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Offline Novasonic

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Help - old paperweight identification ?
« on: January 07, 2017, 02:50:30 PM »
Hi,

I thought this paperweight may be Murano when purchased, but it has a concave polished pontil mark, and feels a lot older than most I pick up.  Lots of wear to this weight as well. 

6.2cm diameter x 4 cm high.

Millefiori canes on a base of mottled red and white.  Any help appreciated  !!!

Many Thanks

Rob

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Re: Help - old paperweight identification ?
« Reply #1 on: January 07, 2017, 04:11:04 PM »
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Hi Rob.  A nice piece - but I think it is Murano.  Although nearly all Murano pieces have a flat polished base, there was some factory making them (I think in the mid 20th century) with gently concave polished bases.  I recall seeing 3  (out of maybe 200 Murano paperweights) in the last few years.

Alan
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Re: Help - old paperweight identification ?
« Reply #2 on: January 07, 2017, 04:23:17 PM »
Thanks Alan, The canes looked Murano to me, but I wasn't sure.

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