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Barovier Toso Murano Blue Yellow Gold Flecks Italian Art Glass Bird Figurine
Located in Kissimmee, FL
Beautiful vintage Murano hand blown cobalt blue, yellow, gold flecks and bubbles Italian art glass baby bird figurine. Documented to the Barovier e Toso Company. The bird is made wit...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Paperweights

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Gold Leaf

Tiffany Glass Favrile Agate Paperweight Vase
Located in Lambertville, NJ
A rare signed Louis Comfort Tiffany favrille agate vase #5425n. Gourd shape in shades of soft green, Provenance Mr. and Mrs. George Schrim.
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1910s American Vintage Paperweights

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Art Glass

1970s Rare Elephant Dansk Animal Paperweight Silver Plated by Gunnar Cyren
Located in San Diego, CA
A rare set elephant silver plated Dansk paperweight, designed by Gunnar Cyren, circa 1970s nice condition a beautiful set, electroplated zinc.
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Late 20th Century Japanese Scandinavian Modern Paperweights

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Zinc

Relic Octahedron, Geometric White Porcelain Ceramic Small Sculptural Object
Located in Bronx, NY
This sculptural geometric octahedron is handcrafted from slabs of unglazed white porcelain with highly individual black oxide burnout detailing, giving each of its eight sides a uniq...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Paperweights

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Porcelain

Giant Excedrin Pill Pop Art
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Monumental vintage Excedrin pill in cream plaster/ceramic. 3.75" diameter. Likely used as a store display. Whimsical desktop object or paperweight. Green felted bottom. Great piece o...
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1970s American Vintage Paperweights

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Plaster, Paint

Beautiful Flower Bunch Murano Glass Paperweight, Italy
Located in Nuernberg, DE
Beautiful Murano hand blown Italian art glass paper weight. A beautiful nice addition to your desktop.
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1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paperweights

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Murano Glass

Vintage Brass Football Paperweight
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Vintage brass American football paperweight or decorative sport memorabilia. Large and heavy. Great football sculpture in cast brass, football trophy gift for American football fan...
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Mid-20th Century American American Classical Paperweights

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Brass

Fine Quality Retired Swarovski Crystal Faceted Jet Hematite Skull Figurine
Located in Tustin, CA
Beautifully and expertly hand made in Austria, finest quality Swarovski Crystal Jet Hematite faceted crystal skull with ruthenium finish metal accents on the face and base. Skull fea...
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21st Century and Contemporary Austrian Gothic Paperweights

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Crystal

Lladró Hercules Beetle Figurine, Matte White
Located in Cranbury, NJ
Hercules beetle in white porcelain, from the awesome insect collection. The insects that made a successful debut decorated in intense colors are now available in pure white, combined...
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21st Century and Contemporary European Paperweights

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Porcelain

Handcrafted Brass Gecko Decorative Paperweight with Bronze Patina
Located in London, GB
Beautiful hand cast brass gecko paperweight with bronze patina finish. Dimensions: 15 cm x 7 cm x 1 cm
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2010s Indian Organic Modern Paperweights

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Brass

Handcrafted Brass Leaf Decorative Paperweight with Bronze Patina
Located in London, GB
Handmade cast brass leaf with stunning details, a beautiful bronze patina finish and polished highlights. Ideal as an elegant paperweight or just a charming decorative object. Eac...
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2010s Indian Organic Modern Paperweights

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Brass

Art Nouveau Paperweight with Mussels Amalric Walter & Henri Mercier, Nancy
Located in Vienna, AT
Two mussels on a yellow stone base covered with algae. Signed 'AWALTER NANCY' and 'hm'. Manufactory: Amalric Walter & Henri Bergé, Nancy, Lorraine, France Dating of manufacture: ...
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1920s French Art Nouveau Vintage Paperweights

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Glass

Egg Shaped Murano Glass elliptical Paperweight
Located in Los Angeles, CA
ecea wonderful deciorative or practical piece - the Clear glass with red and yellow ribbons are wonderful in it's tall size - hand crafted in Italy. nice Housewarming or Christmas ho...
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20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Paperweights

