No-one likes general adverts, and ours hadn't been updated for ages, so we're having a clear-out and a change round to make the new ones useful to you. These new adverts bring in a small amount to help pay for the board and keep it free for you to use, so please do use them whenever you can, Let our links help you find great books on glass or a new piece for your collection. Thank you for supporting the Board.

Author Topic: Murano or Chinese?  (Read 753 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline Fuhrman Glass

  • Glass Professional
  • Members
  • ***
  • Posts: 295
Re: Murano or Chinese?
« Reply #10 on: September 04, 2013, 02:25:10 PM »
did he buy it in China? If not the canes may have been made in China and sent to Italy where they were crudely assembled. I've got a lot of Murano canes that I've had for many years and have used in some work here in the US. I was in the Moretti/effetre factory about 25 years ago and they took me in their sample room and told me to pick out whatever I needed to take with me. Who knows how many others over the years have exchanged many of the murrine all over the world. I also had several from Perthshire as well. It has been a common practice for ages to sell and exchange many canes of different styles between glassblowers for many years. One 30' can make a lot of millefiore, and I've seen them pulled to over 75 feet.

Support the Glass Message Board by finding a book via book-seek.com


Offline tropdevin

  • Members
  • **
  • Posts: 2462
  • Gender: Male
    • Paperweights
    • England
    • My Paperweights Website
Re: Murano or Chinese?
« Reply #11 on: September 04, 2013, 03:07:00 PM »
***

Another source of confusing millefiori paperweights is Pairpoint.  Alistair Ross made some paperweights there with Whitefriars canes (I have a couple), and also with Perthshire canes (all obtained legitimately when visiting the factories). I doubt they were the only non-Paipoint canes used there!

Alan
Alan  (The Paperweight People  http://www.pwts.co.uk)

"There are two rules for ultimate success in life. Number 1: Never tell everything you know."

The comments in this posting reflect the opinion of the author, Alan Thornton, and not that of the owners, administrators or moderators of this board. Comments are copyright Alan Thornton.

Support the Glass Message Board by finding glass through glass-seek.com


 

Look for glass on
ebay.co.uk
Visit the Glass Encyclopedia
link to glass encyclopedia
Look for glass on
ebay.com (us)
  Visit the Online Glass Museum
link to glass museum


This website is provided by Angela Bowey, PO Box 113, Paihia 0247, New Zealand