Vintage Glass Paperweight, Crane & Grass, Flattened Egg Shape
This is one to keep nearby when you are working; it is very soothing to the touch or just to look at. The bottom is smoothly finished, as seen in the photo top right. The blue background color could be sky, could be water, could be both. The grasses are very simply represented here, almost Spartan in their sparseness of detail, but still conveying more than is actually shown. The crane is simple of line and detail, much like the bird itself in nature. I have no explanation for the white thing where the bird’s feet would be; not sure if it intends to imitate froth on the water, a rock or if it is just there to make me ask those questions. Notice picture second left, which shows the almost diagonal interior application of the background color of glass. Also please notice in picture 3rd left that from the back, through the blue, no clarity is lost and the crane is still clearly visible
If you have not yet started a paperweight collection, this would be an excellent choice for a beginning and if you already have a collection, this would rate pride of place.
• Measurements provided by photo bottom right
• Lovely condition
• Color is clear, blue, green, black, white, red…