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Scored this today at a market 

I think this one is a real antique handmade millifoire 

Hope anyone can help me out and can tell me more about it 

Bought it for 5 dollar from an old man on the market 

Good buy ? I think its worth a lot more 

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I can't really tell Brother?? They make the new stuff in much the same as the old, a real piece can get really spendy, by that I mean in the thousands $$ for some mint examples. I'm sure someone that knows a lot more about Millefiori will post, "Alan" has some newer pieces he's posted and seems pretty up on the subject so hopefully he'll see this thread ?? "Nice Piece Brother" I understand these are a lot of work and not just anybody can make them ?? You can see the construction, all separate individual different colored canes. I think the record is a piece of Clichy that went for at or over a hundred grand $100,000. Here's a piece for sale I googled real quick !! A pretty good size website to check outw/ new and antique examples, have fun diggin Brother !!

 

LINK :  https://www.thepaperweightcollection.com/products/extremely-rare-antique-clichy-newel-post-finial-with-complex-concentric-millefiori

 

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On 10/10/2021 at 12:08 PM, Chad G. said:

I can't really tell Brother?? They make the new stuff in much the same as the old, a real piece can get really spendy, by that I mean in the thousands $$ for some mint examples. I'm sure someone that knows a lot more about Millefiori will post, "Alan" has some newer pieces he's posted and seems pretty up on the subject so hopefully he'll see this thread ?? "Nice Piece Brother" I understand these are a lot of work and not just anybody can make them ?? You can see the construction, all separate individual different colored canes. I think the record is a piece of Clichy that went for at or over a hundred grand $100,000. Here's a piece for sale I googled real quick !! A pretty good size website to check outw/ new and antique examples, have fun diggin Brother !!

 

LINK :  https://www.thepaperweightcollection.com/products/extremely-rare-antique-clichy-newel-post-finial-with-complex-concentric-millefiori

 

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It's UV sensitive 

An old piece....must be 😁

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I also am not sure it is old as before 1960's. It is a paper weight not a marble. I see more of the millefiori as paper weights than I do marbles. The last one I bought was 2 inches and I paid $3.00. I thought that was cheap enough. But I tried for five years to sell it at marble shows for $5.00 with no luck. I gave it away to a kid at a marble show last year. 

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2nd opinions and 3rd and more are welcome 

Not going to sell or guve it away , just like to know what i have here , a paper weigjt , thats very clear , millifoire also , but it was really a suprise that it lite up like this...the new modern ones dont do that and tbis one is not round at the top like the new and modern ones are that i saw , so a small chance this is a special one ? 

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Its a reasonably modern paperweight.  The canes are mass-produced types.  It was made in a bit of a hurry by a person with limited experience doing so.  I'd consider it a low-cost, mass produced weight intended to retail inexpensively in the last 3-4 decades.

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2 hours ago, Alan said:

Its a reasonably modern paperweight.  The canes are mass-produced types.  It was made in a bit of a hurry by a person with limited experience doing so.  I'd consider it a low-cost, mass produced weight intended to retail inexpensively in the last 3-4 decades.

Alan , what do you think of this one ?

They told me its handmade in France 

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2 hours ago, Alan said:

Its a reasonably modern paperweight.  The canes are mass-produced types.  It was made in a bit of a hurry by a person with limited experience doing so.  I'd consider it a low-cost, mass produced weight intended to retail inexpensively in the last 3-4 decades.

Another question

What canes am i looking for in a paperweight ?

Do you have an example or a direction so i can do some futher research and het more knowledge about these millifoire types 

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1 hour ago, Mojo said:

Another question

What canes am i looking for in a paperweight ?

Do you have an example or a direction so i can do some futher research and het more knowledge about these millifoire types 

I'd recommend reading a few paperweight books.  Look for used books.  There are many styles both vintage and modern.  I takes building a visual memory from thousands of photos with attribution over time.  Even some of the finest modern weights (e.g. Paul Stankard: ) can run $2,500 - $25,000).  

Paperweight collecting is generally several steps up the cost ladder from marble collecting.

There are huge number of modern, low-cost weights made for gift shops etc.

 

Some more Paul Stankard eye candy:  https://www.thisiscolossal.com/2014/06/artistic-glass-paperweights-paul-stankard/

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11 hours ago, wvrons said:

Sorry I didn't realize that I recommended for you to sell or give it away. It was just my opinion or experience, forget it.   

I know 👌😁✌ , did not take it like that at all 

Thanks for the comments Ron , always appreciated when you do 👍

You are one of the experts and we can learn from your experience and always enjoy the background stories , the history lessons from you

Marble on and God bless ya 🤹‍♂️🙏 

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15 hours ago, wvrons said:

I may also learn something. Where did you find out that only the very old ones glow ?   

I assumed it is old because it has a yellow / green glow just like the older type of german handmades , so i figurred they used the same type of glas ?? 

Here an example of a schrunken unionskinn that has the same yellow ish green glow 

Not the very bright toxic green but different

So when i lighted the paper weight up....what i saw made me think it is old 

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