This stunning egg shaped glass paperweight has iridescent controlled bubbles in white, aqua and cobalt blue emanating from a cobalt base. A great gift item for any occasion. ADD $7.50 SHIPPING TO ANYWHERE IN THE USA. I offer a shipping discount on multiple purchases when they can be combined.
This large multicolor glass paperweight has ethereal spirals that you can get lost in if you gaze at it long enough. It presents a different effect from different vantage points. Paper weights make great gifts for almost any occasion. ADD $8.50 SHIPPING TO ANYWHERE IN THE USA. I offer a shipping discount on multiple purchases when they can be combined.
Perthshire: Patterned millefiori and twist cane paperweight. An attractive early Perthshire paperweight in shades of blue and green. It has a central P cane, surrounded by two concentric rings of canes, 10 radial twists separating groups of canes and then a ring of twist canes and an outer ring of canes. This classic pattern rests on an opaque blue ground and the paperweight has a hollow ground base. Paper label still present. Diameter: 3 .
Early concentric millefiori paperweight with 11 radial twist canes dividing groups of canes that radiate from a central cluster. This vividly-colored Perthshire design is set on an opaque red ground and was made in Crieff Scotland, in the very early years of the company (late 1970s). Has the typical P signature cane in the center and a paper label. Diameter: ~2 ½ .
Offering for your consideration is this beautiful pair of glass angel fish paperweights with colorful fish. The picture tells it all. Add to your collection or maybe keep one and give one away. You will be buying two paperweights but a third complimentary BONUS one will be included with your purchase (one of my choice). All three will be in excellent condition and I'm sure you will be pleased. Great collectibles to have around as last minute gifts for almost any occasion. What A Great Gift Idea! ADD $10.00 SHIPPING TO ANYWHERE IN THE USA.
Offering for your consideration is this beautiful pair of glass paperweights. The picture tells it all. They measure approximately 2-3/4 inches tall. Add to your collection or maybe keep one and give one away. You will be buying two paperweights but a third complimentary BONUS one will be included with your purchase (one of my choice). All three will be in excellent condition and I'm sure you will be pleased. Great collectibles to have around as last minute gifts for almost any occasion. They are handmade and unsigned and may have slight variations. There are (3) sets available. Price is for (1) set. What A Great Gift Idea! ADD $10.00 SHIPPING TO ANYWHERE IN THE USA.
Offering for your consideration is this beautiful pair of glass egg shaped paperweights with colorful spiral ribbons. The picture tells it all. They measure approximately 3-1/4 inches high. Add to your collection or maybe keep one and give one away. You will be buying two paperweights but a third complimentary BONUS one will be included with your purchase (one of my choice). All three will be in excellent condition and I'm sure you will be pleased. Great collectibles to have around as last minute gifts for almost any occasion. They are handmade and unsigned and may have slight variations. There are (2) sets available. Price is for (1) set. What A Great Gift Idea! ADD $10.00 SHIPPING TO ANYWHERE IN THE USA.
Antique Johnstown Pennsylvania Pa Church Paperweight
Antique Johnstown Pennsylvania Pa Church Paperweight. This is lovely old paperweight with an estimated age of 1900 to 1920! It has a church located in Johnstown, Pa, not sure what the name of the church is, if you know please let us know. It is 4 1/2 inches by 2 1/2 inches with a thickness of just over 3/4 inches, the back has a paper backing that says The New York Pyro Art Company, 20 First Street, N.Y. It is in wonderful condition, no chips and no scratches, the paper backing does have some age related wear as can be seen in the picture. It would be a lovely addition to your collection!
Attractive millefiori paperweight with a central cane, surrounded by a row of small canes and by 6 blue and white radiating latticino canes that separate 6 panels of canes. This design is surrounded by a garland of blue complex canes and rests on a light green ground. Signature cane on base. Diameter: ~2¼ . (#Q044/Q045)
Dodge Paper Weight--Crystal 3 inches tall x 3 inches wide, paper weight with rams head flag and Dodge Central in black --Crystal 3 inches tall x 3 inches wide, paper weight with rams head flag and Dodge Central in black
Surface-decorated paperweight featuring clear glass core, white spatter overlay with applique of clusters of red berries with green leaves. Slightly iridescent overall. Made with Mount St. Helen ash. 2.75 inches x 2.5, in mint condition. Signed The Glass Eye 86.
