* 50th Anniversary Moon Landing Commemorative Paperweight with Lighted Base

SKU
3-08279

50 years ago on July 16th, 1969  NASA, with the Apollo 11 mission, made its bid to land the first manned spacecraft on the Moon.  On July 20th, in suspense and trepidation, the nation waited for the news “The Eagle Has Landed”. 6 hours after the lunar module landed, astronaut Neil Armstrong took his first step onto the lunar surface proclaiming it was “one small step for [a] man and one giant leap for mankind”.  This amazing feat and significant landmark in human history was broadcast live to a global audience of 530 million.  

Of the moon’s surface, Armstrong reported “We are landed in a relatively smooth crater field of circular secondary craters, most of which have raised rims irrespective of their size. . . There are a few of the smaller craters around which do not have a discernible rim. The ground mass throughout the area is a very fine sand to a silt.”  That first hand geographical description is exactly what Glass Eye Studio has captured in this beautiful rendition of the moon in hand blown glass. This limited edition paperweight designed by Creative Director Piper O’Neill hosts a striking crater-filled moon with a fine sandy lunar surface — the celestial body suspended in the night sky radiates. The outer most shell of the paperweight features a silvery chrome-like finish. All Glass Eye Studio's handcrafted items include ash from the eruption of Mount St. Helens in 1980. 

Relive the excitement and commemorate the event! 

  • An exclusive Made In Washington Limited Edition
  • Each paperweight is titled “Moon Landing 1969”, etched on the glass
  • Limited to 125, each is numbered in the edition #/125, etched on the glass
  • Includes a lighted base (see item # 3-08278 without base)
  • Includes a navy blue satin lined gift box
  • 2 ½ " (h) Paperweight + 1 ½"(h) Lighted base

On July 24th, a proud nation welcomed the astronauts safely back home and into the history books with the knowledge that we "went in peace for all mankind" and that human exploration in space was possible.

50 years ago on July 16th, 1969  NASA, with the Apollo 11 mission, made its bid to land the first manned spacecraft on the Moon.  On July 20th, in suspense and trepidation, the nation waited for the news “The Eagle Has Landed”. 6 hours after the lunar module landed, astronaut Neil Armstrong took his first step onto the lunar surface proclaiming it was “one small step for [a] man and one giant leap for mankind”.  This amazing feat and significant landmark in human history was broadcast live to a global audience of 530 million.  

Of the moon’s surface, Armstrong reported “We are landed in a relatively smooth crater field of circular secondary craters, most of which have raised rims irrespective of their size. . . There are a few of the smaller craters around which do not have a discernible rim. The ground mass throughout the area is a very fine sand to a silt.”  That first hand geographical description is exactly what Glass Eye Studio has captured in this beautiful rendition of the moon in hand blown glass. This limited edition paperweight designed by Creative Director Piper O’Neill hosts a striking crater-filled moon with a fine sandy lunar surface — the celestial body suspended in the night sky radiates. The outer most shell of the paperweight features a silvery chrome-like finish. All Glass Eye Studio's handcrafted items include ash from the eruption of Mount St. Helens in 1980. 

Relive the excitement and commemorate the event! 

  • An exclusive Made In Washington Limited Edition
  • Each paperweight is titled “Moon Landing 1969”, etched on the glass
  • Limited to 125, each is numbered in the edition #/125, etched on the glass
  • Includes a lighted base (see item # 3-08278 without base)
  • Includes a navy blue satin lined gift box
  • 2 ½ " (h) Paperweight + 1 ½"(h) Lighted base

On July 24th, a proud nation welcomed the astronauts safely back home and into the history books with the knowledge that we "went in peace for all mankind" and that human exploration in space was possible.

About The Maker

About Glass Eye Studio

(Seattle, Washington)

Glass Eye Studio was founded in 1978 with the mission to provide young glass artists the opportunity to make a living while they develop their artistic voice. Today, Glass Eye has multiple aspiring artists who work in conjunction with the core team of talented glass blowers who make the company strong.

Everything sold by Glass Eye Studio is made by hand in the Ballard neighborhood of Seattle. Because each item is produced individually, there can be slight differences among pieces, giving each its own artisian character.  Each piece that Glass Eye produces includes fragments from Mt. St. Helens 1980 eruption!

So many prominent glass blowers have spent time at Glass Eye Studio, that local artists like to say "All roads lead to "The Eye".

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