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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
 
 
2914 Paul Stankard 1991 Compound Cube Botanical Paperweight with Pink and White Mountain Laurel Flowers, Berries, and Blue Flowers.  dated 1991.  This paperweight features a natural arrangement of flowers and berries in a free floating setup inside a clear cube format.  There are two white mountain laurel flowers, two pink mountain laurel flowers, four blue flowers, two berries, and assorted buds and foliage.  This compound arrangement is placed over a clear ground.  It is signed signed "Paul J. Stankard C36 '91" near the base.  A wonderful example of one of Paul Stankard's more advanced pieces.   

The mountain laurel 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 M483 (priced at $4,500) in the Leo Kaplan paperweight catalog supplement published in September 1992.  Other examples of the cube form botanical appear in books published 1990 and later. 

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:   It is not a perfect cube, roughly 2.58” x 2.61” x 3.15” tall.  The base is ground concave.  There are four rubber bumpers placed on the base to protect it.
Signature:    Engraved "Paul J. Stankard C36 '91" near the base.  The C36 designates this as one of the cube series. 
Condition:  One very tiny nick found where the left side meets the base.  Otherwise in excellent condition with no other chips, cracks, or scratches.

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$3,900 postage paid in the US.                       US sales only for this paperweight.

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Paul Stankard 1991 Compound Cube Botanical Paperweight with Pink and White Mountain Laurel Flowers, Berries, and Blue Flowers
3994 Fantastic Cathy Richardson 2005 Starfish and Anemone Marble / Paperweight with Stand.  dated 2005.  This wonderful marble features a pink and white starfish surrounded by groups of blue, yellow-orange, pink, and white anemone blooms.  The design is placed over a lush green ground.  It is signed "CKR 2005" on the base.  The acrylic stand shown will be included with this item.  A wonderful example. 

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 and marbles were starfish and coral reef designs and also torch-drawn "California style" paperweights.  In 2004 she started to make more lampwork paperweights.  Cathy still makes a combination of California style paperweights"and her more detailed lampwork designs.  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.  

Medium Marble:  1.95" diameter.
Signature : Signed "CKR 2005" on the base. 
Condition :  Excellent condition.   No cracks, chips or scratches found on inspection.

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Fantastic Cathy Richardson 2005 Starfish and Anemone Marble / Paperweight with Stand
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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Signature cane in design
Base
$650 postage paid in the US.    

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Large Parabelle Glass 1990 Limited Edition Looped Millefiori Garland on Opaque Blue Ground Paperweight
3965 Early  Rare Roger Gandelman 1990 Single Facet Abstract Paperweight.  dated 1990.  Contemporary abstract paperweight with gold leaf outer layer made by Roger Gandelman.  The paperweight features a cool cobalt blue center covered by a layer of clear glass.  The outer surface is decorated with nicely balanced layers of gold leaf and gold dust.  An amazing paperweight from a relatively unknown paperweight maker who is best known for his amazing art glass perfume bottles.  This paperweight is signed twice near the base "R. Gandelman" (one signature is only partially legible) and also dated 1990.   It has a single angled facet or window.  An amazing piece.

Roger Gandelman studied at University of Denver, Colorado, University of Hartford, Connecticut, Southern Connecticut University, and the Penland School of Crafts, North Carolina.  While he was at Southern Connecticut University, he took a night class in glass blowing.  Since then, he has been working in glass for about 30 years.  While most paperweight workers are torch (or lamp) workers or millefiori specialists, Roger Gandelman is primarily a furnace worker although he does do some torch work.  He builds his creations by working the hot glass and adding layers until the final creation is done.   His work has been displayed in over 800 galleries and shops located around the work.  It has been featured in many major glass museums including the Smithsonian Museum, the Hudson River Museum, Corning Museum Shop, Old State House Museum (Hartford, CT), Sandwich Glass Museum, New Bedford Glass Museum, and many others.  Gandelman has also exhibited at an impressive number of Arts and Craft Shows across the country.  He works alone in his studio West Rock Art Glass in Branford, CT.