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Art Glass, Murano Glass

Silvered Bronze Sculpture of a Briard Dog Signed Sanson, France, 1900
Located in Buenos Aires, Olivos
Silvered bronze sculpture of a Briard Dog signed Sanson - France 1900 The Briard packs so much loyalty, love, and spirit into its ample frame that it's often described as a "heart w...
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Early 20th Century French Art Nouveau Paperweights

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Bronze

Monique Gerber French Sculptural Cast Bronze Letter Opener Art du Bronze
Located in Chicago, IL
Monique Gerber French bronze cast letter opener in a very sculptural and minimalist form. Designed Monique Gerber. Can be used as a sculptural object or paper weight as well. Re...
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1970s French Minimalist Vintage Paperweights

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Bronze

“Revolve” No.S6 Blue Contemporary Handmade Scagliola Stucco Sculpture 'no.01/05'
Located in Holte, DK
“Revolve” – No. S6 in Blue (no. 01/05) This is made in a limited edition of only 5 pieces + 1 AP The five sculptures are made in five different colors, making them all truly one...
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2010s Danish Modern Paperweights

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Cast Stone

Salvatori Pietra L6 Fermaporta in Rosso Francia Marble by Piero Lissoni
Located in Querceta, IT
Piero Lissoni has taken every day items for the home and reinterpreted them in novel ways, using natural stone as the starting point. Umbrella stands, door stops, trays and other ite...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Paperweights

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Marble

Art Deco Bronze Sculpture Rabbit by Eduard Marcel Sandoz, Susse Freres, 1920
Located in Buenos Aires, Olivos
Art Deco silver plated bronze sculpture of a rabbit hare. Lovely paperweight. Edouard Marcel Sandoz (1881-1973). Signature/ Marks: Ed.M. Sandoz - Susse Fre'res Ed.
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Early 20th Century French Art Deco Paperweights

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Bronze

Optical Glass Block Horse Motive Handcut Bohemian European
Located in Nový Bor, CZ
Optical glass block horse motive handcut Bohemian European Optical glass block characterized by absolute purity, handcut and polished. Engraving made by the old technique of copper ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Czech Bohemian Paperweights

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Cut Glass

Green Malachite Desk Vessel or Jewelry Dish
Located in New York, NY
A beautiful vintage green malachite desk vessel or jewelry dish, circa 20th century. Piece can work as a small jewelry/trinket dish, a standalone decorative piece, or paperweight/des...
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20th Century Organic Modern Paperweights

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Malachite

Agate Onyx Paperweight
Located in Palm Springs, CA
Hand polished agate onyx stone paperweight in black, brown, and red intricate layered patterns Measures: length 5 inches, width 2.75 inches, height 1.25 inches 1 in stock in Palm Spr...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Paperweights

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Stone

Albert Paley 1994 "Medallion" Paperweight in Blackened Steel with Bronzed Patina
Located in Bainbridge, NY
Albert Paley large handcrafted steel medallion paperweight. Small edition for Arts Patrons. Formed and fabricated blackened steel with chemical patina to resemble aged surface. Stamp...
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1990s American Modern Paperweights

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Iron

Young Bear Bronze Figure
Located in Buenos Aires, Olivos
Young bear bronze figure. Probably paperweight or car mascot - hood ornament. Very nice details. Very good foundry quality, with original brown patina.
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1920s European Art Deco Vintage Paperweights

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Bronze

Handcrafted Brass Gingko Leaf Decorative Paperweight with Bronze Patina
Located in London, GB
Beautiful hand cast gingko leaf in patinated brass paperweight. Measures: 17 cm x 8.5 cm x 1 cm
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2010s Indian Organic Modern Paperweights

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Brass

Lladró Rhinoceros Beetle Figurine, Matte White
Located in Cranbury, NJ
Rhinoceros beetle in white porcelain, from the awesome insect collection. The insects that made a successful debut decorated in intense colors are now available in pure white, combin...
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21st Century and Contemporary Spanish Paperweights

