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410 S. Michigan Ave., Suite #207, Chicago, IL 60605
1-800-538-0766    

Very rare antique Millville frit sailing ship pedestal paperweight. by American


Very rare antique Millville frit sailing ship pedestal paperweight. by American
  • Artist: American
  • Category: paperweight
  • Medium: antique
  • $3,250
  • Scancode: AM794KK

  • Very rare antique Millville frit sailing ship pedestal paperweight. A white frit schooner with sails fully deployed floats on blue water over a clear footed base. A red flag flies at the top of the ship’s mast. Unpolished base. "But the most ingenious paperweights at Millville were those upright scenes derived from iron or steel dies and made by Michael Kane. In paper-thin colored glass pictures as delicate as if they had been etched Kane shows …a yacht a clipper ship… in a superb series of vignettes that sets the pulse to beating with chauvinistic nostalgia. These large clear heavy handsome weights come plain footed on pedestals and occasionally as with the clipper ships in pairs that were probably used as mantel ornaments." —The Encyclopedia of Glass Paperweights page 240. From the C. Frank Kireker Collection. Diameter 3 1/2" height 4".

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