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Antique baccarat paperweight country shelf with mountains a rare specimen

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A rare beautiful antique baccarat paperweight model depicting mountains in a landscape,1880It is made of clear glass and features what I believe to be a natural formation of rock crystal or perhaps Aventurine. A real beauty. I have never seen one like it, nor can I find another in my research. This one also ships free of charge. Glass paperweight. A paperweight is an object that can be placed on a desk on papers, to keep them from blowing away this goes way back in time, in Egypt they already used paperweights. The word comes from French and is also pronounced that way. In French, presse-papiers is written in the singular and plural. In Dutch, one only writes an extra s in the plural, which is not pronounced. A paperweight is often made of metal, glass or stone. It is usually not too big, so it can easily be stored in a drawer. It does need some weight. A paperweight is used less and less, partly because the windows in modern offices usually cannot be opened. In earlier centuries, when the paperweight was a common utensil, efforts were often made to make the object as aesthetically pleasing as possible. Later, it also became an art object. Eventually the paperweight fell into disuse, but is still made only as an art object with no functional value. Therefore, the modern paperweight has become a collector's item and often designed especially for collectors. More modern materials are also used here, such as polyester, laser-engraved crystal and the like. In the years after paperweights came into use, these objects were further developed into snow globes.

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ConditionVery goodColorsGreen, Beige, TaupeMaterialGlassNumber of items1StyleVintageOrientationLandscapeArt sizeMiniHeight4 cmWidth5 cm

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