I have a number of these I have collected over the years. The story I have read is that they were produced by the Chinese starting around 1930 as a copy of a very fancy Red Poinsettia paperweight done by sandwich glass in the 1800's. So it is sort of a rip off of that one. In no way are they the same paperweight but as I have said in other listings, the Chinese have produced enough paperweights for long enough to be worthy of collecting them as one of your sub-categories. Also once you see them you will always know what they are. Plus they don't cost thousands of dollars. Size on this is 1.9inches wide and 1.2 inches high. Not signed. Condition I rate as very good, There are a couple very minor little marks on it. No cracks or chips of any kind.
I have been
collecting Art Glass for about 20 years. I used to live next to a large
flea market and a couple big antique malls. So I would pick things up
whenever I saw something that fit the collection or I thought was a good
deal. I sold about 50 paperweights last summer and I am getting pushed
to sell the rest as I am relocating. Please check out my ebay store as I
will be putting things up all summer. Thanks