Posted 3 years ago
While our Salvation Army isn't the treasure trove it once was I still find a few "goodies" every now and then. Case in point this large and quite heavy (3-5lbs.) Robert Eickholt paperweight. The 6" diameter disc shape has a flat surface for standing upright and another ground surface on one side for lying flat. The stunning "Moon Jelly" design is a very subtle pale blue with iridescent flecks that sparkle in blue, gold and violet. There is also a lot of controlled bubble work used as well. The whole design creates a very "holographic" effect. It's signed "Eickholt 1990" on the bottom. Can't believe this was priced for so little. His work is very collectable and I have a few of his smaller pieces which are just as beautiful.
Robert Eickholt Art Glass
Courtesy of theprudentcollector.com
Robert Eickholt is a well known glass artist who has been creating captivating blown glass for over 30 years. Robert founded Eickholt Glass in 1978 when he returned home to Columbus, Ohio after studying glassblowing in Berkeley, California. Once home he continued his studies at Ohio State and at the Columbus College of Art and Design.
Since its founding the studio has produced numerous types of beautiful art glass creations such as paperweights, vases, eggs, sculptures and perfume bottles. Each piece is made one at a time and completely unique. Eickholt Glass is quite well known for their distinctive designs which incorporate precious metals including gold and silver and rare oxides like cobalt and copper. Their beautiful art glass has earned them accolades worldwide.