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This auction is for a rare contemporary veiled paperweight featuring an amazing iridescent centre as pictured. By Gilbert C Johnson, made in 1988, and is etched with his markings.

Gilbert C. Johnson, was one of the earliest American studio glass artists. In 1968 he was an instructor at the Society of Arts and Crafts in Detroit (later renamed the College for Creative Studies) and built the first glass workshop at the school. One of his first students was Richard Ritter. Johnson contributed to the early history of the American studio glass movement and was one of twelve glass artists whose work was displayed in the First Habitat Invitational exhibition in 1973 in Dearborn, Michigan. He is best known for sculptural pieces with veiling. Later in his career he worked in Burnsville, NC. His work is in the collection of the North Carolina Museum of Art.

Approx measurement: Approx 10.5cm tall, 7cm wide.

Any light marks are due to our roof windows and not on actual items.

Please note: No pickups and no overseas bidders.

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  • Seller location: Kapiti, Wellington, NZ

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