Custom Map Paperweight

Hold a tangible reminder of a treasured spot with this custom map paperweight by John and Charlotte Guptill.
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Charlotte Guptill

$125.00

Charlotte Guptill created by

Charlotte Guptill

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Weight of the World

Special places become like anchors in our lives. They keep us grounded, offer safe harbor, or tug on our hearts the farther we travel. This custom map paperweight, designed by artists Charlotte Guptill, lets you hold a tangible reminder of that treasured spot, even when you're far away. Choose your favorite vacation spot, a childhood home, the place you first met your true love, or any other place you find your heart wandering. That very spot will be hand-cut from a map, mounted in a compass rose base, and sealed under multiple layers of boaters resin. The resin is buffed to a satiny finish, and both protects the image and helps to magnify it. (International locations are available, although the maps display less detail.) The finished paperweight keeps important papers—and memories—close to home. Handmade in Maine.

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Made in Maine

Charlotte Guptill

created by

Charlotte Guptill

location

Maine

Inspired by her love of sailing, Maine-based maker Charlotte Guptill began to incorporate nautical charts directly into her jewelry designs. With the help of her talented pack of Maine artisans, she handcrafts custom nautical chart and map adornments in her studio on the Portland waterfront. Each of her pieces is hand-cast, the chart or map images are hand cut, and each piece is topped with boaters resin to create a natural dome that magnifies the artwork below.

Handmade Made in the USA
Made from
paper, lead-free pewter, boater's resin
Measurements
Base: 2.5" dia.; Bezel: 2 dia.
Ingredients
Care
Designed to patina slowly and evenly, developing a soft warm patina often considered an enhancement to appearance. If desired, apply and rub a mild detergent on pewter surface, rinse under running water and gently wipe dry with a soft cloth. The clear, high gloss surface is a durable, scratch and fade resistant boater's resin containing a U.V. protectant. If slightly scratched, buff with a soft cloth and car/boat wax.
Item ID
23965

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This is a made-to-order item. You will receive a proof within 1-2 business days from our custom order team. At that time, you can request a revision or approve the proof. You will be provided with a ship date for the final item after approving the proof. If we do not receive a response within 1 week, your proof will automatically get approved and your order will be put into production. This item typically ships 2 weeks after proof approval.At this time, this item cannot be shipped to P.O. Boxes or to APO/FPO or US Territories. Contact custom@uncommongoods.com with any questions.


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It was a unique gift to give a retiring executive. We were a little disappointed that the map was so small and not magnified enough by the dome top.

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It will be used in my husbands workspace and it will remind him of a cherished place that holds many fond memories.

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excellent quality. Very attractive and clear to read.

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Product is very sturdy and would have been great had the image not been so pale compared to its proof. One can hardly distinguish water from land.

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I presented this to my niece who was graduating from college and will be teaching a year in Germany. The map reflected her home town and she will use it as intended as a paperweight. Just beautiful!

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