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Porcelain

Pebble Black Marble Meditative Cushion by On.Entropy Ideal as a Desk Accessory
Located in Athens, GR
This desk accessory shaped as a "cushion" is designed with softness in mind; it wishes to engage the senses around the plasticity of marble. It is hand sculpt on a single piece of a ...
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2010s Greek Modern Paperweights

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Marble

Fratelli Toso Murano Green Fish Italian Art Glass Aquarium Paperweight Sculpture
Located in Kissimmee, FL
Beautiful vintage Murano hand blown purple stripes, green and silver leaf Italian art glass aquarium paperweight / sculpture. Documented to the Fratelli Toso Company, with blue "Mura...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Paperweights

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Silver Leaf

French Gilt Bronze Bassinet, circa 1875
Located in New York, NY
French gilt bronze bassinet, circa 1875.  On marble base.
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Late 19th Century French Antique Paperweights

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Bronze

Set of Four Plated Animal Paperweights by Gunnar Cyren for Dansk
Located in San Diego, CA
A nice set of four plated animal paperweights by Gunnar Cyren for Dansk, circa 1970s. The set include an elephant, giraffe, hippo and gazelle. They are made of plated zinc and are si...
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Late 20th Century Japanese Scandinavian Modern Paperweights

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Zinc

Two Part Crystal Golf Ball on Crystal Stand
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Two part handsome crystal golf ball on crystal stand having great clarity. Perfect gift for a golfer to be placed on a desk or shelf. Measures: H-3 7/8" W-2 1/4" Base-2" sq. x 1 1...
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1980s Sporting Art Vintage Paperweights

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Crystal

1920s French Patinated Art Nouveau Bronze Hinged Apple Trinket Box on Twig '6'
Located in Haarlem, NL
Antique hinged bronze patinated apple on a twig with leaves, to keep or collect your little trinkets in. This used to be called a bed-apple, for putting your jewellery in on your ni...
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1920s French Art Nouveau Vintage Paperweights

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Bronze

Decorative Paperweights '8' in Black / White / Red Terrazzo
Located in Paris, FR
'8' paperweights in terrazzo (Black / white / red). Brass detail. Set of three pieces. Measures: 8.3 x 6 x 6 cm Bentu design furniture and lightings derive its uniqueness fro...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chinese Industrial Paperweights

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Brass

Flavio Poli for Seguso Murano Sommerso Pink, Clear & Amber Art Glas Ovoid Vase
Located in Barcelona, ES
Amazing ovoid shaped hand blown Murano glass sommerso vase by Flavio Poli for Seguso Vetri d'Arte, Italy, 1950s. This heavy sommerso block vase is made in pink and amber glass summe...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Paperweights

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Art Glass, Blown Glass, Murano Glass, Sommerso

At Full Throttle French Art Deco Radiator Mascot Original Max Le Verrier
Located in Baden-Baden, DE
This Radiator Mascot is not only for collectors. The car driver is a decorative paperweight on your desk. Beautiful gift for car fans and passionated drivers. Hood ornament n...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Art Deco Paperweights

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Marble, Spelter

Rare 1950s Floridian Sea Creatures Table Lighters Mid-Century Pool Side Decor
Located in Hyattsville, MD
I don't find too many of these crafty things is tact. The lighters need fuel and flint to fire up. No cracks to shell bodies, but some light soiling. Measure: Larger lighter D 4¾ ...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paperweights

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Shell

Peach Bookend Mould Project by Theodora Alfredsdottir
Located in Geneve, CH
Peach bookend mould project by Theodora Alfredsdottir Unique Materials: Jesmonite Dimensions: 110 x 80 x 180mm Theodora Alfredsdottir is a product design studio based in London...
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2010s English Modern Paperweights

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Cement

Italian Murano Glass Fishes
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A Beautiful Set of Murano hand blown Italian art glass sculptures. The glass is shaped like fish and will make a beautiful addition to your living room or home decor for years to come.
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1950s Italian Arts and Crafts Vintage Paperweights

