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Brown, Jim

Jim Brown was certainly a “late starter” in the paperweight world. His interest in collecting paperweights was eventually no longer enough - he wanted to create them himself ! Beginning in 2000 he first acquired the technical knowledge to work with glass and spent hours learning how to make the millefiori canes he had so admired in antique weights. His great variety of canes and range of weights - concentrics, closepacks and panelled - have a look of classic Bacchus while his carpet grounds are reminiscent of antique St. Louis.  Weights are usually script-signed and dated on the base; some also include a “B” signature cane.

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Reference: BRO 03346
White-tipped dark-green rods encircle a complex millefiori centre cane, followed by white stars and 2 rows of light-green crimps.  The outer row of crimps is drawn underneath to a small opening, through which a slightly distorted “B” signature cane can be seen.  The weight is finished with..
Reference: BRO 03800
A mid-size 3-row concentric set in a basket of ivory & pale-amber staves. The complex millefiori centre cane is encircled by 3 rows of canes: green crimps, white & blue crimps and blue, white & ochre crimps alternating with white 6-pointed stars. The weight is finished with a circular top facet and ..
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