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Offline Fuhrman Glass

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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.

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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!

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