Scarab Paperweight, Iridescent

Our Scarab paperweight recalls the popular beetle-like faience frequently used as a talisman to represent immortality or rebirth.

Many consider the Iridescent glaze to be Pewabic's most important contribution to ceramic art. Through trial, error, and sheer persistence, Mary Chase Perry Stratton developed her first successful Iridescent glaze in 1906. Establishing the formula and stabilizing the firing process took another three years.

Today our Iridescent pieces are fired somewhat similarly, though with safer materials. It requires a third firing and a process called fuming–– when vegetable oil is injected into the kiln to create extraordinary one-of-a-kind effects. 

  • Paperweight measures slightly larger than 4" x 3" x 1"
  • From our Egyptian-inspired Collection
  • Handcrafted in Detroit
  • High-fire stoneware individually hand-pressed and glazed by Pewabic artisans
  • Pewabic logo stamped on the bottom
  • Please note that this glaze has a high range. The Matte Green Iridescent glaze can range from a pearl-like matte finish to a higher gloss metallic finish. See the group photo on this listing to see this range potential.
  • In Matte Green Iridescent and Copper Iridescent

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