Size:  2 5/8" diameter by 3 3/16" high.  There is one angled facet.  The base is ground flat with a matte finish.
Condition:  Excellent condition with no scratches, chips or cracks.
Signature:  This paperweight is signed twice near the base "R. Gandelman" (one signature is only partially legible) and also dated 1990. 

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$95 postage paid in the US.   

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Early  Rare Roger Gandelman 1990 Single Facet Abstract Paperweight
3897 Early 1976 Lundberg Studios Surface Decorated Angelfish and Waves Paperweight.   dated 1976.  This paperweight by Lundberg Studios features three silver angelfish swimming among swirling waves.  The waves are a dazzling arrangement of blue, gold, and silver layers over an opaque white ground.  You can see tiny bubbles above the fish.  Signed and dated on the base "LUNDBERG STUDIOS 1976" and the number "673".  A wonderful composition. 

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 like this one did not have the artists signature. 

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Large Size:   3" diameter by 2 7/16" high.  The base is ground flat. 
Signature: Signed and dated on the base "LUNDBERG STUDIOS 1976" and the number "673".  The signature is hard to see on the white base. 
Condition:  Excellent condition with no cracks, chips or scratches found on inspection.

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$125 postage paid in the US.  

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Early 1976 Lundberg Studios Surface Decorated Angelfish and Waves Paperweight
4002 Rare Milon Townsend 2007 Miniature Underwater Reef Scene Paperweight.  dated 2007.  This wonderful paperweight features a highly detailed underwater scene with three dimensional life of all sorts reaching up from the bottom.  A whimsical piece.  The scene resembles a face, doesn't it?  Signed with a hard to read "Milon" and a conjoined "TD" for Townsend plus the 2007 date on the base.  Miniature size at 1 13/16" diameter by 1 1/8" high. This is a rare opportunity to own a piece by this talented glass artist whose works can sell for thousands of dollars.

Milon Townsend has been working with glass for more than 35 years, in flameworking, cold working, and kiln casting.  He is the author of numerous books, videos, and articles on glass, art, and marketing.  He frequently presents at workshops, classes, and conferences and his work is represented in many fine galleries, museums, and private collections around the world.  He is currently listed as an instructor on the staff of the Corning Museum of Glass. 

Miniature Size:  1 13/16" diameter by 1 1/8" high  The bottom is fire finished.  
Signature:    Signed on the base "Milon Townsend 2007".  The signature is not entirely legible.  Milon followed by a conjoined "TD" for Townsend plus the 2007 date.  
Condition:  Excellent condition.  No chips or cracks or scratches found on inspection.

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$195 postage paid in the US. 

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Rare Milon Townsend 2007 Miniature Underwater Reef Scene Paperweight
5007 Fantastic Large Cape Cod Glass Works Bill Burchfield Double Signed 1994 Limited Edition Crown Paperweight.   Dated with Signature Cane Used in 1994.  Colorful large crown paperweight with Bill Burchfield's rose "WBC" signature cane on the top.  The design has twenty twist canes with alternating color schemes.  Each colored twist cane appears twice alternating with variations of the white twist canes.  Bill Burchfield changed his signature cane each year and this paperweight is signed on top with the rose signature cane used in 1994.  It is also signed on the base "W. Burchfield 14 of 20".  A rare chance to acquire a fantastic limited edition crown paperweight from this outstanding artist.   

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

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.

Large Size:   3 1/8” diameter by 2 1/2” high.  The base is ground concave.   
Condition:  Excellent condition.  No cracks, chips, or scratches found on inspection. 
Signature:  This paperweight is signed on top with the rose signature cane used in 1994.  It is also signed on the base "W. Burchfield 14 of 20".    

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$395 postage paid in the US. 

