VINTAGE ORIENT & FLUME IRIDESCENT PAPERWEIGHT. 1978 – SIGNED – #174M. This is a stunning Orient & Flume paperweight! The teal-colored flowers are set on an iridescent teal background. They are accented by purple pulled feathers around the lower half and with silver and purple columns and swirls. The actual colors, which are quite vibrant and bright, were difficult to catch, probably due to light sources and camera limitations. The paperweight measures about 3″ in diameter and 2.5″ in height and weighs 1 pound, 5 ounces. It is in very good condition with no visible nicks, chips, or cracks. The bottom has only a few scratches. There is one possible scratch on the side (see last photo) that is only visible on close inspection. Orient & Flume was founded in 1972 in Chico, California, between Orient & Flume Streets. The studio is still in operation in Chico. Their early work centered on creating iridescent art pieces. This paperweight, dated 1978, is an example of that early work. Orient & Flume art glass pieces are found in some of the major museum glass collections, such as the Smithsonian, the Metropolitan Museum, the Chrysler Museum, and the Corning Glass Museum. We describe our items as accurately as possible and provide numerous photos. We insure all our packages. If an item arrives in a damaged condition, you may return it to the U. The item “VINTAGE 1978 ORIENT & FLUME IRIDESCENT FLOWER PAPERWEIGHT #174M SIGNED” is in sale since Monday, March 16, 2020. This item is in the category “Pottery & Glass\Glass\Art Glass\Paperweights”. The seller is “cafound” and is located in Los Osos, California. This item can be shipped to United States.
- Country of Origin: United States
- Original/Reproduction: Vintage Original
- Features: Signed
- Color: Multi-Color
- Glassmaking Technique: Hand Blown
- Subject/Theme: Flower
- Brand: Orient & Flume