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Any number of glass objects including: beakers, bookends, boxes, cabinet knobs, candlesticks, carafes, cups, curtain tiebacks, decanters, doorknobs, door plates, doorstops, dressing table mirrors, flacons, flasks, flatware, gearshift knobs, goblets, grave markers, hourglasses, inkwells, jewelry, kerosene lamps, letter openers (paper knifes), letter presses, mantel ornaments, mugs, newel posts, obelisks, patch boxes, plates, plaques, reading rulers, salt dishes, scent bottles (perfume bottles), seals (chops), shot glasses (penholders), snuff mulls, spill vases, tankards, tazzas, toothpick holders, tumblers, vases, wafer dishes (wafer stands), and wine glasses, may be made using a paperweight decorating technique.
These objects take several forms: (a) the inclusion of a sulphide or gold foil incrustation in a goblet or other form (b) a similar form which has a rondel with a patterned millefiori, closepack or lampwork design applied to the surface (c) the whole body of the object is made incorporating spaced millefiori canes, closely set canes, or ribbons and filigree twists, (d) is made like a paperweight with a millefiori or lampwork inclusion, but shaped to form a newel post or mantel ornament, (e) a paperweight with a traditional motif may form the base of a vase, candlestick, hourglass, or similar object.
Excerpted from The Dictionary of Glass Paperweights, Paul H. Dunlop, Papier Presse 2009.
A Baccarat crystal tumbler from 1820 encloses a sulphide of hands clasping pansies, the symbol of friendship. There are annealing cracks around the sulphide, which is reflected in the lower price.
3 1/8" diameter, 4" high.
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