Floral “Firework” Paperweight with Three Flowers, glass, 20th century. Michael’s Antiques.
This week in our NEW Vintage & Antique Finds series, highlighting our favorite NEW additions to our vintage & antiques online catalog, we present these enchanting vintage floral paperweights from Michael’s Antiques. It’s likely that the first paperweights appeared alongside paper in ancient Egypt but glass paperweights first appeared at “an 1845 industrial exposition in Vienna.” There are several styles and makers of glass paperweights, the most famous being Baccarat, but as May flowers bloom across the country, we can’t help but be drawn to this particular series of vivid glass weights.
Red and White Floral Paperweight, glass, continental, 20th century.
Faceted Cut Glass Floral Petal Base Paperweight, glass, continental, 20th century.
Orange and White Floral Paperweight, single flower, 20th century.
Glass Paperweight with Floral Anemone, glass, continental.