The Boston & Sandwich Glass Company (B&S), located on Cape Cod, began making paperweights in the early 1850s. Many of their products were similar - and hard to distinguish - from those of NEGC, the other prominent Massachusetts glassworks. Initially the artists copied the work of French paperweight makers. Gradually they introduced more variety into their paperweight designs. Weights were never signed but some contain an 1852 date cane. Nicolas Lutz - who had served his apprenticeship at St. Louis in France - and joined the company in the early 1870s - is credited with having created the company’s famous rose found at the centre of many flower weights.
Labour problems forced the company to close in 1888.
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