Paperweights are eight-sided, geometric forms, with four large hexagonal faces and four small triangular faces. This was the first time this form and format was ever used for crystal paperweights. Each paperweight is a maximum width of 2 inches and 1-5/8" inches high. The crystal used in this set has a 33% lead oxide content, which is the fullest lead crystal that is color free and optically perfect. Produced in Austria, in heating chambers lined with platinum, so that no impurities are imparted to the molten crystal. The slowly cooled and precisely cut. Each individual paperweight is hand-polished and engraved by Franklin Crystal. All paperweights feature engraved original work of art adapted from the famed illustrations of Sir Jon Tenniel for Alice's Adventure in Wonderland and Through The Looking Glass.
This set includes the White Rabbit, Mad Hatter, Jabberwock, Mock Turtle, Gryphon, Queen of Hearts, Cheshire Cat, Humpty Dumpty, Tweedledum and Tweedledee, Caterpillar, Duchess and Alice. For a total of 12 paperweights.
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