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Field Mouse and His Bounty Miniature Paperweight

Art Glass Paperweight

Created by Clinton Smith
This miniature paperweight features a field mouse surrounded by a bounty of seeds, wheat, and an acorn.

The mouse and other elements are made by the process of lampworking, which involves the use of a torch to melt colored rods of glass so they may be worked into the shapes and designs desired. After the elements are made, they are assembled together in a composition to reflect the environment Smith wants to create. The assembled design is then encased in a glass crystal dome. The bottom is ground down to a polish, and the paperweight is signed. Each piece is unique; slight variations will occur from piece to piece.

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