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Blown Glass, Glass, Paint

Set of 4 Solid Brass Sculpted Candleholders Signed by William Guillon
Located in Geneve, CH
Set of 4 solid brass sculpted candleholders by William Guillon Each is signed William Guillon Dimensions: Diameter 4 x height 5 cm Diameter 3.5 x height 6 cm Materials: Solid brass...
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2010s French Post-Modern Paperweights

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Brass

Bronze Scarab Paperweight
Located in Milan, IT
Made entirely by hand from a block of bronze, the Scarab Paperweight—by Florentine luxury experts Badari—offers eternal charm and allure. Hailed by ancient Egyptians, the scarab is b...
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2010s Italian Modern Paperweights

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Bronze

Art Deco Cubist Pelican Paperweight Desk Sculpture by G.H. Laurent, France, 1925
Located in Buenos Aires, Olivos
Art Deco Cubist Pelican paperweight desk sculpture by G.H. Laurent, France, 1925. Art Deco cubist pelican figure mounted over a Italian marble. Dark Green original patina on the bir...
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Early 20th Century French Art Deco Paperweights

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Metal

19th Century French Rust Red Painted Wrought Iron Book Binding Press with Book
Located in Dallas, TX
This antique paper binding press was forged in France, circa 1860. The Classic "Presse a Relier" made of solid iron is almost square in shape and features scrolled decor on the facad...
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Mid-19th Century French Antique Paperweights

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Iron

Art Deco Silvered Bronze Cobra Paperweight or Watch Stand by Rischmann France
Located in Buenos Aires, Olivos
Art Deco silvered bronze cobra paper weight or watch stand by Rischmann, France, 1920s. Silvered bronze sculpture of a cobra figure, mounted on a light brown marble base. Signed: G....
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1920s French Art Deco Vintage Paperweights

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Bronze

Barovier Toso Murano Purple Bubbles Italian Art Glass Bird Sculpture Figurine
Located in Kissimmee, FL
Beautiful Murano hand blown purple frothy bubbles Italian art glass bird figurine / paperweight. Documented to the Barovier e Toso company, in the "Efeso" technique, circa 1960s. The...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Paperweights

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Glass, Art Glass, Blown Glass, Murano Glass, Sommerso

English Art Deco Chrome and Black Vitrolite Bofors Gun Desk Model/Paperweight
Located in Port Hope, ON
This very elegant English Art Deco styled desk model/paperweight of a WWII deck mounted anti-aircraft gun would seem to be loosely based on the Bofors 40mm. It is beautifully made in...
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1940s English Art Deco Vintage Paperweights

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Chrome

Hermès Cleopatra Eye Magnifier Silver Plated Vintage Desk Accessory
Located in North Miami, FL
This ever so chic Hermès vintage silver plated Cleopatra eye magnifier is a great desk accessory. This is from the 1960s and was originally designed by Jean Cocteau for Hermès. It ha...
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1960s French Modern Vintage Paperweights

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Silver Plate

French Baccarat Sculptural Crystal Sea Lion Paperweight
Located in Hamilton, Ontario
French Baccarat crystal sea lion sculpture posed on a sculpture of ice flow. The seal is softly sculpted, capturing expression and movement at every angle. The solid crystal glass is...
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20th Century French Paperweights

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Crystal

Pair of Vintage Polished Cast Brass Duck Bookends, circa 1950
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Vintage pair of polished cast brass duck bookends, circa 1950. Pair of polished decorative brass duck bookends in Sarried style. Very sturdy and heavy. Pair of midcentury vintage cas...
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Mid-20th Century American American Craftsman Paperweights

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Brass

Two Petite Murano Glass Aquarium Paperweight Mid-Century Modern, Italy, 1970s
Located in Nuernberg, DE
Two beautiful Murano hand blown aquarium Italian art glass paper weights. Showing some multicolored fishes and a coral reef inside a clear glass fish. A beautiful nice addition to yo...
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1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paperweights

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Murano Glass

Piero Fornasetti Ceramic Paperweight with Emergency 1950s Phone Numbers
Located in Milan, IT
Piero Fornasetti ceramic paperweight made with electrical insulators carrying important phone numbers such as the police, ambulance etc. Original label.
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paperweights

