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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.   

Please ignore the glare from the lights.   

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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Signature cane
Base
Another view
$375 postage paid in the US.                                               

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Early Debbie Tarsitano Red Flower Flower with Leaves and Stem Paperweight
4819 Large Early 1978 Orient & Flume Pink Dogwood Flowers with Complex Millefiori Centers Paperweight.    dated 1978.  This wonderful paperweight features three pink dogwood flowers each with a complex millefiori center.  There are green and brown vines and stems and also surface decorated outlines of leaves incorporated in the design, both of which wrap around to the base.  A light green "rock-like" ground provides a contrast.  It is an interesting construction with both lampwork and surface decoration.  I don't know which O&F artist designed or made this paperweight, but it is definitely early.  It is signed on the base "Orient & Flume C51 May 1978".  A great early paperweight from Orient & Flume.

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.   

Large Size:  2 15/16" diameter by just under 1 1/2" high.  The bottom has been ground flat. 
Signature:    Signed on the base "Orient & Flume C51 May 1978".  
Condition:  Excellent condition.  Other than some scratches on the base, I found no other chips or cracks or scratches.

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Top view
$195 postage paid in the US.                              

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Large Early 1978 Orient & Flume Pink Dogwood Flowers with Complex Millefiori Centers Paperweight
3922 Magnum 1992 Randy Strong Abstract Gold Leaf Paperweight.   dated 1992.  Contemporary abstract style paperweight created by Randy Strong of Berkeley, California. The paperweight resembles a black planet although with layers of gold leaf on the inside and exterior.  The gold on the outside can be felt.  The underlying ground color is black.  It is signed "R. Strong 1992".  The base is covered with black felt.  A wonderful large paperweight with great color. 

Note:  The iridescent effect of gold rays in upper half of the pictures is a reflection.  The glass is clear but picks up reflections from the inner and outer layers of gold. 

Randy Strong has studied at the California College of Arts and Crafts, Oakland, CA and has a Bachelor of Fine Arts 1971 from the Osaka University of the Arts, Osaka, Japan.  He has been blowing glass and running his own studio in Northern California for over 40 years.  His work has been collected and displayed throughout the world in such places as The Corning Museum of Glass (New York), The Louvre, the Osaka Museum of Art, The San Francisco Museum of Art, The Ludwig Shraffarth Collection (Germany), The John D. Rockefeller Collection, the IBM Collection (USA) and at the American Crafts exhibitions at Baltimore, West Springfield and Rhinebeck.  

Very Large Size:  3 5/16" diameter by 3 5/16" high.  The base is ground flat and covered with felt.
Condition:  Excellent condition.  No chips, cracks or scratches.  The base is covered with black felt.   
Signature:  It is signed "R. Strong 1992" on the edge just above the base. 

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Profile view
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Signature
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Base with black felt
$145 postage paid in the US.               

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Magnum Randy Strong Abstract Gold Leaf Paperweight
4803 Rare Rick Ayotte 2001 Artist's Proof / Study Piece Small Ruby Throated Hummingbird with Orchid Paperweight.  dated 2001.  This small paperweight depicts a ruby throated hummingbird in flight hovering near a large pink orchid.  The hummingbird's wings are a blur.  Rick Ayotte has returned again and again to create new variations on the hummingbird theme.  The book on his work published in 1997 shows six earlier paperweight designs with this theme.  This piece is an artist's proof and as such should be viewed as a unique study piece.  At 2 3/16" diameter, it is larger than a true miniature which is usually close to 2" in diameter.  Currently on eBay there is also a larger composition with the same theme, also labeled as an artists proof 2001.  It is possible he made a regular series like this, but I don't know if he did.  It is signed "Ayotte AP / Study 2001" on the near the base.  A precious paperweight.

The book Songs without Words:  The Art of the Paperweight - Rick Ayotte was published in 1997, so this paperweight does not appear in the book.  Six other hummingbird paperweights appear in the book including most in miniature.  According to the book, "One also finds a number of rare artist proof miniatures.  These study pieces were created in the process of mapping out a larger design."

