Previously unseen for 33 years, the untitled painting will be auctioned for the first time in New York next month.
|Dynasty Gallery Heirloom Collectibles is a range of art glass paperweights produced by the Dynasty Gallery company in San Francisco.
The company was established in 1951 in San Francisco, California, and remains successful 60 years later. It creates a wide range of art glass items such as paperweights, home accessories, glass jewellery and lampwork.
All the company’s pieces are designed in San Francisco, and manufactured in China. The company only uses small artist studios in China, and all their products are hand-made by artisans rather than mass-produced from casts and moulds.
The Heirloom Collectibles offers a wide range of paperweights, many of which feature designs based on the natural world. These include creatures such as jellyfish, whales and butterflies, along with various flowers, plant-life and fruit.
Each item is recognisable by a sticker which reads ‘Dynasty Gallery Heirloom Collectibles – For collectors around the world’.
The value of Dynasty Gallery paperweights depends on the style, size and condition of each item. Examples can be found on auction sites such as eBay for less than $20, ranging up to more than $200.
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