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MILLEFIORI BASKET WEIGHT
« on: February 03, 2008, 11:55:41 AM »
Am I right in thinking this is called a basket?
Is it most likely Murano? 
Is there a likely maker?

It's rather odd the way the pink canes run out half way round  - I wonder if they just run out!!   :huh:
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Re: MILLEFIORI BASKET WEIGHT
« Reply #1 on: February 03, 2008, 12:26:39 PM »
http://www.cowtown.net/mikefirth/gloswts.htm states
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(a) an outer row of millefiori canes, pulled together underneath the motif to form a staved enclosure for the decorative element(s);
(b) a latticino ground pulled down in the center (as in St. Louis and American fruit weights);
(c) a latticino ground with a "handle" of twisted filigree extending above the motif.
So - I would call this a basket weight - according to (b).
I would also go for Murano - but don't dare name potential makers.
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Re: MILLEFIORI BASKET WEIGHT
« Reply #2 on: February 03, 2008, 12:29:28 PM »
Thanks Wolf! 

btw - email on its way to you re the Caithness stuff...
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Re: MILLEFIORI BASKET WEIGHT
« Reply #3 on: February 04, 2008, 03:48:46 AM »
It looks like Seguso to me.
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Re: MILLEFIORI BASKET WEIGHT
« Reply #4 on: February 04, 2008, 08:07:43 AM »
Interesting  ;D - can you tell me what it is about the weight that suggests that?

thanks!

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Re: MILLEFIORI BASKET WEIGHT
« Reply #5 on: February 04, 2008, 10:37:39 PM »
The 'toothy' canes are similar to Fratelli Toso but Seguso's are not as crisp. They look more flowy to me.
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Re: MILLEFIORI BASKET WEIGHT
« Reply #6 on: February 05, 2008, 06:51:53 PM »
The 'toothy' canes are similar to Fratelli Toso but Seguso's are not as crisp. They look more flowy to me.

Thanks Truffle, interesting!  I presume Seguso would be more desirable than Toso too...?
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Re: MILLEFIORI BASKET WEIGHT
« Reply #7 on: February 06, 2008, 09:34:43 PM »
Actually I don't know the answer to that.  :) For me as a collector, I like both.

Were you the one that had the flower murrini weight(very large canes with red around the outside of them) a while back? I have since discovered that was Seguso. I saw one with the same canes with a Seguso label.

My ID of your present weight is not 100% positive but it is based on the way the canes look.
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Re: MILLEFIORI BASKET WEIGHT
« Reply #8 on: February 06, 2008, 09:48:52 PM »
Actually I don't know the answer to that.  :) For me as a collector, I like both.

Were you the one that had the flower murrini weight(very large canes with red around the outside of them) a while back? I have since discovered that was Seguso. I saw one with the same canes with a Seguso label.

hmmmm I don't know... to be honest I have such a lot of millefiori Murano weights over the last while, with a variety of cogs, daisies, large flowers - I get lost....only one I really remember is the delicious little Venini I had!  I wish I still had him....  :cry:

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My ID of your present weight is not 100% positive but it is based on the way the canes look.
  Thanks for even an approximation - it is not that important, I think most of the time people buy because they like the look of something.  I just find it interesting.
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