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Author Topic: Millefiori ID help.  (Read 480 times)

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Offline marc

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Millefiori ID help.
« on: November 24, 2017, 10:44:50 AM »
Hi,

Does it an apprentice piece? Height 4,6 cm, diameter base 6,9 cm. It has a polished concave base with external ring, the surface is worn. Any idea of origin/age.
 
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Re: Millefiori ID help.
« Reply #1 on: November 24, 2017, 08:29:53 PM »
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Hi Marc.  I am fairly sure this belongs to a group of paperweights from an as yet unknown maker, most of which have turned up in England - so probably an English factory.  I have several of these, and you can match canes between them.  As for age - probably 19th century.

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Re: Millefiori ID help.
« Reply #2 on: November 26, 2017, 11:39:48 AM »
Hi Alan,

Thank you very much for the information, I have sent to your mail a photo for your file.

Best regards.
Marc.

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Re: Millefiori ID help.
« Reply #3 on: November 26, 2017, 07:43:56 PM »
There is some resemblance to 1950s Murano paperweights, although those usually do not have clear grounds.  I am thinking of the "gift" weights given away by Acker & Jablow in New York in the late 1940s and early 1950s.  Still, I defer to Alan's expertise in this example.
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Re: Millefiori ID help.
« Reply #4 on: November 27, 2017, 01:27:48 PM »
Hi Allan,

Imho I do not think it is murano, for these reasons:
- The base is concave with a ring 
- The white canes seem more finer and more elaborate than murano ones.
I have weighed a murano of similar dimensions and weighs 20 percent less than the other one, I think murano glass doesn't contein lead.

Marc.

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Re: Millefiori ID help.
« Reply #5 on: November 28, 2017, 04:03:57 AM »
All good points.  The sloppy appearance was what reminded me of those Murano weights.
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Re: Millefiori ID help.
« Reply #6 on: November 28, 2017, 11:32:43 AM »
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Hi Allan.  All the ones shown in my image above are lead crystal, SG 3.10 to 3.20, so I would rule out Murano. 

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