Napoleon III Sulphide Portrait on Blue
Clichy, circa 1845-55
Morton D. Barker Paperweight Collection contains objects that were manufactured
in Europe, the United States, and Asia.
The three manufacturers most renowned for the
production of paperweights in the ninetheenth century were the French firms
of Baccarat, Saint
Louis, and Clichy. They produced the highest
quality glass in Europe at that time. A fourth French paperweight maker was
Pantin. Paperweights were being manufactured
from about 1845 in France, and production continued until about 1860, when they
went out of fashion.