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Offline sandhillsjeb

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Value of a Chris Pantano art glass paperweight
« on: August 16, 2013, 01:33:47 PM »
I have a Rainforest paper weight by Chris Pantano, signed and dated 6464-94, approximately 4 inches tall and wide.  Can anyone tell what this might be worth?


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Re: Value of a Chris Pantano art glass paperweight
« Reply #1 on: August 16, 2013, 02:25:54 PM »
Hi and welcome!  :)
I'm afraid we don't discuss values here - they're far too subjective. Your best bet to get a ball-park figure would be to try to find something similar on an internet auction site, and watch it to see what it sells for.
Cheers, Sue (M)

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Re: Value of a Chris Pantano art glass paperweight
« Reply #2 on: August 16, 2013, 02:40:37 PM »
Hi, well, most people don't, but I do with no obligation at all of course.  Looking on ebay one sold for almost £90, but it is in my opinion nicer than yours.  Hard to say really, but that should give you an idea as they do appear to be quite unusual.  Don't read quite unusual as massively valuable though!

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Re: Value of a Chris Pantano art glass paperweight
« Reply #3 on: August 16, 2013, 03:08:54 PM »
 ;)
Just keep your fingers crossed it doesn't come back and bite you on the bum, with somebody all upset at you!
Cheers, Sue (M)

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Re: Value of a Chris Pantano art glass paperweight
« Reply #4 on: January 05, 2014, 09:44:44 PM »
Can anyone tell what this might be worth?

Late reply but...

Rainforest paperweight. 

To me,  around AU$120 to AU$150.   Probably cost a bit to ship to Australia now a days.



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Re: Value of a Chris Pantano art glass paperweight
« Reply #5 on: January 05, 2014, 11:47:58 PM »
Chris has moved on from that series and has cut back (as far as I can tell) from the level of activity when he was making these.  It is a very popular series and vases of Rainforest are regularly Ebayed for $800(AU) plus - although I have yet to see one actually sell at that price.

Ross
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Re: Value of a Chris Pantano art glass paperweight
« Reply #6 on: January 06, 2014, 12:30:11 AM »
"regularly Ebayed for $800(AU) plus"

LOL   yeah, there was someone asking $2250 for an 'outback' vase recently.
a bit optimistic... if it sold my outback bowl would be 'worth' more.
Having said that, I added a black base 'dreamtime' vase that I paid over $400  ...smaller vases and another 'wave' paperweight were much cheaper... as I estimate the 'value' for the OP's piece.
It is hard to say what can happen on eB though.... crazy things can happen, like me picking up a huge blue bowl made by Coin Heaney last year for a very low price... postage of a custom built box to vendor and back to me cost more than the glass. Arrived in one piece though - rather thin in some areas.
Shame my camera died. No way of taking a pic at all.

Is Chris still working glass these days?


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Re: Value of a Chris Pantano art glass paperweight
« Reply #7 on: January 06, 2014, 01:24:28 AM »
Misha, I thought he had stopped, but Kirra Gallery in Melbourne has a range of "Tree Stump" vases that are quite recent I believe.  I suspect he is cutting back.  A pity since so many wonderful ranges came from his studio.  The Desert series, Rainforest series, Reef Series, Dreamtime Series, etc. many of them copied blatantly by others since.

By the way one of the first pieces I was able to identify for a GMB member was of a Dreamtime Vase which was unusual to me as it had a light background and dark figures - the opposite to what I was used to. 

Ross
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Re: Value of a Chris Pantano art glass paperweight
« Reply #8 on: January 06, 2014, 01:27:45 AM »
Misha the dreamtime I was referring to is at http://www.glassmessages.com/index.php/topic,34774.0.html

Ross
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Re: Value of a Chris Pantano art glass paperweight
« Reply #9 on: January 06, 2014, 02:18:53 AM »
Yes, I recall that 'inverse' bottle.

Interesting... my black background one has a very subtle iridised sheen to it.
I wonder if the clear background had a similar element to it.

On another note, I saw an auction catalogue on line that had a 'Noosa' vase listed.   
So, I wonder how many 'Noosa' pieces are out there.

Also, 'Fire Opal' and 'True Blue' are another series Chris made. 
I have a perfume 'Fire Opal' and a large early vase of the 'True Blue' that doesn't have the orange rim detail.
 

I'm just out to add more to the collection when I can.   

 

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