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Author Topic: ID Please - pretty blue and aventurine crown  (Read 1525 times)

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Offline josordoni

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ID Please - pretty blue and aventurine crown
« on: August 11, 2006, 05:05:07 PM »
Here is a lovely little crown - I am thinking Murano, but I have been SO wrong lately, I am very nervous about making any assumptions... :oops:

here we are:

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ID Please - pretty blue and aventurine crown
« Reply #1 on: August 11, 2006, 05:51:59 PM »
Nice, your pix supersize in Firefox as well as IE you know

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« Reply #2 on: August 11, 2006, 06:49:56 PM »
Hi Christine, I wondered - they do in Firefox on my machine, but I didn't know if that was just because the originals were on MY computer anyway.

I'll have to see if I can work out a way to change the wording - it is automatically inserted by the software.
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« Reply #3 on: August 12, 2006, 01:16:51 PM »
At first glance, based on dome, smooth round base, use of aventurine, and curve of ribbons, your weight is Murano, from the Venetian lagoon in Italy. This one is a little more interesting than others I've seen bcause of the deep blue of the ribbons and the lack of a central millefiori cane at the top of the crown. Usually these paperweights have the cane from which the ribbons and altenating aventurine flow.

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ID Please - pretty blue and aventurine crown
« Reply #4 on: August 12, 2006, 03:34:13 PM »
Not one of the Eugenio Ferro (formerly Ferro and Lazzarini) crowns on Jackie Lindsay's website  http://www.muranopaperweights.co.uk/eugenio_ferro.html  shows a central millefiori cane, nor do any of the famously beautiful AVEM crowns. http://www.muranopaperweights.co.uk/avem.html  

I always thought the millefiori canes were usually put in to disguise the joining of the ribbons and latticinio strips in the cheaper, mass produced weights.
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« Reply #5 on: August 12, 2006, 03:42:28 PM »
Thanks for those links Leni, it certainly looks not unlike the Ferro copper aventurine crown on the first page.  It's definitely not an AVEM one (more's the pity  :cry: )

I think I can be pretty happy to advertise it as top quality Murano and leave it at that.
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