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Offline irenecav

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Help PLEASE, my Husband is obsessed & Driving me insane
« on: July 21, 2008, 11:18:26 PM »
My husbands obsession with this paperweight is driving me insane, he thinks that because it belonged to his father (my Husband is 46), and that his father bought it decades ago it must be somthing, I disagree of course I could be wrong. I came across a Vintage Joe St Clair and just the other day he found a signed Baccarat but is he happy, no, he wont let this go till he finds something out about it.
I thank you for your time and hopefully my sanity.


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Re: Help PLEASE, my Husband is obsessed & Driving me insane
« Reply #1 on: July 21, 2008, 11:29:59 PM »
made somewhere on murano
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Re: Help PLEASE, my Husband is obsessed & Driving me insane
« Reply #2 on: July 22, 2008, 12:43:55 AM »
Italian/Murano. Thrid quarter 20th century.


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Re: Help PLEASE, my Husband is obsessed & Driving me insane
« Reply #3 on: July 22, 2008, 01:00:30 AM »
Thank you so much for your reply, if you dont mind me asking how can you tell? I am familiar with Murano not only the place but also the
The really well known family as a matter of fact I have a gorgous clock from Murano, I am a huge collector of art glass and we also have quite a few paperweights we know nothing about except the ones that have Joe St Clair and Baccarat on the base, how do you begin to try and identify origin and maker?. Once again my sincere thanks,
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Re: Help PLEASE, my Husband is obsessed & Driving me insane
« Reply #4 on: July 22, 2008, 01:06:11 AM »
Identifying a specific Murano maker is tough since they all buy their cane from a common supplier. So they all use the same cane. The only way to tell differences is for a unique design peculiar to one maker or if a mkaer bundles the canes together to form another more complex cane that is specific to that maker. And that is something which I have not yet mastered.


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Re: Help PLEASE, my Husband is obsessed & Driving me insane
« Reply #5 on: July 23, 2008, 07:17:25 PM »
The canes in that weight are by Fratelli Toso. The scattered arrangement of the canes was something FT did. The large bundle of canes at the top is a variation I have not seen before.

About that signed Baccarat. You may want an expert opinion on it. There are a lot of Murano and Czech paperweights around that have Baccarat signatures.
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