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Author Topic: Help to ID small old millefiori paperweight  (Read 637 times)

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Offline mhgcgolfclub

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Help to ID small old millefiori paperweight
« on: July 15, 2014, 08:12:06 PM »
Help to ID this small old millefiori paperweight.

Diameter just under 2.5" or 60mm
Height 1.7/8" or 58mm.

Flat polished base.
My first thought was possibly Baccarat dupont or St Mande but having a look around I do not think it is either of them .

Thanks for any help

Roy

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Re: Help to ID small old millefiori paperweight
« Reply #1 on: July 15, 2014, 08:32:24 PM »
Hi Roy

It's a Murano weight, by the canes possibly Fratelli Toso.

Nick

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Re: Help to ID small old millefiori paperweight
« Reply #2 on: July 15, 2014, 09:50:46 PM »
Hi

As Nick says, Murano.  It probably dates to the mid 20th century, so nearly 100 years later than St Mandé or antique Baccarat.  The key point is the very 'spiky' multiple pointed cog canes - no antique maker made canes like that.

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Re: Help to ID small old millefiori paperweight
« Reply #3 on: July 16, 2014, 08:33:52 PM »
Hi Nick and Alan

Thank you both very much for your help with the ID of the paperweight.

Roy

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