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Author Topic: Can anyone ID this Milifiori and Latticino weight?  (Read 1862 times)

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Offline bigdog

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Can anyone ID this Milifiori and Latticino weight?
« on: December 13, 2006, 12:40:45 PM »
First of all what is this shape called?  It is 4 1/2" tall.  Any possible makers or just generic murano?
Thanks, Bryan

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Re: Can anyone ID this Milifiori and Latticino weight?
« Reply #1 on: December 13, 2006, 03:32:05 PM »
Sometimes these are called doorstop paperweights. Sometimes newell post paperweights. Although it is a heavy item, some people actually might use it for a darning bulb. You insert it into the sock and sew the hole.

It is a very nice Murano. The chalkier and larger canes are emblematic of the Murano resurgence in paperweights in the 1970s and 1980s.

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Re: Can anyone ID this Milifiori and Latticino weight?
« Reply #2 on: December 13, 2006, 03:39:21 PM »
As far as I am aware this is a piedouche paperweight.  Sorry, I can;t help you on maker though.

Thank you very much!

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Re: Can anyone ID this Milifiori and Latticino weight?
« Reply #3 on: December 17, 2006, 08:34:41 PM »
A very similar item (though in red) was recently on offer at ebay:
(http://www.seelentags.de/pw/red-doorstop.jpg)
No manufacturer mentioned - but a worn label is on the picture, which experts on Murano weights might recognise.
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Re: Can anyone ID this Milifiori and Latticino weight?
« Reply #4 on: December 17, 2006, 10:00:04 PM »

The first label in this row of three http://glassgallery.yobunny.org.uk/displayimage.php?pos=-1905 is the same as on the second weight, but I cannot be of any help as to the manufacturer.  :'(
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Re: Can anyone ID this Milifiori and Latticino weight?
« Reply #5 on: December 17, 2006, 10:45:23 PM »
Most likely Toso (maybe Fratelli Toso) up to 1977.

See: http://www.glassmessages.com/index.php/topic,6323.0.html in the Murano forum.
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Re: Can anyone ID this Milifiori and Latticino weight?
« Reply #6 on: December 18, 2006, 06:26:44 AM »
I've seen those particular canes in stuff that I know was Fratelli Toso, so I feel confindent in say both pieces are FT.

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Re: Can anyone ID this Milifiori and Latticino weight?
« Reply #7 on: December 18, 2006, 09:57:28 AM »
If it is Fratelli Toso, what do the letters in the label stand for?
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Re: Can anyone ID this Milifiori and Latticino weight?
« Reply #8 on: December 18, 2006, 04:08:28 PM »
1) The label - and hence the letters - are for an exporter, not for Toso or some other maker. See the thread I linked to.

2) Although I agree that those type of canes may be linked to Toso, we should always bear in mind that on Murano lots of makers used canes from a few sources. So they may be Toso canes used by anoher maker. However, as stated in the thread I linked to, the exporter dealt mainly in Toso, therefore it's likely, but not yet proven, that these are Toso items.
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