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Offline Simone

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Lovely butterfly weight - can someone tell me the maker?
« on: February 27, 2006, 12:46:57 AM »
I've never seen one like it before. It's got flecks of aventurine in and there's an E carved into the base, or it might be a 3, an M or a W.

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« Reply #1 on: February 27, 2006, 06:17:12 AM »
The e could just be a punty scar.
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« Reply #2 on: February 27, 2006, 03:27:35 PM »
My guess is Murano - the bed of bubbles would fit.
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« Reply #3 on: February 27, 2006, 04:44:52 PM »
Quote from: "KevH"
My guess is Murano - the bed of bubbles would fit.


Maybe made by an apprentice?
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« Reply #4 on: February 28, 2006, 01:03:18 AM »
An apprentice? Why? Looks as good as any other of the few Murano butterflies I have seen.

But maybe I just don't like the Murano ones very much, having been spoiled by the quality of the Paul Ysart ones or other Scottish makers, not to mention those of Rick Ayotte etc.

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« Reply #5 on: February 28, 2006, 10:12:41 AM »
It has a naive charm about it - anyway, I like it, even though it's not as detailed or precision made as the Perthshires, Ayottes or Lundbergs, etc., but it stands it's ground as a nice little butterfly. :P

Even the Baccarat one isn't as detailed or precise as the ones mentioned above - and that also has a naive charm about it...
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« Reply #6 on: March 01, 2006, 02:30:30 AM »
Hi all

Hey Kev I'll swap you one of my Ysart butterflies for one of your really good Baccarat ones c1845 - 60 LOL  --- on a mercenary basis only?

Simone - I think this is Murano from the 1960s, I am going on instinct but the colour striations with the aventurine is very like a lot of Murano glass of the period and it is not implausible that makers of bowls and vases would use same glass for paperweights. The bubbles are scattered but kind of even. I have Murano paperweights with this type of bubbling - there is also the frothy bubbling of a company such as Ferro & Lazzarini - I should point out the polished surface is so Italian - ref the E, my that looks badly done but Italians are famous for this - see Carlo Moretti.

What happened to our Murano paperweight experts/website dealers?

Just my thoughts - it is beautiful btw

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« Reply #7 on: March 01, 2006, 08:33:47 AM »
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What happened to our Murano paperweight experts/website dealers?

Jackie Lindsey  http://www.muranopaperweights.co.uk/ drops in from time to time, but I know she's a busy lady - may even be in Venice at the moment  :wink:  

Carnival has just finished and last year she made her stock collecting trip in February to see the Carnival, so maybe ....
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« Reply #8 on: March 01, 2006, 01:14:22 PM »
Thanks Adam,

It really is very pretty when you look at it in and turn it at different angles. The light catches the different colours and glints of aventurine.

As for your Ysarts, I don't suppose you want to post some photos on here so we can drool over them?  :lol:
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« Reply #9 on: March 01, 2006, 02:35:02 PM »
Ahh Simone, if only I had some Ysart butterfly weights - that was me pulling Kev's leg - when he said he had been spoiled by Ysart I thought what about all the 1840-60s Baccarat butterfly weights you have :wink:  - no offence meant. I would take a Ysart over a Baccarat even though there is £2,000 difference LOL

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