Charles Kaziun, Jr.
museum pieces from the master

Charles Kaziun, Jr., “Father of the American Paperweight Renaissance.” (Brockton, Massachusetts, USA) In the 1940s, Mr. Kaziun began a six-decade career in glass, producing some of the finest paperweights ever made, and inspiring many others about the potential of awe and beauty in glass.  Mr. Kaziun passed away in 1992, but his work lives on. For more information, see Magic in the Glass: The paperweight Artistry of Charles Kaziun, Jr, by Bernard Drabeck.

PW2687. Charles Kaziun, Jr. Museum Piece , c. 1940s – 1960s. Extremely rare Kaziun crimp chrysanthemum. Peach with white tips. An especially rare and beautiful piece. Signed to the base with his K and hearts signature cane.  Condition: Excellent/like new. 2 3/16 inches in diameter at the base; 2 1/8 inches at the globe; 2 7/8 inches tall; nine ounces.  $1650

PW2815. Charles Kaziun, Jr. Museum Piece , c. 1940s – 1960s. Extremely rare Kaziun pink shaded to white crimp rose. Charles Kaziun Jr. was one of the finest, if not THE finest, paperweight artist of his time (1919-1992). He paid special attention to the brightness and balance of color in his work. His crimp roses are unparalleled and this is a fine example with a lovely gradation of color in the petals as if the tips of the petals were frosted. Signed to the base with a K and hearts signature cane. Condition: Excellent/like new. 2 1/16 inches in diameter at the base; 2 1/16 inches at the globe; 3 inches tall; nine ounces.  SOLD

PW2817. Charles Kaziun, Jr. Museum Piece , c. 1940s – 1960s. Rare Kaziun yellow crimp rose. Charles Kaziun Jr. was one of the finest, if not THE finest, paperweight artist of his time (1919-1992). He paid special attention to the brightness and balance of color in his work. His crimp roses are unparalleled and this is a fine example with a beautiful bright yellow. Signed to the base with his K and hearts signature cane. Rough pontil.   Condition: Excellent/like new. 2 1/4 inches in diameter at the base; 2 inches at the globe; 2 1/4 inches tall; seven ounces.  $700

 
 
 
 

PW974. Charles Kaziun, Jr. Museum Piece.  Rare Double Pansy with bud and gold bee. Charles Kaziun Jr. was one of the finest, if not THE finest, paperweight artist of his time (1919-1992). He paid special attention to the brightness and balance of color in his work. The deep blue on the petals is electric in intensity. He used an attractive robin’s egg or cerulean blue . Signed to the base with a tiny gold “K”. Condition: Excellent/like new. 2 1/4 inches in diameter; 1 11/16 inches tall; 8 ounces. $1400

 
 
 

PW972. Charles Kaziun, Jr. Museum Piece. Pansy with Bud and Bee. Charles Kaziun Jr. was one of the finest, if not THE finest, paperweight artist of his time (1919-1992). He paid special attention to the brightness and balance of color in his work. This color is rare for a Kaziun Pansy – the apricot and blue make a lovely combination and the yellow and orange center stand out beautifully. He used an attractive speckled blue and white color ground. Signed to the base with a tiny gold “K”. Condition: Excellent/like new.  2 5/16 inches in diameter; 1 5/8 inches tall; 9 ounces.  $950

 

PW2560. Charles Kaziun, Jr. Museum Piece. Triple Rose on Amethyst Ground. Charles Kaziun Jr., “Father of the American Paperweight Renaissance,” was one of the finest, if not THE finest, paperweight artist of his time (1919-1992). He paid special attention to the brightness and balance of color in his work. Signed to the base with a tiny gold “K”. It’s a gem. Condition: Excellent/like new. 1 15/16 inches in diameter 1 9/16 inches tall; six ounces. $385

PW2825. Charles Kaziun, Jr. Museum Piece. Spider Lilly Scent Bottle with two lilies. Charles Kaziun Jr. was one of the finest, if not THE finest, paperweight artist of his time (1919-1992). He paid special attention to the brightness and balance of color in his work. This is a perfect little jewel with a stunning goldstone ground. This was obviously a tremendously delicate piece to make with two tiny lilies. Everything about it is perfect. Signed to the base with his K cane with six hearts in a green ground. Condition: Excellent/like new. 2 5/8 inches tall including the stopper; 1 3/16 inches in diameter; three ounces.  $525

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