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Large Millefiori weight - I am assuming Murano??
« on: October 23, 2006, 04:23:24 PM »
I am assuming this is Murano as the set up of the groups of Millefiori canes seems very similar to the other close pack I had, that was similar to the 3fiori weights.  But the canes are rather nice in this one - am I right in my assumption?

It is rather large too, although quite flat.  Approx 3.5 ins 85 mm dia, 2.2 ins 53 mm tall.  The weight is not balanced, the canes are rather looser on one side making it look a little lopsided.

http://glassgallery.yobunny.org.uk/displayimage.php?pos=-3817  top view

http://glassgallery.yobunny.org.uk/displayimage.php?pos=-3814 side view showing base

http://glassgallery.yobunny.org.uk/displayimage.php?pos=-3816 side view

http://glassgallery.yobunny.org.uk/displayimage.php?pos=-3815 close up of canes

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Large Millefiori weight - I am assuming Murano??
« Reply #1 on: October 23, 2006, 04:28:57 PM »
Yup, that's Murano. I like the picture canes around the outer edge.
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« Reply #2 on: October 23, 2006, 04:56:37 PM »
It's certainly one of the nicest I have seen for a while.  The different flower canes in the middle are also rather prettily put together.

I wonder how old it might be?


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« Reply #3 on: October 23, 2006, 05:54:34 PM »
It's sorta like some Murano weights I got in the late 80s by De Roma. It has some of those little flowers with the detached petals toward the center. My weights have those as well.

The shape is pretty similar to that large flower cane weight you posted about. Perhaps it's a similar age and possibly the same maker?
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« Reply #4 on: October 23, 2006, 06:22:21 PM »
yes you're right, it is very similar in profile.  The two pieces came from the same lot, so could have been bought at the same time by the original owner.

The glass looks very clear and bright, so I would assume they are fairly modern.

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« Reply #5 on: October 23, 2006, 08:22:15 PM »
Very nice piece. Proof that when they really, really want to the paperweight makers on Murano can do some terrific work.

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« Reply #6 on: October 24, 2006, 02:04:31 AM »
Oh yeah. I would love to get my hands on a good crown weight. I've seen some beauties with intricate latticino and aventurine.
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Large Millefiori weight - I am assuming Murano??
« Reply #7 on: October 24, 2006, 08:28:28 AM »
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Oh yeah. I would love to get my hands on a good crown weight. I've seen some beauties with intricate latticino and aventurine.

Have a look at Jackie's website,  www.muranopaperweights.co.uk  I think she still has some lovely crowns for sale, and also has a new source, set up by one of the ex 3Fiori masters!
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