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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
 
 
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Large Josh Simpson Inhabited Planet Paperweight.   dated 2013.    The basic theme of the inhabited planet series is that a new planet has been discovered with interesting features inviting exploration.  There is a light blue ocean swimming around green continents, forest filled mountain ranges and possibly inhabited cities.  Interesting, possibly manmade, structures require further exploration.  There is a yellow and green striped spaceship with an iridescent blue vapor trail on its way to investigate.  This is a work of astonishing depth and intricate beauty.  A magical paperweight packed with color and detail. 

Josh Simpson has been making magical glass objects including paperweights for over 40 years.  He has long had a fascination with space exploration and is married to Astronaut Cady Coleman.  He is a graduate of Hamilton College and has his own glass studio in Shelburne Falls, Massachusetts.  He focuses on creating objects with a range of color, form, contrast, iridescence, tessellating patterns and complexity. 

There is a great book Josh Simpson: Glass Artist by Andrew Chaikin.  I recommend it highly.

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Large Size:  Just under 3 1/8" diameter by 3" high. The base is ground flat.  A previous owner applied rubber bumps to the base to protect the bottom.
Signature:   Signed on the base "Simpson" and the serial number "10.42.13" indicating it was made in 2013. 
Condition:  Excellent condition with no cracks, chips or scratches. 

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$225 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.

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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$395 postage paid in the US.                        Added 2/5/2017

For more paperweights by contemporary American paperweight makers, see my Contemporary American Paperweights Web Page.

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4811 Large Orient & Flume Limited Edition Pink Orchids Paperweight Vase by Greg Held with certificate.  circa 1995.  Wonderful hand crafted Orient & Flume vase having thick walled paperweight construction and featuring two yellow centered three-dimensional pink orchids.  There are 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 0871NZR209PCMI18S1979 2/500".  There is also a paper label ""ORIENT & FLUME - CHICO, CA, USA"  It comes with its original certificate.  The certificate has an additional "P" at the start of the registration number, making it "P0871NZR209PCMI18S1979".  The certificate gives it the description "Crystal Cased Pink Orchid" and identifies the designer as Greg Held.  It is number 2 of an edition of 500 pieces.  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 "P" is for 1995. 

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

Large Size:  4" diameter by 5 5/8" high.  The bottom has been ground concave.  It weighs 59 ounces (3 pounds 11 ounces). 
Signature: It is signed in script on the bottom "Orient & Flume Held 0871NZR209PCMI18S1979 2/500".  There is also a paper label ""ORIENT & FLUME - CHICO, CA, USA"  It comes with its original certificate which has an additional "P" before the registration number, making it "P0871NZR209PCMI18S1979". 
Condition:  Excellent condition.  No chips or cracks or scratches found on inspection other than some light scratches on the base. 

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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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$325 postage paid in the US. 

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3042 Early Paul Stankard 1978 Violets Floral Paperweight.     dated 1978.  This paperweight features a group of four violets and four buds with stems and heart shaped variegated leaves.  The flowers have realistic striping on the lower petals.  The buds are cup shaped.  It is signed signed with a "S" signature cane on the side and engraved "A057 1978" near the base.  A wonderful example from Paul Stankard's early work. 

This paperweight is almost identical to 43B (1978) on page 43 of the book PAUL JOSEPH STANKARD:  THE FIRST DECADE published by Wheaton Museum of Glass.  The paperweight appears again as 56A on page 56 of the same book.  A similar paperweight is shown on page 24 of FLORA IN GLASS Paperweights of Paul J. Stankard. 

Paul Joseph Stankard is considered to be the father of modern glass paperweights.  He has a degree in Scientific Glassblowing from the Salem Vocational Technical Institute (now Salem Community College) in Salem, New Jersey and worked for ten years as a glassblower making scientific instruments for various chemical laboratories before turning his attention to creating glass art.  He made his first paperweights in 1968 focusing on a realistic replication of nature.  Today he is one of the premier lampwork artists and has shared his knowledge with many other fine glass artists.  Paul's studio is in Mantua, NJ.  His work is on display at over 60 museums worldwide and there are several excellent books on this artist. 

