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Glossary of Paperweight Terms
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Cog method   A special notation for the identification of Saint Louis paperweights.
 
Collar   A metal ring used to surround the disc or template and to help center the motif being picked up by molten crystal.
 
Color ground Francis Dyer Whittemore
 
Opaque or transparent colored glass used as a background for a paperweight motif.
Concentric millefiori Arculus
 
Any spacing scheme in millefiori weights with concentric circles of canes placed around a central cane or cluster of canes.
 
Cookie base   A thick, cookie-shaped pad forming the base of fruit weights made by the New England Glass Company.
 
Crimp   A metal tool inserted into molten glass to form three-dimentional roses and lilies, used especially at Millville.
 
Crimped cane
 
  A corrugated or vertically ribbed cane.
Crown (or dome) Whitefriars
 
The glass above the motif in a paperweight.
Crown weight Perthshire
 
A type of hollow paperweight in which alternating bands of colored and lacy white twists radiate from a central floret near the top of the dome, flow down the sides of the weight, and converge again near the base.
 
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Glossary text from The Art of the Paperweight used courtesy of L. H. Selman Ltd.

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