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SOLD: Lampwork paperweights

Paperweights are prime examples of miniature artwork. Meticulously crafted by glass makers for centuries, a selection of paperweights that recently sold at auction — through Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates, was featured in the April 27, 2016 edition of Antique Trader.

This selection of paperweights were featured in the October 10, 2015 Antiques, 20th Century Design, Decorative Arts Ceramics Auction, presented by Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates.

All of the paperweights featured here were created using the lampwork technique, which involves shaping pieces of colored glass from rods into shapes, which are then often transformed into fruit, vegetable, flower or insect shapes. This technique of paperweight construction dates back to the 16th century, according to the Illinois State Museum.

To learn more about the world of collecting paperweights, check out the Knowing Your Business column in the May 14, 2014 edition of Antique Trader. A digital copy of this issue is available for $2, at >>>