Tiffany paperweight...real or fake?

Discussion in 'Pottery, Glass, and Porcelain' started by sassafras, Jul 11, 2018.

  1. sassafras

    sassafras Well-Known Member

    This is another piece from our family member's estate. The house is packed full of Tiffany, Lalique, Steuben, Daum, Waterford, etc. She only bought "the real deal" and was savvy about knowing her stuff.

    We know she's had this paperweight for over 30 years, but I don't think this is "old" Tiffany. The shape, signature style, design and feel of the glass all feel much newer to me. All of the newer pieces I'm finding have an acid etched mark on them. Is this a real Tiffany paperweight or did she get duped on this one?

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  2. Cherryhill

    Cherryhill Well-Known Member

    The modern signatures I've seen on Tiffany & Co. paperweights has been a stencil, block letters.
    That's not to say your's isn't correct. Wait for other opinions.
     
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  3. fenton

    fenton Well-Known Member

    That's Chinese Tiffany. Very crude.
     
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  4. sassafras

    sassafras Well-Known Member

    Thank you both for your help!

    Is Chinese Tiffany done by a company who fraudulently signs the Tiffany & Co name to a piece with the intent to deceive or are they authentic (but lesser quality) Tiffany & Co items manufactured in China?
     
  5. George Nesmith

    George Nesmith Well-Known Member

    A Dale Tiffany had glass made in China to sell with the Tiffany name. Supposedly he did the designing.. He is elated some way to Louis Tiffany. If memory is correct Dales stuff dates for circa 2000.
     
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  6. sassafras

    sassafras Well-Known Member

    Thank you so very much for that info, George. This board is wonderful!
     
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