Crimp Rose Tilted Upright Pedestal Paperweight - Dark Pink. This small tilted upright pedestal paperweight features a magnificent crimp rose with fifteen variegated dark pink petals, a center pistil, and four upturned dark green leaves. The petals are arranged in Kaziun's 4+4+4+3 crimp pattern.
It is signed on the underside of the rose with Kaziun's complex signature cane having a K in the center surrounded by six heart canes. Because the rose is tilted, the signature cane is visible from the back and also through the base. The design is set on a clear ground and supported by a pedestal base. A fantastic addition to any collection of glass paperweights. Note on white glare : Please ignore the white areas, they are glare from the light.After being introduced to the Millville glass artist Emil Larson, Charles Kaziun set a goal to create and perfect his own version of Larson's famous Millville Rose. This was considered the ultimate icon of glass perfection. It took Charles almost four years and many thousands of dollars worth of experimentation to succeed.
Many collectors consider the pedestal rose the pinnacle of Kaziun's artistry. Was one of the most famous of the American paperweight artists.
He is often credited with contributing to the rebirth of interest in paperweight making. He made paperweights from the 1940s until his death in 1992. His weights are usually signed with a gold K or a special millefiori cane containing a K.
You can read about him in many books, including. Magic in the Glass - The Paperweight Artistry of Charles Kaziun, Jr. American Glass Paperweights and Their Makers by Jean Melvin (1970). Size: 2" diameter by just under 2 3/8" high. The pedestal base has a diameter of 2 1/16.
The base is polished concave. Signature: Signed on the underside of the rose with Kaziun's complex signature cane having a K in the center surrounded by six heart canes. Condition: Excellent condition with no chips.
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