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Author Topic: Trying to ID mushroom shaped lace paperweight  (Read 1731 times)

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Offline TxSilver

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Re: Trying to ID mushroom shaped lace paperweight
« Reply #10 on: January 13, 2012, 01:52:46 AM »
    Hi Tx, Fratelli Toso eh, wouldnt have known that, is he still making weights?
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Fratelli Toso is one of the old Murano companies. They are still in business, but not as productive as they once were. Fratelli is Italian for brothers, so the company name simply means the Brothers Toso.
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Re: Trying to ID mushroom shaped lace paperweight
« Reply #11 on: January 13, 2012, 06:13:04 PM »
I don't wish to cause conflict or throw a spanner in the works  :-\ but I thought Lattimo was for white or milk glass.
I thought filigrana were the type of lacy canes used and could denote coloured or white.  So they would be coloured filigrana or lattimo filigrano?
but not latticino
did I misunderstand somewhere? Is lattimo just used for solid pieces of milk glass then?
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Re: Trying to ID mushroom shaped lace paperweight
« Reply #12 on: January 13, 2012, 06:26:48 PM »
Some people refer to latticino as only the white. Other people include the colored type as well. This makes sense, really, because the colored variety is often made by using colored lattimo. The color is either on the surface or in the filaments themselves. Lattimo in the US is called milk glass. Colored milk glass is called things like black milk glass, pink milk glass, etc. The same can, in my mind, be said for latticino. Insisting the lattimo only be the white variety may be being a bit too picky.

I don't think either school of thought is wrong. One can get around the words by calling the twists zanfirico. The only problem here is when it comes to selling. People usually use the keyword "latticino," and not "zanfirico." So merchants use latticino for the sake of the people looking for this type glass.
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Re: Trying to ID mushroom shaped lace paperweight
« Reply #13 on: January 13, 2012, 07:21:04 PM »
 :) thanks Anita - I had become really confused about the terminology  :ooh:
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