Posted 9 years ago
Until a week ago, I owned one paperweight. It was a gift when I was little, about 50 years ago. It's a milliefiore style. Then, I went to a little thrift shop literally 'down by the tracks' and found this one. Now, I can't stop looking at paperweights when I go snooping. It may be nothing more than some Chinese import, and if it is I don't care. I LOVE it! It's cobalt, the flowers are just beautiful to look at, and the green leaves set them off wonderfully. I know nothing about paperweights that aren't milliefiore.
So, I'm hoping that someone can tell me what type this is. I have read about different types, but none that I have seen/heard described sound like this one looks. The pictures don't do it justice, but I hope it's enough for someone with the knowledge to be able to give me some idea of how old it may be and the name of the style. It is very well finished on the bottom, not polished but perfectly smooth and the flower stems come together in a tiny point at the bottom. If you need a picture of the bottom, please let me know and I'll post one! Thanks for taking the time to look and for any help you can give me. It cost me less than a fancy cup of coffee, so I'm a happy camper! :-)