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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
 
 
4951 Early Debbie Tarsitano Red Flower with Leaves and Stem Paperweight.   undated circa 1976 -1978.  This paperweight features a red flower with upright yellow stamens.  The flower has leaves and a stem.  The ground is clear glass.  Signed at the base of the stem with the "T" Tarsitano signature cane used by both Delmo and Debbie Tarsitano from about 1976 to 1978.  The signature cane has a black T on a white background and a blue border.  A great early paperweight from this versatile glass artist.   

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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 1976 until 1978.  See Andrew Dohan's Dictionary of Paperweight Signature Canes for more information on the Tarsitano signature canes. 

Small Size:    2 3/16" diameter by 1 7/16"" high.  The base is ground concave.  High dome.  I had difficulty photographing this paperweight because of the high dome. 
Signature: Signed at the base of the stem with the earliest Delmo and Debbie Tarsitano "T" signature cane.  This cane was use from about 1976 to 1978. 
Condition:  Excellent condition.  No cracks, chips or scratches found on inspection. 

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$375 postage paid in the US.                                               

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Early Debbie Tarsitano Red Flower Flower with Leaves and Stem Paperweight
3979 James Hart 2008 Three Ring Close Concentric Millefiori Paperweight with 29 Complex Rose Canes.  dated 2008.  This paperweight features a three ring close concentric design of 29 millefiori canes over a gold aventurine ground.  The outer ring consists of fourteen matching complex canes, each with a turquoise rose in the center surrounded by a ring of white millefiori canes.  The middle ring has nine white roses, each with a yellow center.  The inner ring has five blue roses with yellow centers.  In the center is a single green and yellow rose.  It is signed on the base with Hart's "JH 08" signature cane.  The signature cane also has two stars and a heart.  A fantastic example of James Hart's work. 

James Hart is a paperweight artist working in Nevada.  He started working in glass in 1985 focusing initially on millefiori designs and more recently on floral encasements.  He studied murrine making with Lauren Stump.  His signature has evolved from a simple red heart to more complex signature canes.  His millefiori designs initially included canes from Murano, but over time he created  a wonderful assortment of his own complex canes, some incorporating Murano canes. 

Medium Size:  2 7/16" diameter by 1 9/16" high.  The bottom is concave.  Unlike his earlier works, this paperweight is encased with a clear layer below the ground. 
Signature:  Signed on the base with Hart's "JH 08" signature cane.  The signature cane also has two stars and a heart. 
Condition:  Excellent condition with no damage found on inspection. 

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$95 postage paid in the US.          

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James Hart 2008 Close Concentric Millefiori Paperweight with 29 Complex Rose Canes
5060 Large Parabelle Glass 1990 Limited Edition Looped Millefiori Garland on Opaque Blue Ground Paperweight.  Dated 1990 This paperweight has a hexafoil six-looped garland of alternating pink pastry mold canes and white edelweiss canes.  There is a pastry type green cane in the center of each loop and another larger cane in the center of the design.  All of the canes are pressed into an opaque blue ground in the style of Clichy color ground paperweights.  The paperweight is signed with a "PB 1990" cane in the design and also has a worn silver label with two bells, "PARABELLE GLASS Rings True HANDMADE IN USA" on the base.  This paperweight was issued in a limited edition of 75 paperweights, but there are no edition markings on the paperweight.  A wonderful paperweight with great color.

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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.  Their best weights are some of the finest ever made, comparing favorably to the best classical French paperweights.  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, their daughter Julie Scrutton Lewis made some paperweights and jewelry using Parabelle millefiori canes. 

Large Size:  Just under 2 7/8" diameter by 1 7/8" high.  The base is ground concave.  
Signature: Signed in the design with a signature cane "PB 1990".  This paperweight also has a worn silver label on the base that has a drawing of two bells and the text "PARABELLE GLASS Rings True HANDMADE IN USA"  
Condition:  Excellent condition with minor wear on the base but no other cracks, chips, or scratches found on inspection. 

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$650 postage paid in the US.    

