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Contemporary American Paperweights for Sale


The glass paperweights on this page are by contemporary American makers.  I am using it to list paperweights were I have only a few examples for sale by the maker.  Be sure to check out my other pages for specific makers such as Charles Kaziun , St. Clair, Degenhart , and Gentile Glass.

If you would like to purchase any of these paperweights, e-mail me at: aport@paperweights.com
 
 
3026 Very Early Ray Banford Miniature Cherries on Snow Paperweight.    circa  1971-1974.  This miniature paperweight has three bright red cherries on a white snow ground.  There are also stems and leaves and a piece of a branch.  It is a very early paperweight made by Ray Banford.  Signed on the base "Ray Banford".  

Ray Banford worked in Southampton, NJ.  He started making paperweights in 1971 along with his son, Bob Banford.  He continued to make paperweights until his death in 2003.  Bob and Ray did not date their paperweights.  By 1975 both Ray and Bob were using signature canes, so this paperweight predates that use.

Miniature Size:    2" diameter by 1 3/16" high.  The bottom is ground flat.  
Signature:  Signed on the base "Ray Banford".
Condition:  Very good condition.  One tiny chip (less than 1/16") as shown in the pictures.  No other chips, cracks, or scratches. 

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Tiny nick
$135 postage paid in the US.                      

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3500 Wonderful Cape Cod Glass Works 1993 Triple Signed Millefiori Scramble Paperweight.   dated 1993.  Colorful scramble paperweight packed with a variety of millefiori canes and twist canes.  The paperweight includes two signature canes.  One is the William Clark Burchfield signature rose canes at the top of the paperweight, with the initials "WBC" in the center of the rose.   The other signature cane is a Cape Cod Glass Works 1993 date cane "CCGW 93".  There is also a second rose case that is not a signature cane.  The paperweight is also engraved "W. Burchfield" on the base.  

The Cape Cod Glass Works was operated by William Clark Burchfield in Sagamore, Massachusetts from 1976 to 2000.  It then continued briefly in Crossville, Tennessee until 2001.  Bill Burchfield died in 2012.  Bill's son Mark was also at the glass works until 1998.  Bill started making paperweights at Pairpoint Glass in 1970.

Although many people collect scramble paperweights for their own merit, scrambles are also valuable tools for learning to identify the different colors and canes used by each factory. 

Medium Size:   2 9/16” diameter by 2 1/16” high.  The bottom is ground concave with a remnant of the pontil mark in the center.
Condition:  Excellent condition with no scratches, chips, or cracks found on inspection.  It does have a remnant of the pontil mark in the center of the base.
Signature:  This paperweight has two of Bill Burchfield's signature canes plus his engraved signature on the base.  It has both the "CCGW 93" cane and the rose cane with "WBC" in the center.   

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Base with engraved signature and remnant of pontil mark
Rose cane with WCB in center
CCGW 93 cane
Top view
$145 postage paid in the US.                          

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4905 Magnum Daniel Salazar Lundberg Studios Compound Paperweight with Dragonfly and Pink Dogwood Flowers.    dated 1996.  This paperweight by Daniel Salazar features a wonderful large dragonfly hovering over a cluster of pink dogwood flowers.  The dogwood flowers are complete with stems and leaves.  It is a compound composition and is very three dimensional with three layers of lampwork over a clear ground. Signed and dated on the edge "Daniel Salazar Lundberg Studios 1996" along with a registration number "052206".  It also has a Daniel Salazar "D.S." lampwork signature on the underside of a large leaf.  Perfect condition.  A wonderful paperweight. 

The list price for this paperweight in May 2010 was $494.  It is also the current list price shown on the Lundberg web page.  My price is 20% lower. 

In 1970 James Lundberg founded a small "backyard" studio Nouveau Glass in San Jose, California.  He was joined by his brother Steven Lundberg, Daniel Salazar, David Salazar, and several other glass artists.  The first paperweights were made in 1972.  They were known for their surface decorated designs and torchwork and later for their lampwork.  In 1973 the firm was renamed Lundberg Studios and moved to Davenport, California.  James died in an accident in 1991. Steven left Lundberg Studios in 1997 and set up his own studio.  He died from ALS in 2008.   Although in later years, each paperweight produced at Lundberg Studios was signed and dated by the studio and signed by the artist, the earliest paperweights did not have the artists signature.. 

Daniel Salazar is one of the lead gaffers at Lundberg Studios in Davenport, California and is their primary paperweight designer and maker.  He joined Lundberg in 1975. 

Please ignore the white areas in the picture caused by the light. 

Very Large Size:   Just over 3 9/16" diameter by 2 3/4" high. The base is ground concave. 
Signature: Signed on the side near the base "Daniel Salazar Lundberg Studios 1996" along with a registration number "052206".  It also has a Daniel Salazar "D.S." lampwork signature on the underside of a large leaf. 
Condition:  Excellent condition with no cracks, chips or scratches.  There is one bubble in the glass visible on the underside. 

