LOVELY and SCARCE Vintage PINK DOVE Frit Art Glass Paperweight by Edward Rithner. These Frit Designs by Rithner are Very Scare and hard to come by. This one is Typical of his Message of Love Motif Paperweights. I do see some gather lines which are also typical of weights from this time period. The Motif is of a Pink Dove carrying a Message of Love and 2 Houses and a Tree which is floating gently over Snow White Latticino. This has a Pontil Marked Bottom that is slightly rough to the touch. I consider this Amazing Work of Art to be in Very Good Original Vintage Condition. The bottom is slightly concave and shows of light shelf wear to the basal rim. This is a Magnum Size Paperweight and Measures 3 5/8″ Diameter by 2 7/8″ Tall and weighs just over 2 pounds by itself. Please check pictures for further description. The Stand is not part of this sale and is only used here for illustrative purposes. I will Consider any Reasonable Offers. On this Wonderful Vintage Art Glass Paperweight and Thank You for Looking. Please do not miss my many other lovely Art Glass Paperweight Auctions by various Well Known and Famous Artists. Some of this Wonderful Paperweights Fascinating History. This Art Glass Paperweight is from the late William Gaskills Cherished Collection. Gaskill was a former President of the National Paperweight Collectors Association (PCA) and an avid and very astute Art Glass Paperweight Collector. After His passing, his collection was on loan (for approximately 3 years from 2006 to 2009) to the Museum of American Glass (Wheaton Village) in Millville, NJ, which is now known as Wheaton Village Arts and Cultural Center. Gaskills highly regarded and very extensive Art Glass Paperweight Collection was on display in their most prominent area of the Museum at that time. Just prior to being put on display at the Museum, Lawrence Selman of the Renown L. Selman was commissioned to do an appraisal of the entire collection. Selman is known worldwide for his expertise in the field of Art Glass Paperweights and in 2001, Selman was awarded the honor of being named by the Paperweight Collectors Association, one of the Top Ten People of the 20. Century to influence the paperweight art form. Gaskills collection was considered to be one of the largest gatherings of Antique American Art Glass Paperweights known to be in private hands. In 2009 a family member took possession of the entire collection and it went safely and quietly into storage for approximately 6 years, from 2009 to 2015. In 2016 I was very proud and honored to have had the opportunity to acquire a large portion of Mr. Gaskills Wonderful and Cherished Art Glass Paperweight Collection. If youre a new collector, old collector or just would like a few original well documented paperweights for your collection please stay tuned and watch for my future Art Glass Paperweight auctions. Short History of: Mr. Ed Rithner worked in Wellsburg, West Virginia from 1908 to the 1970s and maybe a bit later. Ed Rithner’s Paperweights are widely known to be unsigned. One of my hobbies is collecting Art Glass Paperweights. I’m a member of Midwest Paperweight Collectors Club as well as the Paperweight Collectors Association (PCA) which is our National Club. Please follow me so you won’t miss any of my fabulous items. Pictures are used as part of my descriptions. ONLY if there is a Mistake in the description. If you receive your item and the box is damaged please keep that for. From the shipper should they need it back. Thank you very much. The item “CHARMING Vintage MESSENGER OF LOVE Motif Art Glass Paperweight by Edward Rithner” is in sale since Tuesday, August 21, 2018. This item is in the category “Pottery & Glass\Glass\Art Glass\Paperweights”. The seller is “paperwtlady1″ and is located in Hamilton, Indiana. This item can be shipped to United States.
- Country of Origin: American New Jersey
- Brand: Rithner
- Type: Vintage