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Offline TxSilver

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Re: Bottle shaped paperweight?
« Reply #10 on: August 18, 2011, 01:28:13 AM »
The cylinder pws that are similar to this have wonderful optic properties. The canes are on the outside of a hollow core and reflect on the inside. So it looks like there are two layers of canes. The square one is not transparent, so probably wouldn't have the same effect. Clara, is the paperweight hollow in the middle? Or is it solid?

I've always called these pws with handles.
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Re: Bottle shaped paperweight?
« Reply #11 on: August 18, 2011, 01:45:06 AM »
Anita,  my pw is solid on inside.   The canes are like slivers very near the outside of the edge.  It almost looks like they are painted on-- but it is not obviously.  The controlled bubbles are only on the outside.  The core is solid and clear. 

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Re: Bottle shaped paperweight?
« Reply #12 on: August 18, 2011, 01:56:26 AM »
It must be pretty heavy. The bullicante technique with the strands of color joining and around bubbles is one that Fratelli Toso used very often. Your pw is not as common as the cylinder ones, most likely. Yours is the first square one I've seen, and I've seen many of the cylinder ones. Yours is a very nice find. I like it.
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