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Paperweights by Unknown Makers for Sale


The paperweights on this page are from unknown factories, especially those where I cannot even establish a country of origin.  Some of these are inexpensive fun paperweights.  If you know more about any of these, please let me know.

If you would like to purchase any of these paperweights, e-mail me at: aport@paperweights.com
 
 
4687 Cut Crystal Paperweight from Unknown Factory, possibly made by Klokotschnik.  circa 1980s.  This is a large heavy crystal paperweight with extensive faceting and cuttings.  I believe at least some of the facets are cut crystal.  It is not signed, but I have seen similar items made by Klokotschnik Glashütte in West Germany.  A fun paperweight from an unknown maker.

Note:  I don't know anything about the Klokotschnik  company except that similar items have labels that say "GLASHÜTTE MANUFAKTUR - KLOKOTSCHNIK - 30% Bleikristall mundgebl handgeschl".    Collectors have told me they purchased these items from the now defunct House of Tyrol in Georgia, an importer that specialized in selling gifts and collectibles from Germany and Austria.  The House of Tyrol closed in 2003 after more than 25 years.  I welcome corrections to this information. 

Large Size:  3" diameter by 3" tall.  The base is finished concave with a flat shoulder.  The entire surface is faceted.  It is heavy and weighs 26 ounces.  
Condition:  Excellent condition with no chips, cracks or scratches found on inspection.  
Signature:  Unsigned.  I do not know the age, maker, or country of origin for this paperweight for sure. 

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Large picture of the paperweight
Top view
Another view
Base
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Cut Crystal Paperweight from Unknown Factory, possibly made by Klokotschnik
5138 Large Blue Glass Dump Paperweight with Flowers - Unknown Maker.   This is a large blue / turquoise glass dump with five petaled icepick flowers inside, each with five or six petals.  Crude unfinished base.  It is possibly made as a whimsy by workers in a bottle factory.  Although it is similar to antique English green and blue dumps, there are no known Victorian period dumps with this color or with this style of flowers.  I believe this paperweight originated at a factory that worked with blue or turquoise colored bottle glass, probably in the early 1900s and possibly in the UK or Bohemia.  Since the origin is uncertain, I can only attribute it to an unknown maker in an unspecified country.  An interesting paperweight worthy of further study. 

Green and Blue glass dump paperweights, mantle ornaments and doorstops originated as early as 1820 and continued to be made as late as 1914.  Often referred to as dumps, they are made from green and blue bottle glass in factories founded by John Kilner of Wakefield and other bottle makers in the Midlands and Northern regions of England.  There are articles on this topic in 2002, 2003 and 2005 annual bulletins of the Paperweight Collectors Association.  You can also read about them in Old English Paperweights by Robert Hall.  These dumps can be found with internal bubble designs, well executed floral designs, sulphide inclusions, or colored flowers.  Signed examples exist and command a premium price.  Since they are made from bottle glass, these paperweights often show signs of rough handling with chips or internal fractures. 

Large Size:  3 1/16" diameter by just under 2 1/2" high.  The base is unfinished and rough.
Condition:  Very good condition with a few surface scratches.  It has a small less than 1/16" chip on the side.  The base is unfinished.   
Signature:  Unsigned. The age, maker, and country of origin are unknown, but I believe it was made in the UK or Bohemia between 1900 - 1940.  

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Large picture of the paperweight
Closeup
Another view
Chip on side
Side view
Base
$95 postage paid in the US.  

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Large Blue Glass Dump Paperweight with Flowers - Unknown Maker
4753 Unknown Maker Small Surface Decorated Paperweight with Heart Canes.    circa 1960 - 2000.  This is a small three sided paperweight with a turquoise center/ground.  There are stringers and pieces of glass applied to the gold colored surface plus three heart canes. No signature other than possibly the heart canes.  A very interesting paperweight. 

Small Size:   2 5/8" high by 1 3/4" at the widest.  The base is ground flat. 
Condition:  Excellent Condition.  No cracks or chips or scratches found on inspection. 
Signature:  Unsigned.  I do not know the maker or country of origin.

For extra pictures, click on the picture at the right and the following links: 

Large picture of the paperweight
Paperweight on side
Another view
Still another view
Last view
Bottom - showing turquoise ground
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4219 Mystery Millefiori Scramble Paperweight with Character Canes from Unknown Maker - possibly Antique.  vintage or antique.  This is a mystery paperweight. At first glance, I thought this might be a 1960s Murano scramble due to the glittery aventurine and frit ground  The weight is a scramble with smudged canes placed over a frit ground. When viewed from the bottom, there is a void in the frit where the pontil scar has been ground off. When I look through the void I can see character canes that are unfamiliar. There are at least six well defined mystery canes. I was able to capture pictures of four of them, the others are just as interesting. 

Large Size:  2 3/4" diameter by 1 7/8" high.  The base is flat with the center ground concave. 
Condition:  Very good to excellent condition.  No chips, cracks, noticeable scratches.  There are some tool marks on the dome and some striations within the glass.
Signature:  Unsigned, but not likely to be made recently.  I believe this was made earlier than the 1970s, possibly even in the early 1900s. 

For extra pictures, click on the picture at the right and the following links: 

Large picture of the paperweight
Four of the character canes
Base
Close up view
First character cane
Second character cane
Third character cane
Fourth character cane
$145 postage paid in the US.

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Mystery Millefiori Scramble Paperweight with Character Canes from Unknown Maker - possibly Antique






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