Your Cart

Old English

The term “Old English” was coined to cover a number of glassworks which were producing paperweights - mainly close concentrics - in the 19th Century and into the 1920s. Due to a lack of records, it is impossible to say with any certainty where many of these weights originated. Some are meticulously made with complex canes and display a high degree of technical expertise; others have only simple cogs and lack the quality seen in the better weights. Companies known to have produced paperweights include H.G. Richardson in Stourbridge as well as Arculus in Birmingham, which was later acquired by Walsh-Walsh.

Click on an image for details, sizes & enlarged views.

Reference: ENG 04352
The cruciform canes in the outer row and the other types of millefiori in this white, pink & blue 5-row concentric would seem to point to an early 20th Century Richardson attribution.  The different lengths of the outer canes has resulted, unfortunately, in a somewhat untidy finish.At some ..
Showing 1 to 1 of 1 (1 Pages)