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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
 
 
2976 Rare Magnum Rick Ayotte 2003 Artist Proof Desert Scene with Bird, Lizards, Insect, Flowering Cacti Paperweight.  dated 2003.  This very large paperweight is teeming with life in a crowded rocky and sandy space.  There are three different varieties of flowering cacti with red, white, and yellow flowers, a blue bird, two lizards (salamanders?), and a large insect (tarantula?).  And maybe a snake, or is it dried up plant material.  It is hard to be sure of everything.  The second lizard is hiding under the red flowered cactus.  This piece is an artist's proof and as such should be viewed as a unique study piece.  Rick made artist proofs like this to work out details and arrangement of a challenging new design.  It is signed "Rick Ayotte AP/1 2003" on the near the base.  A great example of Rick Ayotte's artistry.

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.  Artist proofs are mentioned in the book in the context of miniatures, "One also finds a number of rare artist proof miniatures.  These study pieces were created in the process of mapping out a larger design."  It is fair to speculate that this magnum artist proof was useful in planning a complex design with many elements.  As far as I know, the desert scene was never made as a regular production item. 

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. 

Very Large Size:  3 5/8" diameter by 2 5/8” high.  The base has been ground concave. 
Signature:   Signed “Rick Ayotte AP/1 2003" on the near the base. 
Condition:  Excellent condition.  No chips, cracks, or scratches found on inspection.  

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$2,250 postage paid in the US.           US Sales only, no international shipping.

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Rare Magnum Rick Ayotte 2003 Artist Proof Desert Scene with Bird, Lizards, Insect, Flowering Cacti Paperweight
2609 Magnum Parabelle Glass 1995 Limited Edition Patterned Millefiori Garland Paperweight with Pansy and Clichy Rose Canes on a Lace Ground.  dated 1995 This paperweight has a complex pattern of millefiori consisting of two concentric rings of complex canes surrounded by eight smaller rings.  The larger rings have a magnificent red and green Clichy style rose cane in the center, surrounded by a ring of moss canes, and then an alternating pattern of eight blue pansy canes and eight red flower canes.  Each of the eight smaller rings has a yellow and white Clichy style rose cane in the center surrounded by red, blue, and green canes.  The design is placed on a white lace ground.  The paperweight is signed on the base with an engraved signature "Parabelle Glass 1995 three of ten", which makes this one of the smaller limited edition designs.  It does not have a paper label.  There are some minor striations (also called sugaring) in the glass visible in bright light (see side view).  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. 

Very Large Size:  3 1/2" diameter by 2 1/2" high.  The base is ground concave.  
Signature: Signed on the base with an engraved signature "Parabelle Glass 1995 three of ten".  It does not have a paper label.
Condition:  Excellent condition with no damage found, no chips, cracks, or scratches.  Minor striations in the glass show up in bright light.  

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$1,500 postage paid in the US.    US Sales Only          

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Magnum Parabelle Glass 1995 Limited Edition Patterned Millefiori Garland Paperweight with Pansy and Clichy Rose Canes on a Lace Ground
4648 Bob Banford Purple Clematis with Buds and Trellis on Aventurine Ground Paperweight.  circa  1978-2000.  This paperweight has two purple clematis flowers with two buds and green leaves and stems placed on a white trellis.  The clematis petals are textured to give them a variegated appearance.  The flowers each have a three dimensional cane center.  Similarly the leaves are crimped to provide shadow and a variegated affect.  The design is placed over a glittery gold aventurine and green ground.  It is signed near the base of the trellis with Bob Banford's red "B" signature cane.  A wonderful design from this skilled artist.  

Note:  The aventurine ground is actually a layer of gold color placed over a green base layer.  The green sometimes peeks through the aventurine.  This is typical of aventurine grounds and even occurs in antique paperweights.  My lighting exaggerates this effect. 

