Any sellers of glass paperweights in the NYC area?
January 14, 2008 11:17 AM   Subscribe

Where can I buy a glass paperweight in the NYC area?

I'm getting a thank-you gift for a cousin who collects glass paperweights (specifically the kinds with colored patterns inside, like in kids' marbles). I've had trouble ordering online (the one I ordered came scratched and they can't replace it), and have decided to try a brick-and-mortar option. Trouble is, I don't know where to start.

I'm looking for a paperweight in the $15-20 range. It doesn't have to be anything overly fancy, just something similar to what I've described above. A store in Manhattan or Jersey City would be ideal, but I'm willing to venture out to Brooklyn, Queens, Hoboken, etc. if necessary.
posted by May Kasahara to Shopping (3 answers total)
MOMA? They usually have that kind of thing...I think they even have retail outlets so that you don't actually have to fight your way into the gift shop.
posted by legotech at 11:46 AM on January 14, 2008

I'm pretty sure I've seen paperweights like that at Delphinium in Hell's Kitchen, although I'm not getting any hits using their search tool.
posted by JaredSeth at 11:49 AM on January 14, 2008

Definitely check out Urbanglass's gift shop. You are guaranteed to find kickass glass paperweight made by local artisans.

They're located in downtown Brooklyn, but convenient to a million subway stops. Also, if you go during one of their open house days, you might be able to make your friend a paperweight yourself for a small fee.
posted by np312 at 11:51 AM on January 14, 2008

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