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Offline stew2u2

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millefiori paperweight help please
« on: November 26, 2011, 10:36:17 PM »
any help would be greatfull. i thought it might be a murano pebble . it looks better than the chinese weights you see and the base is nice and flat
it is 4.5cm across





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Re: millefiori paperweight help please
« Reply #1 on: November 27, 2011, 10:49:56 AM »
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I am fairly certain this is an item that was sold in Murano. Whether it was made there is another issue, as to me, some of those canes and colours look similar to Chinese ones, whereas others look very 'Murano' - possibly Fratelli Toso.

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Re: millefiori paperweight help please
« Reply #2 on: November 27, 2011, 07:04:31 PM »
thanks alan
im newish to this glass game but i thought it was murano seems to good to be chinese. but like you say the yellow cane looks like a typical chinese cane. im not confident yet to call but i know whats a good weight and whats not.
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Re: millefiori paperweight help please
« Reply #3 on: November 27, 2011, 09:54:48 PM »
With the possible exception of the yellow canes this looks very much like miniature murano weights my sister and i bought in a glass shop at Disneyland 25 years ago. They carried a label that said Di Roma (or De Roma, can't remember which).

The shade of yellow in those canes looks Chinese but the daisy-like flowers is like Fratelli Toso. The sideways squashing of the canes is like the weights I have. Chinese canes are not so crisp as those typically.
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