Antique Bohemian Doorknob with Concentric Millefiori Handle on clear ground. This is an antique Bohemian doorknob with a millefiori paperweight handle. The handle has two concentric circles of complex canes around a complex two ring center star cane.
The entire design consists of complex canes, sometimes complex canes inside complex canes. There is a large amber cane that occurs in the very center and also five times in the inner circle. Each cane has two rings of canes around a complex cane.There is an outer ring of amber floret canes with white centers. Inside is a ring of all white five pointed star canes with outer rings of white. The center cane in this amber cane is a complex cane made up of green and white star canes with a red outer layer. Also in the inner circle are five large red and white complex canes with star canes in the center and a red outer layer.
This same cane also occurs nine times in the outer row, alternating with similar blue and white and green and white complex canes. In all a complex design built from a variety of canes with many star canes.
The design is well centered, although not perfectly and some canes are tipped or out of place. The hardware portion is in good shape. Please ignore the white areas, they are glare from the lights.
Bohe mian Glass generally refers to the glass made in the regions that form the border area between the Czech Republic, Poland, and Germany. Most of these areas are now parts of the western Czech Republic. Size : The knob is 1 13/16" diameter by 2 1/8" high. Condition : Very good condition for its age. It has a worn area on the face about 7/8 wide (shown in one of the pictures) across plus other scratches.
The hardware is worn in places but intact. Signature : Unsigned, but I guarantee this is an antique paperweight from Bohemia. Allan's Paperweights is owned by Allan Port.
If in doubt, please check with me first. Please do not ask me to declare this a gift. The item "Antique Bohemian Doorknob with Concentric Millefiori Handle on clear ground" is in sale since Monday, March 18, 2019. This item is in the category "Pottery & Glass\Glass\Art Glass\Paperweights". The seller is "paperweights" and is located in Wellesley, Massachusetts.
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