paperweights: John Murphy

a great but practically unknown low volume artist from the old days.

PW2709. John Murphy Magnum Museum Piece. Duck in flight over breezy marsh. This is why John Murphy was the genius of frit. Look at what he did with the intricately colored three-dimensional duck and then with the reeds and cattails. It’s a piece de resistance. Outstanding achievement. Condition is remarkable – like it was made yesterday. Signature “M” in frit among the reeds. Signed on base: J. Murphy. 4 inch diameter; 3 1/2 inches tall; two pounds and fourteen ounces.  $450

PW3002. John Murphy Magnum Museum Piece. Green crane in flight over bubble vortex. The genius of frit in one color– Powerful and confident Condition is remarkable – like it was made yesterday. Signed on base: J. Murphy. 3 13/16 inch diameter; 3 1/2 inches tall; two pounds and nine ounces.  $135

PW3222. John Murphy Magnum Museum Piece. Fanciful swirling black and white base and a peaceful frit butterfly. Condition is remarkable – like it was made yesterday. Signature cane in the ground. Signed on base: J. Murphy. 3 15/16 inch diameter; 3 1/8 inches tall; two pounds and eight ounces.  $165    

PW3242. John Murphy Magnum Museum Piece. Five petal floral sculpture with captivating frit petals The green glass has mica flakes. Stunning. Condition is remarkable – like it was made yesterday. Signed on base: J. Murphy. 3 3/8 inch diameter; 2 7/8 inches tall; one pound and ten ounces.  $135 

PW3246. John Murphy Magnum Museum Piece. Four petal floral sculpture. Note the fine yellow stems. Stunning. Condition is remarkable – like it was made yesterday. Signed on base: J. Murphy. 3 7/8 inch diameter; 3 3/8 inches tall; two pounds and nine ounces.  $135