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Offline Beth

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Murano Parerweights and Labels
« on: October 22, 2007, 06:33:17 PM »
Hello, I recently bought these Murano Paperweights at an Estate Sale for Ada Belle Spencer (she was an opera singer) I was wondering if I could get a date as to when they were made. This is the first time posting here and I am not sure of what I am doing yet :huh:
Here are 2 of the paperweights. Thank you for any help!
Beth



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Re: Murano Parerweights and Labels
« Reply #1 on: October 24, 2007, 12:45:44 AM »
I have a paperweight that is like your two. I also have not figured out who made it. My paperweight looks superficially like Fratelli Toso in having the canes set into a bed of aventurine, but the base is very different. The base of my paperweight has edges that look melted, instead of the crisp ground, polished base that is typical for Fratelli Toso. The aventurine also looks disorganized. I wondered if someone might have tried to polish the bottom of my paperweight using too high an RPM setting and caused some melting. It is difficult to tell without knowing the history. What are the bases of your paperweights like?

The labels are generic, so don't give much information beyond that they were made in Murano. The canes are carefully placed, so they are good paperweights, especially if the base on yours does not look like mine.

Sorry I could not be more help,
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Re: Murano Parerweights and Labels
« Reply #2 on: November 09, 2007, 12:04:05 AM »
Anita, thank you for looking! The bottom are smooth.......Hope that helps you?

Beth


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Re: Murano Parerweights and Labels
« Reply #3 on: November 10, 2007, 05:40:08 PM »
I've seen that rooster sticker on stuff I know is Seguso. While those cane clusters look a lot like Fratelli Toso they are actually Seguso. They are a little 'softer' and more free flowing than the FT canes they resemble. I have two Seguso weights that have a garlands of those cane clusters
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