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Author Topic: Millefiori toadstool paperweight  (Read 1204 times)

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Offline chriscooper

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Millefiori toadstool paperweight
« on: September 08, 2012, 08:55:43 PM »
Bought this from a blurred photo hoping at the best it could be  Scottish, maybe Murano, fearing now it could be Chinese  :-[ The base is well polished.
Any thoughts always appreciated.

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Re: Millefiori toadstool paperweight
« Reply #1 on: September 10, 2012, 05:47:07 PM »
Bright, cheerful, well formed canes. But I have not seen one like it before.
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Re: Millefiori toadstool paperweight
« Reply #2 on: September 10, 2012, 06:16:12 PM »
Thanks Kev, does well formed canes rule out Chinese do you think?
Having said that bright and cheerful could rule it back in then ;D

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Re: Millefiori toadstool paperweight
« Reply #3 on: September 11, 2012, 06:35:50 PM »
It's definitely Chinese but it's an excellent example of their newer better stuff.
I collect Scottish and Italian paperweights and anything else that strikes my fancy.

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Re: Millefiori toadstool paperweight
« Reply #4 on: September 12, 2012, 01:38:49 AM »
My opinion is that it is Italian, maybe from around 1970. 
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Re: Millefiori toadstool paperweight
« Reply #5 on: September 12, 2012, 07:30:54 AM »
Since you can in fact buy the millefiori in bulk on the internet, I suppose it could be made just about anywhere!   ::) 
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Re: Millefiori toadstool paperweight
« Reply #6 on: September 12, 2012, 12:20:17 PM »
Ignoring canes and colour, the construction of the mushroom itself is very like both Wedgwood and Gozo.
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