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Millville Devils Fire

Year: Mid 20th century

Weight:2 lbs


South Jersey Millville Devil’s Fire Paperweight Tony DePalma Wheaton Village Offered here is a Devil’s Fire paperweight made by South Jersey glass artisan Tony DePalma (1921-2007). In his early glassmaking career in the 1930s and early 1940s, DePalma worked with glassblowing legends Emil Larson and Bill Valla, both makers of rose paperweights. After serving in World War II, DePalma took a 30+ year hiatus from glass before returning to work with glass at Wheaton Village in Millville, NJ. Besides producing his famed rose paperweights, Tony DePalma also excelled at making Devil’s Fire paperweights, weights made to depict the marsh gases rising from the South Jersey swamps, also called “fox fire” by the locals.