Large Size:   Just over 2 7/8" diameter by 1 3/4" tall.  The paperweight has a flat profile.  The base is ground concave.
Signature:    Signed signed with a "S" signature cane on the side and engraved "A057 1978" near the base. 
Condition:  Excellent condition with no chips, cracks, or scratches found on inspection. 

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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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4631 Early Lundberg Studios / David Salazar Butterfly and Pink Flower Paperweight.   Dated 1980.  This paperweight features a white butterfly flying near a pink flower with leaves and a stem.  It is a nicely balanced composition arranged over a sparkly iridescent blue ground.  It is signed on the base "Lundberg Studios 1980 / D. P. Salazar G720".  An early example from David Salazar and Lundberg Studios.  Great color. 

Note:  Butterflies and moths have four wings, so we are uncertain what David had in mind when he created this mysterious white winged creature.  It has the clubbed antennae of a butterfly. 

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.. 

David P. Salazar was born in Del Rio, Texas.  His fascination with glass started in college, when he began making scientific glassware.  In 1972, he started working as an apprentice at Lundberg Studios, and quickly moved into the more creative aspects of designing and torchwork. After 10 years in the studio environment, he decided to strike out on his own in order to develop new designs and techniques.  Initially he rented space from Zephyr Studios in Santa Cruz, CA, staying there from 1982 to 1985.  When Zephyr went out of business, Salazar took over the building and started his own studio. 

Large Size:  Just under 2 3/4" diameter by 2 1/3" high.   The bottom ground flat. 
Signature: Signed on the base "Lundberg Studios 1980 / D. P. Salazar G720" 
Condition:  Excellent Condition. No chips or cracks. Some scratches on the base. 
Execution:  Some small bubbles in the design.

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2963 Early Large Gordon Smith  1992 Tomato Clownfish with Coral and Pink Tipped Sea Anemone Paperweight.   dated 1992.  This paperweight features two bright orange-red tomato clownfish, each with with a white head stripe just behind the eyes.  The clownfish are depicted in a natural environment swimming among three green anemone plants with pink tips and brown, beige and green coral reefs.  There is a translucent blue ground.  Signed on the side with Gordon Smith's "GS" signature cane and the date 1992.  A fantastic paperweight. 

It is appropriate that Gordon has chosen to depict the clownfish with sea anemone in this paperweight.  Clownfish (also called anemonefish) form symbiotic mutualisms with sea anemones and are unaffected by the stinging tentacles of the host anemone.  The sea anemone protects the clownfish from predators, as well as providing food through the scraps left from the anemone's meals and occasional dead anemone tentacles.  In return, the clownfish defends the anemone from its predators, and parasites.  The clownfish is a small fish (up to 5 1/2" in length) and is native to the waters of the Western Pacific from the Japan to Indonesia.

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Gordon Smith has been working and experimenting in glass since he was fourteen years old.  He grew up in Southern New Jersey, a region rich in the heritage and traditions of glass working.  Gordon took formal training in Scientific Glass Technology at Salem Community College in 1977-78 and then worked as a Scientific Glassblower for three years at the shop owned by James and Nontas Kontes.  The Kontes brothers introduced Gordon to the art of lampwork paperweight making.  Gordon began experimenting himself, and this together with the Kontes' encouragement, lead him to Wheaton Village, where he volunteered to work on weekends. At Wheaton Village, Gordon continued to experiment, combining his flameworking abilities with his experiences from Wheaton Village, eventually producing his first paperweights.  The Kontes brothers mentored him by offering their advice, guidance, and suggestions.  Gordon's early designs featured stylized/realistic renderings of flowers and strawberries.  His more advanced motifs explore a wide range of subjects, including floral designs, aquatic environments, and also earthy environments which focus on snakes, reptiles, spiders, and the like.  Gordon Smith currently works at his own studio in Egg Harbor Township, NJ. 

Very Large Size:   3 3/16" diameter by 2 3/8"" high.  The base is ground concave.  The shape is obloid, with the top wider than the bottom, as shown in the pictures.
Signature: Signed on the side with Gordon Smith's "GS" signature cane and the date 1992.  Gordon started using this cane in 1991. 
Condition:  Excellent condition.  No cracks, chips or scratches found on inspection. 

