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Glass Discussion & Research. No ID requests here please. => Murano & Italy Glass => Topic started by: RAY on September 01, 2005, 08:42:06 PM

Title: my new murano weight
Post by: RAY on September 01, 2005, 08:42:06 PM
it's the 1st time i've seen this shape, it has 4 pushed in sides and one on top, if you look from the top it make's the group of cane's look very small, it has some of the label left on the base but i havent the foggest who,

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Title: my new murano weight
Post by: Leni on September 02, 2005, 07:45:08 AM
:shock: What a fascinating weight, Ray!   :shock:

The 'button' of canes does appear to be quite small, and the pushed-in sides and top do nothing to enlarge it - which I thought was the usual purpose of the lens effect of a round weight! - but rather the reverse, as you say :?

I have never seen another weight like it!  Do you think it might have been a 'sort-of experimental' design?

Leni
Title: my new murano weight
Post by: Leni on September 02, 2005, 09:45:30 AM
I have emailed Jackie Lindsay of Corner House Gallery, who specialises in Murano paperweights, to ask her if she can help identify your weight - and mine - Ray!  Her website is http://www.muranopaperweights.co.uk

I also directed Jackie to this board, where I am certain her expertise would be most appreciated, should she be kind enough to contribute!  :D

Leni