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Author Topic: Murano or Chinese ?  (Read 709 times)

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Offline tropdevin

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Murano or Chinese ?
« on: October 17, 2010, 10:30:55 AM »

I have seen more than one person selling these paperweights as Murano (this seller guarantees it!). But I have also seen very, very similar weights for sale on Chinese manufacturers websites - and the centre cane in particular looks Chinese.  See this paperweight for instance - the seller even calls it 'Murano' and says

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I suppose it could have come via Murano (provided you order 480 at a go)? What does anyone else think?

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Re: Murano or Chinese ?
« Reply #1 on: October 17, 2010, 11:17:35 AM »
Have a small weight with a very similar flower to the first one in your post,it did have a 'made in China' sticker but I washed  ::)

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Re: Murano or Chinese ?
« Reply #2 on: October 17, 2010, 12:45:09 PM »
The flower looks like the ones found in Heart Foundation PWs.

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Offline Wuff

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Re: Murano or Chinese ?
« Reply #3 on: October 17, 2010, 03:52:48 PM »
Well - I'm not an expert on Murano glass, nor Chinese weights - so possibly I should not speak up >:D. If I were forced to bet, however, I would put my money on Chinese.

Now - has anyone contacted the seller already - and got any reaction? Looking through the shop just quickly, there are many high quality paperweights and no (other) blatant misidentification jumped at me.
I had been in contact with the seller previously about some incorrect info on a Caithness weight: (s)he modified the description immediately (the main identification, Caithness, had been correct). The explanation was that information given to her/him had been forwarded. Might be the case here as well: after all - these weights are sold by their Chinese makers as "Murano Glass". Seller should be a bit more cautious, however, about "guaranteeing" Murano ::).
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