Antique Green and White Jasper Ground Paperweight. This is an unusual antique jasper ground paperweight - unusual in that there is no other motif present. Normally we find a jasper ground paperweight with a flower or a millefiori pattern.It could be a practice piece made by a glass worker learning how to create a jasper ground, or it could be that the flower or design wasn't ready when it needed to be picked up. I don't know which factory made it. Among antique American paperweight makers, both the New England Glass Company and the Boston and Sandwich Glass Company made floral paperweights with jasper grounds. Louis made jasper ground paperweights during the classic period (1845 - 1860).
Other factories probably did as well. So the origin remains a mystery, but I think it is likely to have been made at the New England Glass Company (NEGC). A colorful example that you will keep on your desk and use as - a paperweight.
Please Note: The stand shown in the pictures is not included with the paperweight. It is shown for illustration only. Note on white glare : Please ignore the white areas, they are glare from the light. Large Size : 2 3/4" diameter by 1 3/4" high.
The base is ground concave with a pontil scar remaining. Signature : Unsigned, but I guarantee this is an antique paperweight from an unidentified factory.Most likely it originated at the New England Glass Company. Condition : Good to very good condition. It has a 3/16 circular impact mark on the side (see picture). There are also some minor scratches on the surface and wear on the edge of the base. Allan's Paperweights is owned by Allan Port. If in doubt, please check with me first. Please do not ask me to declare this a gift. This item is in the category "Pottery & Glass\Decorative Pottery & Glassware\Paperweights". The seller is "paperweights" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Germany, Japan, France, Australia.