The Lundberg logo with yellow hearts and vines is featured in this paperweight floating above a blue and iridescent gold metallic ground. 2.75 inches x 2.5, an unusual weight in mint condition. Acquired in 1984.
Cheery red poinsettia lampwork bloom layered over green leaves with frosty-looking blue-gray slightly iridescent base. Unsigned, but acquired at Lundberg Studios in 1982. Some slight flaws in surface of glass as can be seen in photos (probably why it's unsigned). But a Christmas treat nonetheless. 3 inches x 2.25, in original condition.
Stuart Abelman has been producing art glass since the 1970's. As an art glass studio, Abelman Art Glass continues to produce Tiffany and Art Nouveau-inspired glass and, as well,produce items for television and movies, such as Star Trek and recently the Showtime series Huff. See also our Abelman Unicorn figurine in the Glass - Art Glass category. PW348 features a red quatrefoil pulled pattern on top of slightly iridized globe. Magnum-sized at 3.25 inches x 3, in mint condition. Etched Abelman 1G9-176 1986.
This egg-shaped paperweight features a white and pink helix of threads inside a crystal case. Note that there are a couple of bubbles caught in the twisted cane. 2.75 inches x 3.5, in mint condition. Made in 1986.
The French glass factory d'Albret, started in 1918, by Roger Witking, began making sulfides in 1967 under the name Cristalleries d'Albret, with Gilbert Poillerat, a noted French sculptor, producing the cameos. Beautiful sulphide of Charles A. Lindbergh by Gilbert Poillerat for Crystal d'Albret. Pale blue double overlay, snowflake cut base. Signed GP 75. Limited production of 200 pieces. 3 inches x 1.75 in mint condition. Produced in 1975.
Gilbert Poillerat sulphide of John Paul Jones for Crystal d'Albret, produced in 1974. Red and white double overlay, eight side and one top concave facet. Star cut base with milled edges. One of only 170 double overlays made. Signed GP 74. Includes box and numbered certificate. 3 inches x 2, in mint condition.
Lampwork lavender and white ladyslipper with green foliage on clear ground in a faceted paperweight with sloping top facet. Etched Daniel Salazar Lundberg Studios 1988 090206. In mint condition, 2.75 inches x 2.25. Note the detailed work on the ladyslipper. Outstanding!
This unsigned paperweight features an upright orchid ladyslipper with green leaves. Not signed (and priced accordingly) but almost certainly by Daniel Salazar. Compare to PW373. Purchased originally at Lundberg Studios in 1988.
My third James Shaw paperweight is 45% lead crystal with cerium added for a yellow cast. 2.25 inches x 2.25 x 3. Rectangle weight with ray cuts on bottom and two sides. Sloping top surface at about 45 degree angle. Etched JAS 85. In mint condition. Note: on all three of these paperweights, small circular clear vinyl feet had been added which are reflected in the glass. These could be removed if you so wish.
Beautiful salmon pink rose and green petals in clear ground with double overlay of dark green over white. Six concave side facets, one bottom and larger top facet, also both concave. 2.5 inches x 2.25, in mint condition. Signed R. Wetzel. Produced in 1983.
Robert Hamon began developing his craft in 1935 at the age of 10 and winning awards for his designs in 1946. The Hamon Glass Studio is located in Scott Depot, WV. Beautiful Robert Hamon paperweight featuring a red bloom, white berries and green leaves on a clear base. Contains identifying H cane. Made in 1983. 2.5 inches x 1.5, in mint condition.
Double overlay (green, white, clear) sulphide of Will Rogers. Bottom circle star cut. Concave facet on top. Spiral groove facets around body. Sulphide signed A. David, Paris 1980. (Sculpor, Albert David.) Includes box and sticker. Mint condition, 3 inches x 2.
William Manson, trained by Paul Ysart and formerly employed by Caithness, created this green and iridescent brown butterfly on black ground in a circle of millefiori florets. 2.5 inches x 1.375, the paperweight is in mint condition. Note the compound canes in the wings of the butterfly. Made in 1981. Signature WM cane and numbered 63 of 150. See also PW187 by William Manson, listed in the Caithness category of paperweights.