Bob Banford worked in Hammonton, NJ.  He started making paperweights in 1971 along with his father, Ray Banford.  Bob continued to make paperweights until 2006.  Bob and Ray did not date their paperweights, but it is sometimes possible to get an idea of when a paperweight was made by the progression of styles and the type of glass used.  Bob Banford used a signature cane with a red "B" and a blue surround.  Ray Banford used a different signature cane with a black B.  Ray passed away in 2003.   

Small Size:  Just under 2 1/4" diameter by 1 15/16" high.  The bottom is ground flat.  
Signature:  Signed near the base of the trellis with Bob Banford's red "B" signature cane.  The B is on a white background with a blue surround.  In this paperweight the signature cane is upside down.
Condition:  Excellent condition.  No chips, cracks, or scratches found on inspection.  The gold aventurine layer is placed over a green base layer which sometimes peeks through the gold color.  My lighting exaggerates the effect. 

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$325 postage paid in the US.

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Bob Banford Purple Clematis with Buds and Trellis on Aventurine Ground Paperweight
2907 Charles Kaziun Jr. Crimp Rose Upright Pedestal Paperweight - Dark Pink.  circa 1960-1980.  This upright pedestal paperweight features a magnificent crimp rose with fifteen variegated dark pink petals, a center pistil, and four upturned dark green leaves.  The petals are arranged in Kaziun's 4+4+4+3 crimp pattern.  It is signed on the underside of the rose with Kaziun's complex signature cane having a K in the center surrounded by six heart canes.  The design is set on a clear ground and supported by a large pedestal base.  A fantastic addition to any collection of glass paperweights.

After being introduced to the Millville glass artist Emil Larson, Charles Kaziun set a goal to create and perfect his own version of Larson's famous Millville Rose.  This was considered the ultimate icon of glass perfection.  It took Charles almost four years and many thousands of dollars worth of experimentation to succeed.  Many collectors consider the pedestal rose the pinnacle of Kaziun's artistry.

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 under 2 3/16" diameter by 2 11/16" high.  The pedestal base has a diameter of just over 1 7/16".  The base is ground flat with a concavity in the center.
Signature:  Signed on the underside of the rose with Kaziun's complex signature cane having a K in the center surrounded by six heart canes. 
Condition:  Excellent condition with no chips. cracks, or scratches. 

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$850 postage paid in the US.  

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Charles Kaziun Jr. Crimp Rose Upright Pedestal Paperweight - Dark Pink
4556 Charles Kaziun Jr. Miniature Tilted Pedestal Spider Lily Paperweight with Double Latticinio Ground and Cobalt Blue Lower Ground.  circa 1960-1980.  This is a miniature pedestal paperweight with a yellow spider lily and four leaves on a placed on a swirling double latticinio ground over a cobalt blue ground.  The flower has a red center with a yellow star cane in the middle.  The paperweight is tilted at a 45 degree angle so it displays beautifully.  Signed on the bottom of the ground with a gold K.  With its dramatic swirling double latticinio ground and cobalt blue under layer, this paperweight will be a wonderful addition to any collection of Kaziun miniature paperweights.

The tilted pedestal spider lily design was Charles Kaziun's signature design and one of the most popular with collectors.  The most common variety was often referred to as a #1.  This example is larger than a #1 and has the rarer double latticinio ground. 

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:

Miniature Size:  Just under 1 1/2" diameter by just over 2" high.  The pedestal base has a diameter of 1 7/8". 
Signature:  Signed on the bottom of the ground with Kaziun's gold K. 
Condition:  Excellent condition with no chips or cracks. 

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$395 postage paid in the US.

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Charles Kaziun Jr. Miniature Tilted Pedestal Spider Lily Paperweight with Double Latticinio Ground and Cobalt Blue Lower Ground
3038 Large David and Jon Trabucco Pink and Turquoise Bouquet Paperweight with Engraved Exterior.  dated 1989.  This paperweight consists of two large pink flowers with four buds and a bunch of smaller turquoise flowers.  There are also green stems and leaves.  The paperweight is frosted with a clear top facet.  There are four engravings in the frosted exterior.  It is signed on the base "Trabucco 1989 DJ".  There is also a "T" signature cane on the underside of a leaf.  A great paperweight.

