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Glass Paperweights / Murano or Bohemian?
« Last post by frnkvdw on Today at 01:35:48 PM »
Hi,

Could anyone give me a clue about this paperweight’s origin and age?

My guess it’s Murano, but i’m not sure…

The paperweight has some age and wear on the base and a few bumps on the dome.
The dome shape is a bit pointed an looks like a minaret.

It has a diameter of 7,7 cm x height 7,3 cm. Weight: 740 gr.
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Glass Paperweights / Murano paperweight
« Last post by silver stain on Today at 09:13:56 AM »
Aren't they lovely?  :)
Murano AVEM 1950 / 1960
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Glass Paperweights / Re: PART 2. ID? Help please
« Last post by frnkvdw on Yesterday at 10:32:45 PM »
Thanks for your help!

Am I correct to assume the paperweight in PART 1. of this post is of the same origin?

cheers
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Glass / Re: Can anyone help with this small white 'ruffled rimmed' dish
« Last post by LEGSY on Yesterday at 09:21:55 PM »
 :)
got the date right nearly im getting better
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Glass / Re: Amber piano rest.
« Last post by Anne E.B. on Yesterday at 07:33:43 PM »
That's what I thought too.
Its been bugging me for a while so I put talc powder on. Its a bit like one of those rorschach inkblot things.
Anyway the diagnosis from that is I'm obviously a bird brain ;D
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Glass / Re: Can anyone help with this small white 'ruffled rimmed' dish
« Last post by Lustrousstone on Yesterday at 07:14:02 PM »
Almost certainly Bohemian. Blue and amber are both common rim trail colours and for other trim. I have never seen clear except on Fenton glass. Date is about right though but could even be early 2oth C
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Glass / Re: Amber piano rest.
« Last post by flying free on Yesterday at 07:08:50 PM »
maybe a curlew ?  :)
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Thanks :)

The design of the enamelling reminds of of Bohemian glass.  This scroll and rococo type decoration appears on lots of bechers I think.
The design on the snake I haven't been able to find though, I mean the design shape of the 'scales'.   So far most seem to be gilded and are slightly different shape of scales.
Also most of those I've seen have indented eyes on the snake so far.  Yours are enamelled on.
Lovely piece :)  Will be interesting to find out more about it.
Also with  the body /lower neck cut into shape as well. A bit different.

Could the 'enamelling' be pewter? I think Harrach used pewter decoration, so it could be pewter perhaps giving it the strange colour effect.

m
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Glass / Re: Amber piano rest.
« Last post by Anne E.B. on Yesterday at 06:41:06 PM »
I'm guessing this is just a manufacturing line and not really a bird????
Oh how I want it to be a bird :D
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Glass / Re: Can anyone help with this small white 'ruffled rimmed' dish
« Last post by LEGSY on Yesterday at 06:33:31 PM »
 :)
I am no expert but to just give an opinion as i see it.
I would think English made although the blue is not a common color used to trail the rim clear more common etc Date wise i would guess around 1880 that sort of date purely decorative mantel piece or  dressing table item.
Quite an out of vogue item in current climate with the boom in everything mid-century..
Although the uranium coloring adds credence to its popularity
 :)
Nice item and quite rare to find un-chipped piece similar to it.
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