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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
 
 
4022 Large Blue Iridescent Abstract Paperweight with Gecko Pontil Stamp by Unknown Maker.  dated 1999.  This is a large mystery abstract iridescent blue paperweight made by an unknown maker.  The signature is legible with the date 99 but I have not been able to identify the maker.  The pontil stamp is a long tailed lizard or gecko or something similar.  Not much I can say about the design - it is a blue abstract blob.  A mystery for future study.

The maker of this paperweight is unknown.

Large Size:  2 7/8" diameter by 2 13/16" high.  The base is fire finished with a pontil stamp.
Condition:  Excellent condition.  No chips, cracks, or scratches found on inspection.
Signature:  Signed and dated but I do not recognize the name.  There is also a pontil stamp with a long tailed lizard or gecko or something similar.

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Base with signature
Top view
Profile
Another view
Another view of signature and pontil stamp
And a third view of signature and pontil stamp
$49 postage paid in the US.

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Large Blue Iridescent Abstract Paperweight with Gecko Pontil Stamp by Unknown Maker
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.  

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

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
2267 Large Millefiori Paperweight with Frit Ground by Unknown Maker.   This is a large mystery millefiori paperweight made by an unknown maker.  There are ten millefiori canes (two designs) in brown, white, and black. Nine are arranged in a circle alternating in an irregular pattern between two cane types.  And the tenth cane is a slightly larger black and white cane in the center.  All over a colorful frit ground.  The base is ground concave.  A mystery for future study.  

The maker of this paperweight is unknown.  It is probably European in origin.  Possibly early 20th century Murano, but it could also have originated at one of the many glass houses in Bohemia.

Large Size:  2 15/16" diameter by 1 15/16" high.  The base is ground concave.
Condition:  Good condition with a few light surface scratches.  There is one 1/8" chip shown in the pictures.  No cracks.
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
Closeup
Side view
Profile
Base
Chip (1/8")
$49 postage paid in the US.   

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Large Millefiori Paperweight with Frit Ground by Unknown Maker
5187 Art Glass Ascending Staircase Sculpture Paperweight - Signed.  dated 2002.  This art glass sculpture is composed of glass rectangles with colored circles between them.  There are ten 1" x 2" rectangles that make up the staircase or spiral, plus a 2 1/2" square first step, a 3" square base and 3" square top, for thirteen glass pieces in all.  It is signed on the base "M+J   G '02", but the maker's name is unknown.  A fun item. 

Note about condition:  Several of the smaller rectangles that make up  the steps have chips, all but one of which are minor.  The worst chip is 1/4" long and is shown in the pictures.

The maker of this paperweight is unknown. 

Size:  3" by 3" by just over 2 7/8" high.
Condition:  Good condition with some chips to the steps.  The worst chip is 1/4" long and is shown in the pictures.
Signature:  Signed and dated on the base "M+J   G '02", but the maker's name is unknown.

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

Large picture
Base with signature
Side view
Largest chip (1/4")
Another view
Another side view
And one more view
$79 postage paid in the US.

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Art Glass Ascending Staircase Sculpture Paperweight - Signed
1872 Mystery Magnum Star Millefiori Paperweight by Unknown Maker.   This is a very large mystery paperweight made by an unknown maker.  There are 13 black five pointed stars each with a white background arranged in a 1-4-3-4-1 pattern.  The design is placed over a large bubble with a funnel like hole on the base which leads to the bubble.  There is no pontil mark.   

The maker of this paperweight is unknown.  One collector has suggested that glass artist Richard Ritter made paperweights with similar star shaped millefiori, but that isn't enough to attribute this paperweight.  So, it remains by an unknown maker.

Very Large Size:  3 9/16" diameter by 2 1/4" high.  There is no pontil mark on the base, but there is an unusual funnel shape that leads to the large bubble in the design.
Condition:  Good condition with surface scratches.  No chips or cracks.  There are some striations in the glass.    
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: 

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Closeup
Side
Funnel shape on base
Another view of the base
$79 postage paid in the US.   

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Mystery Magnum Star Millefiori Paperweight by Unknown Maker
4033 Huge Faceted Antique Monogram VH or HV Paperweight with Red and White Interior Ripple Pattern by Unknown Maker.  circa 1900.  This very large faceted paperweight has a top facet and 32 side facets arranged in four rows.  The top facet has a fancy monogram VH or HV.  The interior has a red and white ripple pattern wrapped around a center bubble.  There are at least twenty turns of the pattern.  The glass shows up gold colored in the pictures but it is actually clear or slightly tinted.  There is a large teardrop bubble in the center of the design.  The maker of this paperweight has not been identified.  Most likely it was made in Northern Europe or possibly Alsace Lorraine or Bohemia.  Some of the facets are damaged but only one has a bad chip (3/8" across).  A mystery for future study.

The maker of this paperweight is unknown.  Most likely it was made in Northern Europe or possibly Alsace Lorraine or Bohemia.   

Very large size:  4 1/4" diameter by 2 15/16".  It weighs just over 41 ounces.  The base is ground flat.  This paperweight is faceted with a top facet  and 32 side facets in four rows.
Condition:  Good condition for its age.  There is considerable wear on the base and some of the facets are damaged.  The worst damage is one larger chip 3/8" across.
Signature:  This paperweight and maker is unknown.  Most likely it was made in Northern Europe or possibly Alsace Lorraine or Bohemia.  I guarantee that this is an antique paperweight (over 100 years old). 

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

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Monogram on top
Top view
Profile
Closeup of ripple pattern
Damage - larges chip (3/8" across)
Base with wear
SOLD.

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Huge Faceted Antique Monogram VH or HV Paperweight with Red and White Interior Ripple Pattern by Unknown Maker
778 Miniature Art Glass Carpet Ground Millefiori Paperweight - Unknown Maker.   This art glass miniature millefiori paperweight consists of identical red, white, and pink cogged millefiori, although it looks like there may be some filler pieces added to complete the carpet.  The maker is unknown.   

The maker of this paperweight is unknown. 

Very small size:  2" diameter by 1 1/4" high.  The base has been polished flat.
Condition:  Very good condition  with no chips or cracks.  Minor scratches on the base.  One tool mark on the side.
Signature:  The maker of this paperweight is unknown.

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

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Closeup
Base
Side view
Profile
$59 postage paid in the US.

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Miniature Art Glass Carpet Ground Millefiori Paperweight - Unknown Maker
345 Colorful Surface Decorated Hollow Paperweight - Unknown Maker.   This surface decorated paperweight is hollow blown rather than solid.  The colorful decorations are tactile and can be felt on the surface.  There is a hole in the base left over from the blowing process.  Signed KO on the base but the maker is unknown.  A fun paperweight.

The maker of this paperweight is unknown. 

Size:  Just over 2 7/8" diameter by just over 2" high.  The base has been polished concave.  The surface is a little irregular There is a hole in the base left from the blowing process.
Condition:  Good condition.  Some crackling of the surface.  A few minor scratches.
Signature:  Signed KO on the base but the maker is unknown.

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

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Closeup
Base
Side view
Profile
Possible signature (KO)
$44 postage paid in the US.

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Colorful Surface Decorated Hollow Paperweight - Unknown Maker



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