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This page shows classic and later examples of paperweights from this famous English glassworks.

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  • An early, mid-size 2-ring concentric. Encircling an 8-lobed, pink/white “flowerhead” cane with wispy blue lining is a ring of small green/white cogs. In the second ring are 9 larger canes, 3 of which are set in opaque white collars. The corrugated staves in the basket - blue-lined white staves with a couple of translucent blue & aquamarine...

  • White corrugated staves, lined and encased in blue, form a basket enclosing 3 concentric rings of complex millefiori canes - including white/pale-green ruffles and red/white florets (both in white collars) and red/white composite canes. In the centre, a ring of white crimps - set in ruby - encircles a white cane with a ruby core. The staves in the basket...

  • Not all Bacchus weights were magnums - there were smaller ones - like this closepack ! It contains a good assortment of typical Bacchus canes around a centre cluster of deep-pink cogs and ivory-coloured ruffle canes. The predominantly white tonality is punctuated by pale- & dark-blue, pale- & dark-green, red, peach and a hint of lavender....

  • Although one generally thinks of Bacchus weights as being magnum-sized, there are exceptions: such as this 2-row concentric. Encircling the large red-centred, 4-layer white “flowerhead” (ca. 22mm - 7/8" in diameter!) are 2 rows of white & blue ruffle and ogee-tipped cog canes accentuated by shades of pink and red. The second row - like...

  • Closely-packed typical Bacchus canes including pale-yellow ruffles, white cogs, snowflake silhouettes and an abundance of green acorn and oak-leaf silhouettes in various different sizes. Some are set on their own, others are combined to form complex canes and one centres a red & white complex cane. There are also a couple of slightly distorted black...

  • A large, classical Bacchus set with assorted millefiori canes including red “flowers”, pink-centred white ruffles in blue/red circlets, red stars, pale-lilac honeycombs and white cogs. Strewn amongst them are 6 silhouettes...4 green “oak-leaves” (2 centering composite canes), 2 green acorns and 4 distorted black/white head-and-shoulder...

  • Encased in the clear glass is a central cluster of 24 small and larger green, blue, pink and white millefiori elements encircled by a row of white crimps set in ruby. The 2nd row is composed of 18 extremely complex canes each with approx. 40 cogs, crimps, honeycombs, whorls and stars in white, pink, pale-green and various shades of blue. The next row...

  • From the style of the weight, profile and unfinished pontil, this closepack must be attributed to the later Bacchus period (ca. 1870s), although a number of the canes match canes found in earlier (classical) Bacchus weights. The overall tonality is pink, red and white with splashes of blue and green. Interspersed among the canes are 4 distorted black on...

  • Each of the 4 complex centre canes has a white double-ruffle in a green-lined collar, encircled by 7 white ruffles in white collars. The unusual canes in the 1st row are encased in apple green glass, whereas those in the second row are set in “sodden snow”. More pale-green and white ruffles in dark-green-lined collars follow in the next row,...

  • A 4-row concentric in shades of green, red and white around a large, white flower-like feature cane in a blue-sheathed white collar. The most notable feature: the 12 highly- complex canes in the first row - each one has 7 pale-green oakleaf silhouettes around a red & white centre - a total of 84 oakleaf silhouettes! In the 2nd row are white star canes...

  • A 4-row concentric in a blue/white stave basket. Typical factory canes, with yellow tubes and minute ruffle canes surrounding a finely-drawn blue star cane plus central red-and-white ruffles. One row is composed of canes which, in themselves, are miniature closepacks with as many as 35-40 tiny canes bundled together. The greyish mark at the bottom of the...

  • 17 complex blue, white and pink cluster canes - each one consisting of ca. 40 crimps, cogs, ruffles and stars - surround a large, ruby-lined white floret in a collar. Although some people consider the “heart” shape to be a fault - i.e. slipped canes - the fact that 5 extra canes round out the first row would seem to refute the argument! They...

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