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GOOFUS GLASS/PAPERWEIGHT JEWELRY:

Georjean West collects this style of jewelry and has this to say:

"This jewelry features flowers or scenes under glass. The pins are usually framed in brass or nickel silver. Some collectors call these goofus glass pins, while the correct name is reverse painted intaglio. Some of the finer ones are sterling and some are bakelite. Essex crystals are usually framed in gold or sterling. The backgrounds can be thin metallic foil paper (typical) or mother of pearl (older). I seldom find these pins in excellent condition. Generally, they are cheaply made and were never meant to outlive their original owners."

Date(s): February 24, 2010. Album by Jewelry Ring. 1 - 27 of 27 Total. 810 Visits.
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Large Floral paperweight pin

Compliments of Lilly Vittetow

Lilly's Vintage Jewelry


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Tie Clasp with Terrier Dog goofus glass

Compliments of Lilly Vittetow


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Rose Goofus Glass brooch

Compliments of Lilly Vittetow


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Floral Goofus Glass Buckle

Compliments of Diana Craig Sparks

Bonnie & Clyde's Treasure Trove


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Goffus Glass Horses Collection

Compliments of Dinah Hoyt Taylor

Capricious Crowns and Vintage Jewelry


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Bird in Flight Brooch

Compliments of Judi Bollan

Remnants From the Past


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Grapes Paperweight Brooch

Compliments of Leila Huhman

Yesterday's Rock Stars


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Lily of the Valley Brooch

Compliments of Leila Huhman


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Goofus Glass globe charm bracelet

Compliments of Nicole Goodwin

Toy Nicole's


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Butterfly goofus glass brooch

Compliments of Nicole Goodwin


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Floral paperweight brooches

Compliments of Nicole Goodwin


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Mum Flower Brooch

Compliments of Nicole Goodwin


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Pansies Brooch

Compliments of Nicole Goodwin


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Proud Peacock goofus glass brooch

Compliments of Nicole Goodwin


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Pansy Flower goofus glass brooch

Compliments of Terri Friedman

RHUMBA!


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Rose Flower brooch

Compliments of Terri Friedman


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Acquired in September 2005.  This is an old one, probably 1920s or 30s.  There is a little paint missing, but that gives it charm.

From the Georjean West Collection. To see all of her fabulous collection click HERE

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Although most of the reverse painted intaglios come from Czechoslovakia, this is the first pin I've had that is marked Made in Czech. The frames of others may also be Czech, but they are unmarked. This one is ringed in rhinestones and tiny enameled flowers.

Georjean West


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Bluebird duo -- don't they look good together?

Georjean West


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This paperweight is very similar to one that is illustrated in in "Baubles, Buttons and Beads: The Heritage of Bohemia".

Georjean West


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The paler pink one looks more like a peony. Found at the Flea in February 2006.

Georjean West


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I love this pink rose -- it's in perfect condition, which always makes me happy.   Purchased in March 2006.

Georjean West


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Purchased July 2004.  I couldn't resist the "quad". The Czech brass frame is aged, but still sturdy.

Georjean West


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I had never seen one of these early ovals with strawberries, so I had to have it even though some of the red paint is bleeding onto the background.  It kind of gives it a softer look and is much less noticeable in person.

Georjean West


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thought a paperweight dress clip was interesting.  Acquired in 4/06.  The painting is near perfect.

Georjean West


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Purchased at the Tulsa Flea Market in 2001.  Background has been altered, but I like the look.

Georjean West


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This pin has a frame that is a step up from the others.  It is "finer" than some of the others that have the same shape.  It was purchased in 2003.

Georjean West