"HEMINGWAY" COPPER ORE PAPERWEIGHTS
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Lake Copper ore from Michigan's Upper Penninsula. Polished and sealed natural lumps of pure copper ore. Beautiful paperweights/desk objects, heavy and incredibly satisfying in the hand. Exposed and oxidized copper (pure turquoise). Only one of each.
These are of the same type that Ernest Hemingway used on his writing desk at his home in Cuba. In a 1954 interview for the Paris Review, George Plimpton noted
"...It is on the top of one of these cluttered bookcases—the one against the wall by the east window and three feet or so from his bed—that Hemingway has his “work desk”—a square foot of cramped area hemmed in by books on one side and on the other by a newspaper-covered heap of papers, manuscripts, and pamphlets. There is just enough space left on top of the bookcase for a typewriter, surmounted by a wooden reading board, five or six pencils, and a chunk of copper ore to weight down papers when the wind blows in from the east window."
"A" is 1 lb., 4 oz. 4 inches at its longest and 1 inch at its highest.
"B" is just under 1 lb., 4 inches at its longest and 1/2 inch at its highest.