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Offline BobKegeles

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Delightful faceted millefiori
« on: May 14, 2014, 08:56:34 PM »
Hi,

This is a lovely little faceted millefiori w8.

2" across the bottom, 1-1/4" tall.

The faceting, to my eye, reminds me of the faceting you would find on a piece of shchoenbeck crystal, more than the faceting style I'm used to on a paperweight. The edges are very crisp, and it comes to a "point" at the top.

The murine are delightfully crisp and clean, not to mention tiny.

The bottom has a soft velvet pad, that I would prefer not to remove. However you can see that the sides are not "straight across flush" to the bottom, they step/slope in just a tad before hitting the bottom.

Here I am "feeling" again, but it doesn't feel like Italian, yet feels a bit different from Scottish.

Any thoughts?

Thanks in advance.

Bob

BTW, since I keep forgetting to acknowledge the Glass Message Board when I've gotten advice, in my eBay listings, I've simply made the "Thank You To . . ." part of the boiler plate on all Scottish and Italian glass listings. It's easier that way, lol.

Bob
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Re: Delightful faceted millefiori
« Reply #1 on: May 15, 2014, 09:09:27 AM »
From the angle of your photos it doesn't look like there are canes at all, it looks like a thin printed card stuck to the bottom of the glass, which I have actually seen before, is this the case here?

Nick


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Re: Delightful faceted millefiori
« Reply #2 on: May 15, 2014, 05:33:03 PM »
I got burned by one of these a while back. If you remove the felt you'll find that this a combination of two pieces. The upper clear faceted piece has a hollow concavity on the base where a flat millefiori disk about 2mm thick is inserted. The millefiori disk is similar to what you find in jewelry similar to the pendants made by Antica Murano.


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Re: Delightful faceted millefiori
« Reply #3 on: May 15, 2014, 10:22:58 PM »
Yes,

Les, while you were responding, I was doing just that. And that's exactly how I would describe it, it's a pendant, inside a "cheap" "crystal".  The "crystal" doesn't refract light, so it's glass, not crystal.

The pendant portion, is very nice, but worth in the $20's, not $41 that I paid.

Oh well, buying and selling between 100 and 150 pieces monthly, I'm certainly not going to hit a winner every time.

Thankfully, I find my share of Eickholt eggs for $10 that I can sell for $100, or a Charles Lotton, I got for $7.50 (as part of a "lot"), that should sell for $100 - $200.

I guess I can afford to miss on this one, lol.

Thank you both for the replies, and here is a set of "breakdown" photos for other's edification.

Bob
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Re: Delightful faceted millefiori
« Reply #4 on: May 16, 2014, 12:55:18 AM »
I can now go home for the day, since I just learned something new.

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Re: Delightful faceted millefiori
« Reply #5 on: May 16, 2014, 06:25:39 AM »
One to look out for.  ;)

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Re: Delightful faceted millefiori
« Reply #6 on: May 16, 2014, 09:37:13 AM »
Never saw this before.....something for me to learn too!!

Thanks for the post!!
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