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 botanical in wine red cube glass paperweight. by David Graeber
David Graeber 2016 botanical in wine red cube paperweight.
David Graeber 2011 'Fall Chrysanthemum Bouquet' oval basket cut glass paperweight. by David Graeber
David Graeber 2011 "Fall Chrysanthemum Bouquet" oval basket cut paperweight.
Peter McDougall 2011 'PMcD Glass Studio' alphabet cane one-of-one glass paperweight. by Peter McDougall
Peter McDougall 2011 "PMcD Glass Studio" alphabet cane one-of-one paperweight.
Chris Buzzini 1988 exotic orchids glass paperweight. by Chris Buzzini
Chris Buzzini 1988 exotic orchids paperweight.
Antique Clichy chequer with two roses glass paperweight. by  Clichy
Antique Clichy chequer with two roses paperweight.
Paul Ysart salmon-colored flower on plum ground glass paperweight. by Paul Ysart
Paul Ysart salmon-colored flower on plum ground paperweight.
Colin Richardson 2014 yellow and orange oncidiums glass paperweight.  by Colin Richardson
Colin Richardson 2014 yellow and orange oncidiums paperweight.
Manson 1980 fish & sting ray over sandy ground by William Manson
Manson 1980 fish & sting ray over sandy ground
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Launch of the L.H. Selman Fall Auction 2015

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

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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