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Author Topic: Whitefriars or Murano?  (Read 1550 times)

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Offline incazzatonero

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Whitefriars or Murano?
« on: February 11, 2012, 03:15:10 PM »
I have got this small Paperweight.
I will vote for whitefriars, not for Murano, but I am not sure.
And: how old is the weight?
About 1960s ?

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Re: Whitefriars or Murano?
« Reply #1 on: February 11, 2012, 03:44:07 PM »
Hi Lothar its not Whitefriars .

 

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Re: Whitefriars or Murano?
« Reply #2 on: February 11, 2012, 06:38:57 PM »
If not Whitefriars,
what ist it?

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Re: Whitefriars or Murano?
« Reply #3 on: February 11, 2012, 10:46:26 PM »
The canes look Murano to me .

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Re: Whitefriars or Murano?
« Reply #4 on: February 12, 2012, 10:21:02 AM »
Another pic from the canes.

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Re: Whitefriars or Murano?
« Reply #5 on: February 13, 2012, 01:59:22 AM »
Cane colours and structure, and the Weight's profile remind me of some early- or mid-C20th English makers.  Perhaps one of the Board's cane buffs can shed some light on this possibility.

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Re: Whitefriars or Murano?
« Reply #6 on: February 13, 2012, 05:16:20 PM »
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I have had a good look at my images of Arculus, Walsh Walsh, Richardson, and unknown Old English paperweights, and don't see any canes that resemble these.  However, I do have a paperweight that has canes in the outer ring very like the green one in the close-up image, and with canes of the same style as the ones with the solid white centres (see below - open the link and you can compare the images side by side on screen).

Curiously, that was made by Whitefriars (signed / dated / labelled)....so whoever made Lothar's paperweight, I think there may well be Whitefriars canes in it. Of course, the presence of Whitefriars canes in a paperweight does not mean that Whitefriars made it - I have 3 paperweights with Whitefriars canes, but made by others.

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Re: Whitefriars or Murano?
« Reply #7 on: February 13, 2012, 05:33:34 PM »
Surely if it were W/Fs it would be made on a button ?

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Re: Whitefriars or Murano?
« Reply #8 on: February 13, 2012, 05:43:10 PM »
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Hi

My point was that I think it is Whitefriars canes, not necessarily a Whitefriars product...as I said, I have 3 paperweights with Whitefriars canes that were made by others.

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Re: Whitefriars or Murano?
« Reply #9 on: February 13, 2012, 06:49:33 PM »
Sorry its juvenile demetia . :thup:

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