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3146 Rare Julie Scrutton Lewis Emerald Isles Open Concentric Millefiori Paperweight with Parabelle Canes.  Dated 1999. A wonderful concentric paperweight featuring a shamrock center pastry mold cane surrounded by two rings of complex canes.  The inner ring consists of ten complex floral canes with complex canes.  The outer ring has nineteen cog canes with complex centers.  The design is placed over an opaque emerald green ground.  The paperweight is signed on the base "Julie Scrutton Lewis 1999 ten of ten".  A great paperweight. 

This paperweight from Julie uses canes from Parabelle Glass, which closed in 1998.  The canes are deceptively simple.  If you look at the closeup picture, you can see each cane in the two rings is a complex cane embedded in the center of a simple outer cane. 

Parabelle Glass was a small company created in 1981 by Gary and Doris Scrutton in Portland, Oregon.  High quality paperweights were made in small quantities from 1983 to 1998 when they retired.  Most designs were produced in limited editions of 10 to 25 paperweights, although some editions were larger.  They also made some one of a kind paperweights.  Doris passed away in 2013 and Gary followed in 2014. 

After the Scruttons retired in 1998, Gary gave his cane supply and glass color formulas to their daughter Julie Scrutton Lewis and he continued to mentor her as she made her own designs.Julie Scrutton Lewis has continued the tradition of making a limited number of fine paperweights and also jewelry using Parabelle millefiori canes. 

Small Size:  Just over 2 1/4" diameter by 1 3/4" high.  The base is ground concave.
Signature: Signed on the base "Julie Scrutton Lewis 1999 ten of ten".
Condition:  Excellent condition with no cracks, chips, or scratches.

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$190 postage paid in the US.  Price reduced (was $245.)

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3934 Small Glass Eye Studio Iridescent Egg Shaped Stylized Flower Paperweight. Dated 2002.  This egg shaped paperweight features a stylized flower with four iridescent glittery gold petals drawn down to the base of the egg.   There is a carefully placed bubble in the center of the flower.  The looped purple ground appears between the petals.  It is a fun paperweight with great color. 

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.

Size:    Just under 1 11/16" diameter by just over 1 1/2" high.   The bottom ground flat 
Signature: Signed with an acid etch on the base "GES 02" 
Condition:  Excellent Condition. No chips or cracks.  No scratches found other than light wear on the base. 

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4751 Large Gilbert C. Johnson Sculptural Veiled Translucent Paperweight. Dated 1985. This sculptural fish shaped paperweight consists of a multi-layered veiled design of transparent pale amber colored glass.  There is a tiny bit of blue color in the veiling.  It is scratch signed on the side near the base "Gilbert C. Johnson 1985".  A special object by an early founder of the American studio glass movement.

This paperweight has a precise translucent design featuring a veil effect.  The "veil" effect created by using a metallic powder in the glass.  The veiling technique was first developed by Dominic Labino in the early 1970s.  Later it was used by Harvey Littleton in 1982.  Other artists like Johnson, O'Keefe, Eickholt, Nesteruk, Nourot, Burch and others adopted the technique a little later.  This paperweight is dated 1985. 

Gilbert C. Johnson, born 1930, was one of the earliest American studio glass artists.  In 1968 he was an instructor at the Society of Arts and Crafts in Detroit (later renamed the College for Creative Studies) and built the first glass workshop at the school.  One of his first students was Richard Ritter.  Johnson contributed to the early history of the American studio glass movement and was one of twelve glass artists whose work was displayed in the First Habitat Invitational exhibition in 1973 in Dearborn, Michigan.  He is best known for sculptural pieces with veiling.  Later in his career he worked in Burnsville, NC.  His work is in the collection of the North Carolina Museum of Art.

Large Size:    4 5/8" wide by just under 3 1/4" high by 1 9/16" thick. 
Signature: It is scratch signed on the side near the base "Gilbert C. Johnson 1985". 
Condition:  Excellent condition with no chips, cracks, or scratches found on inspection. 

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2900 Rick Ayotte 1983 Hawaiian Honey Creeper on Mistletoe Branches Paperweight (A123).  dated 1983.  This paperweight depicts a Hawaiian Honey Creeper perched on the branches of a mistletoe tree with white mistletoe berries.  It is shown against a white slightly blue sky ground.  The honey creeper shows beautiful detail and depth.  This is an early paperweight by Rick Ayotte and is signed "Ayotte 20/50 '83" on the edge indicating that it is #20 in a limited edition of 50 paperweights. 

