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What do we call this millefiori paperweight style ...
« on: February 14, 2013, 05:47:26 PM »
...where the murrines are not encased in glass but are on the surface like this one.

I bought this in a local auction house.  Is it Murano?  Age?  I want to gift to someone that already has a few Murano millefiori pieces so would like to know if that's what it is first.

It's approx 2-3/4" wide and 2-1/4" tall.

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Re: What do we call this millefiori paperweight style ...
« Reply #1 on: February 14, 2013, 06:57:15 PM »
Also modern Chinese I think


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Re: What do we call this millefiori paperweight style ...
« Reply #2 on: February 14, 2013, 07:03:32 PM »
 :o
If it is, they really, really really are improving. I think it's rather lovely... for a pwt.
(but that's me not being a pwt afficionado)

But as to what is is called, I'm clueless. "Surface decorated", which applies to uncased vases etc. doen't quite seem right.

Murrine? (Mhurrine?) - There's a name for the Venetian vases made entirely from a jigsaw of canes in the surface...
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Re: What do we call this millefiori paperweight style ...
« Reply #3 on: February 14, 2013, 07:50:44 PM »
:o
If it is, they really, really really are improving.

Yes, it's very nice in person.   I am still doubtful this one is Chinese.   But I think I was wrong once ;D
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Re: What do we call this millefiori paperweight style ...
« Reply #4 on: February 14, 2013, 11:04:40 PM »
I recognise some of these canes in the Effetre catalogue - which would make at least the canes Murano - but they are exported world wide.

It is actually a solid glass paperweight (deserving this name)? I own a couple of hollow glass balls plus several miniature bottles/vases - which I attribute to Livio Campanella.

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Re: What do we call this millefiori paperweight style ...
« Reply #5 on: February 15, 2013, 01:09:17 AM »
Thanks Wolf.   It is hollow.  It weighs about half what a similarly sized solid glass pwt weighs.   Still, at 7.75 oz (220g) I think it's heavy enough for a pwt.  It's nothing like the hollow hanging ornament type balls I've seen.   

I looked at a few of the Livio Campanella pieces (different site as my browser wouldn't let me in the one linked above).  Anyway, there were quite a few canes in common.  I realize that's not definitive but keeps it in the realm of likelihood.  -Buck
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Re: What do we call this millefiori paperweight style ...
« Reply #6 on: February 15, 2013, 02:39:43 PM »
This weight is far neater than the surface decorated example recently posted by member peteralba, which is currently thought to be very recent Chinese.

The canes (which I agree are Lefftre) are very well set, and even sit more closely than some of the vases by Livio Campanella. I suspect this is indeed a Campenella weight.
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Re: What do we call this millefiori paperweight style ...
« Reply #7 on: February 15, 2013, 05:33:24 PM »
The two weights are indeed very different - and Peteralba's one is definitely Heart Shop Foundation, current "new goods", first appeared last year. I keep a very close watch on the Heart Foundation Shops' new goods.

But we still haven't got any suggestions about how to describe an uncased millifiori wieght, which is the question posed!
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Re: What do we call this millefiori paperweight style ...
« Reply #8 on: February 16, 2013, 12:29:45 AM »
"Surface decorated" is a usual description.
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Re: What do we call this millefiori paperweight style ...
« Reply #9 on: February 16, 2013, 02:05:10 AM »
This is from Murano circa 1970.  It is not Chinese.
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