Paperweights bring back a sense of nostalgia. They remind the older ones among us of the time when writing and receiving letters was a welcomed part of our lives. The earliest paperweights we know of date back to the year 1845, when the Venetian glassmaker Pietro Bigaglia exhibited the first signed paperweights at the Vienna Industrial Exposition.
The once-ubiquitous desktop accessory is no longer needed for its original utilitarian purpose, it has become a collectible item. In today’s digital world, the word “paperweight” is even a common expression for a useless or broken piece of electronic equipment.
Ystudio’s paperweight is crafted from solid brass. Weighing a bit under 100 grams, it’s heavy enough for the job of, well, being heavy. As gorgeous as it is, you won’t be able to keep your hands off it. You may even use it as a worry stone to let go of stress and tension.
The paperweight features an inverted cone shape design—that is unless you turn it upside down. If you want to have some extra fun, place it tip-down on a table and give it a spin. While the paperweight is spinning, you can contemplate life’s deeper mysteries. Or just put the paperweight on your desk and watch the patina develop over the years.