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SOLD.                                             

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3690 Very Early Michael Egan / Alan Goldfarb Black Trout Series Abstract Paperweight.  dated 1993.  This paperweight has a texture and coloration that mimics the skin of a black trout.  It has a random pattern of dark red murrini with touches of orange.  Each murrine is outlined in teal blue and this creates the impression that there is a teal blue ground (but the ground is clear).  It is an amazing effect from the very early work of an artist whose paperweights now look very different.  It is signed "MICHAEL EGAN Vt.  93" on the base. This is one of the earliest paperweights by Michael Egan.  It dates from the period when he was doing an apprenticeship with Alan Goldfarb and resembles Alan's Black Trout series.  A rare early work by Michael Egan.

Michael Egan has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sculpture from the University of Vermont. He apprenticed at the hot glass shop of Alan Goldfarb in Burlington, Vermont from 1991 to 1995.  Over the years he did additional apprentice work with many prominent glass artists including Richard Marquis, Jack Wax and Lino Tagliapietra.  In 2000, he opened the Green Mountain Glassworks in Granville, Vermont.

Glass artist Alan Goldfarb, formerly of Burlington, Vermont is responsible for the design of the paperweight featured here.  His Black Trout Series vases are much sought after.   Alan is now retired from hot glass work.  He currently lives and works with wood in Mexico.  His hand blown art glass pieces are in many museums including the Smithsonian Renwick Gallery, Corning Museum of Glass and Museum of Fine Arts in Boston.    

Medium Size:  Just under 2 1/2" diameter by 1 3/4"" high.  The bottom is fire finished with a depression in the center. 
Signature: Signed "MICHAEL EGAN Vt.  93" on the base. 
Condition:  Very good  to excellent condition. There are no chips or cracks.  I could find no scratches on the body, but there is one very small abrasion on the side (shown in the pictures).  

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Small abrasion on side
$165 postage paid in the US.                   

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4822 Magnum Daniel Salazar Lundberg Studios Compound Burgundy Beta Fish and Anemones Paperweight.   dated 1997.  This paperweight by Daniel Salazar features a magnificent large beta fish swimming among ten blue-white millefiori anemones, red carpet anemones, pink corals and swaying green plants.  There is a neat arrangement of bubbles trailing the fish.  It is a compound composition and is very three dimensional with three layers of lampwork over an iridescent light blue watery ground. Signed and dated on the edge "Daniel Salazar Lundberg Studios 1997" along with a registration number "111303".  It also has a Daniel Salazar "D.S." lampwork signature on the underside of the ground.  Perfect condition.  A wonderful paperweight.

The list price for this paperweight in May 2010 was $494.  It is also the current list price shown on the Lunderg web page.  My price is 20% lower. 

In 1970 James Lundberg founded a small "backyard" studio Nouveau Glass in San Jose, California.  He was joined by his brother Steven Lundberg, Daniel Salazar, David Salazar, and several other glass artists.  The first paperweights were made in 1972.  They were known for their surface decorated designs and torchwork and later for their lampwork.  In 1973 the firm was renamed Lundberg Studios and moved to Davenport, California.  James died in an accident in 1991. Steven left Lundberg Studios in 1997 and set up his own studio.  He died from ALS in 2008.   Although in later years, each paperweight produced at Lundberg Studios was signed and dated by the studio and signed by the artist, the earliest paperweights did not have the artists signature.. 

Daniel Salazar is one of the lead gaffers at Lundberg Studios in Davenport, California and is their primary paperweight designer and maker.  He joined Lundberg in 1975. 

Please ignore the white areas in the picture caused by the light. 

Very Large Size:  3 5/8" diameter by 2 5/8" high. The base is ground concave.
Signature: Signed on the side near the base "Daniel Salazar Lundberg Studios 1997" along with a registration number "111303".  It also has a Daniel Salazar "D.S." lampwork signature on the underside of the ground. 
Condition:  Excellent condition with no cracks, chips or scratches. 

For extra pictures, click on the picture at the right and the following links: 

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D.S. Lampwork signature under ground
SOLD.                 

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Large Daniel Salazar Lundberg Studios Blue Angelfish and Anemones Compound Paperweight.   dated 1998.  This paperweight by Daniel Salazar features a large blue angelfish swimming inside a garland of blue and green anemones.  The green anemones are on a vine that wraps around to the edge of the ground.  They appear to depict a plant rather than sea anemones.  The blue sea anemones are free standing.  This is a compound composition and is very three dimensional with three layers of lampwork over a translucent blue ground. Signed and dated on the edge "Daniel Salazar Lundberg Studios 1998" along with a registration number "031351".  It also has a Daniel Salazar "D.S." lampwork signature on the underside of the ground.  Perfect condition.  A wonderful paperweight. 

The list price for this paperweight in May 2010 was $420.  It is also the current list price shown on the Lundberg web page.  My price is 30% lower. 

