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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
 
 
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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Close-up of the detail in this paperweight
Profile View
Gold "K" on Base
Side View
Base

$1,595 postage paid in the US. 

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

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

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

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

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

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Profile View
Signature on Bottom
Another view
$395 postage paid in the US.

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4720
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 pink 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 cobalt blue aventurine 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:

Miniature Size:  1 5/16" diameter by 2" high.  The pedestal base has a diameter of just over 1 5/8". 
Signature:  Signed on the bottom of the 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
Another view
Gold foil K signature on underside of ground
Another view of K
Base
$295 postage paid in the US.  

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Charles Kaziun Jr. Miniature Tilted Pedestal Spider Lily Paperweight with cobalt blue aventurine ground
4725 Charles Kaziun Jr. Miniature Tilted Pedestal Spider Lily Paperweight with pink, peach, and white frit ground.  circa 1960-1980.  This is a miniature pedestal paperweight with a blue spider lily and four leaves on a pink, peach, and white colored frit ground.  The flower has a red stripe on each petal and the stamen is made up of black, yellow, and orange star shaped millefiori.  The paperweight is tilted at a 45 degree angle so it displays beautifully.  Signed on the bottom of the 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:

Miniature Size:  1 5/16" diameter by just under 2" high.  The pedestal base has a diameter of just over 1 5/8". 
Signature:  Signed on the bottom of the 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
Other side view
Another view
Gold foil K signature on underside of ground
Another view of gold K

$295 postage paid in the US.     

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Charles Kaziun Jr. Miniature Tilted Pedestal Spider Lily Paperweight with pink, peach, and white frit ground
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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.

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

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Profile View
Base
Signature Cane
$495 postage paid in the US.

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Charles Kaziun Jr. Blue Poinsettia on Red and White Jasper Ground Paperweight
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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SOLD.

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4697
Charles Kaziun Jr. Miniature Three Color Rope Roses Nosegay Bouquet Paperweight.  circa 1960-1980.  This miniature paperweight has a nosegay or bouquet with red, blue, and yellow pink roses along with three dark green leaves and a dark green stem.  There is a center patch of aventurine.  The design is placed on a transparent cobalt blue ground.  Signed on the bottom of the ground with a gold K.  A special paperweight by this talented artist. 

Note:  There are some tiny bubbles in the glass.  Please examine the pictures carefully.  Ignore the white areas, they are glare from the lights.

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:  1 7/8" diameter by just over 1 9/16" high.  The base is ground concave. 
Signature:  Signed on the bottom of the ground with Kaziun's gold K. 
Condition:  Excellent condition with no scratches, chips, or cracks.  There is a tiny bit of wear on the edge of the base.  There are some tiny bubbles in the glass. 

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

Large picture of the paperweight
Close-up of the detail in this paperweight
Side View
Another view
Base with gold foil K signature on underside of ground
$395 postage paid in the US.  

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Charles Kaziun Jr. Miniature Three Color Rope Roses Bouquet Paperweight



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