We are the world's premier dealer of fine art glass paperweights
About The Paperweight Place
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About UsWelcome to The Paperweight Place! As the country's premier dealer in fine art glass paperweights and our mission is to promote the very best by exhibiting and selling the finest examples made.
What some might consider to be a simple desk accessory, has been locked in the treasure vaults of kings and collected by some of the world's most famous personalities. The origin of glass paperweights can be traced to France, around 1845, when glass factories such as Baccarat, Saint Louis, and Clichy were competing to create the world's finest crystal luxury items. Water sets, tableware, and desk accessories such as inkwells, led to the creation of presse-papiers.
These relatively affordable objets d'art were developed as elegant gift items, and exhibited to great acclaim in London's Great Exhibition of 1851. After that, the factories competed to outdo each other, creating intricate designs in grand presentation pieces which are highly sought after in today's market.
While we specialize in glass paperweights, we are also purveyors of other examples of fine art glass such as vases, sculptures and more!
If you don't see something here you like or want please send us a message and we may have it in stock but not yet on Ruby Lane. We are always getting in new inventory!