SANDWICH POINSETTIA PAPERWEIGHT, red flower exhibiting two rows of five petals, short green stem with three leaves, dew-like controlled bubbles, slightly concave base with a polished pontil mark. Boston & Sandwich Glass Co., possibly by Nicholas Lutz. 1870-1887. 2" H, 2 1/2" DOA.
Virtually undamaged with a single minute surface nick, typical shelf wear.
Literature: Parallels Barlow/Kaiser - The Glass Industry in Sandwich, Vol. 3, fig. 3383; and Hawley - The Art of the Paperweight: B&S and NEGC, p. 138, fig. 7.63.
Provenance: From the collection of Ernest & Dorothy Schatz of Osterville, MA.