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Glossary of Paperweight Terms
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Stave Clichy
 
A flattened glass tube, used to form basket motifs and Clichy roses.
 
Strawberry cut (or
diamond cut)
 
  A set of grid cuts made in the base of a paperweight.
 
Striae (or striations)   Streaks of glass of different optical quality caught in the dome of a paperweight, giving the glass an undesirable sugary or grainy appearance.
 
Sulphide (or cameo) Baccarat
 
A three-dimensional ceramic medallion or portrait plaque used as a decorative enclosure in paperweights or other glass objects.
 
Swirl weight   A paperweight design with opaque colored rods of two or three colors radiating in pinwheel fashion from a central millefiori floret, giving it a flat appearance.
 
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Glossary text from The Art of the Paperweight used courtesy of L. H. Selman Ltd.

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