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Offline tropdevin

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ID help - millefiori magnum
« on: December 01, 2010, 02:50:13 PM »
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Does anyone know who might have made this large paperweight - or the canes in it? I wonder whether it might be German (Thuringia), but that is just a vague thought.  Diameter 3.5 inches, flat polished base like Murano weights.  The spidery white lines appear to be thin threads of white glass, presumably there by accident.

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Re: ID help - millefiori magnum
« Reply #1 on: December 03, 2010, 10:56:47 PM »
" thin threads of white glass " could be trapped air from the canes cooling to much causing creases or wrinkles so when the final glass is put over the top it traps air
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Re: ID help - millefiori magnum
« Reply #2 on: December 04, 2010, 07:54:56 PM »
Hi Alan,
I'm very sure that it is a vintage Murano.

kind regards
Andreas


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Re: ID help - millefiori magnum
« Reply #3 on: December 04, 2010, 08:08:55 PM »
Hi, I used to hear some things before about a *Spider* mark in glass.  What is that?  Is it real, or just the way some areas of glass look like....

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Re: ID help - millefiori magnum
« Reply #4 on: December 05, 2010, 12:40:52 AM »
Curious pwt. I cannot convince myself completely that it is Venetian. It appears to be older. I've searched a few of the older Bohemian and antique Chinese paperweights, but can't find anything similar. I hope someone can positively id this pwt.
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