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Re: Chinese millefiori bottle - very yellow, would it be an old one?
« Reply #10 on: May 02, 2007, 02:00:18 PM »
Karel, what do you reckon?



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Re: Chinese millefiori bottle - very yellow, would it be an old one?
« Reply #11 on: May 02, 2007, 05:47:00 PM »
Hi,
Firstly I have bought the bottle that originated this post and secondly it is my first bottle so whatever I say needs to be seen in that light!
I think the tinge is more on the green side than yellow. Especially viewed from the base/thicker part of the glass.
I will say Chinese looking at the canes and quality: the canes are the right colours, shape and size for Chinese. Quality wise the setup is off-centre, the pointel has been badly grinded and there are remnants of impurities, the stopper is a very loose fit and small for the overal design (not sure if this is typical of bottles or of Chinese ones or if the stopper was changed somewhere along the line). The long stem on the stopper did surprise me.  On the quality issue, it immediately lets me want to attribute age (buyers optimism ???) as the Chinese quality has become so much better in recent years, but having searched for info, I cannot find any record of how long bottles have been in production there?

Purist would not like this one!

I am as happy as a pig in the proverbial ;D.  Thanks Lynne, and thanks to all those here as I knew what I was buying!!!
I finally have a botle in my collection...now where are those bar tools to bid on >:D
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Re: Chinese millefiori bottle - very yellow, would it be an old one?
« Reply #12 on: May 02, 2007, 08:47:49 PM »
I'm no purist. If I saw something like that for a good price I'd grab it. Even if it is not old, the tint to the glass makes it look old and that is a look I like. A very nifty find!
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Re: Chinese millefiori bottle - very yellow, would it be an old one?
« Reply #13 on: May 02, 2007, 09:05:19 PM »
Hi Karel, I'm delighted that you bought it.  I like to keep these nice bits in the family... 8)


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Re: Chinese millefiori bottle - very yellow, would it be an old one?
« Reply #14 on: May 02, 2007, 09:36:08 PM »
I tend to think of these and similar items fromthe 1950 -1980 period as 'Chirano' - made in China using Murano canes. You can find pages and pages of 'Murano' paperweights on the websites of Chinese glass manufacturers if you search hard enough. Buy 300 similar items, and the price starts at around US $ 0,50 per item, and goes up to as much as US $ 4.00.....I'm not sure where the canes are being made at the present time, though - maybe the Chinese are also selling canes to Murano?

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Re: Chinese millefiori bottle - very yellow, would it be an old one?
« Reply #15 on: May 03, 2007, 07:15:34 AM »
I tend to think of these and similar items fromthe 1950 -1980 period as 'Chirano' - made in China using Murano canes.
I like the term Chirano a lot!!!  Mind if it is used in listings?  Only trouble is correct atributing of them!
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Re: Chinese millefiori bottle - very yellow, would it be an old one?
« Reply #16 on: May 03, 2007, 07:19:37 AM »
Hi Karel

Please feel free to use it! The question is whether the reader will understand...

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Re: Chinese millefiori bottle - very yellow, would it be an old one?
« Reply #17 on: May 05, 2007, 06:37:54 PM »
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