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This page shows post-classic weights produced mainly in glassworks in Silesia & Thuringia.

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  • A delightful, well set up miniature weight - attributed to a Silesian glassworks - with a fine central cane surrounded by 2 close concentric rows of extremely complex millefiori canes. The flower-like centre cane is composed of a flared, white 12-toothed cog cane (coated in red) with two 5-lobed ruffles inside filled with translucent ruby. The blue-coated...

  • Probably of Thuringian origin, this is an extremely rare example of lampwork in a post-classic paperweight. A green & black striped frog - with yellow & black eyes - is depicted leaping over a turquoise/white/ruby “ribbon” - which appears to be a cane split lengthwise. The spatter ground - over a translucent ruby cushion - includes...

  • A rare example of a post-classic lampwork dragonfly (or moth) - probably from a glassworks in Thuringia. The body is dark olive-green with black markings curling around it; while the wings appear to be pink with black or dark-blue markings - it’s difficult to tell due to the strong purple (manganese) tint to the dome. The insect is fluttering over a...

  • This rare example of a 19th Century lampwork snake is attributed to one of the glassworks in Lauscha (Thuringia). Black markings cover the yellowish-green body and head. The eyes are white & red. The tightly-coiled reptile is set over a slight depression in the polychrome ground of frit, fragments of millefiori canes and aventurine inclusions. The...

  • A neatly set up, close 2-row concentric ( probably of Thuringian origin) with alternating complex millefiori canes around a central feature group composed of a yellow-and-white star within a ring of 13 pink-and-blue star canes. In the first row, there are 2 different types of canes and 3 different types of canes in the outer row. Colours include blue,...

  • A miniature weight, attributed to a Silesian glassworks, with a 2-tier basket  (white latticinio threads around yellow filigree) supporting 2 rows of millefiori canes around a white/aquamarine “flower-like” centre cane, with a yellow/pale-orange cruciform “pistil”. The overall tonality - pale-orange, pale-green, salmon and...

  • 2 rows of complex canes encircle a royal blue/yellow/red central feature cane. The first row has 3 different types of canes; in the outer row complex white plaques alternate with red/white/blue cruciform canes surrounded by translucent pink & pale-orange rods.The 3-tiered filigree basket - white within yellow within a white outer layer; the complexity...

  • A good example of a well set up German weight - probably Thuringia - with 5 different types of complex canes tightly packed in a 2 rings - with alternating canes - around a large orange/yellow complex centre cane, which is repeated in the outer row. The ground is a mixture of partial canes and spatter. The dome has a darkish tint.Glass incompatibility was...

  • A 2-row concentric with alternating canes - attributed to one of the Silesian glassworks. The well-made, complex millefiori canes are set in 2 rings around a green, white & ruby centre cane. Pink & white canes contrast with pale-amber & ruby;cobalt-blue & white with pale-blue & white. The canes are set - slightly off-centre - above a...

  • This attractive, neatly set-up 2-row concentric is set over a low cushion of white muslin, rather than the more common white (or yellow) spiralling basket.Centering the design is a red-and-white cane surrounded by 9 pale-pink, white and blue 5-lobed corrugated tubes. In the first row, deep-maroon canes with white cruciform centres alternate with blue...

  • An excellent example of a neatly-set German weight - possibly of Silesian origin - with well made complex canes on a predominantly yellow & white spatter base. Encircling the centre cluster of pink-and-white corrugated tubes are ca.25 upright yellow rods. These upright rods are repeated in the 3 canes with red & white striped collars in the first...

  • A spiralling, 3 tiered yellow basket provides the ground for 2 rows of neatly set complex millefiori canes - mainly in shades of pale orange and white with just a hint of yellow - surrounding a central 5-lobed red, white and blue cane. The yellow spiralling basket and well-made canes would indicate a late 19th Century Silesian origin.A flat, lightly...

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