This paperweight appears in the book Songs without Words:  The Art of the Paperweight - Rick Ayotte.   This weight is shown on page 71 and is catalog number A123. 

As is typical of some of Rick's early weights, this paperweight has a relatively flat profile.  The low profile allows Rick to fill the weight with details and avoid optical distortion, but it also made it difficult eliminate all the glare from the lights when taking pictures. 

Roland "Rick" Ayotte specializes in paperweights with themes from nature, including lampworked bird and other animals, flowers, fruits, and berries.  His paperweights range in size from miniatures to super magnums.  He also produces other wonderful glass art objects.  He lives and works in New Boston, New Hampshire and has been making glass paperweights since 1978. 

Size:  3 1/16” diameter by 1 13/16” high. 
Signature:   Signed “Ayotte 20/50 ‘83” on the edge. 
Condition:  Excellent condition with no cracks, chips, or scratches. 
Execution:  The bottom shows some brown coloration mixed in with the white ground.  This may or may not have been deliberate. 

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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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3944 Large Gary Jones Orient & Flume Flowers and Vines Paperweight. dated 1984.  This is a wonderful example of an early Orient & Flume surface decorated paperweight with a flowers and vines design.  It has an gold iridescent surface decorated with purple and white flowers and green and gold vines.  The flowers have red, green, yellow, and dark blue centers.  It has a rough signature "G. Jones 1984 O&F" on the base, but this signature may have been added after it left the Orient and Flume.  A beautiful paperweight. 

Note:  The signature is not the typical stylized script signature found on Orient & Flume paperweights.  It may be that this was viewed as a sample or second and was possibly signed after it left the glass studio.  If it is a second, I don't see any imperfections other than possibly the open spaces to each side of the vine.  Maybe the artist planned to add a butterfly or another flower, but never  did so. 

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.

Gary Jones worked at Orient & Flume in the early 1980s and possibly later.  There are many examples of signed Gary Jones paperweights on the web and they match the style of this paperweight.  I was unable to find any other information on Gary Jones.  There was a glass artist of the same name who operated a business "The Glass Menagerie" in Round Lake, IL.  He made lampwork figures and had a web page www.glassaffair.com from 2000 to 2012.  I don't know if this is the same person who made the paperweight. 

Large Size:   3 1/8" diameter by 2 5/8" high.  The base is ground flat. 
Signature: Signed "G. Jones 1984 O&F" on the base. 
Condition:  Excellent condition but the paperweight does have some scratches on the base. The rest is perfect.

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3828 Correia Limited Edition Dragonfly and Cattails Paperweight. Dated 1985.  This paperweight features a pink dragonfly hovering over brown, green, and white cattails.  The top is faceted and the base is finished with a deep concavity.  The exterior has a frosted finish.  It is signed in script near the base "Correia" and "1985 LIMITED EDITION DFCL 25/100".  The signature indicates that this is number 25 out of a limited edition of 100 paperweights.

Correia Art Glass was founded by Steven Correia in 1973.  It is located in Santa Monica, California.  Currently the company is run by his two children Algerine Correia and Jeffrey Correia. 

Large Size:    2 15/16" diameter by  2 5/16" high. 
Signature:    Signed "Correia" and "1985 LIMITED EDITION DFCL 25/100" on the side near the base.  Correia registers each paperweight.  The signature is very faint but I have tried to show it in the pictures.
Condition:  Very good condition with no cracks or chips.  On inspection I found one tiny blemish less than 1/16" across on the surface of the back side.  It may be a bubble is just below the surface.  I include a picture that exaggerates the blemish.
Execution:    Perfect execution. 

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4561 Early Paul Stankard Pink Striped Flower Paperweight.   circa 1969 - 1971.  This paperweight features a pale pink six petaled pink flower with leaves, two buds, and stem.  The upright blue stamen in the center has yellow filaments.  The flower has a stem and 3 leaves behind the flower.  Each petal is striped and the leaves are also striped.  The ground is a light aqua color.  This is one of Paul Standard's earliest designs and is signed with a "PS" cane in the side of the aqua ground. 