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Large Parabelle Glass 1990 Limited Edition Looped Millefiori Garland on Opaque Blue Ground Paperweight
4834 Large Josh Simpson Inhabited Planet Paperweight.      dated 2017.    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 man made, structures require further exploration.  There is a striped spaceship with an iridescent blue vapor trail on its way to investigate.  This is a work of astonishing depth and intricate beauty. 

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:  3 1/16" diameter by 2 13/16" high. The base is ground flat.  
Signature:   Signed on the base "Simpson" and the number "2-13-17" indicating it was made in 2017. 
Condition:  Excellent condition with no cracks, chips or scratches. 

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$245 postage paid in the US.    

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Large Josh Simpson Inhabited Planet Paperweight
4577 Magnum Ken Rosenfeld 1988 Vegetables Bouquet Paperweight.  dated 1988This paperweight consists of vegetable bouquet of radishes, carrots, asparagus spears, and turnips (or beets).  There are seven red radishes with leafy tops, six tapered orange carrots, three asparagus spears and two purple turnips.  They are placed over a clear ground.  It is signed on the side with Ken Rosenfeld's "R" cane and engraved signature "KEN ROSENFELD '88".   Please read the note below about the condition.  It is a beautiful paperweight with its unusual composition of vegetables.  An early paperweight from Ken Rosenfeld. 

NotesThis paperweight has a small circular impact mark (approximately 1/8") on the side away from the signature.  It does not show when the paperweight is displayed, but I have reduced the price accordingly.  It can be restored if you wish.  Normally this would be a $400 paperweight.  Also, the pictures do not do justice to this paperweight.  Please ignore the white areas, they are reflections and glare from the lights.      

Ken Rosenfeld works at his own studio, Ken Rosenfeld Glass, in Milwaukie, Oregon.  Ken's paperweight expertise arose from a formal art education and a technical background.  He has a Bachelor's degree in art from the University of California and a Master's of Fine Arts degree from Southern Illinois University.  His technical experience in scientific glasswork and his studio glass experience contributed to his superb ability as a glass artist.  Ken has been a paperweight artist since the mid 1980s.  He started at Correia Glass, leaving after five years to set up his own studio in 1983.  This 1988 vegetable bouquet is an early paperweight made by Ken.

Very Large Size:   3 5/16" diameter by just under 2 7/16" high.  The base is ground concave. 
Signature:  It is signed on the side with Ken Rosenfeld's "R" signature cane and engraved signature "KEN ROSENFELD '88".
Condition:  This paperweight has a small circular impact mark (approximately 1/8") on the side away from the signature.  Otherwise it is in excellent condition with no scratches, chips or cracks.   

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$245 postage paid in the US.  

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Magnum Ken Rosenfeld 1988 Vegetables Bouquet Paperweight
3898 Drew Ebelhare 2007 Millefiori Scramble Millefiori Paperweight.  dated 2007.  This is a scramble paperweight packed full of Drew Ebelhare's complex millefiori canes.  There are Clichy style rose canes and many other distinctive canes on a pink and white jasper ground.  It is signed on the bottom "Ebelhare 8-07". A vibrant colorful paperweight.

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

Drew Ebelhare has been making glass paperweights since 1983, focusing on millefiori paperweights.  Drew graduated from Florida State University in 1977 with a Bachelors Degree in technical theater and scene design.  After graduating and working at the Alley Theater in Houston, he made a career change becoming one of the founding members of The Houston Glass Art Society.  In 1981, Drew set up his first hot glass shop in Houston.  He now works out a new studio in Cañon City, Colorado.  His millefiori canes have evolved so he now produces his own unique style of floral millefiori canes, including Clichy style roses, camomiles, pansies, primroses, sunflowers and others.  Paul Dunlop calls Drew the preeminent millefiori paperweight artist in the United States.

In 2009 Drew started collaborating with lampwork artist Sue Fox.  Sue started making beads, buttons, and doll house miniatures in 1994.  Their wonderful collaborative works feature Sue's miniature lampwork surrounded by Drew's distinctive style of floral millefiori.

Medium Size:  2 11/16" diameter by 1 13/16" high. 
Signature: Signed "Ebelhare 8-07" on the base.  The signature is clear but I had trouble getting a picture of it.
Condition:  Excellent condition with no cracks or chips. 