Twin brothers David and Jon Trabucco learned glass working under the direction of their father, the accomplished glass artist Victor Trabucco.  When they first started out, David made the floral setups and Jon did the encasement and cutting, but over time they both became involved in all aspects of paperweight production. They are now accomplished glass artists in their own right and continue to work with Victor at the large Trabucco Glass Studio in Clarence, NY.  

Large Size:   Just under 2 15/16" diameter by just over 2" high.  The base is ground slightly concave. 
Signature:  Signed "Trabucco 1989 DJ" on the base. There is also a "T" signature cane on the underside of a leaf. 
Condition:  Outstanding condition with no scratches, chips or cracks. 

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$395 postage paid in the US.    

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Large David and Jon Trabucco Pink and Turquoise Bouquet Paperweight with Engraved Exterior
3394 Drew Ebelhare Sue Fox 2012 Collaborative Pansy 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 pansy flower with five petals, 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 five ring concentric millefiori design.  The entire design is placed over an opaque dark red ground.  The pansy flower is slightly off center and this paperweight is being offered at a 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 reduced price.  It would normally sell for $700-$800.

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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.

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.  Sue Fox passed away early in 2020.

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

Medium Size:  2 1/2" diameter by just under 1 13/16" 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 pansy flower is slightly off-center.

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Drew Ebelhare Sue Fox 2012 Collaborative Pansy Latticinio Button and Concentric Millefiori Paperweight
5060 Large Parabelle Glass 1990 Limited Edition Looped Millefiori Garland on Opaque Blue Ground Paperweight.  Dated 1990 This paperweight has a hexafoil six-looped garland of alternating pink pastry mold canes and white edelweiss canes.  There is a pastry type green cane in the center of each loop and another larger cane in the center of the design.  All of the canes are pressed into an opaque blue ground in the style of Clichy color ground paperweights.  The paperweight is signed with a "PB 1990" cane in the design and also has a worn silver label with two bells, "PARABELLE GLASS Rings True HANDMADE IN USA" on the base.  This paperweight was issued in a limited edition of 75 paperweights, but there are no edition markings on the paperweight.  A wonderful paperweight with great color.

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Parabelle Glass was a small company created in 1981 by Gary and Doris Scrutton in Portland, Oregon.  High quality paperweights were made in small quantities from 1983 to 1998 when they retired.  Their best weights are some of the finest ever made, comparing favorably to the best classical French paperweights.  Most designs were produced in limited editions of 10 to 25 paperweights, although some editions were larger.  They also made some one of a kind paperweights.  Doris passed away in 2013 and Gary followed in 2014. 

After the Scruttons retired in 1998, their daughter Julie Scrutton Lewis made some paperweights and jewelry using Parabelle millefiori canes. 

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

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$650 postage paid in the US.    

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Large Parabelle Glass 1990 Limited Edition Looped Millefiori Garland on Opaque Blue Ground Paperweight
5161 Robert Eickholt 1991 Magnum Reptile Series Abstract Paperweight.   dated 1991.  This paperweight has an abstract design with six large controlled bubbles and two rows of smaller bubbles.  The iridescent colors progress in layers from light blue to dark blue.  This style has been given the name "Reptile Series" because the imagery resembles a reptilian skin.  It is signed "Eickholt 1991" on the base.  Extra large and dramatic. 

Note:  The brown color in the pictures is a reflection.  It does not appear in the paperweight.

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 in 2013. 

Very Large Size:  Irregular shape, it is 3 7/16" wide by just over 3 3/4" high by 2 1/8" deep.  The base is ground flat. 
Signature: Signed "Eickholt 1991" on the base. 
Condition:  Excellent condition.  No damage found on inspection. 

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$185 postage paid in the US.  

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Robert Eickholt 1991 Magnum Reptile Series Abstract Paperweight
3409 Early Correia Iridescent Surface Decorated Dogwoods Paperweight.   dated 1981.  This paperweight features three silver and blue dogwood flowers with stylized stems on the surface of an iridescent silver paperweight.  The flowers have red centers. It is signed on the base "Correia IFCL.4.81.4".  An amazing paperweight.  

