paperweights: Charles Kaziun, Jr

Charles Kaziun, Jr., “Father of the American Paperweight Renaissance.” (Brockton, Massachusetts, USA) In the 1940s, Mr. Kaziun began a six-decade career in glass, producing some of the finest paperweights ever made, and inspiring many others about the potential of awe and beauty in glass. Mr. Kaziun passed away in 1992, but his work lives on. For more information, see Magic in the Glass: The paperweight Artistry of Charles Kaziun, Jr, by Bernard Drabeck.

PW974. Charles Kaziun, Jr. Museum Piece.  Rare Double Pansy with bud and gold bee. Charles Kaziun Jr. was one of the finest, if not THE finest, paperweight artist of his time (1919-1992). He paid special attention to the brightness and balance of color in his work. The deep blue on the petals is electric in intensity. He used an attractive robin’s egg or cerulean blue . Signed to the base with a tiny gold “K”. Condition: Excellent/like new. 2 1/4 inches in diameter; 1 11/16 inches tall; 8 ounces. $800

PW1672. Charles Kaziun, II Footed Yellow Crimp Rose. Charles Kaziun was one of the greatest paperweight artists of all time. And in my opinion, his crimp flowers are the finest ever made. Notice how the green petals perfectly cup the delicate rose. Signed to the base with his blue “K” in a circle of hearts signature cane. Condition is excellent. 2 1/4 inches tall; seven ounces.  $550

PW1704. Charles Kaziun, Jr. Scent Bottle with Crimp Rose Stopper. This is in the category of paperweight related items. The crimp rose in the topper is a real beauty – dark crimson lightening to ivory. Think of the time the great glass master spent making this beauty – and now we can own and collect them – very cool. The signature cane is his older style with a blue “K” on white in a ring of heart canes, perhaps 1940s or 1950s. It has markings as if it has been cataloged in a museum collection. Pairpoint made the bottle. Condition is excellent. 4 1/2 inches tall; nine ounces.  $200

PW2560. Charles Kaziun, Jr. Museum Piece. Triple Rose on Amethyst Ground. Charles Kaziun Jr., “Father of the American Paperweight Renaissance,” was one of the finest, if not THE finest, paperweight artist of his time (1919-1992). He paid special attention to the brightness and balance of color in his work. Signed to the base with a tiny gold “K”. It’s a gem. Condition: Excellent/like new. 1 15/16 inches in diameter 1 9/16 inches tall; six ounces. $200

PW2825. Charles Kaziun, Jr. Museum Piece. Spider Lilly Scent Bottle with two lilies. Charles Kaziun Jr. was one of the finest, if not THE finest, paperweight artist of his time (1919-1992). He paid special attention to the brightness and balance of color in his work. This is a perfect little jewel with a stunning goldstone ground. This was obviously a tremendously delicate piece to make with two tiny lilies. Everything about it is perfect. Signed to the base with his K cane with six hearts in a green ground. Condition: Excellent/like new. 2 5/8 inches tall including the stopper; 1 3/16 inches in diameter; three ounces.  $200

PW2889. Charles Kaziun, Jr. Museum Piece. Spider Lilly Pedestal Weight. Charles Kaziun Jr. was one of the finest, if not THE finest, paperweight artist of his time (1919-1992). He paid special attention to the brightness and balance of color in his work. This is a perfect little jewel with a stunning goldstone ground. This is a perfectly executed small weight from the master of small weights. Signed to the base with a tiny gold “K”. Condition: Excellent/like new. 1 3/4 inches tall; the base is 1 1/2 inches in diameter; and the sphere is 1 1/4  inches in diameter; three ounces.  $200

PW1535. Charles Kaziun, Jr. Museum Piece , c. 1940s – 1960s. Rare Kaziun yellow crimp rose. This is a contender for the largest Kaziun crimp you will ever see. Signed to the base with a K and hearts signature cane. Condition: Excellent – light shelf wear. Rough pontil mark. 2 7/8 inches in diameter at the base; 2 7/8 inches at the globe; 2 7/8 inches tall; thirteen ounces.  $750

PW1652. Charles Kaziun, Jr. Museum Piece , c. 1940s – 1960s. Rare Kaziun ivory crimp rose, sometimes called “cream” in color. Signed to the base with a K and hearts signature cane. Condition: Excellent. 1 7/8 inches in diameter at the base; 1 15/16 inches at the globe; 2 5/8 inches tall; seven ounces.  $400