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Drew Ebelhare 2007 Millefiori Scramble Millefiori Paperweight
3490 Early Paul Stankard 1982 Compound Spring Beauty Floral Paperweight.  dated 1982.  This paperweight features a natural arrangement of two spring beauty flowers, with three opening buds, three more unopened buds, leaves, stems, and root ball.  The delicate petals have a faint pink and white striping.  This compound arrangement is placed over a translucent blue ground.  It is signed signed with a "S" signature cane on the side and engraved "B739 1982" near the base.  A wonderful example from Paul Stankard's early work. 

The Spring Beauty flower has been the subject of many of Paul Stankard's design studies, progressing from simple arrangements to more complex three dimensional arrangements like this one.  Examples appear in almost every book about Paul Stankard.  This paperweight is almost identical to M101 (priced at $800) in Leo Kaplan original paperweight catalog published in 1984.  A more stylized example M420 (priced at $1,750) appeared in a supplement published in April 1991.  Other examples appear in the books PAUL JOSEPH STANKARD:  THE FIRST DECADE published by Wheaton Museum of Glass and FLORA IN GLASS Paperweights of Paul J. Stankard published by Spink.. 

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:   3 1/16" diameter by 1 15/16" 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 "B739 1982" near the base. 
Condition:  Excellent condition with no chips, cracks, or scratches found on inspection. There are a few tiny bubbles in the design.

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$1,200 postage paid in the US.

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Early Paul Stankard 1982 Compound Spring Beauty Floral Paperweight
5068 Magnum Daniel Salazar Lundberg Studios Dragonfly Paperweight with Pink Dogwood Flowers.   dated 2001.  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 2001" along with a registration number "072558".  It also has a Daniel Salazar "DS" lampwork signature on the underside of two large leaves.  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:   3 5/8" diameter by 2 7/8" high. The base is ground concave.  It weighs just over 2 pounds. 
Signature: Signed on the side near the base "Daniel Salazar Lundberg Studios 2001" along with a registration number "072558".  It also has a Daniel Salazar "DS" lampwork signature on the underside of two leaves. 
Condition:  Excellent condition with no cracks, chips or scratches.  

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$395 postage paid in the US.    

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Magnum Daniel Salazar Lundberg Studios Dragonfly Paperweight with Pink Dogwood Flowers
4297 Drew Ebelhare 1994 Pink and White Clichy Style Swirl Paperweight "Pink Carousel".  dated 1994.  This is a Clichy style swirl paperweight made up of thirteen pink and thirteen white glass rods with a miniature light green complex millefiori flower in the center.   When viewed from the bottom, the image is almost the same except that the swirl is reversed and there is a Drew Ebelhare "E" signature cane in the center.  It is also signed on the bottom "Ebelhare 4-94".  A vibrant colorful paperweight.

Note:  This paperweight (or one just like it) appeared on the cover of an L.H. Selman promotional brochure featuring Drew Ebelhare's work.  In describing the paperweight, Selman names it "Pink Carousel" and states "This pink and white pinwheel is in perfect balance with the light green complex floret which crowns its center."

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Drew Ebelhare has been making glass paperweights since 1983, focusing on millefiori paperweights.  Drew graduated from Florida State University in 1977 with a Bachelors Degree in technical theater and scene design.  After graduating and working at the Alley Theater in Houston, he made a career change becoming one of the founding members of The Houston Glass Art Society.  In 1981, Drew set up his first hot glass shop in Houston.  He now works out a new studio in Cañon City, Colorado.  His millefiori canes have evolved so he now produces his own unique style of floral millefiori canes, including Clichy style roses, camomiles, pansies, primroses, sunflowers and others.  Paul Dunlop calls Drew the preeminent millefiori paperweight artist in the United States.

In 2009 Drew started collaborating with lampwork artist Sue Fox.  Sue started making beads, buttons, and doll house miniatures in 1994.  Their wonderful collaborative works feature Sue's miniature lampwork surrounded by Drew's distinctive style of floral millefiori.

Medium Size:  Just under 2 5/8" diameter by 1 7/8" high. 
Signature: Signed "Ebelhare 4-94" on the base.  There is also Drew Ebelhare's signature cane "E" in the center of the swirl (bottom view only)
Condition:  Excellent condition with no cracks or chips. 

