This vintage paperweight is by Dynasty Gallery, an art glass company based in San Francisco since 1951. This glass paperweight is circa 1990s, after the company began to outsource its paperweights to China. This particular orb features what looks to me like a suspended "splash" or fountain emerging from a layer of suspended blue with various feet, each of those emerging from a white layer, and at the bottom a green layer. In the middle of the center splash is a controlled bubble, and more all around the sides. Today the company specializes in jellyfish, and I suppose this may look to some like an abstract jellyfish. This is the beauty of glass art--we all see different things and feel different sensations. I find them to be that kind of centering device, kept near a computer, and after a few hours working, when your eyes need a break, you can stare at the wondrous thing is a glass art paperweight. Or set it in your East-facing window and wake to beauty.
Measures about 4" wide in diameter, with one side being flat. Weighs close to three pounds unpacked. Carries a "Dynasty Gallery Heirloom Collectibles China" foil sticker on the bottom. Some small scratches from age; otherwise in good condition.
A gift that is sure to make a splash.
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