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Author Topic: Paperweight Query - Millefiori (Murrine Cane/Rod) Red WHite & Blue  (Read 139 times)

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Offline carlovision

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Estimated value appreciated. Hate to undervalue something special.

This is a good example of the glass working intricacies made in Murano as denoted by its base which has light but appropriate use consistent with its age. Light wreathing and wonderful pertness or water droplet shape.

Dimensions: 276g or 9 3/4oz. 2.5" in diameter and 2." high.

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Re: Paperweight Query - Millefiori (Murrine Cane/Rod) Red WHite & Blue
« Reply #1 on: October 02, 2017, 05:07:17 AM »
Not Murano but modern Chinese. Sadly not worth a great deal as these are mass produced and inexpensive to buy new.

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Re: Paperweight Query - Millefiori (Murrine Cane/Rod) Red WHite & Blue
« Reply #2 on: October 02, 2017, 10:16:48 AM »
Is it the sticker or the surface of the bottom that makes you think its Chinese? Thanks. Would be nice to be more educated to spot them faster.

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Re: Paperweight Query - Millefiori (Murrine Cane/Rod) Red WHite & Blue
« Reply #3 on: October 03, 2017, 11:04:26 PM »
The ground but not polished base is one indication. It alone is not definitive though as some studio production can have similar bases. The sticker also looks to have read 'Made in China' before the middle section was peeled/ worn off. These types of weights are common and I've seen many similar, both when working in retail in the UK and when visiting wholesale markets in China.

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