updated 26 March 2012
 Identifying paperweights - Modern Chinese

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The Chinese factories have made some high quality paperweights in the past - and many not so high quality ones. That trend continues today. Below are some images from current catalogues: these paperweights typically cost from 30p to £3.00 per piece ($0.50 to $8.00) when purchased by the crate. The cheaper ones often turn up in petrol station shops in the UK, costing £4.99 to £9.99. The skill and workmanship often makes them good value for money when offered for sale for a few £s, but caveat emptor.....they sometimes turn up as antiques, with antique prices!

Two 1990s weights, courtesy of Pearl

Just a few of the many designs in recent catalogues. What did you pay for yours....?