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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
 
 
4869 Huge Richard Satava Orange Ribbed Pacific Coast Side Swimmer Jellyfish Paperweight.  dated 2004.   This orange ribbed pacific coast jellyfish is depicted in its side swimming position with its long tentacles (or tendrils) trailing behind as it swims over a seascape bottom covered with barnacles and blue algae.  The artwork is truly amazing.  Signed on the base "Satava 1390-04". 

Richard Satava was introduced to glassblowing in 1969 while at Oceana High School in Pacifica, California. He subsequently studied art and glassblowing at the College of San Mateo and California State University, Chico.  He also worked as a technician in the glass shop at CSU, Chico.  In 1977 he founded Satava Art Glass in Chico, CA.  His glass art has several themes, mostly focusing on inspiration from nature.  During the 1990s he started to focus more attention on ocean life and nautical themes based on the jellyfish in the Monterey Bay Aquarium.  He has several different series of jellyfish, depicting them in upright and side swimming positions and also as a unusual flat depiction. 
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Very Large Size:   4 1/2" diameter by 4 3/4" high.  The base is ground flat.  This paperweight weighs almost five pounds (77 ounces). 
Signature:  Signed on the base "Satava 1390-04".
Condition:  Excellent with no cracks, chips, or scratches found on inspection except for some scratches on the base.  There are some striations in the glass. 

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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. 

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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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$395 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. 

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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. 

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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. 

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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.  

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$295 postage paid in the US.                                             

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3949 Early Magnum James Lundberg 1973 Art Nouveau Iridescent Paperweight.    dated 1973.  This early Lundberg paperweight was most likely made during the experimental period when Lundberg first started producing glass paperweights with with iridescent surfaces and tiffany style designs.  The paperweight displays elements of the elaborate art nouveau designs that Lundberg was best known for.  The three part design incorporates surface decoration in yellow and red with section centered on a a millefiori star.  The surface is a deep iridescent purple.  It is signed in script on the side "Lundberg 73".  The surface is uneven in some areas near the top where the surface decoration has been applied, this is a splendid example of Lundberg's very early work. 

In 1970 James Lundberg founded a small "backyard" studio Nouveau Glass in San Jose, California.  The first paperweights were made in 1972 when, with the encouragement of Larry Selman, Lundberg began applying his iridescent glasses and Tiffany decorative techniques to paperweight design.  They were an immediate success and in such demand that a year later he, with college pal Mark Cantor, his younger brother Steven Lundberg and several other friends moved to set up a larger studio, renamed Lundberg Studios in Davenport, California.  James died in an accident in 1991.  Lundberg Studios were known for their surface decorated designs and torchwork and later for their lampwork.  Eventually Daniel Salazar, David Salazar, and several other glass artists joined Lundberg Studios.  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. 

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Very Large Size:   Just under 3 1/4" diameter by 2 3/16" high.  The base is ground flat. 
Signature: Signed on the side near the base "Lundberg 73".
Condition:  Very good condition with no cracks or chips.  Some scratches on the base.  There are also some scratches or tool marks and some unevenness near the top near the top where the surface decoration has been applied.

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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. 

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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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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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$495 postage paid in the US. 

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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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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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$49 postage paid in the US. 

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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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