Posted 5 years ago
Let me start by saying that there is not a piece of paper that can escape the grip of this monster! This is a HUGE, 6 inch high by 6 inch across, 10 pound paperweight that was acquired at a thrift store 2 years ago. It's so heavy that I have to careful where I place it or it will warp a thin drawer or light wood. It has to be lifted with two hands because of the size and weight.
I am not familiar with paperweights but noticed a large following here on the CW. The appearance of this glass is quite stunning. I believe that the flowers in the glass are called trumpet flowers. There is a ring of blue, white and yellow ones on a bed of multicolored glass surrounded by a canopy of larger red flowers. There are a few unnecessary bubbles and a couple of scratches on the surface but overall this piece is very attractive.
The bottom of the glass has a rough finish and a large, one inch round, black center that I guess is where it was separated from the glassblowers' rod or tube. Correct me if I'm wrong. There is no signature anywhere on this so I have no idea of origin. All I need to know is if anyone out there can help with the identification of this round glass gem.