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Offline tropdevin

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Re: The Chinese are getting better
« Reply #10 on: October 28, 2008, 05:47:20 PM »
And if you go to Baccarat, you will find a couple of shops right across the street from the real Baccarat showroom with Chinese paperweights that have a 'Baccarat' label on them (it has the shop name and address in small letters, and Baccarat in large ones)! I know Baccarat took one of them to court some time ago, but they are still at it.

Similarly, a 'Murano' label is not the same as a 'Made in Murano' label.  And all the rogue traders have to do, for example, is give the base of a Chinese weight a quick polish and then they can put on a 'Made in Murano' label without being prosecuted.

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Re: The Chinese are getting better
« Reply #11 on: October 28, 2008, 10:40:52 PM »
The made in Murano labels have been used and not after the first sale! For them it is a question of survival but while that is an important issue it does upset some of the people involved. It probably means that more people kept their jobs though. A difficult dilemma to be wildly critical of the situation.

For collectors it creates a challenge, but at least a label can be removed. I have lost count of the number of such challenges aired on this board and elsewhere.

Does anyone have examples of Murano weights with Edinburgh Crystal labels... another company that outsourced. I would like to add some to Scotland's Glass.
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Re: The Chinese are getting better
« Reply #12 on: October 30, 2008, 04:19:09 PM »
Here is another by the same seller that is more obviously Chinese. Look at the base. It does show more cane complexity than is usual. It's still in the expected colours. The same sticker is on all the weights offered by this seller.
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Re: The Chinese are getting better
« Reply #13 on: October 30, 2008, 04:50:41 PM »
Hi

To see just a few examples of what is available from China, try searching for glass paperweight on Alibaba.com.  Or checkout the Shandong Jinding International Trading Company.

Here is an example of an item advertised as 'Glass paperweight like Murano Glass' (the webpage can be very slow to load).

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