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Ceramic

21st Century Minimalist Paperweight in Portuguese Green Marble "Verde Viana"
Located in Nelas, PT
S.Voxel - 21st century modern Portuguese "Verde Viana" marble paperweight S.voxelexplores the importance of object scaling and user experience. Voxels coffee tables and side table...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Paperweights

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Marble

Whimsical Lucite Paperweight with Floating Watch Parts
Located in Palm Desert, CA
A vintage rectangular lucite paperweight with watch parts suspended. We love anything suspended in lucite! Makes the perfect unique gift or desk accessory!.
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paperweights

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Metal

Contemporary by Ghirò Studio Hand-engraved Aquamarine Sculpture
Located in Pieve Emanuele, Milano
2021 Collection of decorative objects by Ghirò Studio. The "Cactus" Sculpture is not only an elegant and modern piece of furniture but it is also a unique and unrepeatable sculptu...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Paperweights

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Glass

Brutalist / Modern Concrete Bookends, White
Located in Camp Meeker, CA
These geometric concrete bookends will keep your literature in place with their timeless, sculptural beauty, as well as with their substantial weight. Small batches, with limited...
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2010s American Brutalist Paperweights

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Concrete

Brass Dice
Located in Los Angeles, CA
The (wh)ORE HAüS STUDIOS small goods collection was made for those that wanted to experience the (wh)ORE HAüS brand without committing to our larger pieces. The brass dice are made o...
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2010s American Modern Paperweights

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Brass

Salviati Gaspari Murano Pink Blue Biomorphic Rock Italian Art Glass Paperweight
Located in Kissimmee, FL
Beautiful vintage Murano hand blown Sommerso pink and blue Italian art glass biomorphic rock shaped paperweight / sculpture. Documented to the Salviati company, with original label u...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Paperweights

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Glass, Art Glass, Blown Glass, Murano Glass, Sommerso

Henge Bookend, Set of 2 Black Concrete Pieces by UMÉ Studio
Located in Oakland, CA
Hand-cast concrete / Gypsum cement / Mica and natural pigments / Handmade in Oakland. Measures: 5” x 4.5" 9" tall 5.8lbs/7.8lbs (Total 13.6 lbs) Sold in sets of 2. E...
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2010s American Minimalist Paperweights

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Cement

French Cut Glass Newel Post Finial
Located in Rochester, NY
Antique French blown and cut glass newel post finial. Early 20th century. From an estate collection.
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Early 20th Century French Paperweights

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Crystal, Brass

Bauhaus Style Art Deco Vintage White Metal Napkin Holder, Germany, circa 1920
Located in Vienna, AT
Bauhaus Style Art Deco vintage napkin holder from white lacquered metal Germany, circa 1920 . The napkin holder shows signs of age and use like patina. approx. measures: Width 19 cm...
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1920s German Bauhaus Vintage Paperweights

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Sheet Metal

Antique, New and Vintage Paperweights

While any heavy object can be used to hold loose papers, there’s nothing as ornate yet perfectly functional as a paperweight. Antique, new and vintage paperweights can unobtrusively enhance the ambience of a room or act as a colorful conversation starter. On a desk or writing table, it can contribute a subtle sense of style.

Glass paperweights emerged in Europe in the mid-19th century. Early paperweight artisans like Venetian glassmaker Pietro Bigaglia often crafted them with a design on the inside. By the early 1900s, paperweight objects became even more popular through innovative iterations by artists like Louis Comfort Tiffany.

As the paperweight became both a luxury and utilitarian object, creators used a variety of materials to set their wares apart. Today, in addition to the classic glass versions, paperweights are made of metal, wood, ceramic and stone.

A vast selection of paperweights as well as a whole range of other desk accessories can be found on 1stDibs — browse by type, price, period, material or style, from Art Deco and Hollywood Regency to metal and glass. Reflecting their widespread appeal, paperweights are available in a diverse array from across the globe, including Italy, France and North America, as well as examples by leading designers and brands such as Fratelli Toso, William Guillon and René Lalique. Whether an office or a study needs a touch of something vintage or a mid-century modern twist, there are paperweights to suit every taste.

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