In 1970 James Lundberg founded a small "backyard" studio Nouveau Glass in San Jose, California.  He was joined by his brother Steven Lundberg, Daniel Salazar, David Salazar, and several other glass artists.  The first paperweights were made in 1972.  They were known for their surface decorated designs and torchwork and later for their lampwork.  In 1973 the firm was renamed Lundberg Studios and moved to Davenport, California.  James died in an accident in 1991. Steven left Lundberg Studios in 1997 and set up his own studio.  He died from ALS in 2008.   Although in later years, each paperweight produced at Lundberg Studios was signed and dated by the studio and signed by the artist, the earliest paperweights did not have the artists signature.. 

Daniel Salazar is one of the lead gaffers at Lundberg Studios in Davenport, California and is their primary paperweight designer and maker.  He joined Lundberg in 1975. 

Please ignore the white areas in the picture caused by the light. 

Large Size:   2 3/4" diameter by 2 5/16" high. The base is ground concave. 
Signature: Signed on the side near the base "Daniel Salazar Lundberg Studios 1998" along with a registration number "031351".  It also has a Daniel Salazar "D.S." lampwork signature under the ground. 
Condition:  Excellent condition with no cracks, chips or scratches.  

For extra pictures, click on the picture at the right and the following links: 

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Signature on edge near base and D.S. lampwork signature
$295 postage paid in the US.                                             

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3691 Early Bill Slade Large Silver Veiled Translucent Blue and Green Compound Abstract Paperweight.  dated 1983.  This paperweight has many layers of swirling translucent pale green and blue veiling.  It is a magical technique that creates an image of fluid motion within the glass.  It is signed on the side near the base "B. SLADE '83".  A dramatic complex paperweight created in the earliest years of this technique. 

This paperweight has a "veil" effect created by using a metallic powder in the glass.  The veiling technique was first developed by Dominic Labino worked back in the early 1970s.  Later it was used by Harvey Littleton (1980) Ed Nesteruk (1982), Bill Slade (1983), and Michael O'Keefe (1984).  

Bill Slade, born in 1953, was educated at Jacksonville University (Florida).  He has been working in glass for since the late 1970s and today works with his son Jonathan at their studio Slade Art Glass in Jacksonville, Florida.  They make a variety of glass objects including vessels, paperweights, and sculptural pieces.  Bill has taught glass at Jacksonville University and other places.  He has received many awards and is in the permanent collections of several major museums, including the Corning Museum of Glass, Bergstrom Mahler Museum, WheatonArts Museum of American Glass, and the Chrysler Museum.

Large Size:  3" diameter by 2 5/16" high.  The bottom is ground flat. 
Signature: Signed on the side near the base "B. SLADE '83". 
Condition:  Excellent condition. No chips or cracks or scratches found on inspection.    

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$165 postage paid in the US.                    

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4940 Very Early Large Robert Eickholt Abstract Iridescent Paperweight.  dated 1980.  This paperweight has an abstract design of iridescent valleys and peaks with colors progressing from white or very light blue to dark blue to black.  The valleys look as if they have been carved out of a sphere with an ice cream scoop.  The inner surface has an amazing texture.  This texture is only on the inside, as the design is encased in an outer layer of smooth clear glass.  It is signed "R. Eickholt 1980" on the base. This is one of the earliest paperweights by Robert Eickholt. 

Robert Eickholt has been making glass paperweights since 1978 when he founded Eickholt Glass in Columbus, Ohio.  His designs often make use of precious metals such as gold and silver, and rare oxides such as cobalt and copper.  In later paperweights by Eickholt the design moved to the interior and veiling techniques began to appear. He retired from full time glassworking in 2013, but still creates beautiful glass on a part time basis.

Large Size:  3" diameter by just under 2 3/4"" high.  The bottom is ground flat.
Signature: Signed "R. Eickholt 1980" on the base. 
Condition:  Very good  to excellent condition. There are no chips or cracks.  I could find no scratches on the body, but there is some wear on the base.   

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SOLD.                 

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3960 Early Correia Iridescent Crescent Moon and Seas Art Glass Paperweight.   dated 1983.  This paperweight features crescent moon over windswept waves.  The moon and waves are depicted on the surface of the paperweight in silver and gold tones with a very dark blue, almost black background.  It is signed on the base "Correia PWMSC2M.16.83.7".  An amazing paperweight.  

Please ignore the white glare from the lights.  A similar paperweight by Steven Correia is in the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.  The paperweight is incorrectly attributed to Roland R. Correia.

Steven Valentine Correia received his bachelor of arts degree from the University of Hawaii in 1972.  He earned a masters in art degree from UCLA and then a second masters degree in fine art from the University of Hawaii.  He was drawn to sculpture and design.  Steven founded Correia Art Glass in 1973, along with a business partner Roger Roland.  It was one of the first privately owned art glass studios to spearhead the Art Glass Movement in the early 1970’s, creating a new American market for contemporary decorative arts.  The company continued to operate under the artistic guidance of Steven Correia until 1987.  The studio is located in Santa Monica, California and is currently operated by Steven Correia's children Algerine Correia and Jeffrey Correia.