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

Small Size:  Just over 2 3/16" diameter by 1 11/16” high.  The base has been ground concave. 
Signature:   Signed “Ayotte AP / Study 2001" on the near the base. 
Condition:  Excellent condition.  No chips, cracks, or scratches found on inspection.  

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Close-up View
Side View
Signature
Another close-up view
Base
Another view of the base
SOLD.          

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Rare Rick Ayotte 2001 Artist's Proof / Study Piece Small Ruby Throated Hummingbird with Orchid Paperweight
3913 Very Large Robert Eickholt Abstract Iridescent Swirl DNA Series Paperweight.  dated 1993.  This disc shaped paperweight has an abstract swirl design of iridescent pleats arranged in a disk.  The colors progress from light blue to dark blue and black.  There is a controlled bubble between each pleat.  This inner textured design is encased in an outer layer of clear translucent glass.  It is signed "Eickholt 1993 DNA" on the base.  The design is amazing.   

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

Very Large Size:  3 7/8" diameter by 3 13/16" high by 1 3/4" thick.  There is a flat area on the back and on the base. 
Signature: Signed "Eickholt 1993 DNA" on the base. 
Condition:  Excellent condition. There are no chips or cracks.  I could find no scratches on the body, but there is some wear and a rough area on the edge of the base.   

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

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Signature
Closeup view
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Back view
Side view
SOLD.                      

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Very Large Robert Eickholt Abstract Iridescent Swirl DNA Series Paperweight
4954 Early Debbie Tarsitano Green Zinnia "Envy" Flower with Buds, Leaves and Stem Paperweight.   undated circa 1978 -1980.  This paperweight features a green zinnia flower with upright yellow stamens.  The zinnia plant has a green flower, six yellow buds, leaves and a stem.  The ground is clear glass.  According to Debbie, the flower's formal name is "Envy" and was probably made at her Valley Stream Long Island studio.  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.  The signature cane has a black "DT" on a white background and a blue border.  A great early paperweight from this versatile glass artist.   

Please ignore the glare from the lights.   

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. 

Medium Size:    2 5/8" diameter by 1 5/16" 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 conjoined "DT" Tarsitano signature cane used by both Delmo and Debbie Tarsitano from about 1978 to 1980. 
Condition:  Excellent condition.  No cracks, chips or scratches found on inspection. 

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

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Closeup view
Signature cane
Base
Another view
Back view
$595 postage paid in the US.                        

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4921 David New-Small Red Peacock Perfume Bottle using Millefiori Techniques.  dated 2000.  This dazzling perfume bottle features an inner red peacock effect encased with a transparent iridescent outer layer.  The colors range from red to orange-red to gold.  I am assuming that this started out as an array of millefiori canes.  The appearance is slightly marred by the string of bubbles on the front, but viewed from the back it is a beautiful item.  Signed on the base "NEW-SMALL '00".

Note:  The bottle has a front and a back, something I had not realized before I took the pictures.  As the side picture shows, the front is more rounded while the back is slightly flatter.  There is a thin string of bubbles on the front and the bottle look better from the back.  I have included pictures of both sides. 

David New-Small was born in 1945 in Riverside California and studied at the University of California and the Pilchuck School in Stanwood, Washington (1978, 1979, 1981).  He is currently a Canadian citizen.  In 1983, David New-Small and Nora Sterling founded the New-Small and Sterling Studio Glass on Granville, Island in Vancouver, BC.  He makes a variety of glass from the functional to the whimsical.  He has exhibited widely and his work can be found in many important collections including the Corning Museum of Glass (with Margot Thomson), the Vancouver Art Gallery, the Canadian Craft Museum and others.    

Large Size:  3 1/4" wide by just under 2 1/8" thick by 5" high with the stopper.  The bottle is 3 11/16" high without the stopper.  The stopper has a ground tip and is just over 1/2" diameter by 3 1/2" long.  The base is ground flat.   
Condition:  Excellent condition.  No damage found, no chips, crack, or scratches.  There is a thin string of bubbles on the front from when it was made and some will prefer to display the other side. 
Signature:  Signed on the base "NEW-SMALL '00".  

