Looking down on 2 Italian paperweights made with "end of day" imperfect complex millefiori.
Complex millefiori is made by bundling 6 or more millefiori cane,
reheating and re-pulling it. Each is a "patchwork' of incredible
beauty. This vintage collection is from the world famous ALT Factory in Murano, Italy, now closed. Most are over 50 years old.
Please note that these complex millefiori are not perfect - some are not perfectly round, some have patterns that might be a little off center, and some do not have perfectly flat tops and bottoms. Pieces might also have "hazing" on the surfaces.
Due to the age we cannot be sure of the COE). When this complex millefiori is gone it is gone forever.
Most of these were produced for use in
paperweights and are thicker (some are 1" thick) than traditional millefiori. The ends may be very uneven.
There might be chips on the sides. Because they are made to be fused, irregularities and uneven cuts are
not considered troublesome to the industry, so keep in mind that you
will encounter these.
They are all "as is" and cannot be returned or exchanged. I have
picked out most of the broken ones and an extra piece is added to each
bag in case we missed one.