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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