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Author Topic: Murano ? scattered millefiori canes egg shaped paperweight for ID  (Read 782 times)

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Offline user9318

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Not sure if this is a Murano paperweight or not, has scattered millefiori canes (not sure what the correct term is sorry)

The weight is egg shaped, has a flat, polished base. The height is 4 1/2" approx and the diameter is 2 3/4" approx

I have tried to show the different canes in the weight, if more close ups are needed, just let me know.

Who is the maker or country of origin and rough age please, thank you.

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Re: Murano ? scattered millefiori canes egg shaped paperweight for ID
« Reply #1 on: May 22, 2016, 03:30:00 PM »
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Re: Murano ? scattered millefiori canes egg shaped paperweight for ID
« Reply #2 on: May 26, 2016, 05:37:38 AM »
bump

Any info would be appreciated, thanks.

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Re: Murano ? scattered millefiori canes egg shaped paperweight for ID
« Reply #3 on: May 26, 2016, 08:56:29 PM »
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The most common paperweights in the world are Chinese; the next most common Murano: these two sources acount for around 1 in 3 paperweights. So one of those two is often a good call...but I cannot give you a defintive attribution, I'm sorry to say.

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Re: Murano ? scattered millefiori canes egg shaped paperweight for ID
« Reply #4 on: May 27, 2016, 05:15:45 AM »
Thanks Alan for the reply, I will do another google search and see if anything comes up when I get some time later today.

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Re: Murano ? scattered millefiori canes egg shaped paperweight for ID
« Reply #5 on: June 13, 2016, 11:49:19 PM »
the odd 'untidiness' and random scattering of small appearance bits of cane reminds me of what I thought were Japanese paperweights?
Is that blue aventurine in it though?  Is that unusual?

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Re: Murano ? scattered millefiori canes egg shaped paperweight for ID
« Reply #6 on: June 14, 2016, 05:17:00 AM »
It certainly does look like a dark blue aventurine, unusual, I have no idea, maybe other board members may know.

Thank you for another avenue to look at though.

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