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$245 postage paid in the US. 

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Drew Ebelhare 1994 Pink and White Clichy Style Swirl Paperweight
3925 Magnum Cathy Richardson 2007 Winter Scene Egg Shaped Paperweight.  dated 2007.  This three dimensional winter scene is part of Cathy Richardson's Four Seasons series.  The scene consists of three trees, barren of their leaves, and covered with snow.  The ground shows snow, rocks, and roots to complete a wonderful is a wonderful winter scene.  The egg shape allows the trees to come together at the top to provide a snow covered canopy.  It is signed "C RICHARDSON 2007" on the base.  A wonderful paperweight. 

Cathy Richardson was born in Washington D.C. and grew up in Falls Church, Virginia.  She was always interested in art and nature and learned to draw and paint at a very early age.  Her formal education was capped with a Ph.D. in geology from Harvard, University.  In the 1980s she returned to art and built a stained glass studio in Iowa which she named "Nature's Image".  In 1996, she studied lampworking with Bandhu Scott Dunham at the Corning School of Glass and in 1997 enrolled at Bowling Green State University and learned to blow glass.  In 2000 she again studied lampworking at Corning School of Glass — this time with Shane Fero and Fred Birkhill.  Her early appreciation of paperweights came from her mother who had a small collection of paperweights.  She and her husband moved one more time to Winona, Minnesota in 1999 and she started a new studio named Touchstone Glass, making paperweights and marbles.  Her earliest paperweights were made at the end of 2001 or early 2002. 

Cathy Richardson's earliest paperweights were starfish and coral reef paperweights and also torch-drawn "California style" paperweights like the one in this listing.  In 2004 she started to make more lampwork paperweights.  Cathy still makes a combination of California style paperweights"and her more detailed lampwork paperweights.  More recently she studied engraving and her latest works demonstrate an amazing ability to integrate traditional paperweights and an elaborate engraved surface.  Touchstone Glass has grown into a family business, with Cathy's son, Colin Richardson, joining as a full-time glass artist in 2006, and Cathy's husband becoming one of the team when he retired from his University career.  Colin now has his own studio in Minneapolis, MN.  

Very Large Size:  3 1/8" diameter by 5" high.  The base is ground flat. 
Signature : Signed "C RICHARDSON 2007" on the base. 
Condition :  Excellent condition.   No cracks, chips or scratches found on inspection.  Some wear on the base.

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Magnum Cathy Richardson 2007 Winter Scene Egg Shaped Paperweight
3026 Very Early Ray Banford Miniature Cherries on Snow Paperweight.    circa  1971-1974.  This miniature paperweight has three bright red cherries on a white snow ground.  There are also stems and leaves and a piece of a branch.  It is a very early paperweight made by Ray Banford.  Signed on the base "Ray Banford".  

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

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

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$135 postage paid in the US.                      

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3977 Early Large 1982 Orient & Flume Bruce Sillars White Water Lily Flower and Bud Paperweight.    dated 1982.  This wonderful paperweight features a large white water lily flower and pad along with a smaller opening bud.  The lampwork design is placed above a shimmering transparent blue ground.  There are some reddish-brown color flecks in the ground.  It is signed on the base "Orient & Flume B. Sillars CZ32M1982".  An intriguing paperweight.

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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 here.  Every Orient & Flume piece has a registration number which usually includes a date code.   

Bruce Sillars was the first employee hired by Orient & Flume and is still at O&F today.  Since 1973 Bruce has been responsible for many of Orient & Flume's most successful designs.  He grew up in the Los Angeles suburbs and worked in ceramics in High School, later becoming a technician in the ceramic studio at Moorpark College.  Sillars shifted from ceramics at Chico State University to metal and sculpting to glass blowing, earning a BA in Art with an emphasis in ceramics, glass, and sculpture from California State University, Chico.  In the beginning he created iridescent vases and paperweights that incorporated both geometric and naturalistic floral motifs. Over time the designs became more and more complex and sophisticated and by the early 80's his work began to move away from iridescent glass focusing on three-dimensional motifs and employing both "torch worked" and "lamp worked" design elements.

