Thanks for adding that, Ray - and for the larger views, too.
This shows another point that can confuse - at least at the detailed level. In the larger image from George N. Kulles' book the points of the star are clearly rounded in most cases, whereas in the smaller image (and depending on your own screen resolution) the canes may appear as sharply pointed.
It's the same, and even worse, in real life. A crisp-looking cane can often be seen under magnification as less well defined, and some "star canes" turn out to be "daisy canes" instead.
But leaving aside the micro side of life (from a macro lens point of view), Ray's image does show that the full cane in Kulles' book is not of the same overall
structure as the one in Leni's weight. I am not saying that Ray is wrong in his thoughts. On the contrary, his investigative skills are just what are needed. But as I said before, lots of makers produced 6-point "star" canes. Although I appreciate, and often use, the Kulles' references, I find the brevity of descriptions in some cases leads to a misunderstanding.
Ray has the latest version of the Kulles' book while I have the earlier ones (dealing with millefiori and lampwork separately). But perhaps the later one also includes, under the Baccarat section, the comment about "Baccarat bundles are composed of six-point star rods". And in my version of the books, it is also stated, against a drawing of a crisply pointed 6-point star:
Because the points of Bohemian stars are wide and short, their central bodies appear to be larger than those of other stars. Although usually sharply pointed, these stars occasionally have rounded points.
That's a good description and one worth bearing in mind, but it could also be just as true of other makers' 6-point stars, too.
What concerns us most with cane identification is the full complex cane, rather than the individual elements. This is just as true with my cane tables for Ysart weights as shown in my web space. The initial entries show individual "basic" canes which, on their own, do not necessarily provide a positive identification.