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This is a beautiful example of paper weights made by the Whitney Glass Works from 1780 – 1929. Frit, paperweights are the most recognizable as folk art and express the virtues of a simple life for that period. The history on this paper weight came from a South Jersey family whose family member had worked at the Glass Works for many years and made these pieces. These are very collectible pieces and a part of Southern New Jersey history. There currently is a museum in Glassboro, New Jersey with some of the pieces that they have collected showing some of the fine work that had been made by the glass the blowers. Many figural bottles had also been made their along with paper weights. This particular piece has a white back ground with a wreath of green leaves and a large centered red cross wrapped with a green vine. Above the cross are the words, ROCK OF AGES in blue. The top is flat with the piece measuring 3 inches in diameter and 1 ½ inches high. There are a few flea marks at the edge of the top flat surface which are difficult to see .

Item ID: WW-163

Frit Paper Weight

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