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There are hundreds of those pieces of dreams in the famous Rubloff Collection of Paperweights at the Art Institute of Chicago. Now a local art gallery is preparing to auction off a portion of that collection, with the sales going to the museum and a nonprofit. Selman Ltd.
Auction N umber 28 L. Selman Ltd. Through its lens-like dome, its design is enhanced, revealing details intuitive to the practiced eye.
Shown below are signatures and marks found on glassware from various countries. See also: Glass Labels. Home Glass Shop Encyclopaedia Contact. Venini Murano Made in Italy acid stamped signature.
Paperweight history and glass technology fascinate me. Do you know hobbies are healthy for us? Do you work all the time?
Q: My grandfather has two antique glass paperweights he wants to know about. He says the maker is Stanhope. Can you help?
When considering value and collectibility, much depends on design, workmanship, condition, maker, and rarity. Few antique weights contain signature and date canes to aid in identification and evaluation; yet, some paperweights contain date or signature canes with false information. In addition, there are many cheaply made paperweights of poor quality that are passed off as collectible antiques.
This item is backordered. Before its mission swan song, the Cassini probe spotted ghostly curtains of light rippling around Saturn's south pole—the massive planet's aurora. This handcrafted paperweight glows with a little bit of that cosmic energy through phosphorous powder mixed into the molten glass.