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Offline gleaming

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ID paperweight please
« on: November 17, 2016, 04:55:11 AM »
Hello All,
I'm a new member to your great glass message board.   I have a paperweight that I am curious about.  It is about 2-1/2 inches in diameter and about 2 inches in height.   The canes are on clear glass and remind me of Murano canes, but are more complex than any Murano canes that I have seen before.  If this is a Murano paperweight, is there some maker who used these complex canes?
Thanks for any advice that you can give me.
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Re: ID paperweight please
« Reply #1 on: November 17, 2016, 12:17:28 PM »
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I think that they are Murano canes, but I suspect that they date to the late 19th - early 20th century.  I cannot help with which specific factory though.

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Re: ID paperweight please
« Reply #2 on: November 17, 2016, 01:49:16 PM »
Thank you Alan for this prompt response!

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Re: ID paperweight please
« Reply #3 on: November 17, 2016, 03:16:57 PM »
With a quick glance I can't see an obvious match but something about them reminds me of these canes believed to be from Avem (just added some more examples to the topic):  http://www.glassmessages.com/index.php/topic,59597.0.html

How is the base of your paperweight finished?

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Re: ID paperweight please
« Reply #4 on: November 17, 2016, 04:15:13 PM »
Thank you for your response, John.  The base of the paperweight is flat and smooth with no rim.  I am posting a photo of the bottom of the weight.   Thanks again!

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