The most “egg”cellent art glass you can collect

Do you happen to have a paperweight sitting on your desk?

 

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Paperweights,

stunning pieces of fine leaded glass art, can add pizazz to your desk amidst your office supplies and help you stay organized.
Despite the electronic age, we still have to deal with lots of loose paper!
Even if you don’t “need” a paperweight for its traditional function, any collector will tell you the functionality ranks second to the aesthetic design of these marvelous pieces of glass art!

 

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With springtime in full bloom, here at SwedeMom
we’ve noticed a spike in sales of our spring-themed paperweights.
The history of the spring season is rich in symbolism..  
..FOR EXAMPLE, THE EGG:

And those glass egg-shaped paperweights can be valuable year-round, not only during Spring!

Take a look at our recent egg-shaped glass art sales,
sold for between $10-50:

(for our current listings of paperweights- click here!)

 

The nut-shell History and Origin of the Paperweight..

THE LONG HISTORY OF PAPERWEIGHTS DATES BACK TO THE 1800S,
AND THE DIFFERENT ERAS OF THESE ANTIQUE, VINTAGE AND MODERN PIECES CAN BE CATEGORIZED AS
THE CLASSIC PERIOD, THE FOLK ART AND ADVERTISING PERIOD, AND THE CONTEMPORARY PERIOD.
Colette (1873-1954) surrounded by her paperweight collection. Other famous paperweight collectors include Oscar Wilde, Truman Capote, Empress Eugénie, Jeanne Lanvin and Eva Perón. (Image from Celeste Olalquiaga, The Artificial Kingdom: On the Kitsch Experience, Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2002, p. 61.)
   Colette (1873-1954) surrounded by her paperweight collection. Other famous paperweight collectors include Oscar Wilde, Truman Capote, Empress Eugénie, Jeanne Lanvin and Eva Perón.

Some of the first factories to make art glass paperweights are the
companies Baccarat, Clichy, and New England Glass Company.  
These are among the most valuable you’ll find.

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In fact, the record price for a single paperweight was an

antique French Clichy basket of flowers pattern, sold at an amazing

$258,000!

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If you’ve ever considered adding paperweights to your desk for aesthetics and function, SwedeMom has what you’re looking for.  The spring is a wonderful time to brighten up your interior design or augment a collection with unique glass art, such as paperweights.
Find your style, and display your collection with character! Click here to find more inspiration on our Pinterest board we’ve labeled “GLASS ART”!

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