Posted 2 years ago
This is a fairly massive paperweight at 6.25" long x 4.5" wide x 2.25" high. It weighs in at 1 lb 10.5 ounces. My images don't show that the red border around the turtle is clear glass. The orange glass is opaque. The lines on the bottom raise the glass a bit in the middle so the turtle doesn't sit flat, but can spin around. Maybe done purposely to make it easier to pick up? The seller advertised it as made by Viking Art Glass, and it may be, but I cannot find it in Glass Animals by Dick and Pat Spencer, or any other reference by any maker that I have searched. The colors remind me of L.E. Smith. Can anyone identify the maker? It does also remind me of my Viking Glass frog paperweight in style and size...
Here the CW post which shows the Viking Glass frog in a pretty green color: