Antique Baccarat concentric millefiori mushroom turquoise-blue double overlay paperweight.
Antique Bacchus concentric millefiori paperweight.
David Graeber 2016 botanical in wine red cube paperweight.
David Graeber 2011 "Fall Chrysanthemum Bouquet" oval basket cut paperweight.
Rick Ayotte 2008 muted swan family faceted magnum paperweight.
Rick Ayotte 2011 “Forest Delight” spotted salamander in woodland scene magnum faceted paperweight.
Rick Ayotte 2014 “First Swim” ducks and turtles compound magnum paperweight.
Rick Ayotte 2015 Artist Proof “Sunrise in the Meadow” Glasscape magnum paperweight.
The L. H. Selman Fall Auction is about to launch. Initial bids will begin on October 19th and end on November 2nd.
“For the last several auctions we have found ourselves with an embarrassment of riches – antique riches, specifically. Consignments arrive in waves, sometimes overwhelmingly modern and sometimes antique. As luck would have it, we are particularly flush with antiques at present and supply and demand, as we know, drive the market. I suggest that those of you who have been too shy to venture into the delirious realm of 19th century glass paperweights might want to pluck up some courage and step into a time machine... READ MORE
We are pleased to bring you “The Art of The Paperweight” by Lawrence H. Selman. We are now making these important books available online, as a free service to the paperweight community, and for all the newcomers who we hope will begin to share our passion for fine glass art paperweights. Here is a brief excerpt, please read and share as you see fit.
“I admire glass paperweights primarily because they are the culmination of some 2,000 years of glassmaking artistry and experimentation. When one looks at paperweights in terms of the history of glassmaking, one realizes that there is little that makes them unique. The workmanship in a millefiori paperweight, for example, is no better than that perfected for the production of inlay plaques in ancient Alexandria... READ MORE
— by Elysabeth Alfano, Huffington Post
“Paperweights? Yes, paperweights! If you can't really envision what they are (or why), you are in luck. The Art Institute of Chicago, which houses one of the largest paperweight collections in the world, is more than doubling its permanent Rubloff Paperweight Exhibit from 341 to more than 800 paperweights. For the first time ever, the museum, which has many very rare, antique examples of the art form, will also dedicate a space to contemporary paperweights... READ MORE