November 16, 2019 - September 13, 2020Decorative Arts Corridor
Postscript features 68 weights from a local private collector and highlights major works by classical paperweight manufacturers as well as contemporary artists. This exhibition includes two extremely rare weights made by French manufacturer Pantin. Founded in 1850, Pantin produced paperweights until 1890. Although Pantin did not create as many weights as manufacturers such as Baccarat and Clichy, those it did were—and remain—some of the most desirable weights for collectors. The two Pantin weights in this exhibition are among less than 15 in existence. In addition to their rarity, these weights are notable because they are considered magnum weights, measuring more than 3½ inches wide.