Arguably the finest makers, Clichy were the only French glasshouse to be invited to exhibit paperweights
at the Great Exposition at the Crystal Palace in London in 1851, and again, at the New York Crystal Palace in 1853.
But to think that a pounds 4 paperweight
could have caused pounds 300,000 worth of damage is just tragic.
The unique gifts, produced using a process developed by Hafod Grange Paperweights
of Goytre, Port Talbot, incorporate parts of the turf and grass in a cricket ball-sized sphere of glass.
Firefighters who tackled the blaze said it was probably caused by two globe paperweights
which shattered in the intense heat.
OTHER countries followed their lead, and in the USA two major paperweight
manufacturers were the New England Glass Company and the Boston and Sandwich Glass Company.
Every time my mother goes anywhere she brings me back a paperweight
- I think I probably have around 200 now.
A sheriff's deputy and a city employee returned to check the desk, saw what they believe was a harmless paperweight
, but didn't touch it pending the arrival of the bomb squad, he said.
If she hasn't joined the Teletubbies, is Posh balancing a paperweight
on her head?
Flowers in glass are best appreciated in paperweights
, so don't leave the fair without viewing the thousand sparkling weights exhibited specially by the Cambridge Paperweight
can take the measure of four fellow Newmarket-trained rivals to win the B A Maiden Stakes at York today.
Q A FEW years ago I received a present of a 6in brass initial letter of my name (which I can use as a paperweight
She also got him a paperweight
with his hero David Campese's signature in it.