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KevinH:
Hi folks,

I think the weight is a likely Murano (maybe 60s / 70s?).

I've been trying to locate an image of another weight with a similar base finish that would "prove" a Murano attribution. But I can't find it - maybe it's in in my old computer, which I use as an archive but rarely look at!

Anyway, the weight I am thinking of is a variation of the Murano Fish, often seen as an "aquarium" block but also as a single fish with green reeds set in a domed weight. The one in question was, in my view, rather odd because it had the fish at the top of the dome and lying on its side - as though it had died from boredom after swimming around in circles.

Leni's observation about the number of petals in the flower cane is well made, but I feel may be somewhat strict in terms of an attribution factor. (How's that for a polite way of putting it?)

As for the shape, I have seen a few other Murano pieces with a low dome. But this one looks to me to be lop-sided, which suggests it has been unevenly ground down. This could account for the off-centre appearance of the flower pattern when viewed from above.

RAY:
like this one one Kev

(http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b270/yorkshirebob/th_7306a7a0.jpg)


mine has a polished flat base "no hollow ground" but not as highly polished as the flower weight

Leni:

--- Quote from: "KevH" ---Leni's observation about the number of petals in the flower cane is well made, but I feel may be somewhat strict in terms of an attribution factor. (How's that for a polite way of putting it?)
--- End quote ---

 :oops: Kevin, you're such a gentleman!  :roll:  :wink:

Leni

KevinH:
Yes, Ray. very much like the fish weight you showed above.

Leni:
I've had a belated reply from Jackie Lindsay (Corner House Gallery www.muranopaperweights.co.uk) about this weight and her opinion is:

--- Quote ---I agree with you I think - it does not immediately strike me as a Murano weight.  Always a bit difficult from one photo and without handling it - but those blue canes do not look "coggy" enough for Murano!
Kind regards
Jackie
--- End quote ---


No nearer to a firm ID though   :?

Leni

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