Large Size:  Just under 3" diameter by 2 11/16" high.  The bottom has been ground flat. 
Signature:    Signed on the base "Orient & Flume B. Sillars CZ32M1982".
Condition:  Very good condition.  There is noticeable wear on the base but elsewhere I found no chips or cracks or scratches. 

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$175 postage paid in the US

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Early Large 1982 Orient & Flume Bruce Sillars White Water Lily Flower and Bud Paperweight
5072 Unknown Maker "Patrick" 1978 Magnum Amber Spot Paperweight.  dated 1978.  This magnum paperweight has an inner core of bubbles and has a surface decorated with amber spots in a random pattern.  The signature is "Patrick" or "Patuik" and there is also a number "40N" and a date "1978".  An interesting paperweight.  Very good condition with only a few very faint scratches. 

I was unable to find out anything about the artist although another collector has a similar paperweight by the same artist with a paper label "Pacific Potteries".

Size:  3 3/8" diameter by 2 3/4" high.  The base is ground flat.
Signature:  This paperweight is signed "Patrick" or "Patuik" and there is also a number "40N" and a date "1978".
Condition:  Very good condition with only a few very faint scratches. 

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$49 postage paid in the US.                

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Unknown Maker "Patrick" 1978 Magnum Amber Spot Paperweight
2982 Large Ron Schuster 1990 Pink Lily Paperweight with Nashville, Indiana Label.   dated 1990.  This is a large paperweight with a single pink lily over a clear ground.  The paperweight is signed on the base with an engraved signature "RLS '90" and it also has the original label "SCHUSTER STUDIOS NASHVILLE INDIANA".  A superb early example from this studio.   

Ron and Penny Schuster have had a studio and gallery in the artist colony of Brown County, Indiana (Nashville, Indiana) since 1972.   Ron is a self-taught glass artist working in stained glass and blown glass.  His work in blown glass started in the early 1980s.  Their work can be found in over 50 galleries nationwide. 

Large Size:  Just over 3" diameter by just over 2 9/16" tall.  The base is ground with a matte finish with some parts unfinished and remnants of the pontil mark.  
Condition:  Very good condition with no chips,or cracks.  I found a couple of very faint scratches. 
Signature:  Signed on the base with an engraved signature "RLS '90" and it also has the original label "SCHUSTER STUDIOS NASHVILLE INDIANA".

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$39 postage paid in the US.                           

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Large Ron Schuster 1990 Pink Lily Paperweight
3920 Daniel Salazar Lundberg Studios 2007 Dark Red Beta Fish Paperweight.  dated 2007.  This wonderful paperweight features a lampwork three-dimensional dark red beta fish swimming over some green leaves.  Underneath there is a large brown coral with blue anemones and pink corals or other growths.  The beta fish has long white fins with gold stripes.  There is a trail of fine bubbles rising above the fish.  Below the coral is a light green translucent ground.  Signed and dated on the edge near the base "Daniel Salazar Lundberg Studios 2007 102608".  The paperweight also has a lampwork "D.S." signature on the underside of the ground.  A great three dimensional design that is one of Daniel Salazar's signature designs.

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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. 

Large Size:    Just over 3" diameter by just under 2 5/8" high.  The bottom is ground concave.
Signature: Signed on the side near the base "Daniel Salazar Lundberg Studios 2007 102608".   The paperweight also has a lampwork "D.S." signature on the underside of 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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Daniel Salazar Lundberg Studios 2007 Dark Red Beta Fish Paperweight
3153 Lost Coast Jesse Taj 2001 Butterfly Murrini Miniature Pedestal Paperweight.  dated 2001.  This is a wonderful example of the murrini work of Jesse Taj Karolczuk assembled into a miniature pedestal paperweight.  The paperweight features a butterfly in the center of two rings of flower murrini on the top, with additional murrini of butterflies, flowers, swirls, and other design elements on the sides.  A blue and white twist torsade encircles the footed base.   It is signed on the bottom "Jesse Taj #9 2001".  A great example from this talented artist.

Note:  Most Taj murrini paperweights are limited editions, so I suspect the paperweight is also a limited edition.  The #9 indicates the sequence, but I don't know the size of the edition.

