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Paperweights From Other Countries


The glass paperweights on this page are from other countries not well known for their paperweights.  Some of these are inexpensive fun paperweights.

If you would like to purchase any of these paperweights, e-mail me at: aport@paperweights.com
 
 
3817 Magnum Jerpoint Glass Studio Flower Burst Paperweight (Ireland). circa 1995.   This Flower Burst paperweight evokes images reminding us of celebrations with their firework display burst of color.  It is a very large heavy paperweight featuring an icepick flower with a white center and stem pushed down through a heather colored ground.  The base is fire finished.  It has a foil label covering the pontil "Jerpoint Glass Studio Made in Ireland".

This style is also called an icepick flower because of the sharp tool used to push the flower down to the base.  In this case the tool is pushed through a patch of white colored glass frit.  Some authors call these morning glory flowers. 

Jerpoint Glass Studio is an Irish handmade glass company established in 1979 by Keith and Kathleen Leadbetter.  Together with their small team of glass blowers, they produce a wide range of glassware.  The studio is located in Stoneyford, County. Kilkenny.  Keith initially worked in pottery and in laboratory glassblowing in the UK.  In the late sixties, he attended the prestigious Orrefors Glass School in Sweden to formally train as a master glassblower.  After traveling extensively throughout Europe to develop his skills as a glass maker, Keith returned to Ireland.  Kathleen is a self-taught artist who is passionate about aesthetics and design. She has created the unique colored glass palette now synonymous with Jerpoint Glass. 

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

Very Large Size:    3 5/8" diameter by just over 3 1/2" high.  It weighs 2 1/2 pounds. The base is fire finished with a remnant of the pontil mark. 
Signature: It has a foil label covering the pontil "Jerpoint Glass Studio Made in Ireland". 
Condition:  Excellent condition with no cracks, chips or scratches found on inspection.  It does however, have one rippled area (see picture with arrow) near the top which happened when the paperweight was made.

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3406
Boda Atelje (Studio) Bluebirds and Palm Trees Paperweight Designed by Ulrica Hydman-Vallien.  Circa 1970-1990.  This is an interesting Swedish Art Glass Paperweight from the glassworks in town of Boda,  It may pre-date the merger of Kosta and Boda.  The paperweight features three blue birds and five palm trees.  The inner glass layer has a pink core or ground encased in a clear layer and then covered with a glossy blue overlay carved from a blue overlay.  The birds and palm trees are carved by removing overlay layer between them, leaving a frosted finish on the open areas.  The birds and palm trees are further decorated with red. yellow, and white enamel which is fired onto the body.  This is an impressive paperweight.  It is signed on the base "Boda Atelje 9048" followed by "Ulrica H.V." for Ulrica Hydman Vallien. 

Kosta is one of the oldest glass companies in the world, founded in 1742.  Today, the company remains in operation having merged with glassworks in Boda and Åfors.  The company name is now Orrefors Kosta Boda AB.   Ulrica Margaret Hydman Vallien, born in 1938 in Stockholm, is a Swedish artist who started as a ceramist and then expanded her expertise to glass.  Today she works mainly with glass and painting.  She also designs textile prints and carpets.  She is married to Kosta Boda artist / designer Bertil Vallien. 

Egg Shape:  2 5/8 diameter by 4 1/8" tall. 
Condition: Excellent condition. 
Signature:  Signed on the base "Boda Atelje 9048" followed by "Ulrica H.V." for Ulrica Hydman Vallien. 
Execution:  Perfect

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Peter Raos Monet Series Spring Paperweight.  circa 1993.  This paperweight features a impressionist interpretation of a wildflower meadow created using hundreds of millefiori flowers.  It was made by Peter Raos in New Zealand and is part of his four season Monet Series of paperweights.  It is signed on the side near the base "Raos 1993 New Zealand".  This is a hard to find item.  A wonderful paperweight.

Peter Raos works as a glass artist in Devonport, New Zealand since starting his studio in 1979.  He is a graduate of the University of Auckland Elam School of Fine Arts and Design. 

Large Size:  Just under 3 diameter by 3 1/4" tall. 
Condition:  Excellent condition.  No chips, cracks or scratches. 
Signature:  Signed near the base with a engraved signature "Raos 1993 New Zealand". 
Execution:  Perfect execution. 

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2972
Kosta Boda Bertil Vallien Atelje (Studio) Abstract Paperweight. Circa 1970-1990.  This is very nice Swedish Art Glass Paperweight designed by famous glass artist Bertil Vallien for Kosta Boda.  It features an internal disc of shimmering color with multicolored stripes encased in an oval of clear glass.  An intriguing paperweight.  It is signed on the base "Kosta Boda Bertil Vallien Atelje" followed by the number 305840126.

This was a difficult paperweight to photograph.  It is very striking and bold.

Note added later --- According to Bob Kegeles, this is called "Salvador Dali's Eye"

Kosta is one of the oldest glass companies in the world, founded in 1742.  Today, the company remains in operation having merged with glassworks in Boda and Åfors.  The company name is now Orrefors Kosta Boda AB.  Bertil Vallien been at the forefront of Swedish glass design since the early 1960s. He began designing for Kosta Boda glassworks at Åfors in 1963 and by the 1970s it became necessary to devote a whole glassworks to his artistic output because of his innovative sand-casting technique. 

