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.
Gordon Smith (2017) dragonfly over water lilies glass paperweight. by Gordon Smith
Gordon Smith (2017) dragonfly over water lilies paperweight.
Mike Hunter 2017 patch work apple sculpture. by Twists Glass Studio
Mike Hunter 2017 patch work apple sculpture.
Antique Baccarat 1848 scattered millefiori on upset muslin glass paperweight. by  Baccarat Antique
Antique Baccarat 1848 scattered millefiori on upset muslin paperweight.
Ken Rosenfeld 2004 Christmas presents on snow miniature glass paperweight. by Ken Rosenfeld
Ken Rosenfeld 2004 Christmas presents on snow miniature paperweight.
Perthshire Paperweights 1977 Christmas millefiori bells faceted glass paperweight. by  Perthshire Paperweights
Perthshire Paperweights 1977 Christmas millefiori bells faceted paperweight.
Peter McDougall (2011) limited edition Christmas bouquet faceted glass paperweight. by Peter McDougall
Peter McDougall (2011) limited edition Christmas bouquet faceted paperweight.
Jim D’Onofrio 2006 “Santa’s Elves” compound glass paperweight. by Jim D'Onofrio
Jim D’Onofrio 2006 “Santa’s Elves” compound paperweight.
Antique Clichy close concentric millefiori mushroom faceted glass paperweight. by  Clichy
Antique Clichy close concentric millefiori mushroom faceted 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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