Antique, Vintage & Modern Paperweights

Baccarat glass paperweight dated 1848, p4A item D9706638 Paperweights

Compact and colorful, artistic and affordable, paperweights have been popular with collectors since the mid 19th century. These circular works or art are created individually by glassmakers who create unique paperweights in a thick, domed case which serves as a magnifier for the figures within. The most popular are Millefiori, but collectors also value advertising, political, and cameo scenes and subjects by Baccarat, Clichy, [...] Click here to continue reading.


Millefiori

Millefiori

The term “millefiori” is a combination of the Italian words “mille” (thousand) and “fiori” (flowers). It is a glasswork technique in which a number of glass rods of different sizes and colors are fused together and cut into sections that form various decorative patterns. Typically the pattern is then embedded in colorless transparent glass to make items such as paperweights.


Trabucco, Victor – Paperweight quote

Victor Trabucco

“Some of his newer pieces are magnum-size pieces, four and five inches in diameter. The flowers in these pieces, which were inspired by Mount Washington and Pantin paperweights that Trabucco has studied, appear extremely full and three dimensional because of the added crystal, which magnifies the subject within the weight. He has also incorporated a satiny effect in the petals of his roses. The type of glass used and the way it [...] Click here to continue reading.


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