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ho2cultcha's loves818 of 19024Loetz Crete Ciselé Indented Vase ca 1899OIVA TOIKKA - FINLAND
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    Posted 11 months ago

    kwqd
    (646 items)

    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:

    https://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/246021-hattie-carnegie-frog-brooch-viking-glas

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    1. kwqd kwqd, 11 months ago
      Thanks for loving my mystery turtle Jenni and Thomas!
    2. Mrstyndall Mrstyndall, 11 months ago
      Pretty coloring!
    3. kwqd kwqd, 11 months ago
      @Mrstyndall Thank you!

      Thanks for loving my paperweight aura and Mrstyndall!
    4. kwqd kwqd, 11 months ago
      Thank you aura and vetraio50!
    5. kwqd kwqd, 11 months ago
      Thank you bobby725.

      I heard from the seller of this turtle. She said that she belongs to several glass boards and posted it on one and received the identification. She is trying to locate the post.
    6. kwqd kwqd, 11 months ago
      Thank you fortapache, racer4four, SEAN68 and welzebub!
    7. kwqd kwqd, 11 months ago
      Thank you Broochman and ho2cultcha!
    8. DuDa DuDa, 11 months ago
      This is not a Viking no. 7281 turtle unless it was modified and produced by Dalzell after Viking folded. I don't think they would have spent the money for the mould work required on a perfectly good turtle paperweight.

      The Viking version has the feet well formed and independent of the press overflow and the back design delineations are rounded and more natural looking rather than square. Viking turtles have a rounded head, this shows something akin to a snapper head. Lastly, every Viking or Rainbow animal I have held in hand has had a smooth base. Many of the animals Viking produced were made from moulds acquired when the purchased rainbow in 1968.

      Your seller may be a member of several FB id groups, but this was never shown in the Viking group. If you wanted Viking, I would ask for my money back. If you like the weight regardless as it is perfectly fine, then all would be good.
    9. kwqd kwqd, 11 months ago
      @DuDa - Thanks very much for the information! I didn't think it was Viking when I bought it, but it was very inexpensive and I wanted to take a closer look at it. It is very nice work and unique. I like it!

      Thanks for clicking for my mystery turtle Manikin and Alesia!
    10. DuDa DuDa, 11 months ago
      You're welcome @kwqd. It is a good looking little turtle.
    11. kwqd kwqd, 11 months ago
      Thank you blunderbuss2 and SEAN68!

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