paperweights: Victor Trabucco

Victor Trabucco (New York, USA). Victor Trabucco has a glass art resume that reaches back more than three decades. The elegant works of Crystal by Trabucco Studio bear testimony to the fact that they are among the most outstanding and creative glass artists in the world today. Their works occupy prominent places in the most distinguished collections of Heads of State, Professional Athletes, Major Corporations, and Stars of stage and screen. Examples of his work are displayed in The American Glass Museum, The Chicago Art Institute, The Bergstrom Art Center, and The Corning Museum of Glass. Mr. Trabucco is considered a master by artists and collectors and is an instructor at the Corning Museum of Glass and Technical Advisor to Steuben Glass.

PW 2706. Victor Trabucco Museum piece. Camellia with buds over crystal ground – stunning! Note the details in the pistils and stamen. Signed to the base “Trabucco 1992” and with a “VT” signature cane in the underside of a leaf.  Condition is as new/excellent. 3 1/16 inch diameter; 2 ¾ inches tall; one pound and seven ounces. $550

PW 855. Victor Trabucco. Museum piece. Magnum. Snake. Masterfully executed and beautifully composed. This snake looks like he is alive and ready to react – notice the way he rises from the ground. Few glass artists can make a snake this real looking. Signed “Trabucco 2009.” Condition is New/Perfect/Pristine. 3 ¼ inch diameter; 2 5/8 inches tall; 1 ½ pounds. $650

PW 1702. Victor Trabucco. Museum piece. Yellow Morning Glories – Signed “Trabucco 1984.” 3 inch diameter; 2 9/16 inches tall; one pound and four ounces.   $350

PW996. Victor Trabucco. Museum piece. A delicious looking strawberry – Signed “Trabucco 1994.” 3 1/16 inch diameter; 2 7/8 inches tall; one pound and three ounces.   $450

PW2068. Victor Trabucco Enormous Floral Pedestal Paperweight/Glass Sculpture from 2001. An impeccable floral bouquet on a bed of lace. According to Paul Dunlop in The Dictionary of Glass Paperweights, Victor Trabucco’s muslin grounds are “the most delicate muslin ever made and adds a real touch of elegance to his designs.” His larger weights may contain as many as 5,000 pieces of filigree (individual muslin strands), according to Paul who probably counted them. This paperweight is in excellent condition. It is perfect. It all works perfectly well together as an enormous pedestal paperweight. The large floral bouquet comprises camellias and berries around a sumptuously delicate rose. The base is signed Trabucco 2001. Diameter 5 ½ inches; height 5 ¼ inches; 9 ½ pounds. $2250