WHITEFRIARS 1972 MONK CANE CLOSE CONCENTRIC MILLEFIORI FACETED PAPERWEIGHT LABEL. EXQUISITE VINTAGE WHITEFRIARS ART GLASS PAPERWEIGHT. Presenting an exceptionally fine handcrafted vintage lead crystal art glass paperweight produced by Whitefriars in 1972. This exquisite piece features a multitude of tiny complex closepack canes, arranged in concentric rings blue, yellow, purple, green, white and pink, with many of the canes having stars as their central cores.The surface of the paperweight features all over geometric faceting which spectacularly reflects the light adding a stunning sparkle to the quality lead crystal. The thick lead crystal acts as a lens, beautifully magnifying and distorting the light and colours encased within. The faceted surface refracts the encased canes to create a rich kaleidoscope of colour which alternates when viewed from varying angles. Arranged amongst the design is a signature / date cane featuring the year 1972 surrounding the Whitefriars symbol of a white robed monk in silhouette. This exquisite example also retains its original "Whitefriars Made in England" label to the base , with minor wear, along with another label bearing the model number "3". This exceptional paperweight is presented in outstanding vintage condition, with no chips, cracks, scratches, bruises or repairs. There are some extremely light surface scratches to the base, although far less than would reasonably be expected on a weight of this vintage. This piece has been extremely well cared for and presents spectacularly.
This impressive paperweight stands approx 48mms tall and measures 75mms in diameter. This exceptional piece would make an outstanding addition to any quality vintage millefiori paperweight or Whitefriars glass collection! A perfect gift idea for any discerning admirer of fine quality, artistically designed, handcrafted vintage art glass objects of sheer beauty. International buyers are most welcome.
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The item "WHITEFRIARS 1972 MONK CANE CLOSE CONCENTRIC MILLEFIORI FACETED PAPERWEIGHT LABEL" is in sale since Sunday, October 09, 2016. This item is in the category "Pottery, Glass\Glass\Paperweights". The seller is "threetreefrogs" and is located in Melbourne, Victoria. This item can be shipped worldwide.