Oval Shape:  3 1/3" long by 2 1/2" wide by 1 1/2" high. 
Condition: Excellent condition with some scratches on the base. 
Signature:  Signed on the base "Kosta Boda Bertil Vallien Atelje" followed by the number 305840126. 

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3128 Peter Raos Vincent Van Gogh Paperweight Perfume Bottle.  circa 2004.  This wonderful perfume bottle was made by Peter Raos in New Zealand.  It is part of his Vincent Series of paperweights and perfume bottles and features a Van Gogh type impressionist design of brightly colored millefiori flowers over a watery blue ground.  The very long slender stopper is a vine green with a bubble in the center.  It is signed at the base "Peter Raos 2004 NZ".  This is a hard to find item.

Peter Raos works as a glass artist in Devonport, New Zealand since starting his studio in 1979.  He is a graduate of the University of Auckland Elam School of Fine Arts and Design. 

Large Size:  About 5 tall by 3 diameter.  4 1/2" tall without the stopper.  The stopper is 3 7/8" long by 15/16" in diameter.  The base is finished flat with some remnant of the pontil mark.
Condition:  Excellent condition.  No chips, cracks or scratches. 
Signature:  Signed near the base with a engraved signature "Peter Raos 2004 NZ". 
Execution:  Perfect execution. 

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Peter Raos Madame Butterfly Monet Series Fall Paperweight. circa 1993.  This paperweight features a impressionist interpretation of a white cherry blossoms on a rose colored ground meadow.  It was created using using hundreds of white millefiori flowers.  It was made by Peter Raos in New Zealand and is part of his four season Monet Series of paperweights.  It is signed on the side near the base "Peter Raos 2000 NZ".  Of all the Monet series, this is the hardest one to find.  A wonderful paperweight.

Peter Raos works as a glass artist in Devonport, New Zealand since starting his studio in 1979.  He is a graduate of the University of Auckland Elam School of Fine Arts and Design. 

Large Size:  Just under 3 diameter by 3 1/4" tall. 
Condition:  Excellent condition.  No chips, cracks or scratches. 
Signature:  Signed near the base with a engraved signature "Peter Raos 2000 NZ". 
Execution:  Perfect execution. 

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3043 Modern Atlantis Crystal (Portugal) Paperweight.  circa 1972-1980.  This traditional shaped eight sided paperweight with a handle was made by Atlantis Crystal in Portugal.  It has the original label "FULL LEAD CRYSTAL, ATLANTIS, HAND BLOWN AND CUT FOR BLOCK CRISAL, PORTUGAL". 

Atlantis Crystal was founded in 1944 in Alcobaca, Portugal under the name Crisal-Cristais de Alcobaca.  It began to export glass articles to the US and the UK in 1952.  In 1972, the factory was transformed to produce full lead hand made crystal made under the Atlantis label.  In 2001, Atlantis merged with Vista Alegre creating VAA - vista Alegre Atlantis.  In 2005, the firm became part of Libbey Glass.  Atlantis continues to make crystal products in Alcobaca today.  Block was a line of China and Crystal based in New York in the 1970s.

Size:  2 1/2" wide by 2 1/16" tall.  The base is ground flat.
Condition:  Very good condition.  One very tiny chip on a corner just to the left of the label and a manufacturing defect on one of the facets.
Signature:  Signed with the original label, "FULL LEAD CRYSTAL, ATLANTIS, HAND BLOWN AND CUT FOR BLOCK CRISAL, PORTUGAL". 
Execution:  Near perfect execution. There is one small defect on a facet shown in the pictures below. I think this is a manufacturing defect and not a chip.

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$25 postage paid in the US.

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3923 Rare Kosta Wärff Jewel 1 Abstract Paperweight. Circa 1960s.This is very nice Swedish Art Glass Paperweight designed by famous glass artist Göran Wärff for Kosta Boda.  It features a blue and amber marbrie type design on a clear disk of crystal with a "knob" on top.  Titled "Jewel 1", it is one of a series of glass objects of different sizes and shapes all with the same blue marbrie design.  The series includes paperweights and vases.  It is signed on the base "Kosta Wärff Jewel 1".  There is also a remnant of a label on the side. 

This was a difficult paperweight to photograph.  It is very striking and bold.

Kosta is one of the oldest glass companies in the world, founded in 1742.  Today, the company remains in operation having merged with glassworks in Boda and Åfors.  The company name is now Orrefors Kosta Boda AB. 

Göran and Ann Wärff studied industrial design at a Bauhaus influenced school in Ulm Germany.  They worked at the Pukeberg glassworks in Sweden and then in 1964 they joined Kosta Boda.   In 1968, Ann and Göran Wärff shared in the Lunning Prize.  Their work was a joint venture, and was occasionally signed Görann. They separated in 1972.  She then adopted the name Ann Wolff.  After 10 years of helping define a style with his innovative designs and processes at Kosta Boda, Göran took leave for Australia, then England, where he worked and taught. He returned to Kosta Boda in 1984.

Small Size:  Just over 2 1/4" diameter by 1 1/2" high.  The base is ground flat. 
Condition: Excellent condition.
Signature:  Signed on the base "Kosta Wärff Jewel 1".  It also has the remnant of a label on the side. 

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