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Early French...?
« on: May 07, 2008, 09:11:58 PM »
You might think that this is Murano, but I couldn't possibly comment (with apologies to Michael Dobbs).

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Re: Early French...?
« Reply #1 on: May 08, 2008, 12:05:29 AM »
That is Fratelli Toso. That is one of the nicest 'daisy cane' ones I've seen. If I were not short on change I would love to add that to my FT collection.
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Re: Early French...?
« Reply #2 on: May 08, 2008, 06:16:11 PM »
Hi,
I had a look at my two Toso weights (as identified here) and they match in terms of the canes....
so if mine are Toso then so is that weight....or I have two French weights on my hands!!!
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KarelM
PS: I dont like this part 2 much: ÇThe paperweight is not marked with the manufacturer’s backstamp, which is common, but it is guaranteed to be genuine, early and original."....what is early?
Karel
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Re: Early French...?
« Reply #3 on: May 08, 2008, 09:34:42 PM »
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Re: Early French...?
« Reply #4 on: May 08, 2008, 11:59:18 PM »
Guaranteed to be a genuine paperweight. What's wrong with that?  ;)


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Re: Early French...?
« Reply #5 on: May 09, 2008, 09:27:26 AM »
I have dropped them a note and referred them here to see the comments. Orville4 is a pretty good seller, who often have weights for sale, and they usually attribute them correctly. I bought from them years ago.
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Re: Early French...?
« Reply #6 on: May 09, 2008, 10:22:49 AM »
Hi Martin

I have bought from orville4 on several occasions, and they are straight and honest.  But they are wayward in their attributions from time to time - I have seen Strathearns appear as Vasart, and even Ysart?, and little Thuringian weights offered as antique French.  Honest errors, I have no doubt, but I have never seen any changes to the adverts when I have informed them of the errors.  Maybe you will have more joy.

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Re: Early French...?
« Reply #7 on: May 09, 2008, 08:45:10 PM »
They have relisted as Fratelli Toso.   
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Re: Early French...?
« Reply #8 on: May 09, 2008, 10:38:47 PM »
I was the one that told them that.  ;D
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Re: Early French...?
« Reply #9 on: May 09, 2008, 11:30:55 PM »
Orville, aka Stewart and Kerry, are decent sellers. Their only fault is they list a crazy amount of things and sometimes dont get descriptions right. Thats only because they simply cant take time to ID every single thing they sell perfectly, otherwise they list 4 things a day!   The also deal in the Poole Pottery world quite often and Ive dealt with and sold to them quite a few times!

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