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  • Attributed to the group of very early millefiori weights from an as yet unidentified glassworks (see “Classic Paperweights from Silesia/Bohemia” by Peter von Brackel, Chapter 3, Page 31). Presumed to have been made in the early 1840s in Silesia or possibly in the workshop of Dr. Wilhelm Fuss in Mageburg-Schoenebeck, Germany, there are...

  • A low-domed weight with 3 rows of complex millefiori canes on clear, attributed to the Friedrich Egermann workshop in Haida (North Bohemia). Enclosed in the ruby-sheathed, 12-toothed cog cane in the centre are tiny pink, blue, yellow & green millefiori canes. The 8 white collared canes in the first row each contain 7 tiny white/yellow cogs. The blue...

  • An excellent Silesian weight from the Josephinenhütte with 26 canes scattered on a muslin cushion interwoven with pink & blue filigree twists. There are 8 silhouettes: 2 Prussian eagles, 2 fat foals, 2 red devils plus 2 monkeys. The weight also contains the extremely rare - and easily overlooked - complex millefiori cane with 8 silhouette canes around...

  • An unusually-shaped weight with a ruby-stained engraved base - possibly from the Egermann workshop in Haida, North Bohemia. Depicted in the engraving are a stag and hind fleeing through a forest glade with bushes in the background and 2 leafy trees in the foreground.The low-domed, oval weight has a deep notch-cut running all the way around it. The weight...

  • A trial weight from the Egermann workshop in Haida, Bohemia. Centred around an 8-toothed white cane, pairs of canes form a 6-point star. The majority of the 8-tooth canes are filled with 7 tiny millefiori canes - in pink, blue & green around a central white cane - although you need a magnifying glass to see them. (For the type see Peter von Brackel’s...

  • A relatively large weight from the Riedl glassworks in Polaun (Bohemia) ca. 1870/80 featuring colourful millefiori canes with rods or single and concentric tubes in cog canes. The canes are graded from small around the perimeter to much larger near the complex cane in the centre. The majority of these weights have translucent dark-green grounds speckled...

  • Reputedly once part of the collection of the ill-fated Empress Carlota of Mexico, this fine paperweight from the Josephinenhütte in Silesia has 7 complex millefiori canes encircling a centre cane on a bed of pure white muslin. Apart from a well-shaped pale-pink & white cabbage rose, the ring contains 2 other types of rose canes - 6 red/yellow roses...

  • Possibly from the Riedl glassworks in Polaun (Bohemia), this closepack could be an early weight produced by the factory (ca. 1870/80), as it features relatively simple canes - mainly cog canes around single or double multi-coloured tubes or rods - although some canes are slightly more intricate. For instance, those with yellow filigree filling the spaces...

  • A small weight from the Josephine Glassworks in Schreiberhau, Silesia. Set on the white muslin cushion (interwoven with a couple of red/yellow filigree twists) are 8 complex millefiori canes encircling a slightly off-centre, larger cane. 8 of the 9 canes have a red/white centre surrounded by a single row of 6, 7, 8 or 9 same-colour canes. The one...

  • Attributed to the Josephinenhütte in Silesia (Riesengebirge), this 2-row concentric is centred by a large deep-blue composite cane surrounded by 16 other millefiori canes including one with a foal silhouette and two yellow/white/red arrow canes, which look like 5-petal “stylized” flowers. Set on white muslin, interwoven with a number of blue and red...

  • A ruby-stained souvenir weight attributed to the Teplitz glassworks in Bohemia with an engraving of the “Greek Chapel” in Wiesbaden, Germany. The “chapel” is, in fact, a Russian Orthodox Church built by the Duke of Nassau in memory of his young bride, Elizabeth (a niece of the Tsar, Nikolaus I), who died in childbirth at the age...

  • A letter seal from an unidentified glassworks in either Bohemia or Silesia. The clear glass knop is intricately-faceted and set with 6 millefiori canes - including an unusual rose cane, 2 red trefoils surrounded by arrow canes, 2 cruciform canes and one possibly representing a stylized flower - around a large blue-and-white centre cane. Spiralling red...

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