C e l es ti a l N o n e s u ch. An absolutely grand and special historical piece. This Crystal Palace sulphide was created at the very beginning of the history of paperweights. It is believed that the paperweights available at this exhibition joined both science and art to spark the worlds future love for paperweights. A medal within this piece describes the exact purpose of this Crystal Palace 1851 paperweight. A MUST HAVE FOR CLICHY COLLECTORS. Reads “The Building for the International Exhibition” “A & M London 1851″. This is just not an readily available paperweight. The only ones recorded are part of private collections or established museums. Joseph Maës and Cristalleries de Clichy exhibited at Londons 1851 Crystal Palace, whereas the French glasshouses Baccarat and St. Our previous research suggests that sulphide paperweights with 1851 Crystal Palace medal motifs were manufactured by Clichy for the Exposition. We have not identified evidence that such paperweights were made or used as presentation pieces. Virtually all of these historical paperweights have been ground down at some point so this is probably no exception. Condition: Very nice condition. Some surface wear, one 1/4 area where a specific scuff can be seen. As they are part of the description, please enlarge all photographs to better ascertain details and condition. The packing peanuts we use are recyclable: #4. Thank you for shopping with us. Follow us for quality items and other assorted. The item “RARE Antique Clichy Sulphide Londons 1851 Crystal Palace Exhibition Paperweight” is in sale since Monday, December 30, 2019. This item is in the category “Pottery & Glass\Glass\Art Glass\Paperweights”. The seller is “celestial_nonesuch” and is located in Boyertown, Pennsylvania. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Country/Region of Origin: France
- Primary Material: Glass
- Subject/Theme: Crystal Palace
- Age: 1850-1899
- Original/Reproduction: Original
- Type of Glass: Crystal
- Color: Blue