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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.

Large Size:  Just over 3" diameter by 2 11/16" high.  The bottom is ground flat. 
Signature:    Signed on the base "Correia IFCL.4.81.4". 
Condition:  Excellent condition with no cracks, chips, or scratches. 

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Early Correia Iridescent Surface Decorated Dogwoods Paperweight
4315 Mayauel Ward Red Hummingbird with Yellow Flowers Paperweight.  dated 2003.  This paperweight features an bright red hummingbird with transparent white wings and yellow eye ring hovering near a three-dimensional yellow flowering plant.  The plant has two yellow flowers with stems and leaves.  The composition is set over a watery speckled blue ground.  It is signed and dated "Mayauel Ward 2003" 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 9/16" diameter by 2 3/8" tall.  The base is ground flat. 
Signature:  Signed "Mayauel Ward 2003" on the base. 
Condition:  Excellent condition with no cracks, chips, or scratches found on inspection.

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Mayauel Ward Red Hummingbird with Yellow Flowers Paperweight
4020 Supermagnum 2007 Translucent Pink Seaform Paperweight with Sea Anemone Murrini - Probably by Robert Eickholt.  dated 2007.  This huge upright semi-transparent pink paperweight has six round sea anemone-like roundels or murrini set shallowly into the surface.  There are tentacles or vines completing the structure.  The shape is non-traditional and is high and wide, but not as deep.  I believe this probably is a late career experimental work by Robert Eickholt.  It has a minimalist signature on the base that looks like an abbreviated "E 2007".  An awesome paperweight.

Note:  I consulted with several other collectors on the maker of this paperweight.  Most felt this had several features that pointed to Robert Eickholt.  Those who did not believe it to be Eickholt had no alternate maker to suggest.  If you have a different maker in mind, please let me know.  

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 in 2013. 

Very Large Size:  8 1/2" high by 4 5/8" wide by 2 7/8" deep.  It weighs 55 ounces.  The base has been polished flat. 
Signature:  Signed "E 2007" on the base.  I believe this was probably made by Robert Eickholt. 
Condition:  Excellent condition.  No damage found on inspection.

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$295 postage paid in the US.

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Supermagnum 2007 Translucent Pink Seaform Paperweight with Sea Anemone Murrini - Probably by Robert Eickholt
4904 Daniel Salazar Lundberg Studios 1992 Rose Vine Paperweight Perfume Bottle.  dated 1992.  This elegant paperweight perfume bottle features six deep red roses with dark green leaves on vines at the top of a gracefully shaped bottle.  The vines wrap around the lip of the bottle.  There is a ball stopper extending into the bottle.  Signed and dated on the edge near the base "Daniel Salazar 0714100 Lundberg Studios 1992".  A great three dimensional design that is hard to find.

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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:    3" diameter by 5 5/8" tall with the stopper.  It is 4 3/16" tall without the stopper.  The bottom is ground concave with a remnant of pontil mark in the center. 
Signature: Signed on the side near the base "Daniel Salazar 0714100 Lundberg Studios 1992".
Condition:  Excellent condition.  I found one faint 1/8" scratch on the side of the ball part of the stopper.  There is also a tiny bit (1/16" or less) of white glass or debris in the ball (not damage). No other flaws found on inspection.   

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$395 postage paid in the US.     

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Daniel Salazar Lundberg Studios 1992 Rose Vine Paperweight Perfume Bottle
3411 Large Orient & Flume Ed Seaira Canada Goose Limited Edition Paperweight.  dated 1986.  This is a wonderful large hand crafted three-dimensional paperweight with  Canada Goose swimming on a torchworked painterly blue waterway and moving among green plant life.  The design is set on a speckled blue frit ground.  It is an interesting construction.  Signed on the base "Orient & Flume SFN11 98/250 jn 1986 E. Seaira".  It also comes with its original worn registration certificate.  A wonderful paperweight.

