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Click to see our other auctions. Wewill combine shipping if possible for multiple wins. Paperweights willbe shipped FedEx 3Day for $15.00 for the first paperweight, and $5.00 for each additional. Please wait for your invoice from paypal before paying for multiple wins. We will make every effort to reduce your shipping w possible. International bidders pay $35.00 for the first paperweight, and $10.00 for each additional paperweight, shipped via Airmail. California residents pay 7.25% sales tax. Most wins will be shipped the business day after payment is received. Contact us with questions or .âeoeAmong the various collections of art objects which I possess, it is the paperweights which have brought me the most pleasure.âe
âe"Arthur Rubloff, Chicago real estate developer and philanthropist. Collection housed at the Art Institute of Chicago. Welcome to L. H. Selman Ltd., a name that has been synonymous with the finest antique and contemporary paperweights for over 35 years. As the countryâe(tm)s premier dealer in fine art glass paperweights, we also specialize in contemporary studio glass sculpture, and have expanded to include fine glass jewelry. Our mission is to promote the most challenging of all glass art forms, by exhibiting the finest examples made in centuries past, and by nurturing new talent emerging from contemporary independent studios. L. H. Selman Ltd. has a sterling reputation, forged through years of working together with our clients to help them build discriminating and sophisticated collections. âe¢ We maintain an expansive paperweight museum and gallery in Santa Cruz, California, with the largest collection of antique and contemporary paperweights anyw âe¢ TheGlassGallery , our online presence, allows collectors to browse our inventory, read artistsâe(tm) profiles, and order works of art. âe¢ We hold bi-annual auctions , each accompanied by a full-color catalogue, and hold periodic exclusive online auctions, both of which offer collectors the chance to acquire some of the very best in antique, contemporary, and secondary-market pieces. âe¢ Our full-color brochures present new work from accomplished masters and emerging artists, as well as offerings from our antique collection. âe¢ Paperweight Press , our publishing house, offers a full spectrum of literature exploring the art and science of paperweights and glass art. âe¢ Our professional consultants are dedicated to the highest level of service and attention to detail with every client, from the casual collector to the serious connoisseur. With a depth of knowledge and an ability to educate and advise individuals in developing their collections, we make a commitment that says, âeoeInvest with confidence, youâe(tm)ll receive only the best from L. H. Selman Ltd.âe A BRIEF HISTORY What some might consider to be a simple desk accessory, has been locked in the treasure vaults of kings and collected by some of the worldâe(tm)s most famous personalities. The origin of glass paperweights can be traced to France, about 1845, when glass factories such as Baccarat, Saint Louis, and Clichy were competing to create the worldâe(tm)s finest crystal luxury items. Water sets, tableware, and desk accessories, such as inkwells, led to the creation of presse-papiers . These relatively affordable objets dâe(tm)art were developed as elegant gift items, and exhibited to great acclaim in Londonâe(tm)s Great Exhibition of 1851. After that, the factories competed to outdo each other, creating intricate designs in grand presentation pieces which are highly sought afte...
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