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Offline Roger H

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What have I purchased!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
« on: March 25, 2011, 10:21:31 PM »
     I seem to have purchased an odd lot,can anybody ID the canes in the ink bottle,I think it is not as auction title,regards Roger.

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Re: What have I purchased!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
« Reply #1 on: March 26, 2011, 01:42:33 AM »
The canes are, I beleive, from Murano, but whether they are early, mid- or later 20th century I do not know.
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Re: What have I purchased!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
« Reply #2 on: March 26, 2011, 01:39:49 PM »
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Certainly Murano canes, and not antique English (Whitefriars made very little in the way of millefiori items before 1950).  I suspect mid 20th Century.

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« Reply #3 on: March 26, 2011, 02:16:22 PM »
    Hi all, yes as I had suspected when I did research (afterward). Should have twigged that earlier before the purchase but was intrigued by the canes and very neat concentric. The colours do look rather 1950ish I guess. I didn't say anything on the posting because I didn't want to influence anybodys opinion. £150 is about double what I should have paid I guess? Regards foolishly Roger.

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Re: What have I purchased!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
« Reply #4 on: March 26, 2011, 03:58:19 PM »
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Hi Roger.

It is hard to put a 'typical' price on your bottle, because they are not common items, but I would have thought that £150 was on the high side.  The Chinese bottles seem to fetch £30 - £50, whereas the genuine Old English fetch £150 - £400, depending upon size, quality and condition. I recall seeing a fairly similar Murano bottle sell a couple of years ago for about £65, I think.

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« Reply #5 on: March 27, 2011, 10:31:35 PM »
     Have notified seller of description error and he (Andrew) immediately refunded the money to my Paypal account and the bottle will remain in his possession of course. I am in no doubt it was a genuine mistake by a reputable seller. It was a very interesting bottle never the less and worth looking at if it comes up for sale again with the correct description. Many thanks for your comments,very usefull , Regards Roger.

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« Reply #6 on: March 30, 2011, 01:50:28 PM »
        As a point of interest take a look at the base of the inkwell, apart from china who else leaves the matt finish to the base of paperweight? Regards Roger.

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Re: What have I purchased!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
« Reply #7 on: March 30, 2011, 02:04:03 PM »
       apart from china who else leaves the matt finish to the base of paperweight?

Many glass artists, including Peter Layton!   :o  :thud:
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