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just got this one off ebay, it measures 3.75" across and 1.5" high, the flower canes are sat on a pastle green ground, the set up of the canes and the looks are not very good but the base is top class not like a cheapo weight, very highly polished with a hollow ground pontil, there is a ridge around the side of the weight were the green ground meets the clear glass, i have no idea who made this good & ugly weight

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The flowers look like they were made by someone in Murano, although I've never seen a base like that on a Murano paperweight. Usually, as you know, they're flat. Of course, this doesn't mean somebody isn't now doing bases like that. The flowers look chalky - like Murano.

I'm off to Italy and France and will be in Venice for a week. I'm going to turn paperweights over and look at the base, that's for sure.

Interesting that there is an apparently random use of two different styles in the blue flowers :shock:

The white flowers look a little bit like some Murano daisies I have seen, but that base ....  :?  And the profile  :?  :?  :shock:

Somehow I don't think Murano.  

I do like it very much, though.  Don't call it ugly!    :twisted:

Leni  :wink:

if you look at the bottom row the 4th from the left is a murano daisy cane nothing like the one in this weight, but there would be more of the same design,

Leni i dont mean it's really ugly but the cane's are not well set

forgot to say the base has a lot of age related ware

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Ray, your Murano daisy (same as in all my Murano examples) has seven petals, whereas the one in the mystery weight has eight!  

I reckon it's definitely not Murano!  

Would love to know who!   :shock:  :?  :shock:  :?  

As for the canes not being well set up, having now seen paperweight makers at work I would never criticise a cane set-up again!  :shock:  



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