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Author Topic: id of this paperweight think its called a crown pw  (Read 1044 times)

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Offline Cazza

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id of this paperweight think its called a crown pw
« on: September 09, 2011, 06:54:18 AM »
can anyone id this beauty for me please, I cannot see any signature canes.
thank you  :-*
Cazza

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Offline Derek

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Re: id of this paperweight think its called a crown pw
« Reply #1 on: September 09, 2011, 07:58:44 AM »
Hi Cazza

Yes you are correct it is crown weight and
was made in Murano Venice. Modern weights
from Murano do not have a signature cane
but this probably would have originally had a
label. This is a nice one as the area where
the  staves join at the top of the crown is
concealed with millefiori canes.

I don't know who the specific maker was as
there are specialist cane makers in Murano
who just make millefiori canes and sell them
to other glassmakers who make the millefiori
objects. Datewise I suspect 1960's or 70's.

There are others more knowledgable on Murano
weights on the board who may be able to give
you a better estimate of date and maker from
the general style.

Best regards

Derek

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Offline Cazza

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Re: id of this paperweight think its called a crown pw
« Reply #2 on: September 09, 2011, 08:15:32 AM »
thank you Derek, one other thing i have noticed is its seems light for size.
Cazza

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Re: id of this paperweight think its called a crown pw
« Reply #3 on: September 09, 2011, 09:10:16 AM »
Hi Cazza

The Murano crowns are often hollow - looking
at the pictures there sems to be a hint of this.

Also Murano weights are made from soda-lime
glass not the much denser lead crystal.

Best regards

Derek

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Re: id of this paperweight think its called a crown pw
« Reply #4 on: September 09, 2011, 09:10:02 PM »
 Hi I have had Murano crown  weights before but not as well made as this one,well done. Roger.

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Re: id of this paperweight think its called a crown pw
« Reply #5 on: September 10, 2011, 02:27:19 PM »
Thank you for your admiration of my paperweight, was still wondering if anyone has any idea of a maker.
Cazza

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Re: id of this paperweight think its called a crown pw
« Reply #6 on: September 10, 2011, 02:46:28 PM »
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It is not easy to tie unlabelled Murano paperweights to specific makers, but it might be Fratelli Toso.  Check out the canes and design against some of the examples on the Murano Project on my website (link under my signature).

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Re: id of this paperweight think its called a crown pw
« Reply #7 on: September 10, 2011, 03:20:41 PM »
Thank you Alan, still no idea  :huh: will have to keep looking
Cazza

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