Antique Glass 19thC Paperweight - Crimea, Florence Nightingale

Antique Glass 19thC Paperweight - Crimea, Florence Nightingale

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Item Description - An interesting Victorian glass paperweight dating to just after the Crimean War (c1855 to 1860). This paperweight was made due to the interest in Florence Nightingale in Victorian Britain. Nightingale was presented a medal/pendant from Queen Victoria, which was designed by Prince Albert, due to her being female and unable to recieve a 'war medal'. The Queen and Prince Consort were hugely impressed with Nightingales exploits, and as all three were huge Victorian celebritys to the masses, items based on the design of the medal were made, and this paperweight is one such item.

Condition - Good condition, some wear to the design, with rubbing at the edges and the gilding rubbed in places. Couple of small 'knocks' to the weight, resulting in a few 'crescent' dings to the glass. Pretty much as you see it on my photos.

Size - Just over 3 inch (8cm)

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I send both domestically and internationally. Items will be sent by Royal Mail 1st Class within the UK, or by recorded delivery if the item selling price is over �46 (this will cost an extra �1 on top of the stated postage price) INTERNATIONAL BUYERS PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING - I am happy to send worldwide, and have many customers all over the world, but if an item sells for over �46 (approx $75USD) I will only send to international destinations by a recorded/signed for method, this will be either Royal Mail 'Airsure' or 'International Signed For' depending on the destination. This will cost an extra �6 (approx $9 USD) on top of the stated shipping cost. Please note this is compulsory so take it into account before placing your bid. Packaging costs are included in the stated shipping price, and range between �1 to �3 depending on the size of the item and the amount of safe packaging/size of sturdy box needed for safe and secure transit. Please note I do not make any money on the postage (I often operate at a loss on shipping), Royal Mail have increased their prices recently and packaging costs have become more expensive. Items will be sent within 2 days of payment. I retain proof of postage to show that I have sent the item.

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