Murrini often depict abstract designs, flowers and and even portraits of famous figures.  They differ from millefiori in that molds are not used to create them.  Rather the artist will build up a glass cane (cylinder shaped glass rod) by "painting" layer upon layer of glass until every cross sections of the glass cane contains the same image throughout its length.  The art of murrini making goes back at least 2,500 years, but contemporary murrini makers like Dinah Hulet, Loren Stump, and Jesse Taj have elevated the art to amazing new heights.

The Lost Coast Glass Studio is a collaboration of Jesse Taj Karolczuk and Jared DeLong.

Jesse Taj Karolczuk was born in Wareham Massachusetts and now lives and works in Humboldt county, California.  Jesse Taj began working with glass using lampwork techniques in 1994 in Eugene Oregon.  He uses murrini of flowers and animals as subject matter in his paperweights and marbles.  His murrini canes are sought after by collectors worldwide.  There is a permanent exhibit of his work at the Palazzo Rota museum in Venice, Italy.  He has taught glassblowing in Italy, Japan, and the U.S. 

Miniature Size:    Just over 1 1/2" diameter by just over 1 11/16"" high. 
Signature: It is signed on the bottom "Jesse Taj #9 2001". 
Condition:  Excellent condition with no cracks or chips.

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$345 postage paid in the US.  

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Lost Coast Jesse Taj 2001 Butterfly Murrini Miniature Pedestal Paperweight
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Drew Ebelhare 1993 Blue, Orange, and White Crown Paperweight.  dated 1993.  This crown paperweight is made up of an alternating pattern of eight blue twists and eight white twists.  The blue twists have an orange strip down the center.  There is a very nice crown on top - a complex blue, orange, and white complex signature cane with an "E" in the center.  The design is arranged over a clear ground.  It is also signed on the bottom "Ebelhare 6-93 Houston".  A vibrant colorful paperweight that demonstrates Drew Ebelhare's versatility.

Note:  Please ignore the white areas, they are glare from the lights.

Crown weights are considered by some to be the most exciting of all millefiori designs.  They are extremely difficult to make.

Drew Ebelhare has been making glass paperweights since 1983, focusing on millefiori paperweights.  Drew graduated from Florida State University in 1977 with a Bachelors Degree in technical theater and scene design.  After graduating and working at the Alley Theater in Houston, he made a career change becoming one of the founding members of The Houston Glass Art Society.  In 1981, Drew set up his first hot glass shop in Houston.  He now works out a new studio in Cañon City, Colorado.  His millefiori canes have evolved so he now produces his own unique style of floral millefiori canes, including Clichy style roses, camomiles, pansies, primroses, sunflowers and others.  Paul Dunlop calls Drew the preeminent millefiori paperweight artist in the United States.

In 2009 Drew started collaborating with lampwork artist Sue Fox.  Sue started making beads, buttons, and doll house miniatures in 1994.  Their wonderful collaborative works feature Sue's miniature lampwork surrounded by Drew's distinctive style of floral millefiori.

Medium Size:  Just under 2 5/8" diameter by 1 3/16" high.  The base is ground flat.
Signature:  Signed "Ebelhare 6-93 Houston" on the base.  It is also crowned with Drew Ebelhare's complex signature cane with an "E" in the center.
Condition:  Excellent condition with no cracks or chips or scratches. 

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$195 postage paid in the US.  

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Drew Ebelhare 1993 Blue, Orange, and White Crown Paperweight 
5057 Wonderful Cape Cod Glass Works Millefiori Scramble Paperweight Made for the Sandwich Glass Museum.   undated.  Colorful scramble paperweight packed with a variety of millefiori canes and twist canes.  The paperweight includes two of William Burchfield's rose canes and also a Sandwich Glass Museum "SGM" cane.  The paperweight also has a paper label "CAPE COD GLASS WORKS SAGAMORE, MA" on the base. 

Note:  This paperweight has a faint scratch near the rose on top and a tiny pinprick near the base.  The price has been reduced to account for this very minor damage.

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

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

Medium Size:   2 5/8” diameter by just under 2 3/16” high.  The base is ground concave.   
Condition:  Very good condition. I could find only minor damage on inspection.  There is a faint scratch near the rose on top (see picture) and a tiny pinprick near the base.  There is also wear on the base.
Signature:  This paperweight includes two of William Burchfield's rose canes and also a Sandwich Glass Museum "SGM" cane.  The paperweight also has a paper label "CAPE COD GLASS WORKS SAGAMORE, MA" on the base.   

