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Victorian paperweight

Date made: 1890 (circa)

Maker / artist: Unknown

Material: glass

Period: Victorian

Accession number: F2616

This is a glass paperweight of Sandgate, a popular village for walks and excursions from Folkestone. It was bought as a Victorian seaside souvenir – a special present brought back from a holiday. The picture was printed in black and white and then coloured by hand. Sandgate became popular in the 1790s after the famous actress Mrs Siddons visited for the sea bathing.

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