Orient & Flume was started in 1972 in Chico, California by Douglas Boyd and David Hopper.  The 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 Canada Goose shown here.  Every Orient & Flume piece has a registration number.  

Ed Seaira (aka Ed Alexander) worked as a glass blower at Orient & Flume for 20 years.  He died in 2010. 

Large Size:  3 1/16" diameter by 2 11/16" high.  The bottom has been ground flat. 
Signature:    Signed on the base "Orient & Flume SFN11 98/250 jn 1986 E. Seaira".  It also comes with its original worn registration certificate. 
Condition:  Excellent condition.  Some scratches on the base.  No other chips or cracks or scratches found on inspection.

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$295 postage paid in the US.

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Large Orient & Flume Ed Seaira Canada Goose Limited Edition 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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SOLD.     

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Fantastic Charles Kaziun Jr. Checkerboard (Chequer) Millefiori Paperweight
4012 Stunning Magnum Jungle Fusion Studio (Hawaii) Molten Lava Paperweight.  This extra large paperweight depicts a hot molten flow of lava emerging from the copper colored mouth of an erupting volcano.  At least, that is my interpretation.  It has rich iridescent colors and an exciting appearance.  The paperweight is signed on the backside with a pontil stamp that says in part "JUNGLE FUSION STUDIO" with the image of a group of mountains surrounded by a ring of fire.  The text at the bottom is hard to read, but I believe it says "HANA-MAUI".  The paperweight is tall and wide, but not very deep.   It is a fun paperweight with great color. 

I was unable to find out anything about the Jungle Fusion Studio, but believe it was located in or near the small town of Hana on the Hawaiian island of Maui.  The island of Maui was formed by the eruptions of two volcanoes, Haleakalā (East Maui Volcano) and Mauna Kahalawai (West Maui Mountains).

Very large Size:  5 5/16” high by 3 11/16" wide by 1 5/8” deep.   The bottom ground flat.
Signature: Signed on the backside with a pontil stamp that says in part "JUNGLE FUSION STUDIO" with the image of a group of mountains surrounded by a ring of fire.  The text at the bottom is hard to read, but I believe it says "HANA-MAUI". 
Condition:  Excellent Condition.  No chips or cracks.  No scratches found other than light wear on the base and a scuffed area above the maker's mark.   

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$195 postage paid in the US.  

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Stunning Magnum Jungle Fusion Studio (Hawaii) Molten Lava Paperweight
 
3652 Large Parabelle Glass 1986 Spaced Millefiori Paperweight with Top Facet.  dated 1986 This early Parabelle Glass paperweight has a classical spaced arrangement of nineteen different millefiori canes arranged over a white lace ground.  There is a wonderful variety of mostly complex canes, including a pansy cane in the center, a white and green rose cane, a white edelweiss cane, and others that I can't name.  The paperweight is signed with a "PB 1986" cane in the design - although the cane was placed wrong side up.  It also has a silver label with two bells, "PARABELLE GLASS Rings True HANDMADE IN USA" on the base.  There is one large top facet on this paperweight.  A great 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:  Just over 3 3/16" diameter by just under 2" high.  The base is ground concave and the paperweight has a single large top facet.  
Signature: Signed in the design with a signature cane "PB 1986".  The signature cane was placed wrong side up.  This paperweight also has a 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 no cracks, chips, or scratches found on inspection.  The signature cane is placed wrong side up.

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Large Parabelle Glass 1986 Spaced Millefiori Paperweight with Top Facet
4821 Magnum Daniel Salazar Lundberg Studios 1996 Lavender Columbine Paperweight.  dated 1996.  This wonderful paperweight features a lavender columbine flower and bud over a pink ground paperweight.  A magnificent light lavender and white columbine blossom with yellow stamen is positioned perpendicularly above an accompanying bud.  Below the bud are fifteen ribbed green leaves, arranged in three groups.  The design is set over an opaque pink ground.  This is a very three dimensional compound design, with lampwork at three levels and stems that wrap through each level down to the ground.  It is signed and dated on the edge near the base "Daniel Salazar Lundberg Studios 03-19-1996".  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. 

