I am constantly being told you are the one to ask about Murano & Italian paperweights. I love your website and was going to send pics of my weights to you but always feel that is an imposition for a dealer. But here you are on GMB which is fantastic; you must have so much knowledge having handled all those Murano/Italian paperweights over the years.
What you say makes sense and you seem to know about this company.
I posted about their Murrines marked AMV in the Murano board, same make as the paperweight. Ivo says about the Murrines: -
AMV (brand name of Vittorio Voltolina in Martellago, 6 kms inland from Venice) have been producing glass since the 60s but it was not until the 90s they specialised in Murrinas. And yes, they have become the largest Murrina producer in the world - quite a succesful operation.
I take it that the paperweight operation is based at the same factory where the Murrine and jewellery is made, in fact just one or two shops in Milan seems to carry AMV ands some of the large vases are very expensive, I guess as Ivo says it is all made in Martellago. I love the idea that they have been going since 1960s, I would love to get a paperweight from the early period
Have you ever had any in, I wonder how they were marked – I will go and do some research on what Ivo and yourself have said.
Thanks ever so much