This rare cast iron Victorian paperweight features a figural swan set atop a rectangular platform with scooped corners and an ogee edge. The swan has been depicted in a classic pose with its graceful neck curved and wings folded. The paperweight retains its original black and gold paint which has a distressed appearance resulting from several decades of use.

The paperweight is in very good original condition with no structural damage or repairs. As mentioned above, the paint exhibits appropriate signs of age consisting of scuffs, chips and general wear. The paperweight stands 3" from the display surface to the uppermost part of the swan's neck and is 5.625" by 2.875" at the base. The piece is quite capable of holding down a stack of paper and weighs in at 1lbs 9oz.

This charming swan paperweight displays beautifully and is poised to serve its intended purpose, or can be used a decorative item. It would be a great addition to an existing collection of paperweights or works equally well as a stand alone object. A lovely and unusual antique find!

Black, Gold
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Birch Hall Antiques

Antique Victorian Cast Iron Swan Paperweight with Gilt Paint


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