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In Europe, the pioneering artistry of Paul Ysart in Scotland in the 1930s, and the revival of paperweight production at Baccarat and St. Louis in France in the 1950s, helped paperweights regain some of the popularity they had enjoyed in the mid-19th Century. Initially produced in larger glassworks, today the trend is towards smaller glass “studios” and artists working on their own, who can react more flexibly to changing market requirements.

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