This paperweight is similar to 7D (1971) on page 7 of the book PAUL JOSEPH STANKARD:  THE FIRST DECADE published by Wheaton Museum of Glass.  A similar paperweight with a fancy faceting is shown in the 1971 Selman Catalog of Collectors' Paperweights (see PS1).  The PS signature cane was used on his early work and was retired in 1975. 

Note:  The pictures make the paperweight seem darker than it is.  The ground color is a light aqua and is considerably lighter than shown in the pictures.

Paul Joseph Stankard isconsidered to be the father of modern glass paperweights.  He has a degree in Scientific Glassblowing from the Salem Vocational Technical Institute (now Salem Community College) in Salem, New Jersey and worked for ten years as a glassblower making scientific instruments for various chemical laboratories before turning his attention to creating glass art.  He made his first paperweights in 1968 focusing on a realistic replication of nature.  Today he is one of the premier lampwork artists and has shared his knowledge with many other fine glass artists.  Paul's studio is in Mantua, NJ.  His work is on display at over 60 museums worldwide and there are several excellent books on this artist. 

Small Size:  Just under 2 1/4" diameter by 1 7/16" tall.  The paperweight has a flat profile. 
Signature:  Signed signed with a "PS" cane in the side of the aqua ground. 
Condition:  Very good condition with no cracks or chips.  I found three short scratches on the side, the longest was 1/8" long and the other two are less than 1/16" long.  They do not affect the display of the paperweight.  See picture. 
Execution:  This is a very early Stankard paperweight and there are some bubbles in the design.  However, the flower is exquisite. 

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2891 Rick Ayotte 1983 Blue Grosbeak with Foliage Paperweight (A111). Circa 1983.  This paperweight depicts a Blue Grosbeak in a cluster of frosted elm leaves.  The paperweight has a compound construction with three levels.  The bird and top foliage layer are in the top level, with more foliage in the second level, and the ground is the third level. The ground is a painted blue and white sky ground.  This is an early paperweight by Rick Ayotte.  It is signed "Ayotte 14/50 '83" on the edge indicating that it is #14 in a limited edition of 50 paperweights. 

This paperweight appears in the book Songs without Words:  The Art of the Paperweight - Rick Ayotte.  This weight is shown on page 67 and is catalog number A111. 

As is typical of some of Rick's early weights, this paperweight has a relatively flat profile.  The low profile allows Rick to fill the weight with details and avoid optical distortion, but it also made it difficult eliminate all the glare from the lights when taking pictures.

Roland "Rick" Ayotte specializes in paperweights with themes from nature, including lampworked bird and other animals, flowers, fruits, and berries.  His paperweights range in size from miniatures to super magnums.  He also produces other wonderful glass art objects.  He lives and works in New Boston, New Hampshire and has been making glass paperweights since 1978. 

Size:  2 7/8” diameter by 2” high.
Signature:  Signed “Ayotte 14/50 ‘83” on the edge. 
Condition:  Excellent condition with no cracks, chips, or scratches. 

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2896 Rick Ayotte 1983 Western Bluebird with Fall Foliage Paperweight (A117).  Circa 1983.  This paperweight depicts a Western Bluebird perched in the branches of an ash tree.  It is looking into the pale blue sky.  The ground is a painted blue and white sky ground, blue only in the center and white on the edges.  The bluebird shows beautiful detail and depth.  This is an early paperweight by Rick Ayotte and is signed "Ayotte 7/50 '83" on the edge indicating that it is #7 in a limited edition of 50 paperweights. 

This paperweight appears in the book Songs without Words:  The Art of the Paperweight - Rick Ayotte.  This weight is shown on page 69 and is catalog number A117. 

As is typical of some of Rick's early weights, this paperweight has a relatively flat profile.  The low profile allows Rick to fill the weight with details and avoid optical distortion, but it also made it difficult eliminate all the glare from the lights when taking pictures.

Roland "Rick" Ayotte specializes in paperweights with themes from nature, including lampworked bird and other animals, flowers, fruits, and berries.  His paperweights range in size from miniatures to super magnums.  He also produces other wonderful glass art objects.  He lives and works in New Boston, New Hampshire and has been making glass paperweights since 1978. 

