New pieces just in from Wheaton

David Graeber 2016 Botanical

David Graeber 2016 Botanical

Mike Hunter 2016 Millefiori Piedouche

Mike Hunter 2016 Millefiori Piedouche

Clinton Smith 2016 Floral Pink & Purple Bouquet

Clinton Smith 2016 “Floral Pink & Purple Bouquet”

Chris Sherwin 2015 Yellow Faceted Crimp Rose

Chris Sherwin 2015 Yellow Faceted Crimp Rose

We had a great time at Wheaton. As always it was fun to see friends and experience the creative atmosphere that surrounds the festival. To learn more about these featured paperweights and the special pricing we are offering click Here.

Summer Auction Reserve Prices Released

Auction 63 Summer 2016 catalog. by L.H.

The Summer Auction is Here!


Reserve prices have been lowered for several lots from the Summer Auction.
A guide which lists lot number, title, and reserve price for each paperweight currently available at reserve is available.
Click GUIDE to view the list of reserve prices or respond to this email to receive a copy via email.
Click CATALOG to view a pdf of the printed Auction Catalog for easy reference while viewing the list.
Click AUCTION to review all reserve prices at the auction website.
As always, we appreciate your interest and support throughout the year. We are delighted to hear from you and hope you will contact us if you need our assistance.

Paperweights sold by the Art Institute of Chicago…


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GOING ONCE (to the collection of famous Chicagoans including Arthur Rubloff and the Potter Palmers), GOING TWICE (to the permanent collection of the Art Institute of Chicago, SOLD! to a lucky bidder who now owns a piece of Chicago history

L.H. Selman, Chicago, the world’s premier dealer of fine art glass paperweights, hosted a live auction in Chicago this past Saturday, 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.

Buyers from as far away as Munich Germany were attendance at this standing room only event. It was a rare opportunity for enthusiasts to purchase paperweights that were created during the coveted classical period (1845-1860) in France at Baccarat, Clichy and Saint-Louis, as well as many outstanding examples of contemporary art. The offerings exceeded the expectations of all attendees, some of whom traveled from Canada and all over the USA to attend. Online and phone bidders participated worldwide.

There has been renewed interest in the delicate art of the paperweight since the redesigned Arthur Rubloff Paperweight Gallery, showcasing more than 800 paperweights, reopened in 2012. It is one of the most visited galleries in the Art Institute. Many of the paperweights presented at auction were near duplicates of those on display.

For more information about L.H. Selman and future auctions on the calendar, please call (312) 583-1177 or visit