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If there's one jolly good reason to be thankful that we haven't yet become a paperless society, it's glass paperweights. A hand blown glass paperweight in a stunning design and awesome colors is a wonderful way to keep your papers neatly in a pile or just to display as a thing of beauty. Here are some real stunners to admire.

1. Purple Jellyfish

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Via Glass Jellyfish Paperweight. Glows in ...

How they blow patterns into glass paperweights is an amazing technique.

2. Pumpkin

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Via Buy art glass pumpkin 181 ...

Celebrate the beauty of fall all year round.

3. Chihuly Paperweight

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Chihuly is one of the masters of modern glass art.

4. "Standing Gold Ruby Sculpture"

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The work of Robert Burch.

5. Multi-colored Spiral

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Via indigenous - modern marbles

Such vibrant colors.

6. Jewel Pumpkin

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I have to get me one of those.

7. "Squarbles"

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The work of Nicholas Kekic

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So pretty.

9. Chromatography

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This reminds me of how ink spreads on chromatography paper. Obviously when you use more than one color.

10. Waterford Crystal Red Rose

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A permanent keepsake that lasts long after a real bloom has withered and died.

11. Lilac and Turquoise

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Via Hand Blown Art Glass Paperweight ...

The work of Bill Riker.

12. Millefiori Paperweight

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Via Perthshire PP116 design millefiori paperweight

The "thousand flowers" are created using tiny "canes" of glass.

13. Fire Drop

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How gorgeous is the teardrop shape and the colors?

14. Glass Teardrop

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Adam Jablonski has captured the effect that looks like washing out paint or ink in water.

15. Glass Earth Orb

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You can see why it's called Earth.

16. Cream and Gold

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Via Blank

Visually stunning.

17. Pear Glass Paperweight

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Via Murano glass paperweight pear

Murano glass made in Venice.

18. Tropical Flowers

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The work of Daniel Salazar.

19. Heart Paperweight

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Embellished Swarovski crystal

20. Blue Fish

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Easier to maintain than an aquarium!

21. Fun Fish

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Via Murano Glass Aquarium

Looks as good on a shelf as on a stack of papers

22. Jellyfish Paperweight #1

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Jellyfish glass paperweights are always among the most expensive.

23. Jellyfish #2

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Awesome! The work of Kela's art glass gallery in Hawaii.

24. Jellyfish #3

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Via shop.fusionartglass.com

Illumination by a halogen light gives a stunning effect.

25. Green Paperweight

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As perfect as Mother Nature would have made it.

26. Purple and Pink

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The pink and purple swirls look like they're dancing.

27. Opal Dragonfly

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JH studio Glass produced this wonderful piece.

28. Art Glass Paperweight

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Glass paperweights are a timeless art. This was created in 1974 by Gilbert C. Johnson.

29. "Multicolor Spring Cane Egg"

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Paul Lockwood makes egg shaped glass paperweights.

30. Octopus

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What a glorious shape for a paperweight.

31. Pyramid

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Additional artistry is added as the prism affects the light hitting the colors.

32. Frog Paperweight

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He's a cute fellow isn't he?

33. PINK STRIPE & CRYSTAL

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Pretty in pink.

34. Solar System

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Via Solar System Sphere Glass Paperweight

Just how on earth do they get those fine details in?

35. Murano Paperweight

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What an interesting shape.

36. Glacier Paperweight

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Via GLASS EYE STUDIO Glacier Paperweight ...

It looks so realistic.

37. Waterford Crystal Apple

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Via Waterford Crystal Apple Paperweight

Beautiful crystal from Ireland.

38. Caithness Glass

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And an example of the artistry of the master glassmakers of Scotland.

39. Hand Blown Art Glass Paperweight

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Another of the pieces by Bill Riker. This puts me in mind of apple peel.

40. Vintage Art Glass Paperweight

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The sheen of iridescent glass is so lovely.

41. Art Nouveau Glass Paperweight

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The unmistakable colors and organic form of Art Nouveau.

42. 'white Pumpkin'

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I think the addition of the subtle colors to the stalk makes all the difference.

43. Lalique Owl Paperweight

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RenΓ© Lalique was one of the greatest glass artists the world has ever seen.

44. CORREIA Art Glass

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So delicate and pretty.

45. "Zephyr Pyramid"

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Paul D. Harrie has produced a truly mesmerizing glass paperweight.

46. Christmas Tree Paperweight

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Via NEW 2013 Christmas Tree PAPERWEIGHT ...

Beautifully adorned with Swarovski crystals.

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Cathy Richardson is responsible for this gorgeous work of art.

Did you know that glass paperweights were such things of beauty?

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