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Offline Sandra

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Pelican Paperweight..Italian??
« on: January 26, 2007, 03:13:29 PM »
Hello,

Hoping someone recognizes this paperweight & knows if it's Italian or made in another country.

(http://home.accglobal.net/~jsf/pelican4.jpg)

(http://home.accglobal.net/~jsf/pelican2.jpg)
Sandra

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Re: Pelican Paperweight..Italian??
« Reply #1 on: January 28, 2007, 07:33:44 PM »
I can't be absolutely sure, but I reckon that this is from mainland China, probably made in last 5 to 10 years. The use of bright primary colours for the canes is typical. There are examples of other items with internal decoration like this in a Zibo Zhaohai trade catalogue I have from 2000.
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Re: Pelican Paperweight..Italian??
« Reply #2 on: January 29, 2007, 07:56:33 PM »
If it is Chinese you could try looking on this site.
http://www.cnexpot.com/abglasweb/zxgp1.htm

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Re: Pelican Paperweight..Italian??
« Reply #3 on: February 03, 2007, 12:42:54 AM »
I concur, Chinese or other South Asian (Taiwan).  The Chinese glass website is fascinating.  It's so low quality that it must sell for nothing.  Pity the poor Chinese glass blowers, who probably earn 20 cents an hour for their labor.

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Re: Pelican Paperweight..Italian??
« Reply #4 on: February 06, 2007, 05:24:23 AM »
wow, im exhausted at looking through that catalogue.
So many pieces that you see on Ebay as Murano. Crazy right?
Thanks for the link!
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Re: Pelican Paperweight..Italian??
« Reply #5 on: February 15, 2007, 03:00:48 AM »
Thanks for the info. Guess I'll have to keep the silly thing or donate it to a thrift.
Sandra

 

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