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Offline lenore

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« on: August 26, 2006, 11:30:27 PM »
Hi,
Hope everyone is having a nice weekend! Found this signed Venini paperweight at an estate sale today. It has the engraved "venini italia" signature from 1965-1970. The orange-red colored canes are so vibrant. Anyway, does anyone know what the proper name of the millefiori technique is? Is it scrambled or what? Here are some pics (you may click on the thumbnails to enlarge). Many thanks,
Lenore
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v108/alavintage1/th_veniniwt.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v108/alavintage1/th_veniniwtcloseup.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v108/alavintage1/th_veniniwttop.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v108/alavintage1/th_veninipwtsig.jpg)


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« Reply #1 on: August 26, 2006, 11:58:49 PM »
Hi Lenore, As someone who knows very little about these things I'm going to stick my head over the parapet wall and say I don't think it's scrambled - they are the all jumbled up ones I'm sure. Perhaps close-pack might be nearer?  

Someone who knows more than I do about paperweights will be able to tell you for sure though (that'll be 99% of the board then!) ;) :lol:


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« Reply #2 on: August 27, 2006, 08:52:53 AM »
Hi Lenore,
Good to hear from another Floridian :)
Well, you mighty want to post this on the Paperweight Forum.
There you wont have a problem getting a name for the design of the weight. You already know its Venini, so do you want me to move it there?
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« Reply #3 on: August 27, 2006, 03:52:45 PM »
Hi Javier,
Thanks a great idea! :idea:
I wasn't even aware that Venini made millefiori weights so I was quite pleased to find this one.
Thanks for the help!
Lenore 8)


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« Reply #4 on: August 27, 2006, 04:52:56 PM »
sorry but i'm 100% sure that it's a fake sig
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« Reply #5 on: August 27, 2006, 05:33:00 PM »
Hi Ray,
I am curious to get your thoughts on the signature.
Thanks!
Lenore


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« Reply #6 on: August 27, 2006, 05:57:54 PM »
because the weight looks modern chinese
cheers Ray


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« Reply #7 on: August 27, 2006, 06:01:53 PM »
Yet, the signature looks good for a Venini piece from 1965-1970. Anyone have any Venini catalogs from that era?
Thanks,
Lenie


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« Reply #8 on: August 27, 2006, 06:23:42 PM »
there's only one dot above one of the two I 's
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« Reply #9 on: August 27, 2006, 06:36:52 PM »
Signature looks to be Dremel, how did Venini sign theirs?
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