Rick Ayotte
museum quality paperweights
Rick Ayotte (New Hampshire, USA). Rick Ayotte is another American paperweight master, one of the leading innovators in the field. He became an apprentice at a glass company as a teenager in the 1960s and has worked in the field ever since. His love of nature led him to create some of the most accurate glass wildlife and botanical figures ever produced. He is especially noted for his birds

PW3304. Rick Ayotte 2006 Limited Edition of Five - MAGNUM Butterfly on Dahlia Museum Piece. Amazing butterfly shimmers as you gaze upon her beauty. Limited edition of 5 weights, signed “Rick Ayotte LE/5 2006.” It is in pristine/perfect condition. 4 inch diameter; 2 15/16 inches tall; two pounds and eight ounces.  $1550

PW3305. Rick Ayotte 2012 Limited Edition of Five – Triple level weight with 5 Roses - Museum Piece. Few glass artists could pull this off.  Limited edition of 5 weights, signed “Rick Ayotte LE/5 2012.” It is in pristine/perfect condition. 2 15/16 inch diameter; 3 3/8 inches tall; one pound.  SOLD

PW1274. Rick Ayotte Limited Edition Magnum Museum Piece. In Songs without Words, this weight is listed under 1991 and has the designation “A-216.” It is from a limited edition of 35 weights and is signed “Ayotte Ed/ 35 ‘91.” It is in pristine/perfect condition. As with much of his work, this is an amazing piece. He captured the essence of the quail in his desert habitat. One of my all-time Ayotte favorites. 4 inch diameter; 3 inches tall; two pounds and seven ounces.  $1950  

PW3054. Rick Ayotte 1989 Limited Edition of 75 MAGNUM Museum Piece. For a reason unknown to me, this weight does not appear in the book about Ayotte’s work, Songs Without Words, nor on the collector’s checklist in the book. It’s a fantastic weigh that was built with two main layers and fills the glass beautifully. Limited edition of 75 weights, signed “Ayotte 60/75 ‘89.” It is in pristine/perfect condition. 3 1/2 inch diameter; 2 3/16  inches tall; one pound and five ounces.  $1450