In 1987 Steven Correia left Correia Art Glass and founded Correia Crystal in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania where he focuses his attention on creating sculptural objects.  He also has an interest in large-scale environmental kinetic light sculpture as well as his audio and visual performance art.  Roger Roland withdrew from the partnership in 1975 and established his own independent Roland Art Glass studio in Ketchum, Idaho. 

Additional note on signatures:  The history of Correia is confusing because some of the early paperweights and other art glass were signed "Roland R. Correia".  There are some sites on the internet that give Roger Roland credit for the early paperweights.  The paperweight in the MMA collection is identified as being by Roger Roland Correia.  This is incorrect.  There was no such person.  The signature was misleading.  It was a signature used by the partnership.  It is also possible to find paperweights signed "Roland".  These are distinctly different from the style of Correia Art Glass paperweights.

Small Size:  2 3/8" diameter by 2 1/4" high. The bottom is ground flat. 
Signature:    It is signed on the base "Correia PWMSC2M.16.83.7". 
Condition:  Excellent condition with no cracks or chips.  There is considerable wear and many scratches on the base, but the body is in excellent condition.

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Signature on worn base
$95 postage paid in the US.        

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Early Correia Iridescent Crescent Moon and Seas Art Glass Paperweight
3903 Mayauel Ward Orange Butterfly with Pink Flowers Paperweight.   dated 2004.  This compound three-dimensional paperweight features a large orange butterfly flying under a canopy of pink flowers.  The flower plant has three flowers, two leaves, and a stem.  The paperweight is three dimensional with two layers of lampwork over an almost clear iridescent ground.  Signed and dated "Mayauel Ward 2004" on the base.  This is an absolutely wonderful paperweight. 

Mayauel Ward is one of the premier lampwork artists working today. He started with a glass class taught by Stuart Abelman at El Camino College. After completing his studies, he went to work at Correia Glass where he worked with Ken Rosenfeld.  In 1979 he joined the Abelman Glass Studio where he started making lampwork designs in 1987.  Although he continued to work at Abelman Glass, he also built a studio in his home in Manhattan Beach, CA.  His work is uniquely his own although he gets inspiration from the fine lampwork designs of Paul Stankard and Chris Buzzini.  There are articles about Mayauel Ward in the 1997 and 2006 issues of the Annual Bulletin of the Paperweight Collectors Association.

Size:   2 5/8" diameter by 2 3/8" tall.  The base is ground flat.
Signature:   Signed "Mayauel Ward 2004" on the base. 
Condition:  Excellent condition with no cracks or chips.  I could not find any scratches. 

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Mayauel Ward Butterfly and Pink Flowers 
4752 Large Orient & Flume Figural Peach Paperweight.   circa 2003.  Wonderful hand crafted Orient & Flume peach paperweight having a stem and leaf.  The surface is has a pink iridescent sheen.  Signed on the base "Orient & Flume G6U7".  A wonderful example. 

Orient & Flume was started in 1972 in Chico, California by Douglas Boyd and David Hopper.  It studio took its name from its initial location which was at the corner of Orient & Flume.  Their early weights adopted a style that has become known as the California style of  iridescent paperweights with surface torchworked art nouveau motifs on the outside surface of the weight.  Later work involved interior lampworked designs such as the floral design found encased in this vase.  Every Orient & Flume piece has a registration number which usually includes a date code.  In this case, I believe the "G" is for 2003. 

Large Size:  3" diameter by 2 3/4" high.  The bottom has been ground flat. 
Signature:    Signed in script on the bottom "Orient & Flume G6U7". 
Condition:  Excellent condition.  No chips or cracks or scratches found on inspection. 

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$75 postage paid in the US. 

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4812 Very Large Orient & Flume Bamboo Orchids Paperweight Vase by Greg Held with certificate.  circa 1992.  Wonderful hand crafted Orient & Flume vase having thick walled paperweight construction and featuring two yellow and pink centered three-dimensional blue orchids.  There are green bamboo stalks, light green stems and flowing light green leaves around the vase.  The three dimensional design is cased in clear glass.  It is signed in script on the bottom "Orient & Flume Held S0472K5".  There is also a paper label ""ORIENT & FLUME - CHICO, CA, USA"  It comes with its original certificate.  The certificate gives it the description "Crystal Cased Bamboo Orchid" and identifies the designer as Greg Held.  A wonderful example. 

Orient & Flume was started in 1972 in Chico, California by Douglas Boyd and David Hopper.  It studio took its name from its initial location which was at the corner of Orient & Flume.  Their early weights adopted a style that has become known as the California style of  iridescent paperweights with surface torchworked art nouveau motifs on the outside surface of the weight.  Later work involved interior lampworked designs such as the floral design found encased in this vase.  Every Orient & Flume piece has a registration number which usually includes a date code.  In this case the "S" is for 1992. 

