Originally designed as practical items during the 19th century, paperweights have evolved into decorative art over time. Our vintage paperweight collection features brass, glass, and stone weights. The collection includes iconic designs such as millefiori globes, fruit designs in marble and alabaster, and objects encased in Lucite for auction.
Aside from enhancing your desk's decor, paperweights serve as convenient storage to keep your papers in place, especially if you are having difficulty securing your loose papers. Incredibly precise, paperweights are a marvel of craftsmanship. There is an undeniable magic to the sight of a magnifying glass dome of a fine paperweight in your hand, as well as the physical feel of the smoothness and weight of the object. The popularity of glass paperweights led to a range of styles, giving us a wide variety of collectible paperweights. Collectors and specialized dealers regard these styles as treasures.
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The most elegant types of paperweights are those that are crafted from glass, even though paperweights have been made in different materials over the centuries. The popularity of glass paperweights rose in the late 19th century following the display of these items in several exhibitions, including London's Great Exhibition of 1851. Here at Bidsquare, we offer a wide variety of unique paperweights for sale if you're looking for something special. Our vintage paperweight collection features brass, glass, and stone weights. The collection includes iconic designs such as millefiori globes, fruit designs in marble and alabaster, and objects encased in Lucite.
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