Vintage Blown Art Glass Paperweight Flat Dome Shape with Millefiori Design
Description: A beautiful nice size and rather heavy flat dome shaped blown glass or crystal paperweight. This paperweight is made of un-tinted clear glass and has a colorful design known as Millefiori or thousand flowers at the base with the weight being clear above the design. There is also glittering cold coloring below the design which can be seen from the side and the bottom. The Millefiori design is very common in Venetian art glass. The piece has a flat round and nicely smoothed base. The piece is rather heavy for its size weighing almost one pound three ounces. This is truly a beautiful and rather interesting paperweight that is very decorative and would display nicely in your collection of art glass paperweights. Please carefully review the photos presented as they are part and parcel of the description.
Date: Uncertain but most likely mid to third quarter 20th century.
Origin: Purchased at an estate sale in Southeastern Pennsylvania.
Size: The base is ~2 1/4" in diameter at the base and the piece is ~2 1/4" in height. The paperweight weighs almost one pound and three ounces.
Distinguishing Characteristics - Most Interesting About The Piece: A good size, heavy, and nice paperweight with a beautiful design. This is a very nice piece, which would display very well in your collection of paperweights.
Condition: The paperweight is in excellent condition and has no cracks, hairlines, or repairs. The colors of the piece are vivid and beautiful as is the design. The surface of the piece has a few minor scratches and minor nicks. These scratches and nicks cannot be seen with the naked eye except on the base (see the next to last photo) and do not distract from the quality or beauty of the piece. The paperweight also has a few small air bubbles dispersed within it, which you would expect of a blown glass piece such as this. This is an absolutely great paperweight of the highest quality that is beautiful and in great shape. Please see photos for additional condition information.