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Offline Leni

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« Reply #10 on: June 08, 2005, 10:36:25 PM »
Thank you very much for that Alex!   :D   I don't know the names you mention - are they still in production?  Can you tell me when this weight might have been made?

I love Venice!  It is the most beautiful city!  I remember your shop, too.  I can't wait to visit again   :D

Leni
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« Reply #11 on: June 09, 2005, 09:47:31 AM »
Quote from: "Leni"
Thank you very much for that Alex!   :D   I don't know the names you mention - are they still in production?  Can you tell me when this weight might have been made?

I love Venice!  It is the most beautiful city!  I remember your shop, too.  I can't wait to visit again   :D

Leni


Hi Leni,
small small world!
The 3 Fiori stopper the production last year, due to economic crisi (Euro too stong) and the competition of the imported (ugly) cheaper paperweights. But now one of the 2 owners of 3fiori restarted with a small piazza in another furnace in Murano. I'm his first buyer :-)
I hope he will be able to manage this new very small company, because the quality is very good.

Sincerely

ALex
http://www.artofvenice.com


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« Reply #12 on: September 02, 2005, 09:31:21 PM »
I know this is an old thread, but I have only just joined your forum and so have been reading all the threads which may relate to Murano paperweights.

This is indeed a very good Murano weight - as Kevin says unusually neat in profile.  On my website ( www.muranopaperweights.co.uk ) you will see a weight very similar to this on the 3 Fiori page.  The canes are very similar, and the weight is the same neat profile.  It is quite different to the other 3 Fiori weights. I always felt the canes were not 3 Fiori canes.
When I was last there in the glassworks, before they sadly stopped making paperweights, the chap I dealt with said that the only canes they bought in were the tiny ones used in the Bonsai (trees) series of weights.  He said all the others they made themselves.

But having said that, 3 Fiori also made weights to sell to other glassworks to put their own labels on - Bucella Cristalli, ALT etc.  So that can be very confusing too.


Offline Leni

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« Reply #13 on: September 03, 2005, 07:52:11 AM »
Hi Jackie, It's great to have you 'on-board'  :lol:


Many thanks for your input on this and the Murano forum!  Welcome!   :D

Leni
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« Reply #14 on: September 04, 2005, 11:32:34 PM »
Hi - this is what I call a neat Murano paperweight - I got a good price for it on eBay http://tinypic.com/ddfka1.jpg (what age do peeps think mine was)  

No doubt Leni's Paperweight is Murano in my eyes - but not just neat, quite amazing really. KevH is right - I collect p/w and those are (Italian) Murano canes, not Scottish, French, or American - its just the shape of the ruffle and star canes to the outer - but those cog canes to the centre are tight like a Perthshire - really beautiful - the 7 concentric circles in such muted/matching tones are special, and the way the last circle links up to the base ring of canes which are again really tight (look at my weight and look the one being questioned its miles ahead in quality)

But ... I have seen similar in Milan - I don't know what age this is but it is so like a Moretti - not a Carlo Moretti but rival Ercole Moretti - this webiste shows a Murrine so like the paperweight in colour and quality - OK the website doesn't show any weights - but I saw bowls and weights by Ercole in Milan only a month or so ago, I asked in a shop near Duomo and was told they had them made exclusively - http://www.ercolemoretti.it/dynalay.asp?PAGINA=321 - hope this is a lead you can follow up
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Offline Leni

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« Reply #15 on: September 05, 2005, 10:48:17 AM »
Yes, Adam, I think you're right!  

Here's a picture of the leather covered notebook my husband bought in Venice a few years ago.  http://tinypic.com/de0fn7.jpg

I reckon the murrine circle in the centre of the cover has some canes which are unmistakeably by the same maker as those in the green weight  :shock:  :D

As for your weight, IMHO it looks very like some of the 3 Fiori weights Jackie shows on her website http://www.muranopaperweights.co.uk/fiori.html

Leni
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