Good Fortune: Glass Block Paperweight
Lays flat for paperweight or stands vertical as desk ornament
Two layers of thick glass
Chinese calligraphy for "Good Fortune" (Fu) in a heavy glass paperweight.
A popular symbol displayed on doorways during Chinese New Year. It can be translated as good fortune, prosperity, or fulfillment. The custom of displaying the symbol during New Year started in 256BCE during the Zhou Dynasty. Placing the symbol at your doorway kept poverty away from your home.
Inspirational Chinese calligraphy printed and sandwiched between two pieces of thick glass for an attractive desk ornament or paperweight. Lays flat or stands vertically. Double-sided calligraphy. Dimensions: 2.5” x 4” x 1” thick and weighs 13.5 ounces.
Construction note: Thick glass has a natural greenish tint on the edges as seen in the photos. The block has a thin 2-mm space between the sections where the double-sided calligraphy is inserted. The edges are beveled to prevent cuts when handling.