Ray Banford was born in 1918 in Camden, New Jersey. He passed away in 2003. Ray began making paperweights in the early 1970s along with his son, Bob Banford. Father and son became two of the top lampwork paperweight makers from the modern period. Bob worked as a scientific glassblower early in his career. Unfortunately, Bob no longer makes weights due to health problems.
PW612. Bob Banford Magnum Museum Piece. Stunning and perfect, two large fantasy flowers, four small blue bells, and three buds over clear. 3 1/4 inch diameter; 2 1/2 inches tall; one pound five ounces. Red B in blue circle signature cane. Condition is Perfect/New. I got this from Bob at his last show as a selling artist – Toledo 2009. $600
PW611. Bob Banford museum piece. Bob Banford is one of the top lamp work paperweight makers from the modern period but he no longer makes weights due to health problems. The flowers, bud, and leaves in this weight are perfectly executed in Bob’s signature style – classic and unique. The bottom is star cut in Baccarat style. 3 1/16 inch diameter; 2 ½ inches tall; one pound three ounces. Red B in blue circle signature cane. $450