Very Large Size:    Just under 3 1/2" diameter by 2 11/16" high.  The bottom is ground concave.
Signature: Signed on the side near the base "Daniel Salazar Lundberg Studios 03-19-1996".   The paperweight also has a lampwork "D.S." signature on the underside of the ground.
Condition:  Excellent condition with no cracks, chips or scratches.  There is one medium bubble under the ground near the DS signature.

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$375 postage paid in the US. 

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Magnum Daniel Salazar Lundberg Studios 1996 Lavender Columbine 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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Charles Kaziun Jr. Blue Poinsettia on Red and White Jasper Ground Paperweight
 
4650 Early Debbie Tarsitano Three Tier Red Flower with Buds Paperweight. undated circa 1977 -1980.  This paperweight features a three layer red flower with upright yellow stamens.  The flower with two buds and striped green leaves are placed on a curved stem that follows the curvature of the paperweight.  The ground is clear glass.  The petals sparkle with gold aventurine - although it was hard to capture this in the pictures.  Signed at the base of the stem with the conjoined "DT" Tarsitano signature cane used by both Delmo and Debbie Tarsitano from about 1978 to 1980.  A fantastic paperweight. 

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

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

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

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

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$595 postage paid in the US. 

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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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3529 Early Kenyon Brown 1990 Multi-Color Swirl Paperweight.  dated 1990.  This paperweight features a blue, white, green, and brown swirl design with the swirl winding from the base up to a tight point on top.  The ground is clear.  It is signed with an engraved "Ken Brown '90" on the fire finished base.  One of Ken Brown's earliest paperweights.  A rare item.   

Kenyon Brown was originally an auctioneer in Buckingham, PA.  After his retirement he developed an interest in glass and volunteered at Wheaton Village (now WheatonArts) in Millville, NJ.  He experimented for more than a decade making paperweights.  While he did some of the setups at his home in Lahaska, PA, he would do the encasement in the hot shop at Wheaton Village.  Ken passed away in 2017 at the age of 94. 

Large Size:  2 13/16” diameter by 2 1/4" high.  The base is fire finished.
Signature:  Engraved "Ken Brown '90" on the base.
Condition:  Excellent condition with no chips, cracks or scratches.  There are some bubbles in the glass.  

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$65 postage paid in the US.  

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Early Kenyon Brown 1990 Multi-Color Swirl 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
3025 Early Victor Trabucco Violet Flower Paperweight.  circa 1975-1980.  This paperweight consists of  a violet flower with three green leaves and stems 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 bubbles in the glass.  One of the best of Trabucco's early works.  

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. 

Small Size:   2 1/4" 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.   

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$275 postage paid in the US. 

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Early Victor Trabucco Violet Flower Paperweight
5207 Large Vandermark-Merritt Liberty Village 1979 Pulled Feather Tiffany Style Art Nouveau Paperweight.  dated 1979.  This large paperweight features a surface decorated Tiffany style art nouveau feather pulled design of blues and greens.  There is a single a barely visible millefiori cane on top.  The outer layer of glass is a satin iridescent glass applied above a a clear layer.  A milk glass ground is visible beneath the clear layer.  It is signed "Liberty Village 1979" on the base.  The original name of the studio was Vandermark Glasshouse at Liberty Village, later changed to Vandermark-Merritt Glass Studios.  A nice example of early work by this studio.  

Note:  From the signature, we can't be sure which artist at Vandermark-Merritt made this paperweight.  The primary glass artists at the time were Jerry Vandermark, Doug Merritt and Stephen Smarr.  The signature is by the same hand as a similar paperweight that I have had, signed "Vandermark 1979".

