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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:

Charles Kaziun III is the son of Charles Kaziun, Jr.  He also produced paperweights for about 10 years starting in 1992.    His work resembles that of his father, but he tended to make larger paperweights and had his own style.  He used a silver K for his signature.  They are also very collectible and not easy to find.

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

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

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

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Close-up of the detail in this paperweight
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Signature on Bottom
Signature Cane
$1,295 postage paid in the US. 

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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.. 

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

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Signature on Bottom
Another view
$495 postage paid in the US. 

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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. 

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

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Close-up of the detail in this paperweight
Side View
Profile view
Another view
Gold foil K signature on base
$425 postage paid in the US.                 .

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1424 Large Charles Kaziun Jr. Yellow Rose Perfume Bottle. circa 1960-1980.  Large bottle with large yellow crimp rose and leaves in the stopper.  The stopper is signed under the leaves with a complex cane consisting of a blue K surrounded by a ring of heart canes.  The bottle itself is from Pairpoint glass and has the controlled bubble pattern typical of Pairpoint.

This is a rare item by Charles Kaziun. It has a history.  I purchased this from an elderly lady who was not a collector.  She worked for a doctor who knew Charles Kaziun personally and who collected Kaziun paperweights.  The lady said she picked out the bottle at Pairpoint and asked Charles Kaziun to make a stopper for it.  Kaziun often used Pairpoint bottles for his larger objects.  This style of bottle can be seen in other examples of Kaziun crimp rose perfume bottles, so the combination is not unusual.

Size: 5 2/3" tall including the stopper.  The bottle itself is 3" in diameter by 3 1/8" tall.  The stopper is 3 1/3 tall by just over 1 3/4" in diameter.
Signature:  The stopper is signed under the leaves with a complex cane consisting of a blue K surrounded by a ring of heart canes.
Condition: Excellent condition with no chips or cracks. 
Execution:  Excellent execution with the exception that the opening in the bottle is slightly off center.  Kaziun must have enlarged the original bottle opening to fit his stopper and did so off center.  That is the only flaw. 

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

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Composite picture showing closeups of stopper
Close-up of the bottle (showing opening is slightly off center)
Signature cane (under leaves in stopper)
SOLD.

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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 red and 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 blue ground with a gold K. 

This design was Charles Kaziun's signature design and one of the most popular with collectors. 

Size: 1 1/3" diameter by just under 2" high.  The pedestal base has a diameter of just under 1 3/4". 
Signature:  Signed on the bottom of the blue aventurine with Kaziun's gold K. 
Condition: Excellent condition with no chips or cracks. 
Execution:  Perfect execution.

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

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Close-up of the detail in this paperweight
Side View
Signature
SOLD

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1959 Charles Kaziun Jr. Miniature Spider Lily Perfume Bottle with pink aventurine ground. circa 1960-1980.  This miniature bottle has a blue spider lily and four leaves on a pink aventurine ground in both the bottom and the stopper.  It is signed with a gold K on the base of the bottle and on the underside of the stopper. 

This is a rare item by Charles Kaziun. 

Size: 4 5/8" tall including the stopper.  The bottle itself is 2 1/8 tall x 1 3/8 at the widest point.  The stopper is 3 1/8 long by just under 3/4" in diameter. 
Signature:  Both the bottle and stopper are signed on the bottom of the pink aventurine ground with Kaziun's gold K. 
Condition: Excellent condition with no chips or cracks. 
Execution:  Perfect execution with the exception of two small bubbles on the underside (bottom) of the ground in the bottle.

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

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$895 postage paid in the US.

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Charles Kaziun III Poinsettia in a Torsade Paperweight.  circa 1992-2002.  Wonderful pink and white poinsettia paperweight with millefiori center and outer torsade.  The poinsettia has six pink and white ribbed petals and six green leaves.  The complex millefiori center is made up of star canes.  The torsade is is turquoise and white.  There is a signature cane with a silver K at the bottom of the torsade. 

The paperweight has lighter colors than is shown in the upright picture.  The profile picture shows the color better. 

Charles Kaziun III is the son of Charles Kaziun, Jr.  He also produced paperweights for about 10 years starting in 1992.    His work resembles that of his father, but he tended to make larger paperweights and had his own style.  He used a silver K for his signature.  They are very collectible and not easy to find.

Size: 2 1/3" diameter by 1 3/4" high. 
Signature:  Signed in the torsade with a silver K. 
Condition: Excellent condition with no chips, cracks or scratches.
Execution:  Perfect execution.

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

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Profile View
SOLD

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