V & A Strawberry Thief Glass Paperweight in Gift Box
From the V & A Museum Collection, stylish and useful glass dome shaped paperweight featuring the Strawberry Thief design by William Morris.
Paperweight measures: 8 cm in diameter. Non scratch base.
Comes in a V & A black padded card gift box.
Strawberry Thief was designed by William Morris in 1883 with birds drawn by his architect friend Philip Webb. Strawberry Thief was inspired by the Morris family efforts to grow strawberries at their home Kelmscott Manor but being thwarted by thrushes who would creep under the netting and eat the fruit. Morris insisted that the birds be left undisturbed.