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Author Topic: Glass weight with canes, ribbons and aventurine  (Read 794 times)

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Offline uphoosier

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Glass weight with canes, ribbons and aventurine
« on: May 23, 2009, 08:02:28 PM »
This weight is 3" in diameter.  The bottom is completely ground and polished.  Because of the canes, ribbons and aventurine, my guess is Italian, but this is only based on my knowledge of glassware, as I know little of paperweights..  Is it Italian?  Any ideas regarding maker or age?  Thanks for looking.

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Re: Glass weight with canes, ribbons and aventurine
« Reply #1 on: May 23, 2009, 10:51:39 PM »
Yes, Murano. Possibly Fratelli Toso, but similar (with an aventurine cushion ground) have been made by others.
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Re: Glass weight with canes, ribbons and aventurine
« Reply #2 on: May 24, 2009, 01:21:08 AM »
Thanks, Kev.

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Re: Glass weight with canes, ribbons and aventurine
« Reply #3 on: May 24, 2009, 05:42:53 PM »
Leslie Pina shows one like this one on page 198 of her Fratelli Toso book, so I think it is pretty safe to say FT.
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Re: Glass weight with canes, ribbons and aventurine
« Reply #4 on: May 25, 2009, 02:28:41 AM »
Thanks, Anita.  With the aventurine around theribbons, I was pretty sure it had to be a skilled glasshouse.

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