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Morton D. Barker Paperweight Collection

Morton D. Barker Paperweight Collection

This Illinois State Museum microsite showcases over 200 of the finest examples of antique French paperweights of the Classic Period (1845-1865). Browse by manufacturer (Baccarat, Saint Louis, Clichy etc.) or technique (sulphide, millefiori, lampwork etc) to view not just the paperweights but detailed descriptions of the leading makers and processes. There’s also a history of glass paperweights, and a glossary of related terms.

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