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Maxwell Crystal, Tiffin Ohio controlled bubble pear, 1992

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    Posted 3 years ago

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    This glass pear (paperweight? gee gaw?) measures about 4.5" high and about 2.5" wide at the widest point. It is signed on the bottom "Maxwell Crystal Tiffin OH, 1992". It was made by Jim Maxwell of what is now called Maxwell Art Glass. I was thinking of doing a post of all of my fruit shaped glass paperweights and I remembered that I had this one sitting on a window sill in my kitchen, but had not looked at it in years. I don't recall if I ever checked for a signature, but probably did. I was pleasantly surprised to find one. I was also quite taken with its beauty so decided to give it its own post.

    From his web site:
    1983 - Maxwell purchased equipment and saved the glass molds from Towle Manufacturing, the last owner of the Tiffin Crystal Co. and formed Maxwell Crystal, a small glassblowing and engraving business located in Tiffin, Ohio.

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    1. MALKEY MALKEY, 3 years ago
      beautiful colour and the controlled bubbles give that extra finesse
      many thanks for sharing kevin
      all the very best malkey
    2. Newfld Newfld, 3 years ago
      Gorgeous bubble glass pear, it's a beautiful mold with pretty leaf & stem
    3. racer4four racer4four, 3 years ago
      Amber ambrosial pear....yum.
    4. kwqd kwqd, 3 years ago
      @MALKEY - Thanks! The color and bubbles are exactly what made me think it deserved a post of its own!

      @Newfld - Thanks. I really like the detail in the stem and leaf.

      @racer4four - Thanks! I think it looks tasty, too!

      Thanks for loving my art glass pear!

    5. kwqd kwqd, 3 years ago
      Thanks for loving my art glass pear Caperkid, PhilDMorris and buckethead!

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