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Offline Wuff

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Chinese or not ... ?
« on: May 31, 2010, 10:20:38 PM »
ehorni is one of the sellers accepting advice on identification (has changed several of his listings based on my info) - but I was not absolutely sure on the weight offered on
http://cgi.ebay.ch/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=160440246080
I am asking for your opinion on his behalf - your help is appreciated!
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Re: Chinese or not ... ?
« Reply #1 on: May 31, 2010, 11:48:01 PM »
Hi, Wuff.  I would say modern Chinese based on the irregular and unpolished base.

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Re: Chinese or not ... ?
« Reply #2 on: June 01, 2010, 06:19:58 AM »
Hi there.....
Since this is a post about Chinese PW, I thought I would post this one here.  Now we all know that this one is Chinese, but for a untrained eye ( ;D :spls2:) Newbies could be fooled....I had another pic here that I wanted to post but can't find it right now............will hunt for it yet....it was a mess of a PW..

Now comparing them to Murano I do see GREAT DIFFERENCE of sooooooooooo much better work.  But for some newbies, I think this one could fool a newbie.....Right


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Re: Chinese or not ... ?
« Reply #3 on: June 01, 2010, 06:42:17 AM »
I wouldn't be so sure about modern Chinese. It's not like anything appearing here in the UK: the canes are more complex, the canes are over splotches and although the base is matte and irregular it doesn't look as flat ground as they usually do (and I don't mean the scar remnants).

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Re: Chinese or not ... ?
« Reply #4 on: June 01, 2010, 10:28:46 AM »
Definitely Chinese. Colors, base, cane setting - very typical.
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Re: Chinese or not ... ?
« Reply #5 on: June 01, 2010, 12:08:37 PM »
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Hi Wuff

It is Chinese, I think from the 1970s - 1980s.

As for newbies getting fooled, look at the Chinese weights below - some are much less obviously Chinese than others!

Alan

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Re: Chinese or not ... ?
« Reply #6 on: June 06, 2010, 03:03:41 AM »
Alan, I really like your collection of Chinese millefiori weights ..... especially the little pink one in the lower right-hand corner of the photo! :mrgreen:

In support of Alan's 1970's id of the one beginning this thread, there is a photo in Pat Reilly's, Paperweights - The Collector's Guide to ...... on page 20 that looks a lot like the one in question.

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