This is a 1979 Gentile paperweight. Peter Gentile originally came from Italy. Trained in glass blowing, and after working in a number of cities and companies opened the Gentile Glass in 1947. His son John joined the business and produced lots of paperweights many for the tourist trade. Around 1963 they began stamping the finished products with their logo. This paperweight has the star mark indicating it was made in 1979. Size is 3.25 inches across. Condition on this weight: It has a bullet spot in it. A perfect little circle wear it bumped into something or maybe was dropped. It is along the edge midway at widest part. Otherwise it is just about perfect. More of the Gentiles can be found in American Glass Paperweights and Their Makers which describes paperweight making just before the start of the studio glass movement.