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Author Topic: Barovier and Toso?  (Read 497 times)

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Offline BobKegeles

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Barovier and Toso?
« on: March 10, 2015, 11:21:11 PM »
This piece is unlabeled, it seems to clearly be a Barovier and Toso. However I've seen a very similar piece attributed to Edinburgh Crystal, though of course that attribution could well be wrong.
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Re: Barovier and Toso?
« Reply #1 on: March 11, 2015, 12:49:01 AM »
There is a bit of a problem with Edinburgh Crystal attributions. That company did, apparently, at one time, sell a range of Murano-made weights as items commissioned by themselves. But a lack of catalogue information within collector circles means we cannot be sure what those weights actually looked like.

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Re: Barovier and Toso?
« Reply #2 on: March 11, 2015, 10:25:55 AM »
A "background statement" first: to my knowledge, Edinburgh Crystal never produced any millefiori paperweights. In the mid-1980ies they commissioned some from Caithness (see here) and afterwards from Murano (not sure which maker or makers).

There is a thread on this topic about a weight looking similar - with a silver label "Edinburgh - International - Handmade - Italy" ... unfortunately the image is gone: if the moderators want it (to add it to the thread again) - let me know - I have copied it.

There also have been several on auction over the years (mostly ebay) - looking similar, with labels "Edinburgh - International - hand cut - imported", some sold in cylindrical cardboard boxes with "Edinburgh International" imprinted.

Conclusion: Murano weights have been sold by Edinburgh Crystal, but always (at least originally) marked as imported or Italian.
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