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Crimp Rose Pedestal Paperweight

Unknownc.1905-1912

Bergstrom-Mahler Museum of Glass

Bergstrom-Mahler Museum of Glass

Crimp roses are an American invention, first developed in Millville, New Jersey at the Whitall Tatum & Co. Glass Factory. Ralph Barber (1869-1936) is credited with creating this distinctive technique around 1905, using tooled iron or brass crimps. The rose is formed by pressing the crimp into a gather of both colored and clear molten glass, which pushes the colored glass into the clear glass, leaving behind a floral petal design known as a Millville rose.

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  • Title: Crimp Rose Pedestal Paperweight
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Date: c.1905-1912, c.1905-1912
  • Location: Millville, NJ
  • Physical Dimensions: h9.44 x w9.2 cm
  • Type: Paperweight
  • External Link: Bergstrom-Mahler Museum of Glass
  • Medium: Glass
  • Object ID: PW 1958.255.255
  • Credit Line: Bequest of Evangeline H. Bergstrom

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