Clichy close packed millefiori datings are somewhat rare. Saint Louis looped garland datings are quite rare. Obviously perfect condition is preferable, but often a few scratches, minor bruises or nicks can be forgiven if there is enough glass in the dome to polish them out. One dating contains all eighteen Gridel figures. The close concentric spacing scheme was frequently used and considered one of the paperweight of the Saint Louis designs. Advice on what to look out for among these overlooked and frequently gorgeous treasures — from dancing devils to rogue air bubbles — according to our specialist Carleigh Queenth.
Close concentrics constitute most of the weights attributed to Whitefriars.
Dating your Union/Somerville Paperweight
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