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Author Topic: Murano paperweight - why so expensive???  (Read 2072 times)

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Offline Nick77

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Re: Why???
« Reply #10 on: February 12, 2013, 08:05:04 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"Vintage Retro" is acceptable given the modern meanings of "Vintage" as: "classic", "old", "outdated" and so forth.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).

But surely retro refers to a modern item in the style of a vintage piece so it can't be both?

I've never seen the labels but a solid glass paperweight is not blown? Surely only hollow items glasses, bowl etc can be blown?

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Re: Murano paperweight - why so expensive???
« Reply #11 on: February 12, 2013, 08:24:25 PM »
...but here's a thing - I used to have a shop that I modestly had a sign made with my own name on it - thing was an awful lot of the people that came to it called it "that retro shop." Grammatically incorrect but if that's what people that sought it out for its piles of things predominantly from the 50s, 60s and 70s then that's what I let the stuff be called.  :)

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Offline Roger H

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Re: Murano paperweight - why so expensive???
« Reply #12 on: February 12, 2013, 11:58:18 PM »
Vintage is a very overused word to try and make the item appealing but to my way of thinking it should also state a period of time such as.
       69 vintage, 50s vintage,  early twentieth century vintage.

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Re: Murano paperweight - why so expensive???
« Reply #13 on: February 13, 2013, 09:47:18 AM »
A young couple moves into a new neighborhood. The next morning while they are eating breakfast, the young woman sees her neighbor hanging the wash outside. "That laundry is not very clean; she doesn't know how to wash correctly. Perhaps she needs better laundry soap." Her husband looks on, remaining silent. Every time her neighbor hangs her wash to dry, the young woman makes the same comments. A month later, the woman is surprised to see a nice clean wash on the line and says to her husband: "Look, she's finally learned how to wash correctly. I wonder who taught her this? " The husband replies, "I got up early this morning and cleaned our windows." And so it is with life... What we see when watching others depends on the clarity of the window through which we look.
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Re: Murano paperweight - why so expensive???
« Reply #14 on: February 13, 2013, 10:19:51 AM »
A young couple moves into a new neighborhood. The next morning while they are eating breakfast, the young woman sees her neighbor hanging the wash outside. "That laundry is not very clean; she doesn't know how to wash correctly. Perhaps she needs better laundry soap." Her husband looks on, remaining silent. Every time her neighbor hangs her wash to dry, the young woman makes the same comments. A month later, the woman is surprised to see a nice clean wash on the line and says to her husband: "Look, she's finally learned how to wash correctly. I wonder who taught her this? " The husband replies, "I got up early this morning and cleaned our windows." And so it is with life... What we see when watching others depends on the clarity of the window through which we look.

Not quite sure what your implying here but it seems slightly insulting  >:(

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Re: Murano paperweight - why so expensive???
« Reply #15 on: February 13, 2013, 12:20:39 PM »
I do not believe there is any insult beyond that within the fable.
It is merely illustrating the point that different folk have different perspectives and that sometimes, those perspectives might come from erroneous viewpoints.

Alsretro - when I visited your shop, when I thought about either of your shops, it was as "your" shop - as in your name above the door.
(and all the lovely rummaging I could do there while enjoying a chat with you!)
Cheers, Sue (M)

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Re: Murano paperweight - why so expensive???
« Reply #16 on: February 13, 2013, 01:29:30 PM »
"I do not believe there is any insult beyond that within the fable.
It is merely illustrating the point that different folk have different perspectives and that sometimes, those perspectives might come from erroneous viewpoints." by chopin-liszt

"BRAVO" Sue (M), "bravo"...

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Re: Murano paperweight - why so expensive???
« Reply #17 on: February 13, 2013, 02:00:46 PM »
Hmmm.

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Re: Murano paperweight - why so expensive???
« Reply #18 on: February 13, 2013, 04:17:43 PM »
Gets complicated after a while doesn't it. I give up and give in and give you all my best regards.   Roger the Dodger. :)   
   
     

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Re: Murano paperweight - why so expensive???
« Reply #19 on: February 13, 2013, 05:29:12 PM »
http://www.ebay.com/itm/VINTAGE-ONE-OF-A-KIND-STUNNING-GLASS-PAPERWEIGHT-WITH-UNIQUE-BLUE-GLASS-TEARDROP-/190610051112?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item2c613e9028

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