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Offline tropdevin

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Re: ID help - millefiori bowl faceted with green overlay
« Reply #10 on: October 21, 2014, 06:50:14 AM »
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I have been reluctant to comment as there seem so many uncertainties.  The bottle referred to above, with a Perthshire certificate, is odd in that the Edition size is shown as 250 on the certificate, but 350 in Mahoney & McClanahan (which is usually correct), and it should be signed with a P1975 cane in the base - but is not.  The canes in it are consistent with Perthshire canes, and it is worth noting that some Perthshire canes from the mid 1970s resemble Murano canes.  I wonder whether the bowl (and maybe the bottle) are some of the one-off / trial / prototype pieces that were sold (in reasonable numbers) through the factory shop?

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Re: ID help - millefiori bowl faceted with green overlay
« Reply #11 on: October 21, 2014, 04:45:43 PM »
The bottle referred to above, with a Perthshire certificate, is odd in that the edition size is shown as 250 on the certificate, but 350 in Mahoney & McClanahan (which is usually correct), and it should be signed with a P1975 cane in the base - but is not.
The auction mentions 1975 - which is not on the certificate - so I assume there is a 1975 cane in the setup, though not explicitly mentioned.
The edition size is odd, indeed - unfortunately the Perthshire certificates don't give any detail about the design (just that is is a "bottle"). Consequently they can easily be exchanged by accident ... but: I am not aware of any Perthshire bottle with an edition size of 250 (none mentioned by Mahoney an McClanahan, anyway).
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