Size:  3 1/4” diameter by 1 13/16” high.
Signature:  Signed “Ayotte 7/50 ‘83” on the edge. 
Condition:  Excellent condition with no cracks, chips, or scratches. 

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3863 Very Early Roger Roland Correia Iridescent Moon and Seas Art Glass Paperweight.  This paperweight features full moon over windswept waves.  The moon and waves are depicted in silver with a black mirror background.  There is a slight tint of blue in the design.  It is signed on the base "Roland R. Correia 1196-10-75".  An amazing paperweight with a perfect mirror surface.

The background on this paperweight is black or a very dark blue or purple.  Because of the mirror surface, it was very difficult to photograph.  Every surface reflection, fingerprint, and smudge shows up.  Please ignore the white glare from the lights.

An almost identical paperweight by Roger Roland Correia is in the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.  The MMA paperweight has a new moon rather than a full moon. 

Roger Roland Correia earned his Associate of Arts degree in Art from Maui Community College, and his Bachelor's degree in Glass from the University of Hawaii.  He served as a teaching assistant in the Glass Department at UCLA. Together with his brother,  Steven Valentine Correia, he founded the Roger Correia Glass Studio in 1973.  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.  Roger Roland Correia withdrew from the partnership in 1975 and established his own independent Roland Art Glass studio in Ketchum, Idaho.  He looked to the rural environment for his inspiration, working to emulate mountain hues and delicate lighting in his work.  His work often shows a unique use of metal oxides to create a design on a mirror like surface.  Roger's works have been exhibited at major galleries, universities and museums throughout the United States and are in many private collections. 

After the departure of Roger Correia, the Roger Correia Glass Studio was renamed Correia Art Glass and continued under the artistic guidance of Steven Correia until 1987.  This studio is located in Santa Monica, California and is currently operated by Steven Correia's children Algerine Correia and Jeffrey 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.  In 1987, after twelve years at Correia Art Glass, he 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. 

Large Size:  Just over 3 1/16" diameter by just over 2 9/16" high. The bottom is ground flat.
Signature:    It is signed on the base "Roland R. Correia 1196-10-75". 
Condition:  Excellent condition with no cracks or chips.  I could not find any scratches other than on the base. 

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4584 Early Randall Grubb 1989 Triple Layer Red Dahlia Paperweight. dated 1987.  This paperweight features a red dahlia flower with three layers of red and black striped petals.  In the center of the flower is a tuft of yellow stamens.  There are are nine leaves and a stem.  The ground is a translucent emerald green.  The paperweight is signed "Randall Grubb 87" on the side.  An outstanding paperweight. 

This paperweight was featured in Paul Dunlop's "The Weight Paper" Issue 13 Fall 1988.   An identical paperweight sold for $600 in the LH Selman winter 2013 auction. 

Randall (Randy) Grubb attended  school at the University of Southern California, earning a BS in Business in 1985.  While there he was exposed to glassblowing and eventually became an assistant in the Glass Department.  He was mechanically inclined and had a hobby building hot rods.  At USC he used his mechanical abilities to help in designing and building equipment for the glass studio.  While still in school, he took a job at Correia Art glass where he expanded his technical knowledge of glass and met Chris Buzzini.  He helped Chris set up his own glass studio.  In 1986, Randy built a studio for himself and started making lampwork paperweights on his own.  He lives in Oregon with his wife Jeannette.  He has turned his interests back to working on race cars. 

Large Size:  Just over 3" diameter by 2 3/8" high.  The base is ground slightly convex.
Signature: The paperweight is signed "Randall Grubb 87" on the side.
Condition:  Excellent condition with no chips or cracks or scratches.

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4289 Rare Andrew Fote Rain Dance Paperweight with three Electroformed Copper Figures.  Circa 1990-1995.  This paperweight consists of three three dimensional electroformed copper dancing figures around a swirling white cloud. The dancers are all touching the earth, depicted by a rugged copper terrain that is part of the design.  The figures and rugged terrain are carved into the glass and then filled with copper using the electroforming technique.  A very unusual paperweight.

According to the original Selman brochure the copper figures portray a native American ritual, with each pose capturing a different expression of the human spirit.  The original price of this paperweight was $275.

