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.
Clinton Smith 2019 'Tropical Mickey' palm tree and beach glass paperweight. by Clinton Smith
Clinton Smith 2019 "Tropical Mickey" palm tree and beach paperweight.
Melissa Ayotte 2019 pink camellia glass paperweight wall mount, from the Hive series. by Melissa Ayotte
Melissa Ayotte 2019 pink camellia paperweight wall mount, from the Hive series.
Ken Rosenfeld 2019 end-of-day scrambled millefiori and lampwork flowers, eggs, ladybug, strawberry, raspberry, carrots and candy canes glass paperweight. by Ken Rosenfeld
Ken Rosenfeld 2019 end-of-day scrambled millefiori and lampwork flowers, eggs, ladybug, strawberry, raspberry, carrots...
David Graeber 2019 pink tea rose and honeybee orb. by David Graeber
David Graeber 2019 pink tea rose and honeybee orb.
Bobbi Banford Christmas tree and stars glass paperweight. by Bobbi Banford
Bobbi Banford Christmas tree and stars paperweight.
Ken Rosenfeld 2003 Christmas wreath and bow glass paperweight. by Ken Rosenfeld
Ken Rosenfeld 2003 Christmas wreath and bow paperweight.
Paul Stankard 1986 'Arbutus Bouquet' pink, blue and red blossoms glass paperweight. by Paul Stankard*
Paul Stankard 1986 "Arbutus Bouquet" pink, blue and red blossoms paperweight.
Mike Hunter 2019 close packed millefiori, silhouettes and flower canes magnum glass paperweight. by Twists Glass Studio
Mike Hunter 2019 close packed millefiori, silhouettes and flower canes magnum 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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