In mid to late 19th Century Germany, the main areas of glass production were Silesia, Thuringia and the Bavarian Forest. Numerous glassworks produced post-classic paperweights from ca. 1875 into the 20th century. Thuringian paperweights tend to have relatively simple canes with a predominance of bright colours (turquoise & orange-yellow). Silesian post-classic paperweights are generally of a better quality, often set on latticinio baskets. German paperweights only appear infrequently on the market, so it must be assumed that paperweight production was a sideline for the glasshouses or that they were made by glassworkers after hours.
For classic Silesian paperweights (Josephinenhütte / Josephine Glassworks) see the category: Bohemia/Silesia.
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A low, flat domed weight, probably from a Silesian glassworks, with a swirling 2-tier white basket supporting a blue/white/ruby compound cane surrounded by 2 rows of millefiori. The white/ruby canes in the first row are encircled by pink/white/black complex canes set in alternating orange/yellow & cobalt-blue/white sheaths.Flat, lightly-ground,...