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Offline Wuff

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Antique Baccarat or modern Murano?
« on: February 13, 2011, 06:44:00 PM »
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I tend towards modern Murano - but am willing to be corrected >:D.
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Re: Antique Baccarat or modern Murano?
« Reply #1 on: February 14, 2011, 12:01:43 AM »
The date cane appears to be hexadecimal ... "78h8" :)
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Re: Antique Baccarat or modern Murano?
« Reply #2 on: February 14, 2011, 01:11:37 PM »
Fratelli Toso judging from the canes, I have seen labelled versions.
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Re: Antique Baccarat or modern Murano?
« Reply #3 on: February 14, 2011, 01:13:06 PM »
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I emailed the seller shortly after it was listed to tell him it was 100% Murano (IMHO).

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Re: Antique Baccarat or modern Murano?
« Reply #4 on: February 14, 2011, 06:46:38 PM »
The date cane appears to be hexadecimal ... "78h8" :)

Well - not really ;): hexadecimal only goes up to F (for 15) - would have to be vingesimal (base 20) to inlude H. Then "78H8" converts to "59548" (decimal).

The vingesimal system is also known as the "Mayo numbers" - could someone familiar with the Mayo calender possibly tell us which year this is on our calendar?

Anyone wanting to try other numbering systems - check http://www.convertworld.com/de/ziffern/Vigesimal.html.
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Re: Antique Baccarat or modern Murano?
« Reply #5 on: February 14, 2011, 07:07:47 PM »
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Err, as I see it Wuff,  '17' base 10 would be 'H' base 18.  No need to go as far as base 20.

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Re: Antique Baccarat or modern Murano?
« Reply #6 on: February 14, 2011, 09:05:11 PM »
Goebel Of Italy canes from the 1980 paperweights it did.


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Re: Antique Baccarat or modern Murano?
« Reply #7 on: February 14, 2011, 09:33:39 PM »
Err, as I see it Wuff,  '17' base 10 would be 'H' base 18.  No need to go as far as base 20.
Alan

Correct, Alan - but base 18 is not really an "established" numbering system - at least I don't know of any "real life" application...... Sorry - I forgot the paperweight in question is such a real life example >:D.
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Re: Antique Baccarat or modern Murano?
« Reply #8 on: February 16, 2011, 08:51:38 PM »
Or one for the future , to klingon to .


 

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