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Offline bat20

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Frigger..French?
« on: August 21, 2015, 11:40:18 AM »
Hi all,I found this in a antique stall market without a price on it and ended up paying 3.00 for it,probably the right price but I do really like it for all it's oddness.The strange thing about it is all the canes are on the surface of the glass and then I guess given a flash reheat,it's about 1.5" at it's widest with good wear to the base,any thoughts many thanks.

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Re: Frigger..French?
« Reply #1 on: August 21, 2015, 12:12:07 PM »
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Hi.  I think it could be from just about any glass studio anywhere in the world - I see no reason to single out the French for the blame!  Murano often make pieces with canes on the outside, but this looks like someone rolled a blob of hot glass over a few remnants of cane  - perhaps just tidying up?

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Re: Frigger..French?
« Reply #2 on: August 21, 2015, 12:29:15 PM »
Not your cuppa Alan lol,I'm sure it was an end of the day thing and taken home or kicked around the workshop for a bit,I thought it could be something they do to clean up the broken bits after work,it has a lot of wear to the base,or the bit it rests on,and I just posted it on the chance someone recognised the cane,but from what you say it sounds like a cane everybody had in stock,sorry to say I do like it ??? :)

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Re: Frigger..French?
« Reply #3 on: August 21, 2015, 01:36:54 PM »
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Hi.  Can you tell from the 'feel in the hand' whether it is lead glass or not?  Regarding the cane, I think a lot of small studios will get canes from elsewhere, so even though this could be a Murano cane, it might have ended up somewhere else.

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Re: Frigger..French?
« Reply #4 on: August 21, 2015, 01:55:10 PM »
Ahh ok interesting,it does feel heavyish for it's size,kind of feels denser than my smallest Chinese  weight which is bigger,if that all makes sense.

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