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Offline BobKegeles

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Murano crimped rose?
« on: February 19, 2014, 02:35:13 AM »
Here's a monster Murano? crimped rose. (Just for Allan Port, for his crimped rose page).

This is over 5" across, with a weight of 5 1/2 pounds.

Any idea of maker and era?

Is it unusual to find one this big?

Inquiring minds want to know.
Bob Kegeles

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Re: Murano crimped rose?
« Reply #1 on: February 19, 2014, 12:08:14 PM »
Hi Bob
This weight looks like Chinese to me but it is often difficult to attribute unsigned pieces so it will be interesting to see if anyone can confirm this.
As a general rule, the bigger the weight the less of them there are as they take longer to make and anneal, I have seen some Chinese weights with fish with a five inch diameter but anything bigger than this is very unusual.
I do have a Caithness Opus 88 triple magnum crimp rose weight with a diameter of almost seven inches and weighs 19lb and I have seen a couple of American ones this size
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Re: Murano crimped rose?
« Reply #2 on: February 19, 2014, 05:18:58 PM »
This is indeed a Murano weight.
While the Chinese make the occasional super magnum flower, it is quite uncommon for them to do so.
Murano, on the other hand, makes them with more regularity & I own several examples.
The flower petals, probably applied rather than made with a crimp, are consistent with Murano coloring & style.
Also, this weight has a polished, perfectly round base, as opposed to Chinese bottoms which have a frosty finnish & irregular shape.

I hope this is helpful :)

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Re: Murano crimped rose?
« Reply #3 on: February 19, 2014, 06:54:51 PM »
Thanks Mark - I have learned something new as I have seen very few Murano weights of 5" diameter but I have seen many Chinese this size.
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Re: Murano crimped rose?
« Reply #4 on: February 20, 2014, 05:42:36 AM »
Thank you both very much!

appreciate the help.

Bob
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