Most unusual paperweight depicting a black glass satyr mask on a crisp clear glass base, which has a curved trapezoidal shape: 4½ x ~3½ x 2¼ . Engraved signature (Lalique with R in a circle and France).
Baccarat, along with St. Louis, was one of the classic crystal works in France in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Two world wars tended to destroy the crystal works, but Baccarat started up again in the 1950's, with sulphides (porcelain-paste medallions), millefiori, and lampwork weights. Magnum-sized Baccarat paperweight, 3.25 inches x 2.25. Yellow and white double overlay with top facet and 5 side facets, radial fluting on bottom. Inside, millefiori mushroom in red, white blue and yellow. Baccarat logo and 1973 double-etched on bottom. Also signature B cane with 1973 on it. In mint condition.
Francis Whittemore was a technical glassblower during the 40's and 50's and began artistic glass-blowing in the 1960's. His work is very difficult to find, since he never made any great quantity and has long since halted production. This paperweight is 1.75 inches x 2.5, featuring a nosegay of red white and blue flowers and green leaves on a pale blue, almost white background. Signature W cane on front and back. #18 in this edition. In mint condition.
One of Ken Rosenfeld's famous vegetable bouquets featuring clusters of radishes, asparagus, carrots, and beets on clear ground. Magnum sized at 3.25 inches x 2.5. Signed Rosenfeld 91 and signature R cane.
Magnum-sized paperweight, 3.25 inches x 2.625, one of his signature Morning Glory paperweights, featuring a lavender/pink bloom with vin and leaves. One blossom, one bud. VT cane, signed Trabucco 1985. In mint condition.
Saint Louis Sulphide Queen Elizabeth Ii Coronation
Faceted sulphide, Queen Elizabeth II Coronation. Cameo based on sculpture by Gilbert Poillerat, commissioned by Paul Jokelson and made in 1953. Cameo is surrounded by small millefiori on teal blue ground. Etched on bottom isCouronnement 2-6-53 Saint Louis France. 3 inches x 1.75 in excellent condition.
Father-and-son team of Ray and Bob Banford operate out of New Jersey. Specializing originally in reproductions of old French paperweights, they became the first after Charles Kaziun to make weights by using the glass-blower's lamp. Bob specializes in flowers, bumblebees, dragonflies and salamanders. This paperweight features red flowers & green leaves and stems over blue ground. Six side and one top facet with side-cut grooves up from the bottom. Bob Banford ID cane (B on white cane with blue ring). 3 inches x 2.25 in mint condition.
Randall (Randy) Grubb's paperweights feature flowers and grapevines, highly detailed. Although we do not have any, he also has worked with colored overlays. This paperweight features yellow and salmon-peach colored blossoms on green stems and 1 spike of white bellflowers on clear ground, in clear glass case. 3 inches x 2.25, in mint condition. Signed Randall Grubb 1987.
Made in 1979, this Saint Louis Amour Sulphide features Cupid surrounded by 5 lampwork flowers on salmon pink ground. Faceted sides and top, 3 inches x 1.75. Etched on bottom, S-L 1979. Limited edition of 400. In mint condition.
Ken Rosenfeld became an independent paperweight producer in 1980. He's known for his great variety of fruit & vegetable arrangements which are very lifelike, and also for his colorful floral arrangements. This paperweight features a bouquet of 2 roses, 3 clematis, 1 strawberry and a white strawberry blossom over a clear ground. 3 inches x 2. Signed Ken Rosenfeld plus R cane. In mint condition.
Lalique glass was originally made by Rene Lalique in Paris, France, between the 1890s and his death in 1945, and were the epitome of the Art Nouveau and Art Deco periods. Lalique crystal is still being made today, not only in the traditional frosty white, but also in clear and colored pieces. This paperweight dates back to 1983. It is 3.75 inches wide by 1.5 inches tall and features a raised frosted maple leaf in a circle, on an octagonal base. Signed Lalique France. In mint condition.
