This is an extremely beautiful early piece. Some of the pictures have a bit of glare from the flash, but the piece itself is lovely. It has an iridescent dark blue base, with the butterfly, flowers and vines suspended.
It is in Very Good Condition, with only the usual minor signs of age.
It is 2 and 3/4 inches diameter.
The name Lundberg is recognized as one of the greatest families in fine glass artistry of the 20th Century. It started with James Lundberg, who was a pioneer in the studio glass movement. Lundberg Studios was founded in 1970 by the late James Lundberg and is known for its clear-encased California Style paperweights as well as Art Nouveau and Tiffany style iridescent glass. James Lundberg began working in glass in the late 1960s, while a student at California State University, San Jose. He and brother Steven moved their small backyard glass studio, Nouveau Glass, from San Jose to Davenport in 1973, and renamed it Lundberg Studios. Steven Lundberg left the studio in 1997 to establish his own studio.
Artist James Lundberg first started creating beautiful, high quality studio glass paperweights in 1972. Classically trained in ceramics, then glazes and finally glassmaking techniques, Lundberg traveled to Germany, Italy, Spain, France and England to learn his art. Stopping in New York City on his way home from Europe, he was struck by the beauty and hues of Tiffany Art Glass. His studio is now the leading replicator of Tiffany Style art glass. Using the knowledge and skills he had acquired, most notably the prismatic glasses and decorative techniques of Tiffany, Lundberg began creating paperweights of a style and beauty that had previously not been created or exhibited. In conjunction with the other artists of Lundberg Studios, this new style was called California Paperweight Style or "torchwork".
Examples of the glassworks and art of James Lundberg and Lundberg Studios are included in nearly every significant private glass collection and major museum.
His younger brother Steven Lundberg,began his apprenticeship in 1972. In August of 1973, the brothers formed Lundberg Studios in the small coastal town of Davenport, California. James passed away in 1992, and Steve continued in Lundberg Studios until January, 1997, when Steve, his wife Ola, and son Justin formed their own new studio near his home in Santa Cruz, California.
In the family tradition, Justin has become a talented glassblower, and creates his own works of art.
In 2002, While in the midst of moving the studio to Oregon, Steven was diagnosed with ALS, and is now totally unable to continue his art. What a loss to the world of those who appreciate beauty.
Steve's work is on display in a number of permanent collections including The Smithsonian Institute, the White House, The Corning Museum of Glass, the Philadelphia Museum, the Art Institute of Chicago, The Museum of American Glass, and the Bergstrom-Mahler Museum, to name a few. Steven Lundberg Glass Art is exhibited in top galleries and catalogs throughout the world. Steve has lectured and demonstrated from New Jersey to Tokyo and has been privileged to collaborate with many distinguished glass artists, including Rick Ayotte, Bob Banford, Randall Grubb, Barry Sautner and Victor Trabucco.
Item ID: A3518
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