Greg Held was a senior artist at Orient & Flume.  He died in 1999 in his mid forties seven years after this vase was made.

Very Large Size:  Just over  5 1/2" diameter by approximately 6 7/8" high.  The bottom has been ground concave.  It weighs 105 ounces (6 pounds 9 ounces).
Signature:  It is signed in script on the bottom "Orient & Flume Held S0472K5".  There is also a paper label ""ORIENT & FLUME - CHICO, CA, USA"  It comes with its original certificate.
Condition:  Excellent condition.  No chips or cracks or scratches found on inspection. 

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4920 Huge Aro Schulze Bandon Glass Art Studio Tidepool Paperweight. dated 2001.   Colorful underwater scene with anemones and coral.  The colors are stunning.  Signed on the side near the base "Aro Schulze #166 2001". 

Aro Schulze and her husband Dutch Schulze are the owners of the Bandon Glass Art Studio located in Bandon, Oregon.  Along with their son, Logan Schulze, they have been blowing glass and creating cast glass sculpture and cast glass vessels for about 30 years.  Aro Schulze began working with glass in 1989 and fusing hand blown roundels, cane and murrini into one of a kind jewelry.  She made a limited number of very large paperweights inspired by life forms hidden in the tidepools near her coastal home.  I believe she is now retired. 

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Very Large Size:   5" diameter by 4 1/2" high.  The base is ground flat.  This paperweight weighs over 5 1/2 pounds (89 ounces). 
Signature:  Signed on the side near the base "Aro Schulze #166 2001". 
Condition:  Excellent with no cracks, chips, or scratches found on inspection except for quite a few scratches on the base. 

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4650 Early Debbie Tarsitano Three Tier Red Flower with Buds Paperweight. undated circa 1977 -1980.  This paperweight features a three layer red flower with upright yellow stamens.  The flower with two buds and striped green leaves are placed on a curved stem that follows the curvature of the paperweight.  The ground is clear glass.  The petals sparkle with gold aventurine - although it was hard to capture this in the pictures.  Signed at the base of the stem with the conjoined "DT" Tarsitano signature cane used by both Delmo and Debbie Tarsitano from about 1978 to 1980.  A fantastic paperweight. 

Please ignore the glare from the lights.  I had difficulty photographing this paperweight because of the high dome. 

Debbie Tarsitano has been making wonderful paperweights since 1972, when she and her father Delmo Tarsitano set up a glass studio to explore a shared obsession with glass.  While developing her glass artwork, Debbie earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts and an Associate Degree in Journalism from Hofstra University, Long Island, NY.  Her work has evolved from simple floral paperweights in the 1970s to contemporary sculptural expressions.  The results are powerful, fresh images encased in glass.  Her florals are outstanding.  A formally trained painter, her passions lie in creating work that goes beyond traditional glass, building a bridge to the greater world of art.  She has collaborated with many internationally known glass artists, including Roland (Max) Erlacher, Ed Poore, Dino Rosin, Jiri Harcuba, and others.

Debbie and Delmo Tarsitano shared the same signature cane, feeling that their work was individual and distinctive and collectors would have no difficulty distinguishing between their art.  Although they did not date their work, the signature cane changed over time and provided approximate dates for the works.  The cane in this paperweight was used from about 1978 until 1980.  See Andrew Dohan's Dictionary of Paperweight Signature Canes for more information on the Tarsitano signature canes. 

Size:   2 9/16" diameter by 2 3/16"" high.  The base is ground concave.  Very high dome.  I had difficulty photographing this paperweight because of the high dome. 
Signature: Signed at the base of the stem with the Delmo and Debbie Tarsitano conjoined "DT" signature cane.  This cane was use from about 1978 to 1980. 
Condition:  Excellent condition.  No cracks, chips or scratches found on inspection, with the exception of one faint (about 1/8") scratch on the side.

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$595 postage paid in the US. 

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4809 Mayauel Ward Magnum Lilac Orchids Paperweight.   dated 2008.  This compound three-dimensional paperweight features two large lilac orchids with leaves and stems.  The paperweight is three dimensional with two layers of lampwork over an innovative earth and water ground.  Mayauel has integrated the layers so one of the orchids is almost hiding behind the foliage and the stems wrap under the edge of the ground.  Signed and dated "Mayauel Ward 2008" on the base.  This is a fantastic paperweight. 

Mayauel Ward is one of the premier lampwork artists working today. He started with a glass class taught by Stuart Abelman at El Camino College. After completing his studies, he went to work at Correia Glass where he worked with Ken Rosenfeld.  In 1979 he joined the Abelman Glass Studio where he started making lampwork designs in 1987.  Although he continued to work at Abelman Glass, he also built a studio in his home in Manhattan Beach, CA.  His work is uniquely his own although he gets inspiration from the fine lampwork designs of Paul Stankard and Chris Buzzini.  There are articles about Mayauel Ward in the 1997 and 2006 issues of the Annual Bulletin of the Paperweight Collectors Association.

