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murano paperweight?
« on: February 19, 2014, 03:47:45 PM »
Hi all,everything seems to go a blur with me and weights, i think this maybe Italian though,someone has felted the flat base and underneath is the remnants of paper label just!all thats left is a sort of serrated edge you would find on a postage stamp and maybe a bit of red here and there,any ideas,many thanks.


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Re: murano paperweight?
« Reply #1 on: February 19, 2014, 06:11:47 PM »
Hi,

It is a Murano weight, by Fratelli Toso.

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Re: murano paperweight?
« Reply #2 on: February 19, 2014, 06:21:28 PM »
Thanks Nick. :)


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Re: murano paperweight?
« Reply #3 on: February 19, 2014, 09:19:47 PM »
After Nick77's id i looked up Fratelli Toso weights and recognised the canes,also i came across flying free's,m's,weight pretty much exactly the same as mine,but m's had a plastic label with F Toso on the round label,the only label i could find remotely like the tiny remnants i have is the Barovier Toso label,is there a rectangular paper F Tosso label as well ?.It could be my label isn't a label maybe,thanks. 


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Re: murano paperweight?
« Reply #4 on: February 20, 2014, 04:47:21 PM »
here's the photo.

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Re: murano paperweight?
« Reply #5 on: February 20, 2014, 04:55:57 PM »
Hi
From memory all of the Fratelli Toso weights with labels I have had, and seen have them on the side of the dome rather than the base as they would be more prone to wear there. This could be a collectors label, an importers label, I have seen a label with stamp like perforations like this that just had made in Murano on.

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Re: murano paperweight?
« Reply #6 on: February 20, 2014, 05:01:12 PM »
Great,thanks nick.

 

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