Andrew Fote has a classical art background and studied at the Academia in Florence, Italy.  He studied glass at the Pilchuk Glass School near Seattle, Washington.  Much of his work features the human figure.  He has taught at the New Orleans School of Glass Works.  When not teaching, Fote lived and worked in Seattle, Washington.  He specialized in combining glass and metal, using a process called electroforming. 

Electroforming is the intricate process of fusing copper onto another medium using a low voltage electrical current.  The process creates a relief that becomes a separate part in its own right and allows artists to create thicker copper structures layered over other materials like glass or wax. It differs from electroplating in that a totally new layer is created. 

Large Size:  Just under 3" diameter by 2 7/8" high. The base is ground flat. 
Condition:  Excellent condition with no scratches, chips or cracks. 
Signature:  Signed "Fote" on the base. 

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3840 Unusual Eric Hansen Molded Iridescent Rose Paperweight. dated 2007. This is a molded paperweight with a molded rose and leaves on top.  The body of the paperweight represents a rose plant with its twisting stems.  The design is executed in a blue-green iridescent glass.  It is an interesting combination of Eric Hansen's floral designs and his work with iridescent glass.  Signed "Eric W. Hansen 2007" and a registration number "5007" on the base.  Very dramatic. 

Eric W. Hansen is a second generation glassworker who grew up in a family of glassworkers and paperweight  makers.  His learned lampworking from his father Richard Hansen and was also influenced by the work of his uncles Ronald and Robert Hansen.  He currently works in a home studio in Argyle, Texas.  He is known for his floral motifs and iridescent lusters in his paperweights and blown designs.

Large Size:  Just under 3 1/4" diameter by 4" high.  The base is ground flat. 
Signature: Signed "Eric W. Hansen 2007" and a registration number "5007" on the base. 
Condition:  Excellent condition.   No cracks, chips or found found on inspection.
Execution:  Excellent execution. 

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3862 Medium Lundberg Studios Starry Night with Certificate and Box.   dated 2001.   Wonderful dark night theme with pale blue/white stars and a yellow moon.  All of this is on on a dark almost black background.   Made at Lundberg Studios, which was founded in 1973.   It is signed on the base "Lundberg Studios 2001" with a serial number "060505".  The paperweight comes with its original certificate and box.  An interesting addition to any collection of modern paperweights. 

Note:  The ground appears black but is actually a very dark blue or purple. 

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, 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, this early example does not have the artist's signature. 

Medium Size:   2 5/8" diameter by just under 2 1/2" high. 
Signature: Signed on the base "Lundberg Studios 2001" with a serial number "060505".  The paperweight comes with its original certificate and box.
Condition:  Excellent condition with no chips, cracks, or scratches.

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3841 Large Mayauel Ward Pink Orchid Flower Paperweight. dated 2007.  This paperweight features a pink orchid with white and yellow center.  The flower has a stem and 3 leaves below the flower.  The composition is set over a variegated blue ground.  Signed and dated "Mayauel Ward 2007 PW42POS" 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.

Large Size:  2 3/4" diameter by 2 1/ 3" tall.
Signature:  Signed "Mayauel Ward 2007 PW42POS" on the base. 
Condition:  Excellent condition with no cracks or chips.  I could not find any scratches. 
Execution:  Perfect execution. 

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3848 Magnum Orient & Flume Millefiori Butterfly and Vines and Flowers Paperweight.  dated 1979.  This is a wonderful example of an early Orient & Flume lampwork design with a millefiori butterfly flying among white flowers and vines.  The vines wrap around to the bottom of this paperweight.  There is a light green transparent ground below.  It is signed in script on the bottom "Orient & Flume CMI18S1979".  There is also the remnant of a paper label ""ORIENT & FLUME - CHICO, CA, USA"  A wonderful paperweight.

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. 

Very Large Size:  3 1/8" diameter by 2 3/4" high.  The bottom has been ground flat. 
Signature: It is signed in script on the bottom "Orient & Flume CMI18S1979".  There is also the remnant of a paper label ""ORIENT & FLUME - CHICO, CA, USA"
Condition:  Excellent condition.  No chips or cracks or scratches found on inspection.

