WheatonArts Mini Swirl Amethyst

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$22.50

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WheatonArts Mini Swirl in Amethyst

WheatonArts staff artists hand-craft this one-of-a-kind, swirl paperweight in our Glass Studio. Then, they mark the bottom with our signature stamp. And, each gift box includes a Story Card. They each measure approximately 2.25-inches in diameter.

Since about 1850 in this country, glassworkers have been creating glass paperweights. In Southern Jersey factories, paperweights were made by as a “whimsey” or “end-of-day” piece. Friends and family received these as treasures.

A clear crystal dome magnifies air bubbles or colored elements such as flowers and spirals. These are typical of early South Jersey weights. Handcast animal figurines became popular novelties in the early 20th century.

At WheatonArts, our resident artists continue the southern New Jersey tradition of paperweight making with both classic and modern designs.

Paperweights have been made in this country since about 1850 and currently enjoy popularity for both practical and decorative purposes. In the South Jersey factories, paperweights were made by the glassworkers as a “whimsey” or “end-of-day” piece, not as a factory production item. They were given to friends and family as mementos.

Air bubbles or colored elements such as flowers and spirals magnified under a clear crystal dome are typical of early South Jersey weights. Handcast animal figurines became popular novelties in the early 20th century. At WheatonArts, our resident artists continue the southern New Jersey tradition of paperweight making.

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Weight 1 lbs

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