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Lion Sfumato Paperweight
« on: February 16, 2007, 12:49:29 AM »
Hi everyone!
Just bought his paperweight and wondered if anyone had seen a similar piece.
It has an sfumato technique, but I didnt want to say it was Murano until I heard other opinions.





Th epiece is fairly large at 4 1/4" long.
Any info/suggestions would be great!
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Re: Lion Sfumato Paperweight
« Reply #1 on: February 16, 2007, 01:11:28 AM »
I've seen a couple with human faces by an artist named Chris Belleau.
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Re: Lion Sfumato Paperweight
« Reply #2 on: February 16, 2007, 02:53:22 AM »
Thank you for the info. I'll check him out on the internet.
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Re: Lion Sfumato Paperweight
« Reply #3 on: February 16, 2007, 06:33:24 AM »
I just looked at some pictures of Belleau's work. It looks like he used a different technique. This weight has a lot more bubbles than his too.
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Re: Lion Sfumato Paperweight
« Reply #4 on: February 16, 2007, 08:35:12 AM »
Hi again,
Yea, I looked on the net and found his website. There is 1 example that with a man face on it, but I also think the technique is different. The other pieces that had faces on them looked like they were worked from underneath, maybe carved and then cased back with glass.
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Re: Lion Sfumato Paperweight
« Reply #5 on: February 16, 2007, 09:07:26 AM »
Hi Javier,

This looks like some FM Ronneby, Sweden, pieces that I have come accross.
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Re: Lion Sfumato Paperweight
« Reply #6 on: February 16, 2007, 10:35:46 AM »
Hi Javier,

This looks like some FM Ronneby, Sweden, pieces that I have come accross.

Thank you, Della.  That was the compnay that I was trying to remember!

Doesn't Inca/Ingela collect FM Ronneby?  Maye she knows  ???


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Re: Lion Sfumato Paperweight
« Reply #7 on: February 16, 2007, 11:58:25 AM »
I had looked closely at my Ronneby owl that sits on my desk, waiting to be worth lots of money... >:D and discounted it.

Somehow the bubbles are much crisper and the whole thing doesn't look the same.  Javier's one is quite a bit softer and more sulphide-y looking if you know what I mean.  Colour's a good match though.



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Re: Lion Sfumato Paperweight
« Reply #8 on: February 16, 2007, 12:10:31 PM »

The colour and the interior looks just the same as Anne E.B's owl:

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y195/glassie/FMKonstglasRonnebySweden.jpg

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Re: Lion Sfumato Paperweight
« Reply #9 on: February 16, 2007, 12:23:22 PM »
Yes, that's the same as my owl (who is called Ronnie btw...) but I just thought it was a bit sharper then the lion. 

But maybe I'm just being picky, and looking for reasons why my first-thought-attribution is wrong!!


 



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