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Author Topic: Is this a chinese weight please? polished base, mixed canes millefiori  (Read 519 times)

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Offline flying free

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Sorry about the terminology, but I'm not really sure how to describe this properly.  It has some pretty coloured canes and they all seem to be fairly different bar a couple.  I had thought it may be Murano, however once I looked more carefully it just occured to me that it is a little bright perhaps?  The base is flat and polished and it measures 2".  Any help would be much appreciated.  Many thanks.
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Offline Lustrousstone

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I think it's Murano. Chinese canes aren't so much bright, rather often primary colours rather than shades.

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Agreed - 100% Murano, 1960 - 1970 period.

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Offline KevinH

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Yes, Murano, indeed. Murano canes like those are easily remembered because of the ghastly greensih-yellows and the sickly oranges. >:D The Chinese used more pleasing shades of primary colours.

But, of course, many of you may like those Murano colours - and maybe it's just my personal preference that makes me shudder when I see then.  :)
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Thank you all. Good to know I've learnt something in that I felt sure it was Murano but didn't know why  ;D

Kev, as my mother used to say 'There's no accounting for taste'  :)

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