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    Posted 6 years ago

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    Hello all Glass experts! I need your help identifying or confirming the identity of this glass globe ( I say 'Globe' since it is too big to be a paper weight). It is about 10" in diameter and weighs a whooping 7-8 pounds. Similar patterned paper weights said 'Murano- Latticino' but can this big a globe be it?
    I am also posting few more glass items with similar queries. I would appreciate your thoughts on it.

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    1. Bluebonnet, 6 years ago
      Thanks for the love Aura, Blunderbuss2 and Deano!
    2. SpiritBear, 6 years ago
      Fro keeping your paper down in a tornado. LOL.
    3. melaniej melaniej, 6 years ago
      I went to the Chrysler Museum of Art on Sunday....for my Birthday :)
      The glass collection they have there is "WONDERFUL"!

      There you will find so many paperweights from all sizes....when I go back I will either take a video or pic's (if pic's are allowed) and share on youtube.
    4. Bluebonnet, 6 years ago
      LOL SpiritBear!! That sounds like a good plan. In fact I do live where Tornado alerts are not rare so I might actually put it to that use :).
    5. Bluebonnet, 6 years ago
      Oh Wow! Wish you a belated Happy Birthday melaniej! What better way to celebrate your Birthday than being with all that mind boggling art. I will look forward to those videos or pictures from Chrysler Museum. Thank you so much.
      So Is it safe to say that is in fact Murano Latticino?
    6. PhilDMorris PhilDMorris, 6 years ago
      I have a large one that weighs in about 10 lbs easy, it is a paperweight, luckily I have LED light bases that can run through the colours. I bought mine from auction in the states, Florida, Hammer. This one of yours must be circumference you are measuring it at. The diameter is roughly about 5-6 inches. If it was really 10 inches diameter it would be a lot more than 10 lbs.
    7. Bluebonnet, 6 years ago
      I am sure it looks amazing with LED base PhilDMorris, may be you can share a picture of your find.what was the price if I may ask? Thanks for pointing out the discrepancy, I went and checked the weight on proper scale to be sure and it is 10.4 pounds but yes the DIAMETER is 8.4 inches(A diameter is a straight line going through the center of a circle connecting two points on the circumference.) The CIRCUMFERENCE is 22 inches. It possibly weighs a less since it has a hollowed part in the center, there is a hole in the bottom that I missed to include in description. I am not sure if that was made by original owner to put light thru it or it was created that way. I appreciate your giving time and inputs.
    8. Rick55 Rick55, 6 years ago
      It's chock full of Murano style ribbon work Blue, but having never seen one, I can't help as far as a maker. It's a beautiful and unusual piece!
    9. Bluebonnet, 6 years ago
      Thank you Rick55. I agree on 'LOT of ribbon work'. It made me think twice before buying, but it being unusual was what made me buy it.
    10. Rick55 Rick55, 6 years ago
      I did a little research... turns out it's Murano in it's Tutti Frutti decor. Here are some examples:
    11. Caperkid, 6 years ago
      Good find Rick and you persuaded me not to make cufflinks lol.
    12. Rick55 Rick55, 6 years ago
      Your welcome Blue. It's a great piece! The other ones were much smaller paperweights. Yours is HUGE!!
    13. antiquerose antiquerose, 6 years ago
      I say yours is Stunning too.....I have a bowl like it and these are works of art.IMHO:
    14. Bluebonnet, 6 years ago
      Thanks a lot Rick for your reserch work it made me feel even better about the find, and for the new name too he he! Blue happens to be my favorite color.
    15. Bluebonnet, 6 years ago
      Just saw your Murano Latticino bowl Antiquerose, it is Stunning as you correctly said.

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