Stunning & Vintage John Degenhart Frit Butterfly Art Glass Paperweight
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Stunning & Vintage John Degenhart Frit Butterfly Art Glass Paperweight:
GORGEOUS and Vintage JOHN DEGENHARTColorful Frit BUTTERFLY Art Glass Paperweight over Controlled Bubbles. It has a Beautiful Motif with a Beautiful Frit Butterfly with Light Green Wings and Yellow Body and Antennas majesticallyFloating over Dozens of Controlled Bubbles.It is unsigned but in the early days the Degenhart Brothers did not sign any of their works of art, so this could be attributed to Charles or John Degenhart because it does reflect their motif and artistry.Please see the Short History below of the Degenhart family members that created and produced many fine works of art glass over many decades. If you collect butterflyArt Glass Paperweights, this is surely for you and would make a great addition to your collection. I consider this Amazing Work of Art to be in ExcellentOriginal Vintage Condition. It has a clear flat bottom that does show of heavy shelf ware. No collection is truly complete without owning a few Lovely Degenhart piece for display.This Lovely Paperweight measures 3" Diameter by 2 3/4" Tall. Please check pictures for further description.I will Consider any Reasonable Offerson this Wonderful Vintage Art Glass Paperweight and Thank You for Looking.Please do not miss my many other lovely Art Glass Paperweight sales byvariousWell class="MsoNormal" style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 14pt;">
Some of this Wonderful Paperweights Fascinating History
PROVENANCE:From The 65-year collection of Barbara Sisson, Charleston, WV.
Her Collection Featured over 2,000 antique and modern paperweights including Baccarat, Clichy, St. Louis, Boston & Sandwich Glass Co., New England Glass Co., Kaziun, Ysart and other American studio artists, Millville/South Jersey, an extensive selection of Degenhart, St. Clair, Blenko, Pairpoint, English, Italian, advertising & historical/figural glass including World's Fair and political; large collection of Degenhart figural glass in every color made, most purchased directly from Elizabeth Degenhart; plus more.
Just recently in 2018 I was very proud and honored to have had the opportunity to acquire a large portion of Barbara Sisson’s Wonderful and Cherished Art Glass Paperweight Collection.Many of Her Amazing Pieces will stay in my personal collection for safe keep, but with sadness some will be offered up for sale here on over the next several months from her Fine Collection. If you’re a new collector, old collector or just would like a few original well documented paperweights for your collection please stay tuned and watch for my future Art Glass Paperweight sales. Thank you,Kim
Short History of:Charles, John and Elizabeth Degenhart
Charles and John Degenhartstarted their careers in glass working in glass at the Dalzell, Gilmore & Leighton Company factory in Findlay, Ohio. Charles, was born in 1882, started his career first and then John, was born in 1884 and started working with glass at the age of around ten in 1894. In 1901, both joined Cambridge Glass in Cambridge, Ohio. John and Elizabeth Degenhart started the glassworks in 1947 called Crystal Art Glass Company in Cambridge, Ohio. Quality paperweights and other glass objects were created and produced. John passed away in 1964 and his wife took over management and production ideas. In 1978, after the death of Mrs. Degenhart, the molds were sold off. TheDin a heart trademark was removed, so collectors can easily recognize the true Degenhart piece. Most of their early Works of Art Glass were unsigned. There was also an association with Zack Boyd and his son Bernard, both of whom worked at Crystal Arts. Today in Cambridge, the Boyd family continues to run Crystal Arts. All Degenhart glass is collected.
If you would like more information on or about the Degenhart’s please read these two books“American Glass Paperweights and Their Makers”by Jean Melvin (1967 and 1970) and or “Degenhart Glass and Paperweights”by Gene Florence.
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