Very Large Size:   3 7/16" diameter by just under 2 15/16" tall.  The base is ground flat.
Signature:   Signed "Mayauel Ward 2008" on the base. 
Condition:  Excellent condition with no cracks or chips.  I could not find any scratches. 

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4831 Rare Magnum Justin Lundberg -  Lundberg Glass Art Compound Poppies with Moon and Stars Paperweight.    dated 1998.  This paperweight by Justin Lundberg features three large red poppies with yellow stamen in a night scene with the moon and stars as a background.  The leaves and the stem of the poppies are in dark green.  The fused glass stars and moon ground is a unique Justin Lundberg feature.  The paperweight a compound composition and is very three dimensional with two layers of lampwork over the iridescent fused glass ground.   Signed and dated on the edge just above the base "Jberg 11/98 Lundberg Glass Art  1998" along with a registration number "112010".  Although signed only by Justin Lundberg, I think the poppies may be Steve Lundberg's work.  Excellent condition.  A wonderful paperweight.

In 1970 James Lundberg founded a small "backyard" studio Nouveau Glass in San Jose, California.  He was joined by his brother Steven Lundberg, Daniel Salazar, David Salazar, and several other glass artists.  The first paperweights were made in 1972.  They were known for their surface decorated designs and torchwork and later for their lampwork.  In 1973 the firm was renamed Lundberg Studios and moved to Davenport, California.  James died in an accident in 1991.  Although in later years, each paperweight produced at Lundberg Studios was signed and dated by the studio and signed by the artist, the earliest paperweights did not have the artists signature.

Steven Lundberg left Lundberg Studios in 1997 and set up his own studio in Santa Cruz, CA under the name of “Contemporary Art Glass”.  Legal entanglements caused the company name to be changed to “Steven Lundberg Glass Art”.  His son, Justin Scott Lundberg (born 1978), joined him in the business.  Justin Lundberg paperweights show often have a unique look and incorporate a new experimental technique to incorporate pieces of fused glass cut with a water jet.  Steven Lundberg died from ALS in 2008. 

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Very Large Size:  Just over 3 5/16" diameter by 2 9/16" high. The base is ground concave.
Signature:   Signed on the side near the base "Jberg 11/98 Lundberg Glass Art  1998" along with a registration number "112010". 
Condition:  Excellent condition with no cracks, chips or scratches.  There is however an imperfection in the glass just below the signature (see picture).  This may be an area that needs further polishing. 

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3950 Very Large Glass Eye Studio Lions Mane Jellyfish Egg Shaped Paperweight. Dated 2007.  This egg shaped paperweight features a pink Lion's Mane jellyfish with its tentacles reaching down to the base.  It is set in clear glass with controlled bubbles which add sparkle and dimension.  There is a larger bubble under the umbrella.  The design is part of the GES Environmental Series that is now retired.  It is signed on the base with the engraved name "Lions Mane" and the acid etch "GES 07". 

The Lion's Mane is the largest of all jellyfish, with its pink hued umbrella approaching a diameter of up to 6 feet and its tentacles sometimes reaching  90 feet downward.  It is found in arctic waters.  It weights up to a ton. 

Glass Eye Studio was founded in 1978 in Seattle, Washington.  Managed by Dale Leman, GES is a production glass company that produces a range of glass products.  Most paperweights are signed with the acid etched initials GES, although some are signed with the engraved Glass Eye Studio signature or even a signature cane.  Each GES glass product includes some ash from the 1980 eruption of the nearby Mount St. Helens volcano. 

Large Size:    Just under 4 1/2" tall by 2 3/4" in diameter.  The bottom ground flat 
Signature: Signed with an acid etch on the base "GES 07" and engraved "Lions Mane". 
Condition:  Excellent Condition. No chips or cracks or scratches found on inspection. 

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$95 postage paid in the US. 

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4767 Large Early Grant Randolph Flowers and Pulled Feather Style Paperweight with Box and Certificate.   dated 1979.  This is a wonderful example of Grant Randolph's work featuring a surface decorated design with three red flowers, leaves and stems over an opaque white ground.  There is a Tiffany or Art Nouveau style pulled feather background.  It is signed on the base "Grant Randolph Studios 79/4015" and also has the studio's gold seal.  It comes with its original box and certificate.

Grant Randolph started the Grant Randolph Studios in Santa Barbara, California in 1977, so this is a very early weight from this artist.  He has a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Glass from the University of Hawaii.  The studio has also been the home to other artists working with surface decorated designs, including Chris Buzzini.

Large Size:   2 3/4" diameter by 2 1/2"" high.  The base is ground flat. 
Signature: Signed on the base "Grant Randolph Studios 79/4015" and also has the studio's gold seal. 
Condition:  Excellent condition.  No cracks, chips or scratches found on inspection. 

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$145 postage paid in the US. 

