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Author Topic: Need help to identify picture glass paperweight  (Read 956 times)

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Offline sverkern

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Need help to identify picture glass paperweight
« on: February 22, 2007, 01:21:08 PM »
I own a nice paperweight. Pictures:
(http://glassgallery.yobunny.org.uk/albums/userpics/normal_brevpress.jpg)

http://glassgallery.yobunny.org.uk/albums/userpics/brevpressbak.jpg

Diameter is about 7,5 cm (3 inches)
I bought it at an auction. I was lucky, didn't pay much.
Where was it made? What company?
When was it made? Underside doesn't have the usual scratches so I am afraid that it isn't so old.

Thank you in advance

Sverker Nyberg

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Offline Wuff

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Re: Need help to identify picture glass paperweight
« Reply #1 on: February 22, 2007, 01:38:43 PM »
This will very likely be a Murano weight.
Recently a similar one was offered on ebay:
http://cgi.ebay.ch/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=110081658844
stating that it had a label "J.M. Towne & Co" - likely just the shop where it was sold.
Wolf Seelentag, St.Gallen
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Offline KevinH

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Re: Need help to identify picture glass paperweight
« Reply #2 on: February 22, 2007, 03:05:20 PM »
This is "Gemini" - one of the star signs. Made by Ferro & Lazzarini at Murano. These star sign weights were in regular production from, at least, 1977 to, at least, the early 1990s.

Anyone know if these are still being made - bearing in mind that the glass production of that company is now only continiued by the new company Eugenio Ferro (see here)?
KevinH

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