A favorite for many avid glass art collectors for centuries, many appreciate each decorative art glass paperweight as a true work of art and is considered the perfect gift for birthday, co-worker or hard to shop for father. A simple and timeless addition to anyone's office or desk.
Fun Glass Art Paperweight Facts:
Millefiori Paperweights contain thin cross-sections of cylindrical composite canes made from colored rods and usually resemble little flowers, although they can be designed after anything, even letters and dates.
Lampwork Paperweights have objects such as flowers, fruit, butterflies or animals constructed by shaping and working bits of colored glass with a gas burner or torch and assembling them into attractive compositions, which are then incorporated into the dome. This is a form particularly favored by studio artists.
Swirl Paperweightshave opaque rods of two or three colors radiating like a pinwheel from a central millefiori floret. A similar style, the marbrie, is a millefiori containing weight that has several bands of color close to the surface that descend from the apex in a looping pattern to the bottom of the weight.
Crown Paperweights have twisted ribbons, alternately colored and lacy white, which radiate from the crown from a central millefiori floret down to converge again at the base. This was first devised in the Saint Louis factory and remains popular today.