Reliefs as paperweights

Paperweight of Eiger-, Mönch and Jugfau
Paperweight of Eiger-, Mönch and Jungfrau (Switzerland) 1:100,000, 8.5 x 16 cm,
Xaver Imfeld, Institute of Cartography and Geoinformation, ETH Zurich

Little reliefs of mountains are ideal gifts for alpinists or other people loving the mountains. They can be used as paperweights with engraved dedication. Xaver Imfeld (1853–1909) already realised this about 1900 and offered twelve different galvanoplastic models in scales of 1:12,500 to 1:150,000, mounted on a pedestal of rock, in 1904. The models covered an area of about 10x10 cm or larger. They existed in bronze and silver colour [1].
 

Paperweight of the MatterhornPaperweight of mount Glärnisch
Paperweight of the Matterhorn (Switzerland) 1:50,000, 10 x 10 cm,
Xaver Imfeld
Paperweight of the Glärnisch (Switzerland) 1:100,000, 10.5 x 13.5 cm,
Xaver Imfeld


[1] Wehrli, Leo. Alpine Briefbeschwerer in galvanoplastischer Wiedergabe. 1904. Penck, Albrecht. Neue Reliefs der Alpen. S.35.