Featuring the artist's impression of an extra-terrestrial plant, this paperweight is 3 inches x 2.5 with a cobalt blue freeform above a smoky ground with separated bubbles. Includes original box and certificate of authentication. Inscribed on the bottom Caithness Scotland Moonflower plus original Caithness sticker. Produced circa 1982. In mint condition.
Caithness Glass Ltd of Scotland was founded in 1960 and they have been producing paperweights since 1969. We also have weights by two of their former artists, William Manson (and see PW187 below), and Peter Holmes of Selkirk Glass. This piece was produced by artist Colin Terris (for 33 years he was the lead designer at Caithness Glass and in 1991 he was created a Member of the Order of the British Empire for his contribution to British Glass) as Congratulations for the Royal Wedding of Prince Charles and Princess Diana in 1981. 1,000 paperweights were issued in the U.S. It features red, white and blue spiral rods and spiral bubbles in clear glass above a frosted base. On the bottom is inscribed Caithness Scotland, Congratulations, The Marriage of the Prince of Wales and Lady Diana Spencer, 29/7/81. I also have the original box and a numbered certificate of authenticity, Ser. #A22238. At 3 inches x 2.5, it is in mint condition.
John Deacons 2006: Butterfly And Millefiori Garland Paperwt
A delicate butterfly with a green aventurine body and deep blue, white and black wings is surrounded by a millefioiri garland, consisting of fine pansy canes and other complex canes, all resting on a cushion of upset muslin. Signature(JD)/date(2006) cane. Made exclusively for L.H. Selman Ltd. Diameter: 2 7/8 .
Peter McDougall Glass Studio: Close packed millefiori paperweight. Closely arranged colorful complex canes and a PMcD signature cane rest on a black ground. Has ribbed sides. Note: This is a larger paperweight than his similar weights that have a red or blue ground. Diameter: 2½ . (Q039/40)
Miniature paperweight made by John Deacons during his St. Kilda period, c. 1982. Millefiori canes in pink & blue concentric circles around green center on mottled purple base. Six circular side facets, one top facet. Signature StK cane in center (extremely tiny, I had to use a magnifying glass to read it and could not get a close-up enough photo, but I do promise it's there). 1.75 inches x 1.375, in mint condition. Made in Scotland sticker on bottom.
Magnum-sized multi-colored marbrie paperweight in blue, white, red, green & pink internal crimps separated by bubbles. Nice partner to PW097. Embossed Joe St. Clair. 3.75 inches by 2.375, in mint condition.
David Atkinson is possibly better known as the maker of Zero Gravity art glass marbles, using dichroic glass, but PW293 is an example of his early work from 1979. Attractive paperweight with exterior trail over pale amber glass. Simple five-bubble pattern near bottom. 2.75 inches x 2.5, in mint condition. Signed David J. Atkinson 1979.
Maybe YOU know who made this. Large 3 inch x 3 inch paperweight, marbled in yellow and blood-red. In mint condition. Purchased by my parents in 1983 at a flea market in Pontiac, Michigan, if that's any help.
Super-magnum-sized paperweight, clear glass over green and white marbrie with bubbles spaced around bottom. Nice partner for to our PW302. 4 inches x 2, in mint condition. Embossed on bottom, Joe St. Clair.
Paperweight by Karen Wolkoff. Orange flower encased in clear dome, free form stem. The flower clings to the underside of the dome, rather than being centered. I like it. Signed Wolkoff, '82. 2.75 inches x 2.5, in mint condition. Ms. Wolkoff was one of the very first women in the country to set up a hot shop, which she ran from 1975-85. This paperweight was featured (in a much better photo than what I've taken!) on page 23 of the 1982 Corning Museum Catalog, as shown.
Magnum-sized paperweight featuring five icepick red and white flowers above multi-colored ground. Single 1/4 inch bubble in center, smaller bubbles in blooms. Embossed on the bottom with eagle superimposed with Gentile G. 3.25 inches x 2.5, in mint condition.
Red and white poinsettia bloom with bubble in center over blue ground, surrounded by spaced bubbles under heavy casing. 3 inches x 3.25. Embossed Wheaton Village on bottom. Very pretty and in mint condition.
