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Offline claraclownie

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Bottle shaped paperweight?
« on: August 17, 2011, 08:54:00 PM »
I am looking for any information on this bottle shaped paperweight.  The stopper is fixed-- doesn't come out.(http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6077/6053501521_cbeb1e1f1e_m.jpg)

At the bottom, there are small holes every 1/4" most of the way around.(http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6205/6053501555_3c5b087bc2_m.jpg)

Thank you in advance for any information.

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Re: Bottle shaped paperweight?
« Reply #1 on: August 17, 2011, 09:00:55 PM »
Clara, it looks like Fratelli Toso (Murano) to me. I've seen cylinder form pws similar to this. This is the first square one I've seen.
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Re: Bottle shaped paperweight?
« Reply #2 on: August 17, 2011, 09:08:18 PM »
The Millefiori is very thin.  Like a small shaving.  This is totally unlike any other millefiori in my elderly father in law's other paperweights.  Could you venture a guess at the age?  Thanks again, Anita

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Re: Bottle shaped paperweight?
« Reply #3 on: August 17, 2011, 09:21:49 PM »
I've always thought they were from 1960s-70s, but I'm not positive on the dates. Maybe someone will have a more definite idea.
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Re: Bottle shaped paperweight?
« Reply #4 on: August 17, 2011, 09:31:53 PM »
  Its obviously a tea-totalers decanter for port.

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Re: Bottle shaped paperweight?
« Reply #5 on: August 17, 2011, 10:47:18 PM »
the small holes are from the polishing of the base cutting into the bubbles
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Re: Bottle shaped paperweight?
« Reply #6 on: August 17, 2011, 10:53:40 PM »
Thanks, it should be obvious to you folks I know very little about this.  My FIL is 94 and I am trying to weed through his possessions.  I may have other items in the future.  Thanks again. 

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Re: Bottle shaped paperweight?
« Reply #7 on: August 17, 2011, 11:12:06 PM »
Your FIL must be quite a guy. At 94, he should have a lot of good things. Hope he is doing well.
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Re: Bottle shaped paperweight?
« Reply #8 on: August 17, 2011, 11:28:40 PM »
Yes, USMC Col Retired living in our state veterans home.  In fact he was Charles Lindbergh's pilot in the Pacific arena.  My MIL and he opened an antique store in the 1970's after years of collecting.  The good stuff is all sold, but I am weeding through the odds and ends to evaluate.  Their sales will fill in some financial gaps our older heroes experience in their own age.  Thanks.

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Re: Bottle shaped paperweight?
« Reply #9 on: August 17, 2011, 11:34:14 PM »
A possible reason for the canes to be thinner than usually seen is that they have been deliberately flattened out immediately after applying them to the item. That would cause the canes to spread, without losing their basic pattern and also to become thinnner.

I suggest this because it seems that the canes are close to the outside of the item and therefore do not have the magnified effect of being in a glass dome, but they appear to be somewhat larger in area than I would expect of usual Murano canes. The majority of canes seen in regular domed paperweights are actually quite small in diameter, but are well enlarged by the magnification of the dome.

Well, that's my theory. :)

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