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Offline jenndk

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Can Anyone Help With Age & Possible Maker Of Mushroom Paperweight?
« on: September 21, 2011, 01:21:41 AM »
No signature or sticker on this. Measures about 3 1/2" tall. If possible would like to know maker and age. Thanks you.


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Re: Can Anyone Help With Age & Possible Maker Of Mushroom Paperweight?
« Reply #1 on: September 21, 2011, 09:30:09 AM »
I'm clueless, it's fabulous, I want it.
And I don't like millifiori or pwts.
I'm not sure this shouldn't be in Glass rather than weights,  :spls:  I reckon this is an art sculpture, not a weight.

The canes are complex. This is something very good.
Cheers, Sue (M)

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Re: Can Anyone Help With Age & Possible Maker Of Mushroom Paperweight?
« Reply #2 on: September 21, 2011, 03:55:01 PM »
Oh dear - no, I :pb: think you need folk who understand canes for help - I was just going off on one of my mental tangents - I like it so-ooooooo much, I don't want it to be a pooey (IMNSHO) pwt.!

If a post needs moved, one of our lovely moderators will sort it.  :thup:

[Mod (KevinH): Ooops - I managed to delete jenndk's post saying "Sorry if I posted in the wrong place". Sorry to readers who got confused by this.]
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Re: Can Anyone Help With Age & Possible Maker Of Mushroom Paperweight?
« Reply #3 on: September 21, 2011, 03:56:52 PM »
Thank you, hopefully someone will come along that can help. Thanks again.


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Re: Can Anyone Help With Age & Possible Maker Of Mushroom Paperweight?
« Reply #4 on: September 21, 2011, 05:24:27 PM »
It was made on Murano, Italy. I am unsure of maker but would place it around 1950'ies.

Hope this helps.
Alexander
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Re: Can Anyone Help With Age & Possible Maker Of Mushroom Paperweight?
« Reply #5 on: September 22, 2011, 11:28:23 AM »
Within the paperweight collecting arena there is a category called "related objects" and this Murano weight on a pedestal definitely falls into that category.

Other items like this - a weight on a pedestal or other support - are known. But this is the first time I have seen what looks like a purposely designed mushroom, complete with a striped stalk.
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Re: Can Anyone Help With Age & Possible Maker Of Mushroom Paperweight?
« Reply #6 on: September 22, 2011, 01:08:32 PM »
Would you say it is definately Murano? How old would you guess?

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Re: Can Anyone Help With Age & Possible Maker Of Mushroom Paperweight?
« Reply #7 on: September 22, 2011, 01:52:21 PM »
Yes, in my view it's definitely a Murano weight.

The colours and form of the canes are very typical (and I personally hate the "sickly" shade of orange and yellows used). As far as I know, those canes are not regularly found in other maker's weights - unlike the many modern Moretti canes which are sold worldwide.

As for date, or maker, I am never sure about most Murano pieces. But 1950s, or a bit earlier, could be right.
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Re: Can Anyone Help With Age & Possible Maker Of Mushroom Paperweight?
« Reply #8 on: September 22, 2011, 03:07:29 PM »
I think this type of paperweight is called a Piedouche - referrring to the weight being on a small supporting column.  Some columns are very plain (see my photos of a Richard Wetzel(US) floral one and look at http://www.weights-n-things.com/en/modern-paperweights/europe/st-louis/concentric-millefiori-piedouche-1954.html for a very fancy one indeed.

I think your Pwt is spectacular  :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: and I would love to have found it.

Ross
I bamle all snileplg eorrrs on the Cpomuter Kyes.  They confuse my fingers !!!

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Re: Can Anyone Help With Age & Possible Maker Of Mushroom Paperweight?
« Reply #9 on: September 22, 2011, 05:48:50 PM »
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