This wonderful and unusual antique paperweight was part of the Sam and Winifred Alschuler famous collection. I bought quite a number from the two estate sales handled through L. H. Selman.
This is a fascinating and complicated piece, with the doves on a mailbox, three dimensional, which rests upon a red, green and blue speckled white ground, surrounded by a border of etched pink ribbons. Eight narrow panel cuts decorate the top of the piece, with eight large side panel facets and eight short panel facets around the base.
Size: Height 3 7/8".
Condition: Surface Wear; chips. I have tried to photograph the area of the chips, but it is hard to see in person or in a photograph. However, it can be felt when one runs a finger around the base.
Provenance: The Sam and Winifred Alschuler Collection (purchased through L. H. Selman).
Item ID: A5242
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