Definitions for "Pinchbeck"
An alloy of copper and zinc, resembling gold; a yellow metal, composed of about three ounces of zinc to a pound of copper. It is much used as an imitation of gold in the manufacture of cheap jewelry.
Made of pinchbeck; sham; cheap; spurious; unreal.
Christopher Pinchbeck, 1670-1732, was a London jeweler, watchmaker, and alchemist who invented a substitute for gold made from an alloy of copper and zinc.
WEIGHT not a "true" paperweight as defined above, because not entirely enclosed in glass. A metallic disk with a raised design is covered by a magnifying glass lens, all resting on a pewter or alabaster base.