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Exquisite "Stuart Abelman" Iridescent Swirl Mushroom Paperweight/ Signed "Abelman" RM 285 Circa 1997

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    Posted 7 years ago

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    This was my prize find from Salvation Army today. Christi came through again and put this aside for me. It's a really beautiful little 3" Stuart Abelman mushroom paperweight. The colors shift in the light from blue to purple. A closer look shows it's mostly silver, gold and white but the iridescence creates the color shift effect. The pattern is almost like fish scales that swirl around the piece. Quite a stunner and I guess worth more than the dollar ninety-nine I paid for it. -Mike-

    Abelman Art Glass

    Stuart Abelman attended Carnegie-Mellon University receiving his BFA in painting and sculpture. He received his Masters of Fine Arts in Glass at UCLA. As one of the pioneering leaders in the art glass movement in the 1960’s, Stuart helped bring recognition and appreciation to what was an all but lost art form. His studio, founded in 1977, is highly respected in the art glass world and prized by collectors.
    The work created at Abelman Art Glass is in demand not only for its technical expertise, but for its creativity and originality. His works are shown in galleries and represented in museums and private collections around the world. He has done commissions for the Hollywood Movie and Television Industries, Sunset Magazine, the White House, gourmet restaurants, the House of Blues and the Disney Company.

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    1. AmberRose AmberRose, 7 years ago
      Who's Christie and can I get a Christie? Wonderful!
    2. racer4four racer4four, 7 years ago
    3. mikelv85 mikelv85, 7 years ago
      Thanks everyone... she's the wonderful cashier at our Salvation Army I've been shopping at over the past year. We just started talking one day about how to ID things and one day I walked in and she had put aside a pair of vases that she knew I would like. She asked me if they were anything and I said yes Chinese imitating Satsuma pretty but not valuable. I did buy them because I liked them. She almost always gives me a 50% discount too ! Her son was there for "bring your kids to work day". I found out he loves dragons and collects them like I do . So the next day I gave her a small red dragon figure for him as a return for her kindness. He was thrilled she told me. The lady that prices things for the store also asks my opinion about items so she doesn't have to look them up on the internet. They can get in trouble if something winds up being worth a fortune and they price it too low. That darn internet I feel very fortunate that most places here treat their regulars pretty well. Although, I found only the Salvation Armies have given me discounts due to damage or just to be nice. Never Goodwill ! The mushroom was priced at $3.99 and she said I could have it for $1.99 !! -Mike-
    4. SEAN68 SEAN68, 7 years ago
    5. AnneLanders AnneLanders, 7 years ago
      fabulous...can Christie put me on to the best person in the northern suburbs of Melbourne?

    6. Aimathena Aimathena, 7 years ago

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