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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