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Glass Paperweight - Vermeer, Girl with Pearl Earring

Sale price $27.50 CAD Regular price $38.75 CAD

Size: 3" diameter by 1.5" height
Material: Glass
Weight: 0.75 lbs
Comes in an elegant presentation box.
Glass half dome paperweight with image by Johannes Vermeer.

Although Vermeer is now considered, one of the greatest paintings of the Dutch Golden Age, very little is known about his life. Initially, Vermeer painted large history pieces as did many of his contemporaries. However, he soon focused on the interiors which would later make him famous. He was commissioned to create the latter by a select group of collectors. The works were expensive because Vermeer could paint no more than three of them per year. He was rapidly forgotten after his death, only to be rediscovered in the 19th century.