Paperweights: Ken Rosenfeld

Ken Rosenfeld (USA): An artist and a scholar with a Master of Fine Arts degree, Ken Rosenfeld produces exquisite, well-balanced, mature floral arrangement with almost unbelievable detail. He is an important modern glass artist and has work on display as part of the permanent collections of the Museum of American Glass, the Canterbury Museum, and the Bergstrom-Mahler Museum.

PW1710. Ken Rosenfeld limited Edition (of 5) Magnum Wild Strawberries. Delicious strawberries and verdant growth in a stunning composition. A Baccarat worker would certainly have won a prize at an international trade fair for work like this. Available only from Frank Daniels Paperweight Store. 3 ¼ inch diameter; 2 11/16 inches tall; one pound and eight ounces.  $550

PW1364. Ken Rosenfeld museum piece. This is from a Limited Edition of 5 weights, offered exclusively by Frank Daniels Paperweight Store. Strawberry weights have been around since the Classical Period of 1845-1860 and were originally made by Baccarat, Saint Louis, and possibly Clichy in France. Since that time, makers of fine paperweights have continued to explore the strawberry motif. When I first saw a strawberry weight made by Ken Rosenfeld, I was extremely impressed, and I asked if he would make me a limited edition set of strawberry weights. Ken put his expertise, developed over three decades in the field, to full use and the result is strawberries that look as if you could eat them. The weight has a beautiful balance with three ripe berries balanced with three open blossoms and seven buds over a clear ground. Signed “LTD. ED. 3/5 Ken Rosenfeld 2010” and with his “R” cane. Condition: pristine/ new/perfect. This paperweight is 3 3/16 inches in diameter; 2 3/4 inches tall; and weighs one pound and eight ounces. SOLD

PW2533. Ken Rosenfeld Museum Piece. Bouquet with Morning Glory and Daisy. Take a look at the antique Clichy morning glory weights – one sold for more than $40,000. Ken’s are far better made. His flowers are amazing and his balance is perfection. 2 7/8 inch diameter; 2 ¼ inches tall; one pound.  SOLD