Without question, Chris Buzzini's art glass paperweights are among the finest ever produced. Stunning, art glass paperweights for the serious Art Glass collector. I have been a devoted fan of his for many years. This piece is a very early piece that he crafted while at Orient and Flume. His description of the lovely piece follows from 2007 when I purchased it from Chris:
"The glass dagger is a one-of-a-kind piece that I made in 1973 at Orient and Flume. I made it after seeing a photograph of one produced by either Tiffany or Steuben (my memory must be failing, because I can't recall which one). The dagger is just shy of 9" long and just shy of 3-3/4" wide at the handle guards. I do not have a stand for it and I have always displayed it laying on it's side. It is signed on the very end of the handle, which has been polished and it reads "Buzzini 1973 O&F"
In 2010, Chris Buzzini celebrated his 40th anniversary as a working glass artist. He has knowledge and skills in almost every genre of contemporary Glass Art. He was drawn to lampworking because the array of techniques employed can be adapted to create incredible detail, a principal strength of Buzzini's work. He states, "the 'lampworking process' by nature, is a cumulative one, and allows an artist to build on his own ability and creativity." His Lampwork Glass Paperweights have built a following of Paperweight/Art Glass Collectors from around the world. His work truly is outstanding.
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