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.

PW1645. Charles Kaziun, Jr. Museum Piece , c. 1940s – 1960s. Extremely rare Kaziun crimp crocus. Blue with white tips and yellow stamen. 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 flowers are unparalleled and this is a fine example with a fabulous gradation of color in the petals. Signed to the base with his K and hearts signature cane.  Condition: Excellent/like new. 2 inches in diameter at the base; 2 1/16 inches at the globe; 2 7/8 inches tall; eight ounces.  $750

PW2403. Charles Kaziun, Jr. Museum Piece , c. 1940s – 1960s. Rare Kaziun red shaded to pink crimp rose. A fine example with a lovely gradation of color in the petals from deep red to pink. Signed to the base with the master’s K and hearts signature cane.  Condition: Excellent/like new. 2 1/16 inches in diameter at the base; 2 1/4 inches at the globe; 2 13/16 inches tall; nine ounces.  $1100

 

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.  $850

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. Pairpoint made the bottle. Condition is excellent. 4 1/2 inches tall; nine ounces.  $475

PW2889. 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 with a stunning goldstone 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 3/4 inches tall; the base is 1 1/2 inches in diameter; and the sphere is 1 1/4  inches in diameter; three ounces.  $325

PW3032. Charles Kaziun, Jr. Museum Piece , c. 1940s – 1960s. Rare Kaziun deep red shaded to light red crimp rose. A superb example with a stunning gradation of color in the petals. Signed to the base with a K and hearts signature cane. Condition: Excellent with light shelf wear. Quite large at 2 1/8 inches in diameter at the base; 2 1/16 inches at the globe; 2 3/4 inches tall; nine ounces.  $1200

PW3069. Charles Kaziun, Jr. Museum Piece , c. 1940s – 1960s. Rare Kaziun white crimp rose. Perfect white rose. Signed to the base with a K and hearts signature cane. Condition: Excellent.  1 15/16 inches in diameter at the base; 1 13/16 inches at the globe; 2 1/4 inches tall; six ounces.  $700

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