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$95 postage paid in the US.         

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Wonderful Cape Cod Glass Works Millefiori Scramble Paperweight Made for the Sandwich Glass Museum
4779 Magnum James Lundberg 1989 Lundberg Studios Worldweight Paperweight.   dated 1989.  This Worldweight paperweight was created by by James Lundberg in 1989 and became one of the Lundberg Studio's most famous products.  It depicts a whole earth representation of the planet earth with its continents, oceans, arctic regions, and many other features depicted in amazing detail.  The paperweight even includes wispy cloud formations.  This is one of the earliest of this design made and is signed by James Lundberg and dated on the base "James Lundberg Lundberg Studios 1989 022402".  This is a rare opportunity to own a paperweight made by James Lundberg who died three years after creating this piece of art.  A wonderful paperweight. 

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

It would be fun to go back in time and ask James Lundberg if this paperweight was inspired by the first color photo of the planet Earth taken from a satellite released by NASA in 1967.  This subsequently became the image used on the cover of the 1968 first edition of the Whole Earth Catalog.  Or maybe he was inspired by one of the images from Apollo 17, the last US mission to the moon in 1972. 

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 a bicycle accident in 1992. 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 

The Lundberg WorldWeight can be found in the Oval Office of the White House, as well as numerous public and private collections, including those of the late Jacques Cousteau, ABC News Anchorman Ted Koppel & the National Geographic Society.  

Very Large Size:   3 3/4" diameter by 3 1/2" high. The base is ground flat.  The paperweight weighs over 2 pounds 9 ounces (41 ounces).
Signature:  Signed and dated on the base "James Lundberg Lundberg Studios 1989 022402".  This paperweight was made the same year as the original design in 1989 and is one of the earliest examples of this design.
Condition:  Excellent condition with no cracks or chips.  There are no scratches except for minor wear on the base. 

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$295 postage paid in the US.  

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Magnum James Lundberg 1989 Lundberg Studios Worldweight Paperweight
3147 Rare Julie Scrutton Lewis 1999 Pink Chiffon Artist Proof Open Concentric Millefiori Paperweight with Parabelle Canes.   Dated 1999A wonderful concentric paperweight featuring a center pastry mold cane surrounded by two rings of complex canes.  The inner ring consists of pattern of five dark pink bell canes with complex centers alternating with five lighter cog canes.  The outer ring has seventeen cog canes with complex centers.  The design is placed over an opaque pink ground.  The paperweight is signed on the base "Julie Scrutton Lewis Artist Proof 1999".  A great paperweight. 

This paperweight from Julie uses complex canes from Parabelle Glass, which closed in 1998.    

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 under 2 3/8" diameter by 1 7/8" high.  The base is ground concave. 
Signature : Signed on the base "Julie Scrutton Lewis Artist Proof 1999". 
Condition :  Excellent condition with no cracks, chips, or scratches. 

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$295 postage paid in the US.     

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Rare Julie Scrutton 1999 Pink Chiffon Artist Proof Open Concentric Millefiori Paperweight with Parabelle Canes 
4696 Charles Kaziun Jr. Blue Poinsettia on Red and White Jasper Ground Paperweight. circa 1960-1980. Charles Kaziun Jr. blue poinsettia paperweight with eight blue petals and three green sepals.  The design is set on a red and white jasper ground.  Large by Kaziun standards, it is 2 9/16" diameter.  The paperweight is signed in the center of the flower with a wonderful yellow signature cane with a center K surrounded by six red hearts.  Excellent condition.

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:  2 9/16" diameter by 1 7/16" high.  This is large by Kaziun's standards.  The base is ground concave.
Signature:  This paperweight is signed Kaziun's complex signature cane in the design. 
Condition: Excellent condition with no chips or cracks or scratches found on inspection.

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$495 postage paid in the US.   

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

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

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

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

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

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$595 postage paid in the US. 

