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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
 
 
2373 Large Bubble Dump Paperweight by Unknown Maker.   This is a large dump shaped paperweight with a random pattern of bubbles.  It is possibly made of bottle glass as a whimsy by workers in a bottle factory. 

Although this is similar to antique English green dumps, I do not believe it is English nor do I believe it is an antique.  As such, I can only attribute it to an unknown maker in an unspecified country.  

Large Size:  Just over 2 13/16" diameter by just under 3 1/2" tall.  The base has been ground flat with a rough surface.
Condition:  Good condition with only a few surface scratches.  It does however have a 1" chip on the base as shown in the pictures.   
Signature:  Unsigned.  I do not know the age, maker, or country of origin for this paperweight.   

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

Large picture of the paperweight
Top View
Side View
View of rough finish on base and showing chip
$39 postage paid in the US.                    

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4947 Large White Iridescent Swirl Paperweight by Unknown Maker.   This is a large white iridescent paperweight with a swirl pattern and a slightly textured surface.  The colors are white and clear, but the iridescence causes the surface to appear to gradually change colors as the angle of view or the angle of illumination changes.  The profile is relatively flat.  The paperweight is unsigned, but I suspect it dates from the 1970s.  A delightful paperweight from an unknown maker. 

Iridescence is a hard property to describe.  The surface reflects light in a way that changes colors much like soap bubbles, butterfly wings and the inside of sea shells.

Large Size:  Just over 3 1/16" diameter by just over 1 9/16" tall.  The profile is flat and the base has been ground flat.
Condition:  Excellent condition with no chips, cracks or scratches found on inspection with the exception of a few scratches on the base.  The surface is textured which makes inspection for scratches difficult.  
Signature:  Unsigned.  I do not know the age, maker, or country of origin for this paperweight.  It was part of a collection that dated from the 1960s and 1970s.

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

Large picture of the paperweight
Top View
Side View
Base
$39 postage paid in the US.                           

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Large White Iridescent Swirl Paperweight by Unknown Maker
4929 Unknown Maker 1998 Large Paperweight with two Stylized Red and White Fish Swimming in an Underwater Scene.    dated 1998.   This paperweight has two stylized red and white fish swimming in an underwater scene.  The fish are close to the surface, but not on the surface and are encased by a layer of glass.  An interesting paperweight. Signed, but I can't read the signature, dated 8-98. 

Unknown maker.  Even though the paperweight is signed, I can't identify the maker.  The placement of the signature suggests a North American maker.

Large Size:   2 15/16" diameter by just over 2 1/2" high.  The base is ground flat. 
Condition:  Excellent Condition.  No cracks or chips or scratches found on inspection. 
Signature:  Signed on the side just above the base.  I could not read the signature.  Dated 8-98. 

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

Large picture of the paperweight
Another view
Profile view
Signature
SOLD

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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
SOLD

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