass Paperweights19 of 19Erik Hoglund for Kosta Boda, mid century paperweight/dishVetro Artistico Veneziano paperweight
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    Posted 4 years ago

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    I paid a fair amount (for me) of $13 for this one as I haven't seen an interesting paperweight in a while. It is about 3" in diameter, roughly spherical. My photos make it look jumbled but the components are laid out in a very orderly fashion, with a ring of single bubbles going around the circumference of the the piece.

    I was certain that it was Murano until I turned it over and saw a really sharp, snapped pontil which has not been worked at all. Not sure what the origin is now. I don't think that I have seen any Chinese made pieces which are this complicated, yet, but it could still be Chinese. It has some fairly heavy, random wear to the bottom, so I think it is an older piece. Not marked. Comments welcome.

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    1. kwqd kwqd, 4 years ago
      Thanks MALKEY!
    2. Toyrebel Toyrebel, 4 years ago
      This looks too ornate and intricate to be Chinese IMO. I'm no expert on these. This is a beautiful well crafted item.
    3. kwqd kwqd, 4 years ago
      @Toyrebel - I agree!

      Thanks for loving MPW Watchsearcher, blunderbuss2, Toyrebel and SEAN68!
    4. Newfld Newfld, 4 years ago
      Gorgeous colorful paperweight, love the blooming flower in the center
    5. kwqd kwqd, 4 years ago
      @Newfld - Thanks Jenni! I like that, too.

      Thanks for loving my mystery paperweight aura, jscott0363, Newfld and fortapache!
    6. plein-air-painter plein-air-painter, 3 years ago
      This paperweight have beautiful colors. I love the bubbles. too. Great find!
    7. kwqd kwqd, 3 years ago
      @renedijkstra - Thanks for your comment! It is very well done. I am not able to capture all of the details. It is complex, while being done with great symmetry and control. I, too, doubt that it is Chinese.

      @plein-air-painter - Thanks for your comment! I stop and look at it almost every time I walk by it.

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