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Morris Strawberry Thief Birds Flowers Red Black Arts and Crafts Glass Dome Desk Museum Paperweight 3W
Morris Strawberry Thief Birds Flowers Red Black Arts and Crafts Glass Dome Desk Museum Paperweight 3W
Morris Strawberry Thief Birds Flowers Red Black Arts and Crafts Glass Dome Desk Museum Paperweight 3W
Item Id: PMOR1
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Size: 3in Dia x 1.5inH
Item Type: Paperweight
Material: Glass
Weight (lbs): 0.75 lbs, ship wt: 1 lb
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Glass half dome paperweight with Strawberry Thief 1883 textile pattern by artist William Morris (1834-1896). William Morris created repeating pattern designs for curtains, drapes and textiles in an attempt to bring back handcrafted items as part of the Arts and Crafts Movement. Strawberry Thief -- where thrush birds are found stealing strawberries from his garden -- proved to be one of his most popular patterns. The design has a black background with red, yellow, blue and green evenly coloring the continuous pattern.

  • Glass paperweight comes in an elegant presentation box with sateen lining suitable as a wedding gift or engagement party
  • Part of the Parastone Museum Gift Collection. PN PMOR1
  • Measures: 3 in W x 3 in L x 1.5 in H. Weight 0.9 lbs.

William Morris (1834-1896): William Morris is considered the father of the influential 19th-century Arts and Crafts movement that rejected the industrial, mass production of classically styled utilitarian and decorative objects. As a designer he argued passionately in favor of the return of craftsmanship to the applied arts. Improved labor conditions would then help create more beautiful products due to increased passion.

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