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4906 Magnum Daniel Salazar Lundberg Studios Compound Monet Water Garden Paperweight.   dated 2005.  This paperweight by Daniel Salazar features a multi-layer composition of muted pastels with dense lush foliage and soft impressionistic flowers.  The lampwork flowers are on at least three distinct layers, with four petaled pink flowers and fuzzy blue flowers on the top two layers and water lilies on a watery layer down below.  The pink and blue flowers look like pink dogwoods and blue ageratum.  The composition is teeming with foliage and presents a glass artist's impressionistic view of Monet's water garden.  Signed and dated on the edge "Daniel Salazar Lundberg Studios 2005" along with a registration number "021409".  It also has a Daniel Salazar "D.S." lampwork signature on the underside.  A fantastic imaginative paperweight.

The list price for this paperweight in May 2010 was $693.  It is also the current list price shown on the Lundberg web page.  My price is 40% lower. 

In 1970 James Lundberg founded a small "backyard" studio Nouveau Glass in San Jose, California.  He was joined by his brother Steven Lundberg, Daniel Salazar, David Salazar, and several other glass artists.  The first paperweights were made in 1972.  They were known for their surface decorated designs and torchwork and later for their lampwork.  In 1973 the firm was renamed Lundberg Studios and moved to Davenport, California.  James died in an accident in 1991. Steven left Lundberg Studios in 1997 and set up his own studio.  He died from ALS in 2008.   Although in later years, each paperweight produced at Lundberg Studios was signed and dated by the studio and signed by the artist, the earliest paperweights did not have the artists signature.. 

Daniel Salazar is one of the lead gaffers at Lundberg Studios in Davenport, California and is their primary paperweight designer and maker.  He joined Lundberg in 1975. 

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Very Large Size:   Just over 3 3/16" diameter by 2 5/8" high. The base is ground concave. 
Signature: Signed on the side near the base "Daniel Salazar Lundberg Studios 2005" along with a registration number "021409".  It also has a Daniel Salazar "D.S." lampwork signature on the underside. 
Condition:  Excellent condition with no cracks, chips or scratches.  There are some striations in the glass (visible in the side view).

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3951 Colorful Rollin Karg Multicolor Twist Paperweight.  circa 1983 to 2000.  This is an interesting sculptural paperweight in the shape of a twist.  White and clear glass were used to make the twist with added patches of blue, red, green and purple in the white glass.  It is signed "KARG" on the side near the base. 

Rollin Karg spent the first part of his career as an industrial engineer, photographer, potter and woodworker before becoming a full time glass artist in 1983.  He studied hot glass at Emporia State University (Kansas) and built his first glassblowing furnace there.  Today he owns a studio and gallery in Kechi, Kansas. 

Large Size:  2 1/2" at the widest by 3 3./4" tall.  The base is ground flat. 
Condition:  Excellent condition with no scratches, chips or cracks found on inspection. There are some rough spots on the edge of the base probably from when the base was ground flat.  The base also has two holes in it that are the remnants of the pontil scar.
Signature:  Engraved "KARG" on the side near the base. 

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4408 Charles Kaziun Jr. Miniature Tilted Pedestal Spider Lily Paperweight with cobalt blue aventurine ground. circa 1960-1980.  This is a miniature pedestal paperweight with a white spider lily and four leaves on a cobalt blue aventurine ground.  There is a yellow and orange millefiori stamen in the center.  The paperweight is tilted at a 45 degree angle so it displays beautifully.  Signed on the bottom of the turquoise ground with a gold K. 

This design was Charles Kaziun's signature design and one of the most popular with collectors. This size and style was often referred to as a #1.

Charles Kaziun Jr. was one of the most famous of the American paperweight artists.  He is often credited with contributing to the rebirth of interest in paperweight making.  He made paperweights from the 1940s until his death in 1992.  His weights are usually signed with a gold K or a special millefiori cane containing a K.  You can read about him in many books, including:

Size: 1 1/3" diameter by 1 7/8" high.  The pedestal base has a diameter of just under 1 3/4".
Signature:  Signed on the bottom of the cobalt blue aventurine ground with Kaziun's gold K. 
Condition: Excellent condition with no chips or cracks.

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$425 postage paid in the US. 

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Charles Kaziun Jr. Concentric Millefiori with Silhouettes and Torsade Paperweight. circa 1960-1980. Charles Kaziun Jr. concentric millefiori paperweight with six complex millefiori canes around a central complex cane with a duck silhouette.  The circle of six complex millefiori include a rose cane, shamrock silhouette, turtle silhouette, and heart silhouette.  The other two complex canes each have miniature silhouettes in the center, one has a shamrock and the other has a heart surrounded by star canes.  The design is surrounded by a purple and white twisted torsade with a complex Kaziun signature cane joining the ends.  The complex signature cane has a blue K surrounded by two rings of millefiori.  All of this is set on an opaque turquoise ground.  In addition, it is signed with a gold foil K on the base.  This is an especially nice example. 

