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Offline horochar

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Satin Minimalist Weight
« on: August 12, 2007, 01:27:21 PM »
I liked the minimalist, Arte Povera (how pretentious is that?) quality of this paperweight.   I'm hoping it is something half way decent -- I know it isn't extraordinary -- rather than Asian junk ;D.  Maybe one of the resident cane experts can help.  It has a satin finish all over.  Second pix (click link) shows it closer up.
Thanks!

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Re: Satin Minimalist Weight
« Reply #1 on: August 13, 2007, 08:24:16 PM »
Sorry to disappoint you, but it is not valuable. If you enjoy it, it is really all that matters.

There are a couple of things that let us know it is not valuable. First, there is a lot of space between the canes. Second, the cane sections are thin. Another thing is the satin finish is not not a delicate as, say, Fratelli Toso would be.

Because it is not valuable today doesn't mean that it won't be tomorrow. Enjoy  :)

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Re: Satin Minimalist Weight
« Reply #2 on: August 14, 2007, 02:02:48 AM »
Thanks Anita. 
I do like it from an aesthetic standpoint.  The haphazard spacing of the canes is actually what drew me to it.  I paid very little for it (under $10 at a flea market) so its value is irrelevant, especially since I buy to collect and not resell.  However, what would really be helpful for me would be to know a couple of things: approximate age and country (or continent) of origin.  Any info along those lines would be greatly appreciated.

Sincerely,
Charles.


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Re: Satin Minimalist Weight
« Reply #3 on: August 14, 2007, 12:05:40 PM »
My vote would be fairly modern Murano.
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Re: Satin Minimalist Weight
« Reply #4 on: January 25, 2008, 06:03:09 PM »
See also discussion on Bead Canes here: http://www.glassmessages.com/index.php/topic,18857.0.html

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Re: Satin Minimalist Weight
« Reply #5 on: January 26, 2008, 12:14:29 AM »
And also consider the current worldwide sale of lots of EFFETRE canes. Although I don't see any exact matches to the ones shown in Effetre page, the styles and colours are very close.

This frosted weight could have been made almost anywhere!
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