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Author Topic: help with paperweight id please  (Read 987 times)

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bfg

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help with paperweight id please
« on: December 13, 2012, 07:42:37 PM »
hi again

still learning about p/ws!

can anyone give me any pointers on this one please?

its smaller than the usual ones I get, 2.25 inches wide x 1.75 inches high

Does the central star-like cane or that odd orange one in the second outer ring give any clues to the maker?

thanks for your indulgence

Mel

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Re: help with paperweight id please
« Reply #1 on: December 13, 2012, 10:52:46 PM »
Looks like a Murano to me.
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Re: help with paperweight id please
« Reply #2 on: December 14, 2012, 09:33:20 AM »
thank you Allan, so a country found

can you say how to tell  - mainly so I stop having to ask! is it just experience & handling?


does that odd orange striped cane have any relevance?

thanks
Mel

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Re: help with paperweight id please
« Reply #3 on: December 14, 2012, 11:02:14 AM »
Dear Mel,

One good way to identify a paperweight and its maker is to look at the canes (if it is a millefiori weight). Here the canes are typically Murano - both in shape and in colour - (and in this case, I suspect that they are Fratelli Toso).

Just keep trying, it will come...

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Re: help with paperweight id please
« Reply #4 on: December 14, 2012, 12:34:45 PM »
Hi Mel
Older Murano like this are easy to identify by the spikey canes
Dave

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Re: help with paperweight id please
« Reply #5 on: December 14, 2012, 02:00:25 PM »
thank you for the tips SophieB & Dave, I shall persevere with this :-) 

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