PW1671. Charles Kaziun, Jr. Museum Piece , c. 1940s – 1960s. Rare Kaziun deep red shaded to light red crimp rose. An premium example with a stunning gradation of delicious color in the petals. Signed to the base with a K and hearts signature cane. Condition: Excellent. Very large for a Kaziun crimp at 2 1/4 inches in diameter at the base; 2 1/4 inches at the globe; 3 5/16 inches tall; eleven ounces.  $950

PW2338. Charles Kaziun, Jr. Museum Piece , c. 1940s – 1960s. Rare Kaziun yellow shaded to white crimp tulip without pedestal. Crimp tulips were more difficult to make than the crime roses and are far more difficult to find. Signed to the base with a K and hearts signature cane. Condition: Excellent. 2 1/8 inches diameter; 2 inches tall; seven ounces.  $650

PW2403. Charles Kaziun, Jr. Museum Piece , c. 1940s – 1960s. Rare Kaziun red shaded to pink crimp rose. A fine example with a lovely gradation of color in the petals from deep red to pink. Signed to the base with the master’s K and hearts signature cane.  Condition: Excellent/like new. 2 1/16 inches in diameter at the base; 2 1/4 inches at the globe; 2 13/16 inches tall; nine ounces.  $850

PW2687. Charles Kaziun, Jr. Museum Piece , c. 1940s – 1960s. Extremely rare Kaziun crimp chrysanthemum. Peach with white tips. An especially rare and beautiful piece. Signed to the base with his K and hearts signature cane.  Condition: Excellent/like new. 2 3/16 inches in diameter at the base; 2 1/8 inches at the globe; 2 7/8 inches tall; nine ounces.  $1250

PW2814. Charles Kaziun, Jr. Museum Piece , c. 1940s – 1960s. Rare Kaziun yellow crimp rose. Signed to the base with his K and hearts signature cane. Perfect yellow rose. Rough pontil. A few bubbles on each sepal tip. Condition: Excellent. 1 15/16 inches in diameter at the base; 1 13/16 inches at the globe; 2 1/4 inches tall; five ounces.  $350

PW2816. Charles Kaziun, Jr. Museum Piece , c. 1940s – 1960s. Rare Kaziun deep red shaded to light red crimp rose. A killer example with a lovely gradation of color in the petals. Signed to the base with a K and hearts signature cane. Condition: Excellent. Quite large at 2 3/8 inches in diameter at the base; 2 1/8 inches at the globe; 3 inches tall; ten ounces.  $850

PW2817. Charles Kaziun, Jr. Museum Piece , c. 1940s – 1960s. Rare Kaziun yellow crimp rose. Charles Kaziun Jr. was one of the finest, if not THE finest, paperweight artist of his time (1919-1992). He paid special attention to the brightness and balance of color in his work. His crimp roses are unparalleled and this is a fine example with a beautiful bright yellow. Signed to the base with his K and hearts signature cane. Rough pontil.   Condition: Excellent/like new. 2 1/4 inches in diameter at the base; 2 inches at the globe; 2 1/4 inches tall; seven ounces.  $500

PW2989. Charles Kaziun, Jr. Museum Piece , c. 1940s – 1960s. Super rare Kaziun white shaded to pink crimp rose. An especially nice example with a striking gradation of color in the petals. Signed to the base with a K and hearts signature cane. Condition: Excellent. Large for a Kaziun crimp at 2 1/4 inches in diameter at the base; 2 1/4 inches at the globe; 2 3/4 inches tall; nine ounces.  $1000

PW3032. Charles Kaziun, Jr. Museum Piece , c. 1940s – 1960s. Rare Kaziun deep red shaded to light red crimp rose. A superb example with a stunning gradation of color in the petals. Signed to the base with a K and hearts signature cane. Condition: Excellent with light shelf wear. Quite large at 2 1/8 inches in diameter at the base; 2 1/16 inches at the globe; 2 3/4 inches tall; nine ounces.  $850

PW3069. Charles Kaziun, Jr. Museum Piece , c. 1940s – 1960s. Rare Kaziun white crimp rose. Perfect white rose. Signed to the base with a K and hearts signature cane. Condition: Excellent.  1 15/16 inches in diameter at the base; 1 13/16 inches at the globe; 2 1/4 inches tall; six ounces.  $400

PW972. Charles Kaziun, Jr. Museum Piece. Pansy with Bud and Bee. Charles Kaziun Jr. was one of the finest, if not THE finest, paperweight artist of his time (1919-1992). He paid special attention to the brightness and balance of color in his work. This color is rare for a Kaziun Pansy – the apricot and blue make a lovely combination and the yellow and orange center stand out beautifully. He used an attractive speckled blue and white color ground. Signed to the base with a tiny gold “K”. Condition: Excellent/like new.  2 5/16 inches in diameter; 1 5/8 inches tall; 9 ounces.  $550