L. H. Selman Ltd. Spring 2000 Paperweight Auction
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151. Victor Trabucco 1992 strawberry weight containing a ripe ruby berry with yellow seeds, hanging on a stem bearing a large white blossom, with orange-tipped yellow stamens, and closed white buds. The upright design floats in a crystal dome with a flat front facet and frosted back. From the Winters collection. Diameter 3 1/8". $600-1200

152. Victor Trabucco 1986 red rose weight containing a large furled blossom on a stalk with three closed buds and green leaves over a translucent cobalt blue ground. Signature cane. Signed/dated. "In 1977, after examining a number of antique French paperweights, he began experimenting with paperweight making. He was fascinated with the possibilities inherent in melding delicate lampwork arrangements with solid crystal; after a year of trial and error he successfully mastered the technique. He finds the paperweight format to be demanding, restrictive, and the ultimate challenge for him as a glass artist."—The Art of the Paperweight.Diameter 3 1/4". $500-800

153. Bob Banford magnum pansy bouquet weight containing a central purple and yellow pansy, with stardust stamens, encircled by a garland of clematis, wheatflower and fantasy blossoms, in pink, ruby, turquoise, sky blue, cobalt blue, yellow, brown and white, on stems with closed and twisted buds and emerald green leaves, over a diamond-cut ground. Signature cane. "Bob’s fascination with glassmaking is very much in keeping with the long-time interest his family has had in the profession. Bob’s grandfather knew Emil Larson, an American glass craftsman well known for his crimped rose paperweights. Bob’s father worked as an antique glass dealer for many years and often did business with paperweight makers Pete Lewis and John Choko from Millville. Also, the Banford family has its roots in the Vineland, New Jersey area, a region rich in glassmaking history and tradition."—The Art of the Paperweight.From the Winters collection. (The Art of the Paperweight,pp. 55-56) Diameter 3 7/8". $1800-2500

154. Bob Banford fruit bouquet weight, a formal arrangement, containing four yellow pears, with an orange blush, and five ruby cherries, on a bed of green leaves set on an upset muslin ground, inside a spiraling pink and green torsade. Signature cane. Diameter 3 1/16". $700-900

155. Ray Banford cabbage rose and morning glories weight containing a furled pink rose on a stalk with a pair of twisted buds and emerald green leaves. A vine bearing tiny purple and white morning glories spirals up the stem of the flower. Signature cane. (See All About Paperweights,p. 54) Diameter 2 15/16". $600-900

156. Ray Banford double pink rose weight containing a pair of three-dimensional cupped blossoms, with ridged petals in two shades of pink, on a twisted stem with closed buds and striped yellow green leaves, over a star-cut ground. Signature cane. "After watching Adolph Macho, an old South Jersey tank glassblower make a few paperweights, Ray was inspired to try his own hand at glass work, but with a torch."—All About Paperweights.(See All About Paperweights,pp. 54-55) Diameter 2 15/16". $600-900

   
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