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Author Topic: Chinese or Murano paperweight for ID  (Read 1112 times)

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Offline user9318

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Chinese or Murano paperweight for ID
« on: June 18, 2012, 02:32:33 PM »
Not sure if this paperweight is an older Chinese weight or a Murano weight.

Size 2" tall approx 2.75" diameter approx

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Re: Chinese or Murano paperweight for ID
« Reply #1 on: June 18, 2012, 04:50:26 PM »
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It is a Chinese weight (although similar items have in the past turned up for sale in Murano....but I believe that the authorities are trying to put a stop to re-badging Chinese imports as Murano items). They made ones like this for a number of years, including quite recently.  If you search the Chinese makers websites you will find broadly similar pieces.

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Re: Chinese or Murano paperweight for ID
« Reply #2 on: June 18, 2012, 08:30:41 PM »
Thank you for the reply Alan.

I was thinking it was Chinese, but you can never be totally sure.

Do you this is an earlier Chinese weight or newer, the weight does have a greyish tinge to the glass (which made me think it was an earlier one) what would the rough date be?

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Re: Chinese or Murano paperweight for ID
« Reply #3 on: June 18, 2012, 09:28:06 PM »
My guess is 90s based on stuff I've picked up over the years.

The oldest Chinese millefiori had very thin flat cane pieces. Newer pieces are 'chunkier'.
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Re: Chinese or Murano paperweight for ID
« Reply #4 on: June 18, 2012, 10:04:17 PM »
That pattern of weight, with six arms separating a three-cane group (or a six-cane group in larger versions) occurred frequently in a Chinese trade catalogue I received in 1999 or 2000.

I guess the pattern was used for a number of years before that, but it is still a regular pattern in current Chinese weights.
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Re: Chinese or Murano paperweight for ID
« Reply #5 on: June 19, 2012, 06:13:25 AM »
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I think it is late 20th century too.

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Re: Chinese or Murano paperweight for ID
« Reply #6 on: June 19, 2012, 06:53:31 AM »
Thank you to all for help on this paperweight.

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