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Glossary of Paperweight Terms
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Spaced millefiori   A pattern of individual millefiori canes set at equal or nearly equal distances from each other, forming a set of vaguely defined circles.
 
Spacing schemes   Motifs of millefiori canes in random, patterned, and special arrangements.
 
Spiral   An opaque glass thread wound around a clear rod.
 
Spiral latticinio Perthshire
 
A convex or funnel-shaped ground formed by threads of latticinio.
 
Spoke concentric   A New England Glass Company design suggesting spokes of a wheel.
 
Spoke paperweight   One with an overall design suggesting the spokes of a wheel; a Saint Louis paperweight having a jasper ground of alternating colors divided by spokelike tubes.
 
Star cut Perthshire
 
A many-pointed star incised into the base of a weight for decoration.
 
Stardust cane Clichy
 
A cane composed of tiny starshaped rods separated by clear glass, usually surrounding a geometric cane center.
 
Stardust ground
 
  A ground made up of white star rods.
 
Star paperweight   A weight with an overall star-shaped design, a Clichy specialty.
 
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Glossary text from The Art of the Paperweight used courtesy of L. H. Selman Ltd.

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