Antique Victorian Glass Paperweight - Crystal Palace
The Crystal Palace was a cast-iron and plate-glass structure originally built in Hyde Park, London, to house the Great Exhibition of 1851. More than 14,000 exhibitors from around the world gathered in its 990,000-square-foot exhibition space to display examples of technology developed in the Industrial Revolution. Designed by Joseph Paxton, the Great Exhibition building was three times larger than St Paul's Cathedral. After the exhibition, it was decided to relocate the Palace to an area of South London known as Penge Common. It was rebuilt at the top of Penge Peak next to Sydenham Hill, an affluent suburb of large villas. It stood there from 1854 until its destruction by fire in 1936.
This antique Victorian glass paperweight is a souvenir from the Crystal Palace during it's time next to Sydenham Hill. The exact age is unknown, but it certainly predates the 1936 destruction.
- Materials: Glass
- Dimensions: Approx. 2.5" Round x 1" High
- Condition: This item is in vintage condition and is being sold as as-is. Due to age, please expect some minor imperfections.
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