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Offline wy699usa

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ID this special paperweight for me please.
« on: August 28, 2020, 09:42:23 PM »
Hi All, I have got this paperweight from a charity shop, but the bottom stick was almost all gone (no letters to read).

Here is the photo.

Thanks,
Peter

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Re: ID this special paperweight for me please.
« Reply #1 on: August 28, 2020, 10:25:35 PM »
Hi Peter...your weight is from Murano.
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Re: ID this special paperweight for me please.
« Reply #2 on: August 28, 2020, 10:28:18 PM »
Thanks Bryan, any ideas how old is it? How much does it worth? What is the maker (potential)? The lobster used gold stuff.

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Peter

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Re: ID this special paperweight for me please.
« Reply #3 on: August 28, 2020, 11:19:04 PM »
Part of the Zodiac range so not a lobster I'm afraid  ;D ;D can't help with the price, have one of the others somewhere.

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Re: ID this special paperweight for me please.
« Reply #4 on: August 29, 2020, 09:53:43 AM »
Keith, it's got a tail, definitely a lobster not a crab  ;D.
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Re: ID this special paperweight for me please.
« Reply #5 on: August 29, 2020, 01:02:21 PM »
Does look like a lobster, not sure if there's a zodiac sign of the lobster  ::) ;D ;D here's mine... ;D ;D

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Re: ID this special paperweight for me please.
« Reply #6 on: August 29, 2020, 01:18:51 PM »
This is definitely one of the twelve birth sign weights made by Ferro and Lazarini around 1977 and illustrated in the book "Paperweights" by Sybil Jargstorf.

I have seen the same transfers used in several other designs other designs eg using a Tile effect, set on a plain base with no millifiore garland

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Re: ID this special paperweight for me please.
« Reply #7 on: September 11, 2020, 12:31:25 PM »
Many thanks to everyone who has solved this issue for me. I can see what this weight is now. Cheers, Peter

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