Fine Glass Paperweights    410 S. Michigan Ave., Suite #207, Chicago, IL 60605    1-800-538-0766    312-583-1177    
410 S. Michigan Ave., Suite #207, Chicago, IL 60605
1-800-538-0766    
Welcome to The Glass Gallery, L.H. Selman Ltd.'s online presence. Based in Chicago, we are the world's premier dealer of fine art glass paperweights. You can browse our online catalog of artists, bid in our auctions, or send us photos of your own paperweights if you are looking to sell. If you’re in the Chicago area please visit our showroom on Michigan Avenue where we have hundreds of antique and contemporary paperweights available.
David Graeber 2016 three honeybees and a hive petite glass paperweight. by David Graeber
David Graeber 2016 three honeybees and a hive petite paperweight.
Antique Clichy scattered millefiori with central rose on clear ground glass paperweight. by  Clichy
Antique Clichy scattered millefiori with central rose on clear ground paperweight.
Victor Trabucco 1999 pink China rose with berries glass paperweight. by Victor Trabucco
Victor Trabucco 1999 pink China rose with berries paperweight.
John Deacons 2015 charteuse pompon on purple latticinio glass paperweight. by John Deacons
John Deacons 2015 charteuse pompon on purple latticinio paperweight.
Mike Hunter 2015 patterned millefiori roses, seagulls and butterflies magnum glass paperweight. by Twists Glass Studio
Mike Hunter 2015 patterned millefiori roses, seagulls and butterflies magnum paperweight.
Caithness Glass 2014 'Chocolate Surprise' red rose with blue and white double overlay faceted glass paperweight, by Scott Sinclair. by Caithness  Glass Inc
Caithness Glass 2014 "Chocolate Surprise" red rose with blue and white double overlay faceted paperweight, by Scott...
Damon MacNaught 2014 double overlay blue moss ground cushion faceted glass paperweight. by Damon MacNaught
Damon MacNaught 2014 double overlay blue moss ground cushion faceted paperweight.
Antique Baccarat red and white dogrose miniature glass paperweight. by  Baccarat Antique
Antique Baccarat red and white dogrose miniature paperweight.
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Auction of Paperweights Sold by The Art Institute of Chicago


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L.H. Selman hosted a live auction in Chicago on September 17th, with bidders worldwide, online, by phone or absentee bid, selling close to 400 works of glass art originally owned by Arthur Rubloff, the Potter Palmers, Ella Grace Burdick and Lucy K. Kretchmer, and until several days ago, held in the permanent collection of the Art Institute of Chicago.

The combined hammer price for each paperweight sold by the Art Institute of Chicago will be given to the museum for the purchase of artwork. 100% of the net profits from the buyers’ premiums will be donated to the Glass Paperweight Foundation for their discretionary use to provide scholarships and purchase equipment for artists who are in need. .... READ MORE

Just Published: Classic Paperweight eBook

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

"The Art Institute Of Chicago More Than Doubles Its Famed Rubloff Paperweight Collection"

— 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

 

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