Antique Belgian or Bohemian Doorknob. With Miniature Concentric Millefiori Paperweight Handle.
Antique Belgian or Bohemian Doorknob with Miniature Concentric Millefiori Paperweight Handle. This is an antique doorknob with a concentric millefiori paperweight handle. The handle has bright translucent colors on a clear ground.
It has two concentric circles of complex canes around a complex center cane. The theme colors are orange, lilac, turquoise, and green and the canes are various combinations of six pointed star canes. The outer circle of canes alternate between orange and lilac complex canes. The inner circle of canes alternate between green and turquoise complex canes. There is a larger orange complex cane in the center.
The maker of this paperweight is unknown. It has similarities to a group of paperweights believed to have originated at an unidentified glass factory in Belgium, Northern Europe, or even Bohemia. The hardware portion is in good condition with holes for a cross pin to anchor the spindle. The design is well centered and a wonder to study. Note on condition : This paperweight knob has a fracture in the stem (and possibly a repair), but seems solid and unlikely to crack further.
There is light wear at the widest part of the handle visible in the pictures. Please Note: The stand shown in the pictures is not included with the paperweight. It is shown for illustration only. Note on white glare : Please ignore the white areas, they are glare from the light. This paperweight has a strong similarity to a group of paperweights and doorknobs that are believed to have originated at an unidentified glass factory in Belgium or Northern Europe.
Bohemian 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 1 15/16" long including the hardware. Condition: Very good condition for its age. The paperweight knob has a fracture in the stem (and possibly a repair), but seems solid and unlikely to crack further.
Signature: Unsigned, but I guarantee this is an antique paperweight doorknob from Bohemia or Belgium or Northern Europe. 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 Belgian or Bohemian Doorknob Concentric Millefiori Paperweight Handle" is in sale since Sunday, March 14, 2021. This item is in the category "Pottery & Glass\Glass\Art Glass\Paperweights". The seller is "paperweights" and is located in Wellesley, Massachusetts. This item can be shipped to United States, Germany, Japan, Canada, United Kingdom, France, Australia.