Orient & Flume is a name that has lasted for decades as a favorite among collectors, as well as those who simply love the beautiful. This weight, for me, is am extremely sensuous and fascinating weight. The colors and swirls are delights for your eyes. The center millefiori is an unexpected center treasure that truly completes the weight.
Size: Diameter 3 1/4"
Circa : 1980.
Signed and Dated: "O & F 1980"
Condition: Very Good
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 forebearers.
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