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Offline jonchellycain

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Hi all
another one from the job lot.
Very pretty latticino and colour ribbon crown weight with 4 small facets around the upper part.
The base is flat and well polished. The ribbons are 4 different colours.
Very nice quality weight. 7.25cm wide.
Any ideas on a maker? thought possibly Fratelli Toso, but obviously there where a few others doing these weights
Its quite difficult to tell the age just from wear as i bought a box of 40 paperweights and virtually all of them have no wear at all, including a couple of early perthshire, and a Harris signed Mdina weight. They all look like they have been either packed away from new or been put in a cabinet and never moved again (buyers dream).
Most of the weights seem to date from around the 1970's-80's. Will get a picture of all of them and pop it onto the cafe.
cheers very much michelle
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Re: Murano crown paperweight, latticino x 4 colour ribbons, & facets, Toso ?
« Reply #1 on: November 08, 2010, 12:17:46 AM »
Facets strike me as totally out of character... damage repair perhaps?
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Re: Murano crown paperweight, latticino x 4 colour ribbons, & facets, Toso ?
« Reply #2 on: November 08, 2010, 08:37:26 AM »
Quite possibly Frank, never noticed before they are quite wonky, although otherwise well done.
Shame as its a real pretty weight, but to look on the bright side it means its a one off  :24:
cheers
michelle


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Re: Murano crown paperweight, latticino x 4 colour ribbons, & facets, Toso ?
« Reply #3 on: November 08, 2010, 10:10:53 AM »
Just added the rest of the paperweights i bought in the job lot to the cafe
http://www.glassmessages.com/index.php/topic,37165.new.html#new
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michelle


 

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