Adding this from Murano threadAny info on the above paperweights as well as the Venini appreciated
I bought this Item in Milan designed by Versace for £212.00 - I am interested in the Versace/Venini connection and the simplicity of the object.
I do not have it in any of my catalogues - does anyone know the name of the item? also it is etched to base Versace / Venini 1998/30 – I was getting information from the manager about how it was the last one in a small edition, I am sure the edition was limited but not to 30 – so what is the 30 for?
I have only just started to buy new Venini items, by that I mean pre 21st Century
Any help appreciated
4” diam, 2” high, 1.1k weight, round label ‘Venini Murano Made in Italy’, etched to base Versace / Venini 1998/30
Large round bottom/back & small standing base/side (etched) http://hometown.aol.com/Sterlingbooks03/v1.jpg http://hometown.aol.com/Sterlingbooks03/v2.jpg http://hometown.aol.com/Sterlingbooks03/Picture2copy.jpg
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I bought some Italian paperweights the other day - one has a label and I have a rough idea what one other may be, help with any of the others appreciated, yet to buy any good Murano/Italian paperweight books (in fact is a new area for me, I usually collect Scottish)
3.8” diam, 2.6” high, weight 1 kilo – a magnum I think and of great quality with some fantastic canes, beautifully round, polished base http://hometown.aol.co.uk/blackcatgla/images/l1.jpg http://hometown.aol.co.uk/blackcatgla/images/l2base.jpg
2.75” diam, 2.5” high clear glass with bubbles to base and coloured flower, label ‘Ferro & Lazzarini’ any idea on what this design is called? http://hometown.aol.co.uk/blackcatgla/images/fl.jpg
2.75 diam, 3” high 'semi dump' scramble weight with some animal canes and aventurine - white circle to base http://hometown.aol.co.uk/blackcatgla/images/scramble.jpg http://hometown.aol.co.uk/blackcatgla/images/scramblebase.jpg
3” diam, 2.75” high clear glass with six 'stones' making up the bed, the stones 'large canes themselves' coloured purple with lots of white, yellow and red flower canes making up the interior http://hometown.aol.co.uk/blackcatgla/images/p1.jpg http://hometown.aol.co.uk/blackcatgla/images/p1b.jpg
5” high pear shaped weight with mottled red ground (there are many colours in the mottling giving a painters palate effect on close inspection, has hundreds of perfect bubbles uniformly spaced, polished base shows a clear glass interior http://hometown.aol.co.uk/blackcatgla/images/pearweight.jpg