Orient & Flume was practically an instant success when it was founded in 1972. It continues to be an extremely popular glass maker. Early work of the studio was directed toward recreating the silver-luster of iridescent glass of such turn-of-the-century artists as Tiffany, Steuben, and Loetz. The work of Orient & Flume can be found in the permanent collections of the Metropolitan Museum, the Smithsonian Museum, the Chicago Art Institute, the Chrysler Museum, the Corning Glass Museum and fine stores and galleries throughout the world. This piece is one of the early iridescent creations. It is exquisite, but very hard to photograph. There is glare from the flash, but the paperweight itself is undamaged.
Country of Origin: United States.
Manufacturer: Orient & Flume.
Size: 2 3/4" Diameter.
Marked: "Orient & Flume"
"466" then an unidentifiable symbol
Artist Attribution: Bruce Sillars. (He was the first employee of Orient &
Flume, and this looks like his work).
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