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5069 Large Vandermark 1979 Pulled Feather Tiffany Style Art Nouveau Paperweight.  dated 1979.  This large paperweight features a surface decorated tiffany style art nouveau feather pulled design of greens, blues, and browns.  The outer layer of glass is a satin iridescent glass applied above a a clear layer.  A milk glass ground is visible beneath the clear layer.  It is signed "Vandermark #21 1979" on the base. 

Note:  From the signature, we can't be sure whether this was made by Jerry Vandermark alone or jointly with one of the other Vandermark glass artists, Doug Merritt or Stephen Smarr.

Jerry Vandermark apprenticed with Carl Erickson in 1943 at Erickson Art Glass in Bremen, Ohio.  In 1959, Vandermark left Erickson to direct the Colonial Glasshouse at Jamestown, Virginia for the National Park Service.  In 1968, working with Thomas Merritt, he established the Vandermark Glasshouse at Liberty Village, Flemington, New Jersey.  Jerry later took Thomas Merritt's son Doug Merritt as an apprentice and they paired up to form the Vandermark-Merritt Glass Studios in 1972.  The studio evolved from producing replicas of 18th century glassware to more wide-ranging reproductions, and then added some original art glass designs.  It built its reputation with museum quality colonial reproductions, original art glass in the art nouveau and art deco traditions, crystal sculpture, contemporary designs and cameo creations.  Their work can be found in a number of major collections, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Smithsonian Institution, Toledo Museum, Corning Museum, and Wheaton Museum of American Glass.

Stephen Smarr was a master glass artist for Vandermark Merritt Glass Studios in Branchburg, NJ for 38 years until his death in 2010.

Large Size:  Just under 3" diameter by 2 11/16" high.  The bottom is ground flat. 
Condition:  Excellent condition with no chips, cracks or significant scratches found on inspection other than some minor wear on the base.
Signature:  Signed "Vandermark #21 1979" on the base.  

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Large Vandermark Pulled Feather Tiffany Style Art Nouveau Paperweight 
3919 Magnificent Eric Hansen Magnum Pink Crimp Rose Paperweight with Blue Cushion Swirl Ground.  dated 2007.  This is a magnificent crimp rose paperweight with three wonderful large leaves and a blue cushion swirl ground.  The rose has twelve petals in a 4+4+4 pattern plus two smaller parts (stamens or pistils).  The underside reveals a neat blue cushion swirl ground.  It is signed "Eric W. Hansen 2007-5095" on the base.  Fancy grounds like this are usually found in lampwork or millefiori paperweights.  This treatment is rare in a crimp paperweight.  Also especially nice is the way the rose is fully open.  A superb paperweight. 

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:  3 5/16" diameter by 2 3/4" high.  The base is ground flat. 
Signature : Signed "Eric W. Hansen 2007-5095" on the base. 
Condition :  Excellent condition.   No cracks, chips or scratches found on inspection. 

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$395 postage paid in the US

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

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

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

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

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$495 postage paid in the US.

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

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

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

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

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$245 postage paid in the US.                      

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4595 Large Ray Banford Pink Rose with Buds on Aventurine Ground Paperweight.  circa  1990.  This paperweight has a soft pink rose with two buds, leaves, and stem.  The design is placed on a glittery dark indigo aventurine ground.  It is signed near the stem with Ray Banford's black "B" signature cane.  A wonderful three dimensional design from this skilled artist.  

Note:  A similar paperweight with a white rose was in the most recent Selman auction (Auction 69, Lot 138) and sold for $780 including the bidders premium.   

Ray Banford worked in Southampton, NJ.  He started making paperweights in 1971 along with his son, Bob Banford.  He continued to make paperweights until his death in 2003.  Bob and Ray did not date their paperweights.  Both father and son started using signature canes in 1975.  Ray used the signature cane shown here, a black “B” in a white background, from about 1980 until he died in 2003. 

Large Size:  2 15/16" diameter by 2 3/8" high.  The bottom is ground flat.  
Signature:  Signed near the stem with Ray Banford's black "B" signature cane.  Undated
Condition:  Excellent condition.  No chips, cracks, or scratches found on inspection.

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$545 postage paid in the US. 

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Large Ray Banford Pink Rose with Buds on Aventurine Ground Paperweight

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