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Offline wanderberry

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Murano Mushroom weight - Fratelli Toso?
« on: November 24, 2010, 06:46:52 PM »
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can anyone tell me who made this one,I've tried to figure it out but cant,, sorry for being thick  :cry:

Deb


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Re: some help please
« Reply #1 on: November 25, 2010, 06:05:28 PM »
Hi Deb

Your weight is from Murano the island in the Venice lagoon where all the glassmakers are based.

It is known as a mushroom weight - they also come with a torsade around the stem of the mushroom and as double overlays with facets cut to show the mushroom.

Hope this helps

Derek


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Re: some help please
« Reply #2 on: November 25, 2010, 08:51:57 PM »
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Agreed - Mr Murano. I think by Fratelli Toso.

see the 'Murano Project' on my website.

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Re: some help please
« Reply #3 on: November 26, 2010, 03:45:27 AM »
Yes, Alan, definitely Fratelli Toso. I have a picture of one of these with a label.
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Re: some help please
« Reply #4 on: November 26, 2010, 07:58:13 AM »
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Thank you all so much, paperweights are umm confusing ..lol.. I saw it in a junk shop, thought it was pretty,then spent 2 weeks trying to find one like it on the net but couldnt,,, you guys are fab, ;-)


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Offline Lily of the Valley

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Re: some help please
« Reply #5 on: November 26, 2010, 07:38:35 PM »
Deb, Murano weights almost always have a flat well-polished base.  (I am assuming that is the case with your mushroom weight.)  While I've seen Murano mushroom weights w/overlay, I do not recall seeing one like yours which had me wondering as well.

Anita, is the photo you mentioned above one you can post here?

Lily :) 


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Re: some help please
« Reply #6 on: November 27, 2010, 08:13:37 AM »
Lily

yes its flat ,, do you want more pictures? any idea how old it might be,?
 if any of you want to use the pictures on your websites feel free, I can send you bigger ones if you want,

Deb


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Re: some help please
« Reply #7 on: November 27, 2010, 10:16:55 AM »
Hi Deb

These mushroom weights are actually quite common and probably date to the 1960's - 1970's.

Here are
  • [/color] three that are in my collection although I know that there are other varieties - for
    instance there is one with a torsade that is a flattened tube. As I mentioned before there are
    also mushrooms enclosed in a double overlay.

    Best regards

    Derek

    • Mod: Please see below for Derek's pics - which have been reduced from 1200 pixel width to a size that does not need a scroll bar in some people's systems. Thanks Derek.[/color]


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Re: some help please
« Reply #8 on: November 27, 2010, 10:51:37 AM »
Derek

cool,thank you ,mine is the first one I've seen, however I'll be looking out for more now, I really like them, yours are really nice, I like the last one best,, ..

Deb


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Re: some help please
« Reply #9 on: November 27, 2010, 05:34:50 PM »
Derek, could you please provide smaller images of your mushroom weights.

When images are big enough to force a scroll bar, it can sometimes cause a problem with the Board software and also some people have trouble viewing large images. Max size of 700 pixels would be ok. If you reduce the size and add them as another post, I can remove the big ones from your original post.
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