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Close-up view
Back view
Close-up of back
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Side view
Base with signature
Another view showing the stopper
SOLD.                                            

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David New-Small Red Peacock Perfume Bottle using Millefiori Techniques
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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Signature on base
Tiny nick
$135 postage paid in the US.                      

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4816 Rare Large 1983 Orient & Flume Lee Hudin Red Beta Fish Paperweight.    dated 1983.  This wonderful paperweight features a lampwork three-dimensional red beta fish swimming under some green leaves over a rocky red ground.  There is a trail of fine bubbles near the front of the fish.  The textured ground has pebbles, rocks and other features.  It is an interesting construction with a mix of lampwork plus surface decoration on the ground.  It is signed on the base "Orient & Flume CV55A1983 L. Hudin".  The paperweight comes with its original certificate, which refers to this as a "Cased Beta Fish".  A wonderful paperweight.

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

Evan Lee Hudin was a pre-med student in college.  He had many talents including glassworking.  He was also a skilled illustrator, photographer, and painter.  Lee started out in glass at Orient & Flume, but left after a short while in 1980 to partner with Scott Beyers in their own studio, Ophir Studios in Oroville, CA.  The studio was short-lived and was dissolved in 1984.  Both Hudin and Beyers went back to O&F in late 1981 or early 1982.  Lee left O&F a second time in the late 1980s (some sources say 1985, others say 1988) to start a small ceramics studio with his wife Cathryn.  He passed away in 2003.

Large Size:  Just under 3" diameter by just under 2 1/2" high.  The bottom has been ground flat with a concave center. 
Signature:    Signed on the base "Orient & Flume CV55A1983 L. Hudin".  It come with its original certificate.  
Condition:  Excellent condition.  No chips or cracks or scratches found on inspection.

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

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Rare Large 1983 Orient & Flume Lee Hudin Red Beta Fish Paperweight
3500 Wonderful Cape Cod Glass Works 1993 Triple Signed Millefiori Scramble Paperweight.   dated 1993.  Colorful scramble paperweight packed with a variety of millefiori canes and twist canes.  The paperweight includes two signature canes.  One is the William Clark Burchfield signature rose canes at the top of the paperweight, with the initials "WBC" in the center of the rose.   The other signature cane is a Cape Cod Glass Works 1993 date cane "CCGW 93".  There is also a second rose case that is not a signature cane.  The paperweight is also engraved "W. Burchfield" on the base.  

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

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

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

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Profile view
Another view showing the second rose cane on the side
Base with engraved signature and remnant of pontil mark
Rose cane with WCB in center
CCGW 93 cane
Top view
SOLD.                          

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4956 Early Rick Ayotte 1984 Miniature Blue Tit  Bird with Berries and Foliage Paperweight.  dated 1984.  This paperweight depicts a European Blue Tit standing on a chokeberry branch.   The branch has five leaves and six berries.  This is an early paperweight by Rick Ayotte and is signed "Ayotte M-2  '84" on the side just below the middle of the paperweight.  A precious paperweight although please see the note below.  There is a scratched and pitted area on the lower half. 

This paperweight appears in the book Songs without Words:  The Art of the Paperweight - Rick Ayotte.   This weight is a miniature and is shown on page 144.  The full size paperweight is shown on page 72 and is catalog number A126.  A similar miniature Blue Tit paperweight sold for $700 plus the 20% buyers premium in the Summer 2017 LH Selman auction.  That one was a variation with a blue flower instead of berries.  Still, the paperweight in this listing is being offered at a much lower price. 

Note:  This paperweight has a scratched and pitted area near the signature and elsewhere below the midline.  This damage could be polished out although doing so would remove the signature.  I have chosen to sell it as-is and have set a low starting price. 

