Is it absolutely agreed upon that the paperweights depicted are China-made?
And as an added note - maybe I'm joking - are there any Communist Chinese nationals or Taiwanese Chinese nationals working on Murano?
What, you don't think it's possible that native Muranese glassworkers could possibly turn out cheap, tacky, tourist cr*p?
Believe me, I've been there, seen them, taken pictures! (Video, unfortunately, so not easy to show an example here!) :evil:
However, I think we're in no doubt that these weights were made in China and imported by unscrupulous Murano shopkeepers, out to make a fast buck, trading in on - and at the expence of - their centuries-old local art! :x