All about Paperweights

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Paperweight Press, 1992 - Antiques & Collectibles - 119 pages
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Fascinating and practical, paperweights have been alluring domestic items and outstanding examples of craftmanship for centuries. To research a collection or a single piece, or simply to enjoy the ingenuity and delicacy of the well-designed and well-crafted paperweight, look no further than this definitive guide. First, it describes the famous French, English and American factories whose legendary manufacturing processes produced objects of both consistent high-quality and unique artisanry. It offers a practical excursus on the process of making paperweights, including firing processes and techniques for adding those exquisite interiors. Finally, the author evaluates the paperweights of contemporary artists. As beautiful as it is practical, All About Paperweights is an informative and readable guide.

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Contents

Foreword
7
Contemporary Paperweights continued
10
Antique Paperweights
17
ENGLISH FACTORIES 31
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How Paperweights Are Made
41
Contemporary Paperweights
47
Major Paperweight Collections Open to the Public
108
Select Bibliography
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