Paperweight - (Glass)

Paperweight - (Glass) Specimens of millefiori glass were shown at a Paris exhibition in 1844 and the following year paperweights were described as `a new item of trade, the round shaped millefiori paperweights of transparent glass in which are inserted quantities of small tubes of all colors and forms to look like a multitude of florets'. The manufacture of these paperweights in France centered at St Louis, Baccarat and Clichy. In England they were produced at the glass-making towns of Bristol, Stourbridge, Birmingham, London, etc. Examples produced after 1865 tend to be inferior in coloring and quality.

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