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Most of the best weights made during the classic period came from Europe, particularly France, where Baccarat, Clichy, St. Louis and Pantin, and a couple of other small glassworks, St. Mande and Grenelle made fine weights. Other fine paperweights were made in Russia, England and Bohemia-Silesia. We have special pages devoted to each of these makers.
There are a small number of good weights, which appear to have been made in Europe, whose makers so far have not been identified. In fact, some of these weights are very fine and interest me enough that I have an ongoing series of articles I have been writing for the Annual Bulletin of the Paperweight Collectors’ Association, titled, “Who Am I?.” These are the weights we will feature on this page when we have any.