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Offline josordoni

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ID please - nice flowers
« on: August 09, 2006, 08:51:26 AM »
Any ideas?

Flower Paperweight

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« Reply #1 on: August 09, 2006, 12:18:31 PM »
Probably Murano. Pre-WWII.

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« Reply #2 on: August 09, 2006, 01:01:45 PM »
Possibly modern Bohemian.

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« Reply #3 on: August 09, 2006, 01:50:24 PM »
Thanks you two - can you say what the identifying bits are as you are both so different in time and place, and then I can try to match them up further with the weight itself.
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« Reply #4 on: August 09, 2006, 01:55:33 PM »
I think the flat base is one of the highlights to my calling it Murano. This is a hallmark of Venetian paperweights. Also, the "flower pot," which is the greenish glob of glass is also of the Murano style.

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« Reply #5 on: August 09, 2006, 02:46:34 PM »
Well, yes, I would always have thought very flat base = Murano too.

Until I got a reply on my millefiori paperweight, that turned out to be an Ysart...

http://www.glassmessages.com/index.php/topic,6505.0.html

you should see the flat base on that one...... :lol:
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« Reply #6 on: August 09, 2006, 03:12:31 PM »
Problematically, the flat base & flower pot characteristics apply to Murano, pre WWII Bohemian, and modern Bohemian as well. I chose Modern Bohemian because of the style & workmanship details of the flowers.

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« Reply #7 on: August 09, 2006, 03:19:05 PM »
Well, at least they are not Chinese.

Not,you understand, that there is anything WRONG with Chinese, but I do have rather a lot of them....

 :lol:

I'll keep on hoping someone will recognise the piece and give a definite attribution.

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« Reply #8 on: August 09, 2006, 11:35:14 PM »
From the many examples shown in Peter Von Brackel's book, the clear-stem "flowers in pot" design have been a regular feature of Bohemian / Czechoslovakian work of the 1900-1930s period.

The stem is simply an elongated bubble made with a thin (or not so thin?) tool thrust down between the centre of the petals.

I personally think the example shown here is much better than the few actual ones I've seen and also a lot better than many of the examples shown in the Von Brackel book, even the mutli-faceted ones.
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« Reply #9 on: August 10, 2006, 01:35:32 PM »
The character & style of the flowers as well as the leaves tell me Bohemian, modern...Say 1980s to the present.

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