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Offline SophieB

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Re: Chinese Millifiori Paperweight?
« Reply #20 on: May 17, 2013, 12:39:23 PM »
Hi there,

You may be interested in this site. It shows a lot of Chinese weights (and others too):

http://verredart.atspace.com

Having said that, your weight is not shown on the site and I believe that some of the Murano millefiori shown there are in fact 'Chirano'.

Still it may help.

SophieB

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Re: Chinese Millifiori Paperweight?
« Reply #21 on: May 18, 2013, 03:55:26 PM »
Sophie, I would be interested in seeing which of the Murano weights you believe are from China.  I saw only a few that I would question and only one or two that I would definitively say were from China.
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Re: Chinese Millifiori Paperweight?
« Reply #22 on: May 26, 2013, 02:47:28 AM »
Hi there,

You may be interested in this site. It shows a lot of Chinese weights (and others too):

http://verredart.atspace.com

SophieB

Hi Sophie,   I too have concerns  to your reference.  Can you be specific in stating the ones that you think are Chinese.  Having looked at the site, I am having difficulty in identifying the Chinese paperweights.   Thanks!

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Re: Chinese Millifiori Paperweight?
« Reply #23 on: May 26, 2013, 06:57:10 AM »
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Hi.  I have had a look too, and I think at least 5 of the Murano are probably of Chinese origin.  Some have Murano labels.  I'm not sure how to reference them easily, but counting down from the Fratelli Toso 1997 spiral egg, they are 2, 5, 16 and 19.  The other is the 'Card suit' paperweight higher up.

To see similar canes in use just check out 'Murano paperweight' on Alibaba or Made-in-China, and explore the websites of the manufacturers. eg http://www.alibaba.com/product-gs/463088822/Murano_glass_paperweight.html.  You will find even more if you search on 'glass paperweight'.

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Re: Chinese Millifiori Paperweight?
« Reply #24 on: May 29, 2013, 12:26:25 PM »
Hi there,

Sorry about the long silence. Work took over my life!!!

Luckily Alan (Tropdevin) has already replied to the question. The weights he has identified as Chinese are those that I suspect of being Chinese too (despite the label in some of the cases).

Sophie

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Re: Chinese Millifiori Paperweight?
« Reply #25 on: June 14, 2013, 01:34:42 AM »
Hi Sophie, Firstly I must apologise too, for the delayed response.    Thanks for replying to my concerns.   Yes, Alan has most certainly answered my question and I am very grateful to you all for your help and references provided.   :)

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