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Italian Leather and Wood Zodiac Signs Dodecahedron Paperweight

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A rare Italian dodecahedron paperweight with the 12 signs of the Zodiac prominently displayed. The astrological signs are beautifully illustrated and the writing appears to be in Latin or Italian; each picture is a well crafted celestial interpretation of its "Zodiac Sign". They look to be transfers on a red leather (or leatherette) that covers a wooden base, and brass tacks are added for protection when sitting on any surface. The word 'dodecahedron' comes from the Greek words dodeca (twelve) and hedron (faces); ie, a shape that has 12 sides. A dodecahedron is a 3-dimensional figure made up of 12 faces or flat sides; all of the faces are pentagons of the same size. The paperweight is in excellent vintage condition. Measured around its girth it is 12 inches. As it sits on a table, 3-1/2 inches tall. Weighs 11 ounces. The piece would make a wonderful gift for any one who loves antique and vintage Zodiac collectibles.

Details

  • Condition
    Excellent.
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Dimensions

    H 3.5 in. x Dm 4 in.

    H 8.89 cm x Dm 10.16 cm

  • Diameter
    4 in. (10.16 cm)
  • Seller location
    San Diego, CA
  • Reference number
    LU936610748323

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