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

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

Miniature Size:  Just under 2" diameter by just under 1 13/16” high.  The base has been ground concave. 
Signature:   Signed “Ayotte M-2  '84" on the side just below the middle of the paperweight.
Condition:  Good condition although there is a scratched and pitted area near the signature and elsewhere below the midline.  There are no cracks or chips.  This damage could be polished out although doing so would remove the signature.

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Signature with some damage
Another view showing more pitting
SOLD.                         

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Rick Ayotte 1984 Miniature Blue Tit  Bird with Berries and Foliage Paperweight
3690 Very Early Michael Egan / Alan Goldfarb Black Trout Series Abstract Paperweight.  dated 1993.  This paperweight has a texture and coloration that mimics the skin of a black trout.  It has a random pattern of dark red murrini with touches of orange.  Each murrine is outlined in teal blue and this creates the impression that there is a teal blue ground (but the ground is clear).  It is an amazing effect from the very early work of an artist whose paperweights now look very different.  It is signed "MICHAEL EGAN Vt.  93" on the base. This is one of the earliest paperweights by Michael Egan.  It dates from the period when he was doing an apprenticeship with Alan Goldfarb and resembles Alan's Black Trout series.  A rare early work by Michael Egan.

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

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

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

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Signature
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Profile view
Small abrasion on side
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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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Base with signature, date, and pontil mark
Label
$39 postage paid in the US.                           

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Large Ron Schuster 1990 Pink Lily Paperweight
4822 Magnum Daniel Salazar Lundberg Studios Compound Burgundy Beta Fish and Anemones Paperweight.   dated 1997.  This paperweight by Daniel Salazar features a magnificent large beta fish swimming among ten blue-white millefiori anemones, red carpet anemones, pink corals and swaying green plants.  There is a neat arrangement of bubbles trailing the fish.  It is a compound composition and is very three dimensional with three layers of lampwork over an iridescent light blue watery ground. Signed and dated on the edge "Daniel Salazar Lundberg Studios 1997" along with a registration number "111303".  It also has a Daniel Salazar "D.S." lampwork signature on the underside of the ground.  Perfect condition.  A wonderful paperweight.

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

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

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

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

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

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Signature on edge near base
D.S. Lampwork signature under ground
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3912 Magnum 1992 Hal David Berger Violet Stylized Jack-in-the-Pulpit Paperweight.  dated 1992.  This contemporary paperweight features violet stylized jack-in-the-pulpit flowers surrounded by intricate thin green spiral that follows the contours of the flowers.  Four carefully placed large bubbles complete the design.  A very elaborate floral design.  Signed "Hal David Berger 92" on the base. 

Hal David Berger was a glass artist who worked in the Emporia, Kansas area.  He died unexpectedly in 2003 after 20 years of making glass and teaching.  I was unable to out anything more about this skilled artist. 

Very Large Size: 3 7/16" diameter by just over 3 1/8" tall.  The bottom is ground flat. 
Signature:  Signed "Hal David Berger 92" on the base. 
Condition:  Excellent condition with no scratches, chips, or other damage.  There is a small rough area on the side near the base (see picture) left over from when it was made.  This is a defect but is not damage.

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Signature
Rough area near base
Another View
$95 postage paid in the US.                          

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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$165 postage paid in the US.                    

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3412 Very Early Magnum Robert Eickholt Abstract Iridescent Paperweight.  dated 1982.  This paperweight has an abstract design of iridescent valleys and peaks with colors progressing from white or very light blue to dark blue.  The design is amazing.  This inner textured design is encased in an outer layer of clear glass.  It is signed "Eickholt 1982" on the base. This is one of the earliest paperweights by Robert Eickholt. 

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

Very Large Size:  3 1/8" diameter by 3 3/16" high.  The bottom is ground flat.
Signature: Signed "Eickholt 1982" on the base. 
Condition:  Excellent condition. There are no chips or cracks.  I could find no scratches on the body, but there is some wear on the base.   

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$89 postage paid in the US.    

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Early Correia Iridescent Crescent Moon and Seas Art Glass Paperweight
3907 Small 1990 Lundberg Studios World Weight Designed by James Lundberg.   dated 1990.  This World Weight paperweight was first 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.  Signed and dated on the base "Lundberg Studios 1990".  A wonderful paperweight.

