Browsing through the Cancer Research shop about 10 days ago, I came across a paperweight. Of course, I picked it up and had a good look - it was quite unusual! As I examined it, I realised it was, in fact, rather nasty, and had bits of 'fruit' attached to wire (WIRE??!!! How vile!) actually in the glass. All this 'fruit' was sitting on a rather nice latticinio white basket within the glass - what a waste of a nice bit of lattice I thought!
I hastily put down the vile paperweight with the strange wired fruit, and thought I wouldn't waste Â£1.50 on it.
Imagine my chagrin when in my new paperweight book I find it was a St Louis lampwork paperweight dating from c1850. :cry: :cry: