Charles Kaziun, Jr.
museum quality paperweights

Charles Kaziun, Jr., “Father of the American Paperweight Renaissance.” (Brocton, 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.

 

PW1672. Charles Kaziun, II Footed Yellow Crimp Rose. Charles Kaziun was one of the greatest paperweight artists of all time. And in my opinion, his crimp flowers are the finest ever made. Notice how the green petals perfectly cup the delicate rose. Signed to the base with his blue “K” in a circle of hearts signature cane. Condition is excellent. 2 1/4 inches tall; seven ounces.  $1100

 

PW2022. Charles Kaziun, II Scent Bottle with Spider Lilies. This is in the category of paperweight related items. Think of the time the great glass master spent making this beauty – and now we can own and collect them – very cool. Signed with a gold “K” on the base of the top and on the base of the bottom. Each part has a blue and white spider lily with yellow stamen and green striped leaves over pink aventurine ground. Condition is excellent. 3 1/16 inches tall; 3.5 ounces.  $575

 
 
 

PW2021. Charles Kaziun, II Spider Lily. I imagine that Mr. Kaziun, having perfected the crimp rose, set out to make the most beautiful glass paperweights possible. It is estimated he made spider lilies in hundreds of variations. This beauty has a large blue and white flower centered by yellow stamen, bracketed by striped green leaves, over a deep red ground and tilted to aid the viewer. Gold “K” in the base (real gold). Condition is excellent. 2 inches tall; three ounces.  $350

 

PW1704. Charles Kaziun, II Scent Bottle with Crimp Rose Stopper. This is in the category of paperweight related items. The crimp rose in the topper is a real beauty – dark crimson lightening to ivory. Think of the time the great glass master spent making this beauty – and now we can own and collect them – very cool. The signature cane is his older style with a blue “K” on white in a ring of heart canes, perhaps 1940s or 1950s. It has markings as if it has been cataloged in a museum collection. Condition is excellent. 4 1/2 inches tall; nine ounces.  $475

PW1520. Charles Kaziun, II Spider Lily. I imagine that Mr. Kaziun, having perfected the crimp rose, set out to make the most beautiful glass paperweights possible. It is estimated he made spider lilies in hundreds of variations. This beauty has a lively blue and white flower centered by yellow stamen, bracketed by striped green leaves, over a deep red aventurine ground and tilted to aid the viewer. Gold “K” in the base (real gold). Condition is excellent. 1 7/8 inches tall; three ounces.  $350

PW2822. Charles Kaziun, Jr. Museum Piece. How did he get the tiny 24 k gold bee to hover perfectly over the rose? The answer is practice – a lot of practice, skill, and talent. Signed to the base with a tiny gold “K”. Condition: Excellent/like new. 2 1/4 inches tall; the base is 1 3/4 inches in diameter; and the sphere is 1 1/2  inches in diameter; four ounces.  $375

PW2823. Charles Kaziun, Jr. Museum Piece. Spider Lilly Pedestal Weight. 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. When I hold it in my hand, I have the feeling of holding a precious gemstone – the light shimmers off the gold flecks on the red ground. This is a perfectly executed small weight from the master of small weights. Signed to the base with a tiny gold “K”. Condition: Excellent/like new. 1 7/8 inches tall; the base is 1 ½ inches in diameter; and the sphere is 1 5/16  inches in diameter; three ounces.  $350

PW2829. Francis Whittemore Calla Lilies. Beautifully crafted by The Master. Note the delicate pink interiors of the flowers and the tiny yellow stamen. The ground is a stunning deep translucent blue. A real beauty in perfect condition. Signed on the underside of a leaf with his “W” cane. 2 9/16 inches in diameter; height is 1 13/16  inches; eleven ounces.   $375