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Author Topic: Squirrel inside Glass Paperweight - Murano ?  (Read 133 times)

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Offline Novasonic

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Squirrel inside Glass Paperweight - Murano ?
« on: November 13, 2022, 09:52:10 AM »
Hello,  I have recently come across this unusual paperweight - a squirrel holding an acorn inside on a blue ground with mixed colour spatters.  Flat polished base.  Approx 3" diameter and 2.75" high - Is this Murano - never seen anything like it before  ?

Any help much appreciated !

Thanks

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Offline daveweight

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Re: Squirrel inside Glass Paperweight - Murano ?
« Reply #1 on: November 13, 2022, 01:02:54 PM »
Yes, certainly looks like a Murano to me. I have seen several weights like this encasing a ceramic animal. Here are two of mine, one has flowers the other a bird,
Dave

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Re: Squirrel inside Glass Paperweight - Murano ?
« Reply #2 on: November 16, 2022, 06:05:28 PM »
Yes, your squirrel is from Murano probably made at Ferro & Lazzarini. I collect flamework paperweights from Murrrano. Good examples are uncommon but the best were made at Ferro & Lazzarini.

Dave's examples include one colored sulphide made by Vladimiro Furlan, LLP. The Bird with berries is true flamework - It comes from a small series of birds from an unknown maker but I suspect that they were made at F&L.


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Re: Squirrel inside Glass Paperweight - Murano ?
« Reply #3 on: November 16, 2022, 08:04:35 PM »
Eric - bird paperweight was actaully bought ina  small shop i the backstreets of Venice and has a paper label on the back with the handwritten name BARBAR DEL ZORRO
Don't know who this lady is but just thought I would let you know
Dave

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Re: Squirrel inside Glass Paperweight - Murano ?
« Reply #4 on: November 17, 2022, 07:33:10 PM »
Many thanks for all your replies - my initial hunch was Murano and whilst the squirrel is quite rustic in form the rest of the weight felt classic Murano to me

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