Paperweight in the form of a pen holder. Typical Gibson iridescent green and white marble swirl surmounted by a small bird of the same material. Four openings to hold pens or pencils. 2.5 inches x 4.5, in mint condition. Embossed Gibson 1985.
Riekes-Crisa is an American distributing company for Libbey and Crisa Glass. Crisa is a Mexican firm (and yet the sticker says the piece was produced in Italy). So it's a mystery to me. PW135 has a clear glass case over smoke glass core caged in bubbles. Four dimples on the sides, flat facets top and bottom. Original label. 2.75 inches x 2.25, in mint condition.
A beautiful and unusual paperweight with an opaque white glass curl design encased in clear class. Signed Nourot P001-82-AS. 2.75 inches x 2.25. Nourot Glass is located in San Francisco. In mint condition.
An earlier Paul Stankard paperweight, it features a red blossom with green leaves and stem (no roots!) on a pale blue background. Six side and one top concave facets. 3 inches x 1.75, in mint condition. Signature S cane, and inscribed A296, 1978. An early Stankard work, VERY hard to come by.
Paul Stankard's paperweights feature exclusively flowers, complete plants from the roots to the twigs, leaves and blossoms. His paperweights were the first modern examples of any kind that appeared at art auctions along with antiques and immediately brought high prices. PW250 is a botanical paperweight featuring an orange and white desert flower, complete with roots. Crystal, 5 and 1 concave facets, 3.5 inches x 2. Signature S cane and etched on the side A005 1983. A very beautiful piece, hard to come by.
Green, red and white butterfly on black ground, 2 inches x 1.75. One of not more than 101, produced in 1978. Identifying J cane, too small to photograph properly (I had to use a magnifying glass to read the J !)
Patterned millefiori in red, white J signature cane without date, thus probably produced in 1978. One of not more than 101. I've seen a lot of J glass online, but never in this pattern. 2.25 inches x 1.75, in mint condition.
I note that this is PROBABLY an American Paperweight Company paperweight, since I can't quite make out the manufacturer's name - it's so near the edge of the image that it's almost gone. However, this weight is certainly in the same style as our other Col. A. Pope paperweight (PW272) with the same text but a younger picture of Col. Pope. The weight has lived a hard life, though, with many edge nicks and some scratches, so I'm pricing it less. The last photo shows PW415 and PW272 side by side for your comparison.
I've been unable to determine the maker of this pretty paperweight in blue Aventine (aka silver mica). All I know is it's 3 inches by 3 inches, pear-shaped, in very good condition, and made prior to 1985. Maybe you can solve the mystery!
This 3.375 inch diameter paperweight has an English Hobnail underside, which looks very sharp from above, and a Knights of Pythias shield centered on a cream-colored background. The underside of the paperweight is brass, marked Pat'd. Aug. 18, 1909. The glass is in good condition, few scratches, but the background is a bit fly-specked.
This very dark green glass paperweight is inscribed Glasstown Auto Show 1990, Cohanzick Model A Ford Club, and features a 1931 Model A Roadster, apparently owned by Ed Noon. The underside has a few scratches but the top of the paperweight is pristine. 3.5 inches by 0.75.
Rectangular paperweight in clear glass, produced by Cambridge Glass Company some time prior to mid-fifties. This one has a slight flaw on the lower rim, as seen in the photo, so it's priced accordingly. Difficult to photograph, but the image is very clear when seen in real life.
Frosted paperweight in shape of a decorated egg, with 1980 featured on the front. Goebel put these out annually with a limited production in 1980 of 15000 worldwide. Serial #241-80-52. In mint condition, we also have the original box (a bit battered) and the original insert from Goebel. The bottom of the egg is etched Goebel 1979. It stands 2.75 inches tall and 2.25 inches wide.
While Joe St. Clair may be more known for his paperweights, he also made candleholders. This one is 4 inches wide by 3 inches tall, with a slightly reeded handle. It features five white flowers on a tortoiseshell ground with distinctly placed bubbles. The bottom has a deeply-stamped Joe St. Clair. This candle holder was made circa 1982. It is in mint condition with not a mark on it.
