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Author Topic: An interesting millefiori w8. ID = Chinese  (Read 621 times)

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Offline BobKegeles

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An interesting millefiori w8. ID = Chinese
« on: October 24, 2014, 07:48:12 PM »
I'm assuming this is mid-century Chinese, but it's an interesting piece.

The canes were left very very long, and arranged as a splay pattern, looking like an imploded flower.

The look is very common to fumed artisan marbles, but this piece is a full paperweight size, 3" wide, 2-1/2" high.

While I'm still very new to this wild world of glass, I haven't seen a piece using the canes in this fashion before. Certainly scrambled rods/canes are common enough, but the very long canes with the exposed distinct ends throw me a bit.

Am I right that it's clearly 50's or 60's Chinese?

Was this a common design, or somewhat unique?

Thanks for any feedback.

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Re: An interesting millefiori w8
« Reply #1 on: October 25, 2014, 08:15:04 AM »
Hi Bob,

It is an interesting flower. Yes, it is 20th century Chinese. Whether it is 50s/60s or a little later, I do not know. I am sure Mr Tropdevin will enlighten us though.

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Re: An interesting millefiori w8
« Reply #2 on: October 25, 2014, 12:19:19 PM »
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Hi.  I have seen a few similar pieces, but they are not common.  I would think it dates to the 1950s - 1970s, but it is hard to be precise.  The canes look later than the typical 1930s / 1940s designs, but do not look like ones from the last 20 or 30 years....hence my suggested time period.

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