This is one of two "Gift" paperweights that I have from Steven Lundberg. They are the only two I have ever seen offered anywhere. and both were different; unique. What finer gift can one give than a gift that can decorate your loved one's life forever!
This piece contains a red, green, and white crown, encased in a clear glass block, which is wrapped with pink glass ribbons to be "gift-wrapped". It was estimated eleven years ago for $350 - $500.00. In that time, many of Steven's pieces, especially those personally signed by him, have appreciated. We are listing it at only 30 percent over high estimate seven years ago.
Length: 3 1/4".
Signed/Dated: "Steven Lundberg, Lundberg Studios, 1993" and the individual piece number.
Condition: Very Good. I have kept it behind glass since I bought it. No damage.
Provenance: L. H. Selman Ltd. The Glass Gallery Fall 2006 Paperweight Price Guide and Auction.
Steven passed away from ALS (Lou Gehrig's Disease). The art world has lost a giant who created true art glass masterpieces.
Steven Lundberg'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. The world has lost great artistry now that Steven has passed away due to ALS (Lou Gehrig's Disease). Already his signed pieces are getting harder and more expensive to obtain. His work is so beautiful, that the pride of ownership and enjoyment of such wonderful glass art is more valuable than the expected appreciation in value.
As with all art purchases, one should buy what touches their inner being; their sensitivity.
About modern paperweights:
Designed and created in much the same manner as antique paperweights, these contemporary counterparts are enjoying a renaissance that far surpasses their popularity during Victorian times. At the prodding of Mr. Jokelson, a French-American collector and art dealer, the French factories of Baccarat and Saint Louis in the 1950s re-developed the old paperweight- making techniques which had been lost for almost a hundred years. Today a new generation of glass artists continues to carry on the classic tradition while utilizing modern technology to give their work a contemporary vitality. In many areas, these new artists have surpassed their forbears.
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