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Offline daveweight

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Maestro Cimarosto Murano Concentric Paperweight
« on: July 27, 2012, 02:56:55 PM »
Hi All
I've just got this very nice concentric paperweight and it is one of the finest Murano weights I have ever seen as the canes are perfectly placed and it almost magnum sized at 3 3/8".

It is signed "Maestro Cimarosto Murano '93" but there are so many glassmakers on Murano I don't know them all and I have never heard of this one so can anyone tell me anything about this glassmaker please.

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Dave


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Re: Maestro Cimarosto Murano Concentric Paperweight
« Reply #1 on: December 03, 2012, 11:57:33 AM »
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Re: Maestro Cimarosto Murano Concentric Paperweight
« Reply #2 on: December 04, 2012, 12:05:59 PM »
Thanks Frank - could well be the same maker but there a no millifiore weights shown in his catalogue
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Re: Maestro Cimarosto Murano Concentric Paperweight
« Reply #3 on: December 04, 2012, 12:18:26 PM »
Born in Canada so prob speaks English so worth contacting. Dates are a bit off for him to style himself Maestro in 93 but I guess he would know of any other Cimarosto' s in Murano.
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Re: Maestro Cimarosto Murano Concentric Paperweight
« Reply #4 on: December 04, 2012, 01:47:58 PM »
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On the subject of Murano makers, I got an interesting email a few days ago from someone in Murano.

He told me that 'Antica Murrina Veneziana' have never had  a factory or offices on Murano; that their main office is on the mainland north of Venice; and that they send Murano canes to their production factory at Settat in Morocco.

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Re: Maestro Cimarosto Murano Concentric Paperweight
« Reply #5 on: December 05, 2012, 11:36:50 AM »
That's a bit of interesting news Alan, Antica make some nice weights and here is one I have of trees and birds
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Re: Maestro Cimarosto Murano Concentric Paperweight
« Reply #6 on: December 05, 2012, 01:04:26 PM »
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Hi Dave.

I cannot verify all the things I was told, but the offices are at 7 Via Cesare Battisti, 30030 Olmo di Martellago.  This is a small town on the mainland about 6 miles from Venice, and on Google street view you can find a 3 story building with their name on.  It could be a factory, or just a warehouse and offices - hard to tell. But their base does not appear to be in Murano, or even in Venice itself.

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Re: Maestro Cimarosto Murano Concentric Paperweight
« Reply #7 on: December 05, 2012, 05:05:59 PM »
From what I heard from friends and other glassblowers, many of the companies have moved from Murano to the mainland. Overhead on Murano was too costly and everything had to be brought in by boat and shipped by boat. The cost of living was exorbitant and I was told that the Chinese had actually purchased several of the larger companies on the island. Many of the companies have very limited production and quite a few have closed. I had read several articles not too long ago about the fact they were tearing down the factories and replacing them with tourist condos and hotels.
Getting materials and energy to run a large scale production glass factory is not easy when everything has to brought in via gondola. Hopefully the craftsmen will follow the move to where they can adjust their costs to a location that allows them to continue.


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Re: Maestro Cimarosto Murano Concentric Paperweight
« Reply #8 on: December 06, 2012, 10:07:39 PM »
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I have been sent a relevant link to this topic by Toni Chambers : New York Times article .

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