Rick Ayotte, who originally worked as a scientific glassblower, started making paperweights in the late 1970s. Today he is regarded as one of America’s leading lampwork artists. His naturalistic depictions of birds, butterflies and his colourful bouquets of fruit and flowers - encased in crystal - have attracted the attention of collectors the world over and are eagerly sought after and highly prized at auction. Rick Ayotte’s weights are signed and dated on the side and in the case of limited editions also indicate the size of the edition.
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The clear glass set with a hummingbird - with a red throat and distinctive green & black plummage - hovering in front of orange blossoms.Signed above the polished, concave base: Ayotte M8 ‘84