Note:  The paperweight is in excellent condition.  It has a very slight crease in the surface in the clouds just above Asia (see picture with arrow).  I would like to imagine that was deliberate, but it may just be an accidental tool mark.  It is not damage.

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. 

The current list price for this paperweight is $168 as shown on the Lundberg web page.  My price is much 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 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 World Weight 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.  

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Small Size:   Just under 2 3/8" diameter by just under 2 1/4" high. The base is ground flat. 
Signature:  Signed and dated on the base "Lundberg Studios 1990".  This paperweight was made only one year after the original design in 1989 while James Lundberg was still alive. It does not have the signature of James Lundberg and was made by James or by another glassworker at Lundberg Studios.
Condition:  Excellent condition with no cracks or chips.  There are no scratches except for minor scratches on the base.  It has a very slight crease in the surface in the clouds just above Asia (see picture with arrow).  I would like to imagine that was deliberate, but it may just be an accidental tool mark.  It is not damage.

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$125 postage paid in the US.                                                                    

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Small 1990 Lundberg Studios World Weight Designed by James Lundberg
3903 Mayauel Ward Orange Butterfly with Pink Flowers Paperweight.   dated 2004.  This compound three-dimensional paperweight features a large orange butterfly flying under a canopy of pink flowers.  The flower plant has three flowers, two leaves, and a stem.  The paperweight is three dimensional with two layers of lampwork over an almost clear iridescent ground.  Signed and dated "Mayauel Ward 2004" on the base.  This is an absolutely wonderful paperweight. 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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$95 postage paid in the US. 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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$425 postage paid in the US. 

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

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

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

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$1,295 postage paid in the US. 

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

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

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

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

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

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$495 postage paid in the US.

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

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

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

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

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$245 postage paid in the US.                      

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3921 Early Daniel Salazar Lundberg Studios Surface Decorated Red Butterflies Paperweight.   dated 1988.  This early paperweight by Daniel Salazar features three red butterflies and six decorative prunts applied to the surface of an iridescent gold colored body.   The underlying core / ground of the paperweight is white (seen only on the base).  Signed and dated on the base "Daniel Salazar 88 Lundberg Studios 11-25-88 DS-32".  An important early paperweight by one of the best paperweight glass artists working today.

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. 

Large Size:   Just over 3" diameter by 2 11/16" high. The base is ground flat. 
Signature: Signed on the base "Daniel Salazar 88 Lundberg Studios 11-25-88 DS-32".   
Condition:  Excellent condition with no cracks, chips or scratches.  

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Early Daniel Salazar Lundberg Studios Surface Decorated Red Butterflies Paperweight
4817 Large Early 1983 Orient & Flume Greg Held Translucent Surface Decorated Orchid Paperweight.    dated 1983.  This wonderful surface decorated paperweight features a large, richly colored orchid with leaves and stem placed on the surface of a translucent golden ground.  It is signed with an Orient & Flume complex millefiori signature cane "OF 83" in the design and is also signed on the base "Orient & Flume 43 AT 1983 L. Held".  A great early paperweight from Orient & Flume.  A wonderful design. 

Note:  The artist's name is Greg Held.  I suspect someone else at O&F was signing these paperweights as the script matches other Held paperweights correctly signed G. Held.

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.

Greg Held was a senior artist at Orient & Flume in Chico, CA.  He passed away in his forties in 1999.     

Large Size:  2 7/8" diameter by just 1 7/16" high.  The bottom has been ground flat. 
Signature:    It is signed in the design with an Orient & Flume complex millefiori signature cane "OF 83" and is also signed on the base "Orient & Flume 43 AT 1983 L. Held".  
Condition:  Excellent condition.  Other than some faint scratches on the base, I found no other chips or cracks or scratches.

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$195 postage paid in the US.        

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Large Early 1983 Orient & Flume Greg Held Translucent Surface Decorated Orchid Paperweight

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