Personally, I would call these items "figurines" rather than paperweights
Ok, I also admit that I have no idea about the items in question other than that I agree that "Italian" and "French" seems odd.... But, as I think I have said elsewhere, it is a fact that some modern Murano outlets sell Chinese output amongst their own items....
I have to say this are not new pieces, at least I know for a fact the ones with the KB labels are old, late 40's early 50's I believe. This is from experience with similar pieces and their attributions.
....could it possibly be "Venice"? Just becuase there is a fleur-de-lis mark does not necessarily mean it's French.
I never thought of that, if there are pieces marked Venice out there with the same mark, that would make alot of sense. Thanks for bringing that to the table. I had posted the fleur-de-lis mark mark on another topic, but no one responded to it, so I thought it was "France" not "Venice."
The pic I posted is as good as it gets, and the other 2 figures have the mark even more blurred, so it is hard to tell which of the 2 is true. If anyone out there has seen the same mark, please let us know!
Then again, I dont understand why would the 3 with the KB labels dont have the same mark underneath if it only says "Venice"?