A beautiful, heavy paperweight hand crafted on Vancouver Island by Robert Held; one of Canada's foremost glass artists. The globe is fascinating and of a "Millefiori" design.
Millefiori is a glass-work technique which produces distinctive decorative patterns on glassware. The term millefiori is a combination of the Italian words "mille" (thousand) and "fiori" (flowers) (Wikipedia)
Diameter ~3 inches.
Signed by the artist