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Murano Cenedese (SP?) Paper Weight?

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Rosiegirl's loves8 of 58More Zelezny Brod AnimalsBohemian small vase with enamel decoration(WELZ ??), circa 1920-30
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    Posted 7 years ago

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    I purchased this from my niece yesterday. She kept trying to give it to be but I know she needed the money. She has some amazing crystals that she sells from x-tra large to very small, and this one caught my eye. As I lifted it from the table, I was very surprised at the weight! 5 or 6 pounds 6.75" tall x 4" at the widest point with the base 1.75". Not one of my favorite creatures, Jelly Fish and you most likely feel the same if you've ever been stung by one but it's the work that went into making this that amazed me.

    On-line I found that is claimed to be Murano Cendense, (spelling?) anyway, the person says it also glows in the dark and that's what I thought it might do when I saw it, but I don't think it does and I was too wiped out last night to find out.

    So...Is it Murano? The bottom looks as if it was polished to a shine that has long since changed from being scratched over the years. Even the color of the glass shows it too being very old. It gets almost a grayish tone to it.

    All your thoughts and opinions are important to me and I appreciate each one, so please feel free to have at it!

    Thanks all!!!

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    1. antiquerose antiquerose, 7 years ago
      See if it does Glow, as that would be neat !! The bottom looks to frosted to be murano, but just opinion. Nice PINK too !!
    2. shareurpassion shareurpassion, 7 years ago
      Hi Rose, unfortunately it does not glow, but it's still very cool, right? Thanks for stoppin know I appreciate you!
    3. shareurpassion shareurpassion, 7 years ago
      Thanks for coming by and hitting that love button, bb2, Rosiegirl, aura and Thomas. Much appreciated!
    4. fortapache fortapache, 7 years ago
      Very cool. Is it an actual jellyfish?
    5. antiquerose antiquerose, 7 years ago
      It would be neat to have a lighted base under it.......I have some lighted bases here that I got like at the Dollar store for the Etched crystals blocks...
    6. MALKEY MALKEY, 7 years ago
      What a lovely organic piece a wonderful presentation of creatures of the deep !!!!!!!!
    7. Rick55 Rick55, 7 years ago
      I've seen these many times Sue, and they're Chinese. Still pretty though :)
    8. PhilDMorris PhilDMorris, 7 years ago
      Would be beautiful at night with a small light base underneath.
    9. shareurpassion shareurpassion, 7 years ago
      Fort, the answer to your question is no. It's a grouping of bubbles that make the shape. It's very interesting to see, it actually looks like there are two or three jellyfish in there. It's a grouping of clear bubbles encased by another layer of purple-ish pink then another layer of clear And that's just a guess. It's very interesting to see and try and figure out just how this was done! Thanks for stopping in to check it out!
    10. shareurpassion shareurpassion, 7 years ago
      Rose, that is what my niece told me that a lot of people put the light boxes under them. I'll have to see if I can find one and photo it that way. I'll add it when I do get one. That would be really interesting, right?!?
    11. shareurpassion shareurpassion, 7 years ago
      Malkey, I agree. I wouldn't have thought I would get something like this but it's just so cool I couldn't pass it up! Thanks.
    12. shareurpassion shareurpassion, 7 years ago
      Hi Rick, I sort of figured that mostly from the bottom but have to say, they have done a real good job at this one. Thanks for stopping in!
    13. shareurpassion shareurpassion, 7 years ago
      Yes Phil, I will be looking for one soon to see how cool it looks then. I'll give a shot at a photo to post like that. Thank you!
    14. shareurpassion shareurpassion, 7 years ago
      Thank you to all that stopped in to see this oddity, yes, I'm talking about the paperweight! haha xoxo
    15. Sewing53, 7 years ago
      I bought two today from people who make them. They are moon jellyfish in lucite that they color and add something to make them glow. Not antique, mine were made near San Francisco.
    16. Rick55 Rick55, 7 years ago
      Here are some Chinese examples from Alibaba and Rikaro Sue...

      Here's Article from Chinchin from eBay specifically talking about these.
    17. Rick55 Rick55, 7 years ago
      Forgot to add this. These are the current pieces for sale on eBay. I didn't look at 100% of them, but the ones that I could see are all Chinese.
    18. vintagelamp vintagelamp, 7 years ago
      Love this!
    19. shareurpassion shareurpassion, 7 years ago
      Thank you I go again. Totally forgetting to come back to do the thank you's! I'll get it figured out one day!
    20. shareurpassion shareurpassion, 7 years ago
      Say Rick, they definitely figured out how to do the weight correctly! This piece is heavy.

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