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ARTIFACT: This is a rare circa 1880s or 1890s advertising paperweight for Winthrop M. Baker's Boston Chocolate and Bonbons of Boston, Massachsuetts. The insert reads FOR THE FINE TRADE and lists Baker's address as 490 Atlantic Avenue, Boston. The glass paperweight was made by Pyrophoto of New York.
VINTAGE: Circa 1880s-1890s.
SIZE: Approximately 2-1/2"e; in width and 4" in length and 13/16" in height.
MATERIALS / CONSTRUCTION: Glass, paper.
MARKINGS: Pyrophoto Co. 30 & 32 FIRST ST. NEW YOBK (sic).
ITEM NOTES: This is from a candy advertising collection which we will be listing more of over the next few months. ebay SHOP VABL95 LFJX6/13 SLCEX6/16
CONDITION: 6 (Fine+): The paperweight has areas of moderate discoloration to the insert; no chips or cracks.
GUARANTEE: As with all my items, this piece is guaranteed original.