Paperweights

UK, 1956, 2', color
English with Turkish subtitles

Frank Hill makes a milliaflore paperweight at Whitefriars Glassworks in Wealdstone, London. M/S and C/U of Frank Hill sitting at a workbench and placing numerous tiny tubes of coloured glass into some small round stone or wooden containers. Commentator tells us Frank is keeping alive the art of making milliaflore paperweights at a glass works in Wealdstone, London.

Weights And Measures Issue Title Weight And Sea

Weights And Measures Issue Title Weight And Sea

Weights And Measures

Weights And Measures

Paperweights

Paperweights

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Precision: The Measure of All Things

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A Solitary Eagle in the Sinai Desert

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From Cypresses to Turkish Landscapes

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Among the most interesting themes in the oeuvre of Prassinos are cypresses, trees, and Turkish landscapes. The cypress woods in Üsküdar he saw every time he stepped out on the terrace of their house in İstanbul or the trees in Petits Champs must have been strong images of childhood for Prassinos.