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Fantastic Large Cape Cod Glass Works Bill Burchfield Double Signed 1994 Limited Edition Crown Paperweight
4775 Early Chris Buzzini / Bridgeton Studios Angelfish and Millefiori Flowers Paperweight.  circa 1978.  Contemporary surface decorated paperweight created by Chris Buzzini of Bridgeton Studios.  The paperweight has a red and white angelfish swimming amidst vines with millefiori flowers.  The design is just below the surface of the glass.  Underneath there is a aqua colored sea ground.  It is signed on the base "Bridgeton Studios Buzzini '78 F-465".   An early paperweight by one of the country's most talented glass artists.

Chris Buzzini studied at Shasta Junior College in Redding, CA and California State University at Chico, CA.  While at Shasta, Chris was exposed to glassblowing for the first time by Chris Sowder (1970).  Buzzini pursued glassblowing, eventually setting up his own “backyard” studio.  From 1972 to 1975, Chris worked at Orient & Flume Art Glass in Chico, CA.  Later from 1976 to 1978, he operated a glass studio Bridgeton Studios in New Jersey with the backing of a collector and a partner.  Eventually he moved back to California and worked at Lundberg Studios and Correia Art Glass.  Since 1986 he has been an independent studio artist.  His designs often sell for several thousand dollars.

Large Size:  2 3/4" diameter by 2 9/16" high.  The base is ground flat.
Condition:  Excellent condition with no scratches, chips or cracks on the body of the paperweight.  There are scratches and some tiny nicks at the base as shown in the view of the base. 
Signature:  Signed on the base "Bridgeton Studios Buzzini '78 F-465" on the base.. 

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Early Chris Buzzini / Bridgeton Studios Angelfish and Millefiori Flowers Paperweight
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
968 Fantastic Charles Kaziun Jr. Checkerboard (Chequer) Millefiori Paperweight.  circa 1960-1980.  This is a fantastic Charles Kaziun Jr. chequer millefiori paperweight with nine complex millefiori canes spaced out and divided by a grid of gold aventurine on a translucent dark burgundy turquoise ground.  The central cane is a wonderful complex rose cane.  There is also a heart cane and shamrock cane.  One of the other canes has a shamrock in the center.  This paperweight is signed on be base with Kaziun's gold "K".  Kaziun chequer paperweights are hard to find.  This will make a wonderful addition to any collection of Kaziun paperweights. 

A similar weight was in the Spring 2003 Selman catalog with a $1700 to $2000 estimate.  I am offering this paperweight at the lower end of that estimate and will consider serious offers.

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.   Charles Kaziun Jr.'s son, Charles Kaziun III is also a paperweight maker and signs his weight with a silver "K" on the base.  You can read about Charles Kaziun Jr. in many books, including:

Small Size: 2 1/8" diameter by just over 1 7/16" high.  The base is ground concave.
Signature:  This paperweight is signed with Kaziun's gold K on the base.
Condition: Excellent condition with no chips, cracks, or scratches found on inspection.  There are some small bubbles in the design.

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Base

$1,595 postage paid in the US.     

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Fantastic Charles Kaziun Jr. Checkerboard (Chequer) Millefiori Paperweight
5114 Large Early Josh Simpson Inhabited Planet Paperweight.  dated 1985.  The basic theme of the inhabited planet series is that a new planet has been discovered with interesting features inviting exploration.  There is a 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 blue and white ribbon shaped spaceship on its way to investigate.  Signed on the base "Simpson 1985" and the number "7-63", making this an early example.  This is a work of astonishing depth and intricate beauty. 

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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.

Large Size:  Just under 2 7/8" diameter by just over 2 5/8" high. The base is ground flat.  
Signature:   Signed on the base "Simpson 1985" and the number "7-63", making this an early example.  The number "7-63" designates this as the 63d paperweight made in July, 1985. 
Condition:  Excellent condition with no cracks, chips or scratches. 

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Large Early Josh Simpson Inhabited Planet Paperweight
 
3225 Large Parabelle Glass 1989 Closepack Millefiori Paperweight.  Dated 1989 This paperweight has a closepacked millefiori design with a wonderful variety of millefiori canes placed over a translucent blue ground.  There are rose canes, silhouette canes, rose canes, bell canes, and many complex canes in the setup.  The paperweight is signed with a "PB 1989" cane in the design and also has a worn silver label with two bells, "PARABELLE GLASS Rings True HANDMADE IN USA" on the base.  A wonderful paperweight.

