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Author Topic: mIllefori paperweight what is the mark?  (Read 772 times)

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Offline greenacres_2

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mIllefori paperweight what is the mark?
« on: January 09, 2011, 11:50:39 PM »
It has really been a long day. :phew: Anyway I've had this paperweight a long time. I don't know what the mark is? I've tried finding it and haven't been successful.

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Re: mIllefori paperweight what is the mark?
« Reply #1 on: January 10, 2011, 12:05:15 AM »
Hi, welcome to the GMB. :)

It is best to show photos that are at least 400 pixels wide.

Although I cannot see the exact detail of what you say is a "mark", I am reasonably sure that it is a "date cane", but in this example it seems to have lost a digit. It looks like "185" but a larger photo would comfirm.

Anyway, the weight was made in Murano, early to mid 20th century and contains a false date cane. Lots of these were made, possibly with the dates being whatever people asked for. Usually the dates were "18xx", which leads some people these days to think the weights were 19th century, They are not.
KevinH

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Re: mIllefori paperweight what is the mark?
« Reply #2 on: January 10, 2011, 12:19:02 AM »
Maybe this is better.

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Re: mIllefori paperweight what is the mark?
« Reply #3 on: January 10, 2011, 12:38:41 AM »
I bought a lot 20 yrs ago from someone. They've just sitting in a spare room.

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Re: mIllefori paperweight what is the mark?
« Reply #4 on: January 10, 2011, 12:40:49 AM »
Thay came in all shapes and sizes. Most were signed. This one had a huge "H" on the back

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Re: mIllefori paperweight what is the mark?
« Reply #5 on: January 10, 2011, 07:28:58 AM »
Welcome to the board. Please post each item in a separate thread to avoid confusion. We also need bigger pictures (maximum dimension 700 pixels at high resolution is good) to include base and profile shots to be able to help. Using the macro setting on your camera is good too.

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Re: mIllefori paperweight what is the mark?
« Reply #6 on: January 24, 2011, 10:56:36 PM »
Murano seems accurate enough,how about 1 of 5.

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