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4403 Daniel Salazar Lundberg Studios Magnum Red Rose Paperweight.    dated 1994.  Lundberg Studios 1994 Red Rose Paperweight by Daniel Salazar.  Variegated petals in shades of pink and red are layered and splayed at the outer edges of a bloom that cups into a ball at its center. Three clusters of leaves show from under the rose, over a clear ground.  Signed and dated on the edge "Daniel Salazar Lundberg Studios 1994" along with a registration number.  It als has a blue "LS/DS" signature cane under one of the leaves.  A great three dimensional design.

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.   The studio was founded by James Lundberg in the early 1970s.  Steven Lundberg joined shortly later.  The first paperweights were made in 1972.  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.   Each paperweight produced at Lundberg Studios is signed and dated by the studio and signed by the artist. 

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Very Large Size:    Just over 3 3/8" diameter by just under 3" high. 
Signature: Signed on the side near the base "Daniel Salazar Lundberg Studios 1994" along with a registration number.  It also has a blue LS/DS signature cane under one of the leaves.
Condition:  Excellent condition with no cracks, chips or scratches. 

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4411 Shawn Messenger Landscape Series Millefiori Paperweight. Dated 1998This paperweight is filled with a three dimensional design of millefiori violets and daisies over a dark green glittery ground.  It is signed and dated by the artist on the base.  An unusual paperweight that belongs in every collection of millefiori or murrini paperweights.

Shawn E. Messenger describes her work as "gardens of glass, where you do not have to weed or water and everything grows perfectly.  If you get tired of the view just turn the piece to find something new!"  Shawn creates her pieces in her urban studio in Toledo, Ohio, but her inspiration comes from her flower and vegetable gardens at her home.  Shawn graduated from the Cleveland Institute of Art with a BFA in Glass. She was among the first wave of women to receive a degree in Glass from the Institute.  Shawn attended the Pilchuck Glass School and studied with Dale Chihuly and Italo Scanga.  Shawn also attended Penland School of Crafts studying with Richard and Jan Ritter and Dinah Hulet concentrating on the murrini. 

Medium Size:  2 1/2" diameter by just under 2 1/4" high.  The base is ground flat.
Signature: Signed on the base "Shawn E. Messenger Landscape Series 1998". 
Condition:  Excellent condition with no cracks, chips, or scratches found on inspection.

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3786 Rare Early Large Lundberg Studios Starry Night with Dragonfly Paperweight. circa 1979.   Wonderful dark night theme with stars and a stylized dragonfly depicted over a body of water.  The dragonfly is depicted with yellow eyes and white wings.  All of this is on on a rich blue background.  This is a version of Starry Nights series of paperweights.  Made at Lundberg Studios, which was founded in 1973.   It is signed on the base "LUNDBERG STUDIOS 1979" with a serial number "LS32929".  An interesting addition to any collection of Lundberg Studios paperweights.

Note:  My belief is that this is a dragonfly.  If you know better, please share your knowledge with me. 

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, 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, this early example does not have the artist's signature. 

Large Size:  2 3/4" diameter by just under 2 1/2" high. 
Signature: Signed on the base "LUNDBERG STUDIOS 1979" with a serial number "LS32929". 
Condition:  Very good condition.  On close inspection I found two black areas that are either surface defects or scratches.  There are also some scratches on the base.  The paperweight is priced to reflect these defects (see pictures below). 
Execution:  Excellent execution. The dragonfly is crisply executed and the stars are appropriately sized.

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3795 Robert Eickholt Reptile Series Three sided Abstract Paperweight. Circa 1991.  This paperweight has an abstract design with one large controlled bubble.  The iridescent colors progress in layers from light blue to dark blue to black.  This style has been given the name "Reptile Series" because the imagery resembles a reptilian skin.  The shape is a rounded three sided shape that transforms to a round base.  It is signed "Eickholt 1991" on the base. 

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 in 2013.

Medium Size:  2 9/16" diameter by 2 7/8"" high.
Signature: Signed "Eickholt 1991" on the base. 
Condition:  Very good condition, although one surface has a number of scratches (see picture with arrow pointing to scratched area).  I noticed the scratches only when photographing the paperweight in bright light.  They are slight and hard to see.  Priced accordingly.

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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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Close-up of the detail in this paperweight
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Signature on Bottom
Signature Cane
$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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Signature on Bottom
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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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