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Glass Paperweights / Re: General question about Murano paperweight bases
« Last post by Lustrousstone on Yesterday at 08:52:03 AM »
As in all glass, the base is only one of many clues and must be looked at along with everything else.
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Glass / Re: Free form glass sculpture help please.
« Last post by glassobsessed on Yesterday at 08:31:59 AM »
Mdina and Alum Bay are two possibilities for trailed sculptures but I suspect this one is from Mtarfa.

John
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Glass Paperweights / Re: ID Help - reverse enamel colored clipper ship
« Last post by tropdevin on Yesterday at 07:36:50 AM »
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Hi.  I do not think this is Chinese (and it is certainly not a conventional 'Chinese White'). There are some modern paperweights, as you suggest, with an image painted on the underside of a glass lens (possibly by the Japanese rather than Chinese), but these are usually small, and quite low domed.

I have seen a couple of paperweights of this style, but do not know where they were made.  Tom Mosser has made some white ground paperweights with transfers and painted images, but I think these are usually signed 'M'. There is a long thread on this board about them http://www.glassmessages.com/index.php/topic,20105.0.html.

Alan
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Glass Paperweights / Re: General question about Murano paperweight bases
« Last post by tropdevin on Yesterday at 07:29:06 AM »
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I agree with Allan: the base does give some clues (but may not be original), whereas the best information is from the design.  Most Murano paperweights are identifiable by the style of the millefiori canes, but the frequent use of aventurine in a design often indicates Murano too.  I do not think the base gives any clue as to which of the many Murano factories may have made the piece (unless it has the name etched on it, or a label ;D ).

Just to add to the confusion, I have seen a few Murano paperweights with a concave polished base, and also a couple with an 'unfinished' base that showed a depression and pontil scar.

There are a good number of Murano images in the 'Murano project' pages of my website.

Alan
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Glass / Re: request ID, art deco??
« Last post by Retrofun on Yesterday at 06:55:08 AM »
Thank you very much for your reactions.
With help of your reactions I found out that the designer is
Miloslav Klinger and that it is a Zelezny Brod vase from 1950-1960.
So maxartdeco was right.

Thx again..
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Glass / Re: request ID, art deco??
« Last post by Lustrousstone on Yesterday at 06:24:01 AM »
Is it engraved? It's very difficult to see. Pictures against plain backgrounds are always best and we always like base shots even if there is nothing there
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Glass / Re: request ID, art deco??
« Last post by kimo on Yesterday at 05:41:48 AM »
Here are a few examples of art deco vases.
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Glass / Re: request ID, art deco??
« Last post by kimo on Yesterday at 05:09:12 AM »
I don't understand why so many people think so many things are art deco.  In most cases they are not.  I agree that this is more of a mid-century modern design, likely from the 1950s or 1960s.
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Glass Paperweights / Re: ID Help - reverse enamel colored clipper ship
« Last post by paperweights on Yesterday at 03:37:55 AM »
I don't think this is Chinese.  It looks like a group of weights that I have with enamel disks near the top.  I've attributed these to an unknown maker possibly from Portugal.  However, your profile has me puzzled.  Is the entire weight colored white or is that an optical illusion?
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Glass / Id Help on Orange Red Crackle Finish Vase
« Last post by muranofreak on Yesterday at 02:19:30 AM »
Please some Id Help on this Orange Red Crackle Outside Vase?  The vase is signed I can't quite make it out.  The vase is approx. 10" tall. Maker and age if possible?   Thanks a Bunch
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