Jerry Vandermark apprenticed with Carl Erickson in 1943 at Erickson Art Glass in Bremen, Ohio.  In 1959, Vandermark left Erickson to direct the Colonial Glasshouse at Jamestown, Virginia for the National Park Service.  In 1968, working with Thomas Merritt, he established the Vandermark Glasshouse at Liberty Village, Flemington, New Jersey.  Jerry later took Thomas Merritt's son Doug Merritt as an apprentice and they paired up to form the Vandermark-Merritt Glass Studios in 1972.  The studio evolved from producing replicas of 18th century glassware to more wide-ranging reproductions, and then added some original art glass designs.  It built its reputation with museum quality colonial reproductions, original art glass in the art nouveau and art deco traditions, crystal sculpture, contemporary designs and cameo creations.  Their work can be found in a number of major collections, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Smithsonian Institution, Toledo Museum, Corning Museum, and Wheaton Museum of American Glass.  Stephen Smarr was a master glass artist for Vandermark Merritt Glass Studios in Branchburg, NJ for 38 years until his death in 2010. 
Vandermark-Merritt Glass Studios closed in December 2015.

Large Size:  Just over 3" diameter by 2 5/8" high.  The bottom is ground flat. 
Condition:  Very good condition.  There is some minor wear on the base and I found one small mark (3/16" across) that may be an impact mark below the surface.  It can't be felt.  No other chips, cracks or significant scratches were found. 
Signature:  Signed "Liberty Village 1979" on the base.  

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$85 postage paid in the US. 

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Large Vandermark-Merritt Liberty Village 1979 Pulled Feather Tiffany Style Art Nouveau Paperweight
5208 Magnum Vandermark-Merritt 1976 Pulled Feather Tiffany Style Art Nouveau Hollow Paperweight.  dated 1976.  This very large hollow egg shaped paperweight features a surface decorated Tiffany style art nouveau feather pulled design with iridescent shades of gold and white.  The outer layer of glass is a translucent purple.  It is signed "Vandermark 1976".  The original name of the studio was Vandermark Glasshouse at Liberty Village, later changed to Vandermark-Merritt Glass Studios.  This paperweight has one large (1/4" by 3/8") tool mark or gouge and also some small surface defects such as popped surface bubbles, tool marks, and debris in the glass from when the paperweight was made.  It is priced accordingly.  The paperweight is hollow with a large opening at the base and may have been intended to be used with a small light inside or placed on a lighted stand.  A nice example of early work by this studio.

Note:  From the signature, we can't be sure which artist at Vandermark-Merritt made this paperweight.  The primary glass artists at the time were Jerry Vandermark, Doug Merritt and Stephen Smarr. 

Jerry Vandermark apprenticed with Carl Erickson in 1943 at Erickson Art Glass in Bremen, Ohio.  In 1959, Vandermark left Erickson to direct the Colonial Glasshouse at Jamestown, Virginia for the National Park Service.  In 1968, working with Thomas Merritt, he established the Vandermark Glasshouse at Liberty Village, Flemington, New Jersey.  Jerry later took Thomas Merritt's son Doug Merritt as an apprentice and they paired up to form the Vandermark-Merritt Glass Studios in 1972.  The studio evolved from producing replicas of 18th century glassware to more wide-ranging reproductions, and then added some original art glass designs.  It built its reputation with museum quality colonial reproductions, original art glass in the art nouveau and art deco traditions, crystal sculpture, contemporary designs and cameo creations.  Their work can be found in a number of major collections, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Smithsonian Institution, Toledo Museum, Corning Museum, and Wheaton Museum of American Glass.  Stephen Smarr was a master glass artist for Vandermark Merritt Glass Studios in Branchburg, NJ for 38 years until his death in 2010. 
Vandermark-Merritt Glass Studios closed in December 2015.

Very Large Size:  3 5/16" diameter x 4 11/16" high.  The paperweight is hollow with a large opening on the base.
Condition:  Good condition.  This paperweight has one large (1/4" by 3/8") tool mark or gouge and also some small surface defects such as popped surface bubbles, tool marks, and debris in the glass from when the paperweight was made. 
Signature:  Signed "Vandermark 1975" on the base.     

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$85 postage paid in the US.

