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Is it identifiable?
« on: February 08, 2009, 08:58:11 PM »
I usually do not buy paperweights but this one caught my eye. Is it someone's art project or is it something attributable? It has a very nice optical effect, and the sides remind me of sea anemones. It has fair amount of wear on the bottom and a worn pontil mark. Thanks for any help! Kim



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Re: Is it identifiable?
« Reply #1 on: February 08, 2009, 08:59:36 PM »
I forgot to mention that this paperweight has an interior bubble.

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Re: Is it identifiable?
« Reply #2 on: February 09, 2009, 03:47:17 AM »
I love replying to my own inquiry, especially with all those glass experts out there!

Anyway, this has many characteristics similar to mine, different colorway:
http://www.trocadero.com/svazzo/items/770013/item770013.html

Yea! This can now be moved to the "resolved" section?





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Re: Is it identifiable?
« Reply #3 on: February 09, 2009, 07:51:08 PM »
Hi,

Your photobucket images have all disappeared! Without them, other folk cannot comment on your paperweight or check whether they think it might or might not be a Dino Martens item.

It would be useful if you could place your images in the GlassGallery site, with a link from this thread, or just add them as embedded images in here. There would be little point marking this thread as "Resolved" if the images are not shown - even it may be a Martens item.
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Re: Is it identifiable?
« Reply #4 on: February 09, 2009, 08:37:36 PM »
Unlikely Kev, quality was not there.
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Re: Is it identifiable?
« Reply #5 on: February 09, 2009, 10:20:29 PM »
I am always careful when I say something is Dino's. The simpler filigrana patterns can be fairly easily duplicated by talented people. I am not really sure if Dino designed paperweights, though the filigrana pattern may be translated to paperweights by folks at Aureliano Toso. Does anyone know if Dino designed paperweights? Or would it be okay to attribute AToso things to him if one of his filigrana patterns is used?
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Re: Is it identifiable?
« Reply #6 on: February 09, 2009, 10:31:31 PM »
Because of the canes used, I was told this is Dino Martens. I currently have it on Ebay if you'd like to take a look. I don't know why the photos aren't appearing as they should since I have not touched them since this morning.

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Re: Is it identifiable?
« Reply #7 on: February 09, 2009, 10:33:15 PM »
I was told that this piece was originally purchased in the late 60s.

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Re: Is it identifiable?
« Reply #8 on: February 09, 2009, 10:37:17 PM »
Because of the canes used, I was told this is Dino Martens. I currently have it on Ebay if you'd like to take a look. I don't know why the photos aren't appearing as they should since I have not touched them since this morning.

I checked the weight and do not recognize the filigrana pattern. Aureliano Toso paperweights are often a bit crude, but it is usually in the lack of careful finish and polishing. I've not seen this filigrana pattern in anything Dino Martens has done. Who told you that the canes indicated that it was? Is there anything specific about the canes that are different from canes used by other companies?
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Re: Is it identifiable?
« Reply #9 on: February 09, 2009, 11:06:38 PM »
As I've stated, I do not usually buy paperweights. This is my first one. It was posted here for any comments or thoughts, I've shown it to some of my other glass enthusiasts here locally and the consensus was Dino Martens, Aureliano Toso. Frank, if you had viewed it earlier, why comment on it after the fact?

If members of this board are here to help those of us not too knowledgeable about certain areas of glass, why look at something and move on if you have an idea about a piece? Isn't that why this board is here, to help others? I look through all the new postings hoping I can help where I can. To look at someone's inquiry, and know something about it, and then not comment on it seems elitist to me.

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