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Offline mildawg

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Thoughts on these millefiori weights?
« on: March 02, 2012, 09:40:37 PM »
As I am always trying to further my knowledge, I thought I would seek input on these weights.  I don't know that I have came across to many with this particular "look" to them.  Then again I have only been watching/learning about millefiori for a fairly short time.  Anyway, seller comments "that some believe Bohemian"

So what is everyones thoughts here, chinese or boehmian, is this still a an issue being debated in the paperweight world? and what might be a true value?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/220958678316?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1439.l2649

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Rare-Vintage-Chinese-Concentric-Millefiori-Paperweight-/320851551351?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item4ab43e2477


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Re: Thoughts on these millefiori weights?
« Reply #1 on: March 02, 2012, 10:19:57 PM »
I vote nice old  Chinese , i am no paperweight expert but i have had several over the years , the shape is typical in my opinion .


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Re: Thoughts on these millefiori weights?
« Reply #2 on: March 03, 2012, 12:07:37 AM »
Definitely old Chinese - very nice samples too which I think reflects in the price.
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Re: Thoughts on these millefiori weights?
« Reply #3 on: March 03, 2012, 12:38:19 AM »
Thanks to both of you. So are these fairly uncommon and would you consider the $50-80 to be market value?  I pay fairly close attention to eBay weights and can't say I have seen these in the last year anyway. At least nothing of this quality.


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Re: Thoughts on these millefiori weights?
« Reply #4 on: March 03, 2012, 08:30:24 AM »
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I have been collecting these 1930s Chinese low dome millefiori for 10 years or so - I have shown a few below. My feeling is that they are not common, but not very rare either. The canes can be very detailed and quite attractive in some of them. I don't think I have ever paid $90 for one, but I don't mind seeing them recognised as 'collectable', and the price going up! ;D

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Re: Thoughts on these millefiori weights?
« Reply #5 on: March 03, 2012, 04:21:11 PM »
Thanks Alan, you have some nice weights there.  When I think early Chinese, I picture weights more in line with the ones at the ends of rows two an three which do not catch my eye much.  I see that type most often; the more intricate and muted colored ones not so much.  I can certainly see some of them going up in price and seem undervalued a little to me.


 

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