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Magnum Vandermark-Merritt 1976 Pulled Feather Tiffany Style Art Nouveau Hollow Paperweight
5159 Robert Eickholt 1993 Magnum Blue Iridescent Abstract Paperweight.   dated 1993.  This paperweight has an abstract design with a deceptive three dimensional design.  Unlike other works where the peaks and valleys are physical, in this paperweight the peaks and valleys are created using the veiling technique.  The dark blue inner core has a mostly smooth surface with only a few depressions to anchor the larger bubbles.  Additional texture and depth are the result of adding transparent and translucent layers to blanket the core.  Two large bubbles and an arc of smaller bubbles add to the magic.  The iridescent colors progress in layers in shades of light to dark blue.  It is signed "Eickholt 1993 EMAS" on the base.  An excellent large example of Eickholt's work.  

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

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 in 2013. 

Very Large Size:  5 9/16" tall by 3 3/16" diameter.  The base has been ground flat. 
Signature:  Signed "Eickholt 1993 EMAS" on the base. 
Condition:  Excellent condition.  No damage found on inspection.  Minor wear on the base.

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$195 postage paid in the US. 

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Robert Eickholt 1993 Magnum Blue Iridescent Abstract Paperweight
4010 Large David Salazar / Zephyr Studios Iridescent Gold Swirl Paperweight.  dated 1983.  This unique swirl design is associated with David Salazar and Zephyr Art Glass.  The iridescent gold glass is opaque.  The underlying glass is clear.  It is signed on the base "Zephyr 83".  It is a fun paperweight with great color. 

Although David Salazar was working at Zephyr in 1983, it is impossible to be certain that he made this paperweight.  He did make paperweights of this design and signed them with his own name. 

 Zephyr Studios was a small group studio that existed for only a few years in the late 1970s and early 1980s.  It was located in Santa Cruz, California.

David Salazar was born in Del Rio, Texas.  His fascination with glass started in college, when he began making scientific glassware.  In 1972, he started working as an apprentice at Lundberg Studios, and quickly moved into the more creative aspects of designing and torchwork.  After 10 years in the studio environment, he decided to strike out on his own in order to develop new designs and techniques.  Initially he rented space from Zephyr Studios, staying there from 1982 to 1985.  When Zephyr went out of business, Salazar took over the building and started his own studio.

Large Size:  3 1/8" diameter by 2" high.   The bottom ground flat 
Signature: Signed on the base "Zephyr 83". 
Condition:  Excellent Condition.  No chips or cracks or scratches found on inspection.

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Large David Salazar / Zephyr Studios Iridescent Gold Swirl Paperweight
4018 James Hart Floral Bouquet of Yellow Roses and Pink Buds Paperweight.  dated 2008.  This paperweight features a floral arrangement with two yellow roses, five pink buds, leaves and stems set on a lace ground.  The paperweight is signed on the base with Hart's complex "JH 08" signature cane.  The signature cane also has two stars and a heart.  A fantastic example of James Hart's work. 

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

Medium Size:  2 3/8" diameter by 1 5/8" high.  The bottom is concave.  Unlike his earlier works, this paperweight is encased with a clear layer below the ground. 
Signature:  Signed on the base with Hart's complex "JH 08" signature cane.  The signature cane also has two stars and a heart.
Condition:  Excellent condition with no damage found on inspection. 

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$175 postage paid in the US.  

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James Hart Floral Bouquet of Yellow Roses and Pink Buds Paperweight
4013 Small Glass Eye Studio 2003 Colorful Iridescent Egg Shaped Abstract Paperweight.  dated 2003.  This egg shaped paperweight features a multi-colored four section abstract design with iridescent glass.  It's hard to design, but it looks different from each side.  Please review the pictures.  Signed with an acid etch on the base "GES 03".  It is a fun paperweight with great color. 

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. 

Size:    1 15/16" diameter by just under 3 3/16" high.   The bottom ground flat. 
Signature: Signed with an acid etch on the base "GES 03". 
Condition:  Excellent Condition. No chips or cracks.  No scratches found other than light wear on the base. 

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$39 postage paid in the US.

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Small Glass Eye Studio 2003 Colorful Iridescent Egg Shaped Abstract Paperweight



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