FRATELLI TOSO, MILLEFIORI PAPERWEIGHT, GREAT MURRINES - For Sale
FRATELLI TOSO, MILLEFIORI PAPERWEIGHT, GREAT MURRINES
For Auction is a very hard to find Paperweight made by Fratelli Toso (Murano) of Italy. The Decoration of this Paperweight is called "Millefiori" (a thousand flowers). This Paperweight is a nice size as it stands 2 3/8" (60.33 mm) tall and is 3" (76.20 mm) in diameter at its widest point.
This Paperweight has an acid matte frosted background base glass. It displays some of the nicest multi colored Millefiori Canes that I have ever seen on a Murano paperweight. The Millefiori decoration is simply beautiful!! It appears that there are no two Murrines exactly the same. They are somewhat evenly applied next to each other and cover the entire surface of the Paperweight. You can feel the raised relief of the decoration with your fingers when you run them across the surface.
This paperweight is considered to be in excellent condition as there are no cracks, nicks, chips or dings. The piece is not signed but the decoration is a well documented decor by Fratelli Toso. This is an early Piece of Murano Art Glass. This piece of glass was made Circa 1900-1920.