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From todays postbag:
“I have a paperweight which belonged to my grandmother. It is small, probably only an inch and a half across. It has an orange glass butterfly suspended in it, with green at the bottom (glass grass). It is from the 60′s/70′s I think. can you tell me anything about it?”
Yes, I think I can help with this one, even without a photograph. Take a look at this glass butterfly paperweight on AntiquesAvenue.co.uk . Is this simlar to your paperweight? Sorry its not good news about the value.
MaryJane, I could not reply to you directly about this as the e.mail address you entered is not working.
Here are more butterfly and flying insect glass paperweights . If you have any more you would like to show do mail me a picture ( .jpg) and I will add it here.
From my postbag today, an e.mail simply asking “What is Art Nouveau?”
Art Nouveau is a decorative style which was originally popular in the latere 1800s and early 1900s. The style is called after a Parisienne shop opened by S. Bing in the 1890s calle “L’Art Nouveau” however the style had been arround for a few years before that shop opened.
Art Nouveau is characterised by naturalistic images and flowing curved lines ~ just look at the poppy flower in the plate above . Some of the major British names associated with the art nouveau movement are Liberty, Aubrey Vincent Beardsley and the Glasgow Movement including Charles Rennie Mackintosh.
Today you can still buy original Art nouveau works of art and decorative artifacts including Jewellery, silver and pewter vessels. If you are looking to aquire original pieces of Art Nouveau at a reasonble price I suggest a piece of Charles Horner silver ( Jewellery or a Hat Pin) or a nice art Nouveau tile. Nice examples can still be obtained from arround £50.
Here are a few of my favourite Art Nouveau Tiles. These are all genuine antique tiles and all measure 6 x 6 inches. They date from between the very late 1800s and the first few years of the 1900s. Enjoy!
Remember you can buy art nouveau tiles from antiquesavenue.co.uk