This vintage dichroic glass paperweight is by Robert Held, born in Santa Ana, California, founder of Skookum Art Glass in Calgary in 1978. That studio later moved to Vancouver and changed names to that of the master glassblower. This particular piece is medium-sized and with an iridescent sheen, in shades of dark to lighter purple with metallic gold. Held uses techniques that date back as long ago as 2000 B.C. Held retired in 2013, after a more than 50-year-career as an artist. His glass sculptures are found in major collections such as the Roland Michener and the Indusman. This orb has a couple of very small scratches on the base. Signed R. Held Art Glass, and carries the studio sticker.
Measures a little over 3" in diameter, with the bottom being flat. Signature just above the base. Weighs 1.7 pounds unpacked. In good condition.
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