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Murano millefiori weight? but what date please?
« on: August 07, 2012, 08:36:57 PM »
I've worked out from Alan's site that I think this is a Murano weight, but unidentified maker? I just wondered when it might date to please.
It's 2" tall by 2 1/2" wide and has multicoloured frit in the bottom and a flat polished base.  It seems to have millions of tiny bubbles in it bu these are greatly magnified as I took the pic of it in a bowl of water.

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Re: Murano millefiori weight? but what date please?
« Reply #1 on: August 07, 2012, 09:26:21 PM »
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I think the style of the canes indicates 1950s - 1970s:  but this is not a precise science at the moment! Others may have different views.

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Re: Murano millefiori weight? but what date please?
« Reply #2 on: August 07, 2012, 09:36:35 PM »
Thank you
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« Reply #3 on: August 08, 2012, 10:34:00 AM »
Just adding a base shot.  The frit is right at the base with the millefiori laid on top in a raised mound finishing about half way up the weight.  The colours of this frit always remind me of Bohemian art deco glass colours.  Especially the blues and the maroon colours.
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Re: Murano millefiori weight? but what date please?
« Reply #4 on: August 08, 2012, 12:25:20 PM »
I've got a similar(ish) weight here and it also has a polished flat base, measures 2 5/8ins across x 2 1/4ins high, has "millions of tiny bubbles in it" although only some show up in the picture - loads of other tiny ones. Managed to get a decent picture of the canes (I think) although I've fuzzied its label. The label reads "La Serranissima Murano Made in Italy." Maybe this will be a clue for you.


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Re: Murano millefiori weight? but what date please?
« Reply #5 on: August 08, 2012, 07:46:18 PM »
Thank you - that's very kind of you to post the pics  :)
I'm afraid I'm not at all au fait with whether or not they are the same maker or time period, but there are certainly similarities between them.
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Re: Murano millefiori weight? but what date please?
« Reply #6 on: August 08, 2012, 07:50:01 PM »
...and thank you for the "bowl of water" handy hint although doubt photographing this one with its label in such a manner would be very wise. Hope you get more clues.
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Re: Murano millefiori weight? but what date please?
« Reply #7 on: August 09, 2012, 02:59:50 AM »
Alan's estimated date is as close as I can get, as well. Your pw looks like ones that are thought to be made by AVeM. The canes look right for them.
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Re: Murano millefiori weight? but what date please?
« Reply #8 on: August 09, 2012, 08:43:49 AM »
Thank you Anita :)
Al, I found the hint of photographing in water on here - I find it much easier to see anything in my paperweights if I do that and then put them on screen to view.
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Re: Murano millefiori weight? but what date please?
« Reply #9 on: August 09, 2012, 04:07:16 PM »
Alsretro's paperweight looks like Fratelli Toso.
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