Charles Kaziun Jr. was one of the most famous of the American paperweight artists.  He is often credited with contributing to the rebirth of interest in paperweight making.  He made paperweights from the 1940s until his death in 1992.  His weights are usually signed with a gold K or a special millefiori cane containing a K.  You can read about him in many books, including:

Size: Just over 2 1/8" diameter by 1 9/16" high. 
Signature:  This paperweight is signed twice, once with Kaziun's complex signature cane in the design and a second time with Kaziun's gold K on the bottom.
Condition: Excellent condition with no chips or cracks. 

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$1,295 postage paid in the US. 

For more paperweights by Charles Kaziun, see my Kaziun Paperweights Web Page.

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4632 Charles Kaziun Jr. Vogue Lady Gold Foil and Millefiori Micro Miniature Faceted Paperweight. circa 1950-1980.   This paperweight features a gold foil silhouette referred to as the "Vogue Lady" surrounded by a garland of six white millefiori canes with green star centers.  The Vogue Lady is more than a silhouette, it is embossed to show details such as the hair, lips, nose, and neck.  The arrangement is placed over a translucent amethyst ground.  It is a true micro miniature paperweight, almost button size, faceted with six side facets and a larger top facet.  It is signed with a gold foil K on the base.  This is an especially nice example with amazing detail. 

This paperweight appears in photograph SI-30 on page 136 of the book Magic in the Glass - The Paperweight Artistry of Charles Kaziun, Jr. by Bernard A. Drabeck.  Drabeck states that the gold foil is 24 karat gold. 

Charles Kaziun Jr. was one of the most famous of the American paperweight artists.  He is often credited with contributing to the rebirth of interest in paperweight making.  He made paperweights from the 1940s until his death in 1992.  His weights are usually signed with a gold K or a special millefiori cane containing a K.  You can read about him in many books, including:

Micro Miniature Size:  1 3/8" diameter by 3/4" high.  It is faceted with six side facets and a larger top facet.  The base is ground concave. 
Signature:  This paperweight is signed with Kaziun's gold K on the bottom.
Condition: Excellent condition with no chips or cracks. 
Execution:  There is at least one tiny bubble in the glass, visible in the pictures at 9 o'clock.. 

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$495 postage paid in the US.

For more paperweights by Charles Kaziun, see my Kaziun Paperweights Web Page.

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4810 Mayauel Ward Yellow Flower and Bud Paperweight.   dated 2003.  This compound three-dimensional paperweight features a large pale yellow (almost white) five petal flower and bud with stems and leaves over a lilac ground.  The paperweight is three dimensional with two layers of lampwork above the ground.  Mayauel has integrated the layers so the bud is almost hiding among the foliage and the stems wrap under the edge of the ground.  Signed and dated "Mayauel Ward 2003" on the base.  This is a wonderful paperweight. 

Mayauel Ward is one of the premier lampwork artists working today. He started with a glass class taught by Stuart Abelman at El Camino College. After completing his studies, he went to work at Correia Glass where he worked with Ken Rosenfeld.  In 1979 he joined the Abelman Glass Studio where he started making lampwork designs in 1987.  Although he continued to work at Abelman Glass, he also built a studio in his home in Manhattan Beach, CA.  His work is uniquely his own although he gets inspiration from the fine lampwork designs of Paul Stankard and Chris Buzzini.  There are articles about Mayauel Ward in the 1997 and 2006 issues of the Annual Bulletin of the Paperweight Collectors Association.

Size:   Just over 2 5/8" diameter by just over 2 3/8" tall.  The base is ground flat.
Signature:   Signed "Mayauel Ward 2003" on the base. 
Condition:  Excellent condition with no cracks or chips.  I could not find any scratches. 

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$245 postage paid in the US.                      

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2969 Colorful Richard Olma 1998 Surface Design Floral Paperweight.   dated 1998.  Colorful floral paperweight with three large blue flowers with orange millefiori centers along with vines and leaves.  The style is similar to the surface decorated designs by California artists in that the design is applied to the surface of a clear glass ball and then encased with additional clear glass.  The resulting design is below the surface.  This is a wonderful paperweight by a relatively unknown artist.  It is signed on the base "Richard Olma 1998".

Richard Olma is a third generation glass artist born in Poland.  He worked in Czechoslovakia and Germany before coming to the US in 1960.  With his wife, Christine, he established the Olma Art Glass Studio in 1962 in the Chicago suburb of Norridge, Illinois.  In addition to paperweights, the studio made other forms of art glass and reproductions and did repairs.  His son, Robert, also makes glass paperweights.  Richard Olma is now deceased.   

Large Size:   2 15/16” diameter by 2 1/2” high.  The bottom is ground flat.
Condition:  Very good condition with no major scratches.  No chips or cracks.  I found one faint 1/2" scratch on the top as shown in the pictures and reduced the price accordingly. 
Signature:  Signed on the base "Richard Olma 1998".   

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