A fine Judaica art glass paperweight that was made in 1978 in a limited edition of 1000 to commemorate the 30th anniversary of Israel. Five rows of tightly packed complex canes surround an intricate blue and white Star of David. This paperweight has five and one faceting with the traditional signature (Whitefriars monk)/date cane, but has the dates 1948 and 1978. Numbered on base and several available. Diameter: 3 . A wonderful gift for any season! (ZL346/810)
And now for something different - this paperweight is 2-1/2 by 2-1/2 , and it features a seahorse in white and orange floating in a bubbly blue overlay above a white core, complete with underwater plant life in white, orange, deep blue and bronze. White threads add to the 'wave action'. Signed The Bridgeton Studio '77, C530 Buzzini . You can really see a change of direction in this piece, compared to the others we offer, an evidence of the Buzzini style to come.
This paperweight, from the Bridgeton years, is 2-1/2 inches wide by 2-1/4 inches tall. It features a white and rust-colored tropical fish on an overlay of blue above a white core. It has an iridescent gold and white botanical thread wrapping up from the base. A good example of Chris's early work, it is signed The Bridgeton Studio '77, C-822, Buzzini .
An early Buzzini paperweight, 2-1/2 inches wide by 2-1/4 inches tall. It features a red and gold butterfly and six small flowers on an overlay of blue above a white core. Bronze/orange threads wrap up from the base. It is signed The Bridgeton Studio '77, C826 Buzzini .
This Buzzini paperweight is 2-1/2 inches wide by 2-1/2 inches tall. It features a deep green iridescent overlay on a white core. Four white cane flowers, and a variegated brown/iridescent bird above white waves. Signed The Bridgeton Studio '77, C775 Buzzini . A lovely piece.
This Buzzini paperweight is 2-1/2 inches wide by 2-1/4 tall. This one is surface decorated, four white four-petal flowers with red centers and black stems on a deep green case over a white core. Signed The Bridgeton Studio '77, C674 Buzzini .
Another beautiful Buzzini paperweight, this one is 2-3/4 wide by 2-1/2 tall. It is surface decorated with a butterfly in yellow, deep blue, brown and iridescent white, floating on an overlay of slightly iridescent aqua above a white core. There are also three dark brown blossoms with yellow centers and brown stems as well as white threads wrapped up from the bottom. Signed The Bridgeton Studio '77, C825 Buzzini .
Amber Glass Crystal Elephant Paperweight Paper Weight
This is a pretty stylized glass crystal elephant paperweight for your pleasure. It shades from amber to clear and will make a pretty addition to your desk or shelf or maybe an elephant collection. There are (2) available. Price is for (1) paperweight. A Great Gift Idea! ADD $7.50 SHIPPING TO ANYWHERE IN THE USA.
Here's another beautiful paperweight by Steve Smyers, done in his own workshop in 1977. This paperweight is 2.75 inches in diameter by 2 inches high. It has an iridescent surface decorated with a pulled design in blue, white, gold, yellow and brown. On the bottom is etched Smyers Glass '77.
Vintage Murano Multi Colored Glass Paperweight. This is a really pretty piece, the colors inside it are orange, cobalt blue, white and a little bit of yellow. It measures about 2 1/4 inches tall by about 2 3/4 inches across, it has a ground bottom which has three spots which look like bubbles that cut when the bottom was ground. It is in lovely condition and would be a lovely addition to your collection!
Several tropical fish swimming over green plants lie near the surface of this paperweight and overlie an iridescent black dome. This Limited Edition paperweight, which is hard to adequately describe, is both signed: Lundberg Studios 1976 and numbered: 206 on its base. Diameter ~3 .
Early Lundberg surface design paperweight with a central iridescent blue flower, surrounded by stars and brightly colored fanciful waves. Extremely attractive! Has a minor (~1mm) depression (bubble pop?)towards the base, obviously made during its production. Signed Lundberg Studios, 1977, LS121010 . Diameter: 2 5/8 .
This Selkirk Glass paperweight has a translucent green ground on which lies a yellow central flower with a millefiori stamen and green leaves. The flower is surrounded by a row of small millefiori canes. This paperweight was made in a limited edition of 250 and is signed on its base: Selkirk Glass, Scotland, 12/250, 1981 .