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Offline ttttootall

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Murano paperweight - why so expensive???
« on: February 11, 2013, 02:42:15 PM »
Is this a very rare murano paperweight?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/230751874098?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649#ht_89wt_679

Was wondering because I have one very similar without label.

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Re: Why???
« Reply #1 on: February 11, 2013, 02:50:20 PM »
Note that it's unsold. Some people just have an inflated idea of worth


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Re: Why???
« Reply #2 on: February 11, 2013, 02:54:33 PM »
My thoughts exactly.

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Re: Why???
« Reply #4 on: February 12, 2013, 11:18:30 AM »
ROFL and you could keep your perfume in it. I always snigger at "stunning" paperweights


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Re: Why???
« Reply #5 on: February 12, 2013, 11:41:17 AM »
You're not the only sniggerer, Christine.

Everytime the word "stunning" is used in this context it brings two memories up.
One is rather unpleasant, and involves the signing of my divorce papers.
Standing in his office, seething at having been taken to the cleaners by my criminal lawyer ex who was having it off with his legal assistant, (yet was divorcing me, albeit at my request. I simply couldn't afford it.) I saw the beautiful Caithness Comet paperwight I had given him sitting on his desk and I grabbed it. I had just intended to keep it, I felt he had no right to such a nice thing, but he had a load of heavies around who grabbed it back and accused me of trying to stun him with it. I should have.
So when I hear the words stunning and paperweight together, I still itch to bring something very heavy down on that creep's skull.
It's just a natural instinct to protect the world from that sort of scum.  ::)

The other memory is much more amusing and involves one of Michael's comments about Vasart - that all it is good for is target practice, and that all pwts are good for is as the things you chuck at it.
This is, of course, just Michael's personal opinion and my sniggering is at his lovely and neat way of expressing it.
There is a lot of my glass he does love.
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Re: Why???
« Reply #6 on: February 12, 2013, 11:47:07 AM »
I love "Vintage Retro" well which is it it can't be both?
 
But the one that really gets to me especially prevalent with US sellers is "Hand Blown paperweight" now just how was this SOLID lump of glass blown?

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Re: Why???
« Reply #7 on: February 12, 2013, 12:08:39 PM »
 ;D
Hand-blown is another - surely, one blows with one's mouth.

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Re: Why???
« Reply #8 on: February 12, 2013, 05:38:10 PM »
"Vintage Retro" is acceptable given the modern meanings of "Vintage" as: "classic", "old", "outdated" and so forth.

"Hand-blown" is acceptable when it refers to items that were not "machine blown".

But a "Hand-blown" solid glass paperweight is not ... unless it is one that has has a label saying "Hand-blown Glass" (such labels do exist).
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Re: Murano paperweight - why so expensive???
« Reply #9 on: February 12, 2013, 05:55:12 PM »
It was "hand-blown glass" labels to which I was referring.  ;D
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