Antique Millville Confetti Umbrella Paperweight Whitall Tatum circa 1900-12 Mariah’s Ring South Jersey Glass. Millville is well known as being one of the centers of 19. Century South Jersey glass making. Paperweights such as this were produced after-hours at Whitall Tatum, made after a glassworker had completed making his daily quota of laboratory or pharmaceutical ware. The clear glass used at Whitall Tatum was ideal for the production of paperweights. Many of the workers attempted to make such pieces, with limited levels of success. This all came to a crashing halt about 1912 when someone got greedy and opened the annealing oven where newly manufactured paperweights were cooling, with the intent to steal them. When the thief let the cool air into the annealing oven, it caused considerable breakage to the company glass pieces tempering in the same oven. This weight is in excellent condition. It stands 3¾ inches tall and has a diameter of 3 1/2 inches. The umbrella has a white frit colored base for the flower and sports pink, cobalt blue, shades of yellow and red “speckled” frit covering the top of the flower. The umbrella flower has been pulled down quite low on the weight. It has a round concave facet on the top with a center air bubble beneath it, and a pontil mark on the base. I see no damage whatsoever. An excellent example of this fine piece of South Jersey folk art. Also see my books. Last Links to the Past 20. Century South Jersey Glass Volume 1 – Clevenger Brothers. As well as my book about cabin bottles. In other word, Don’t shoot the messenger! This item is in the category “Collectibles\Decorative Collectibles\Paperweights”. The seller is “jerseyana” and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped to United States.
- Brand: Millville Whitall Tatum
- Color: Multicolor
- Material: Glass
- Country/Region of Manufacture: United States
- Handmade: Yes