Allan's Paperweights

www.paperweights.com

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
 
 
3593 Pleated Mushroom Shaped Paperweight by Unknown Maker.  circa 1977.  Pleated mushroom shaped paperweight in olive green color scheme.  The glass also appears to have a greenish tinge.  An interesting signed paperweight.  I have been unable to identify the maker.  It is signed near the base "GMG / 77". 

I believe the maker is American because of the location of the signature.

Large Size:  2 15/16" diameter by 1 15/16" high. The base is ground flat. 
Signature: Signed near the base "GMG / 77". 
Condition:  Very good condition with no cracks or major chips.  There are a couple of tiny pinpricks on the side.  I found no scratches on inspection. 

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

Large picture of the paperweight
Profile View
Side view
Signature
SOLD

Click on the picture to see a larger image.

Click on the picture to see a larger image
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
$59 postage paid in the US. 

Click on the picture to see a larger image. 

Click on the picture to see a larger image
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
$59 postage paid in the US. 

Click on the picture to see a larger image.

Click on the picture to see a larger image
2062 Vintage Molded Spiral Glass Paperweight with Brass Base. circa 1890-1920This is a molded paperweight with a brass base.  It shows considerable age and is probably an antique.  The paperweight was molded in a three part mold.  The mold lines remain.  The glass is lightweight, but it appears to be solid (not hollow).  It is fastened to the base with a plaster like substance, the same manner used to fasten antique glass doorknobs to the doorknob hardware. 

Large Size:  Just under 2 3/4" diameter by just over 2 1/4" high.  Lightweight glass.  The paperweight weighs 9.2 ounces.
Condition:  Very good condition.  There are a couple of surface blemishes that may be chips or bubbles in the glass.  Plus some tiny scratches and nicks. 
Signature:  Unsigned.  I don't know where this was made or who made it.  It is clearly old. 

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

Large picture of the paperweight
Profile View
Bottom View
Top view
Another view
SOLD

Click on the picture to see a larger image.

Click on the picture to see a larger image
2683 Magnum Antique Bent Wire Name Paperweight.   circa 1900-1930.  Unusual example of a bent wire name (Janice Puner) over a white ground of icepick flowers.  The name is formed in script from two sections of red (possibly copper) wire.  There are six icepick flowers, each with a bubble in the center and also six additional bubbles placed between each flower.  An interesting paperweight made either in Bohemia, elsewhere in Europe, or possibly the US. 

Von Brackel discusses this style in his book (see pages 210 to 217).  He illustrates a number of different styles of bent wire name weights over various grounds and attributes them possibly to several different locations in Bohemia, Germany, Belgium or even France.  His examples all feature a red lettered name made of copper wire.  The price guide is in the $200-$250 range for most examples. 

Alternatively, it is possible that this paperweight is made in the US using techniques originally developed in Europe. 

Magnum Size:  Just under 3 3/4" diameter by 3 1/4" high. 
Condition:  Very good condition for its age.  A few small scuffs and scratches, but nothing major.  No cracks. 
Signature:  Unsigned.  The bottom is fire finished to a concave shape. 
Execution:  Very good.  A few small bubbles on the wire. 

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

Large picture of the paperweight
Profile View
SOLD .

Click on the picture to see a larger image.

Click on the picture to see a larger image

Back to Allan's Paperweights (www.paperweights.com)

Revised 3/19/2017    IE