Author Topic: Millefiori toadstool paperweight  (Read 630 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline chriscooper

  • Members
  • **
  • Posts: 1756
  • Gender: Male
    • Harrogate UK
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.

https://picasaweb.google.com/107067405711297858658/MillefioriToadstoolPaperweight

Chris


Offline KevinH

  • Global Moderator
  • Members
  • *
  • Posts: 4424
    • England
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.
KevinH


Offline chriscooper

  • Members
  • **
  • Posts: 1756
  • Gender: Male
    • Harrogate UK
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

Chris


Offline glasstrufflehunter

  • Members
  • **
  • Posts: 583
    • My Yahoo 360 page & Paperweight Blog
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.

My Paperweight Blog


Offline paperweights

  • Members
  • **
  • Posts: 287
    • Allan's Paperweights
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. 
From:  Allan Port
                                                             
Check out my web page for Glass paperweights, Paperweight Books, and Paperweight Information
http://paperweights.com


Offline Leni

  • Members
  • **
  • Posts: 2277
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!   ::) 
Leni


Offline chopin-liszt

  • Members
  • **
  • Posts: 8233
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.
Cheers, Sue (M)

“All things are subject to interpretation. Whichever interpretation prevails at a given time is a function of power and not truth.” Friedrich Nietzsche


 

Search
eBay.com
eBay.co.uk

Enter key words
Link to Glass Encyclopedia
Link to Glass Museum
Enter
key words
to search
Amazon.com