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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:  2 11/16" diameter by 2 1/16" high.  The base is ground concave.  
Signature: Signed in the design with a signature cane "PB 1989".  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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Large Parabelle Glass 1989 Closepack Millefiori 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
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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Scratch on side (about 1/8")
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$595 postage paid in the US. 

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3395 Charles Drew Ebelhare Sue Fox 2012 Collaborative Latticinio Button and Concentric Millefiori Paperweight.  dated 2012.  This is a unique new design created by Drew Ebelhare and Sue Fox in 2012.  It features a miniature flower with six miniature hearts, a millefiori center, and three striped leaves placed on top of a miniature latticinio button.  The button, in turn, is at the center of a six ring concentric millefiori design. The entire design is placed over an opaque dark amber ground.  The flower is slightly off-center and this paperweight is being offered at a greatly reduced price.  It is signed on the base "Fox / Ebelhare 10-12".  An awesome paperweight with amazing detail.  

Note:  This is a very difficult design to execute and the flower in the center of the latticinio button is slightly off center.  As a result, this paperweight is being offered at a greatly reduced price.  It would normally sell for $600-$700.

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

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.

Sue Fox explored several careers before turning to glass.  In the early 1990's, she was introduced to flame working during a trip to Santa Fe, New Mexico.  Sue returned home to South Carolina and set up a glass studio in 1994, making miniature glass objects including beads, buttons, and doll house miniatures.  She created tiny flowers, birds, and insects over a small torch and encased them in clear glass.  Sue has won several national awards at Bead and Button Shows for her paperweight buttons. She is a juried member of the Southern Highland Craft Guild and has attained Artisan status in the International Guild of Miniature Artists.  Her work can be found in the permanent collection of the Bergstrom-Mahler Paperweight Museum, as well as in private collections.  

Since 2009 Drew Ebelhare and Sue Fox have collaborated to make wonderful paperweights featuring Sue's delicate lampwork surrounded by Drew's distinctive style of floral millefiori.

Medium Size:  Just over 2 1/2" diameter by 1 3/4" high.  The base is ground flat. 
Signature: Signed "Fox / Ebelhare 10-12" on the base. 
Condition:  Excellent condition with no scratches, cracks, or chips.  The flower is slightly off-center.

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SOLD.   

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Drew Ebelhare Sue Fox 2012 Collaborative Latticinio Button and Millefiori Paperweight
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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$395 postage paid in the US.

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

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5006 Early Victor Trabucco Three Violets Paperweight.  circa 1975-1980.  This paperweight consists of three violet flowers with stems and leaves on a clear ground.  It is an early Trabucco paperweight and is signed with Victor's earliest "T" signature cane underside of one of the leaves.  There are some tiny striations (also called sugaring) in the glass visible in the side view.  An early paperweight by this important paperweight artist.  

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

Victor Trabucco's original career was as a steelworker.  He began working with glass in 1974 after seeing a flameworker make a sculpture. He knew this was what he wanted to do for his life's work. Trabucco says that “Glass is the ultimate challenge; it has properties of no other material and offers the artist possibilities that are inspiring for the creative process. His work is often inspired by nature, capturing the beauty and motion of the subject and freezing a moment in time. His work is in the collection of many major museums.  Victor set up his first studio in the basement of his house and learned by experimentation.  He now works with his sons Jon and David in a large studio in Clarence, NY. 

Size:   Just over 2 5/8" diameter by 1 11/16" high.  The base is ground slightly concave. 
Signature:  Signed with an early Trabucco "T" signature cane on the underside of a leaf. 
Condition:  Outstanding condition with no scratches, chips or cracks.  There are some tiny striations (also called sugaring) in the glass visible in the side view. 

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Base
$295 postage paid in the US.  

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Early Victor Trabucco Three Violets Paperweight
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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