Ken Rosenfeld first came into contact with paperweights when he worked at Correia Art Glass in southern California. He experimented with new ideas and by the mid- 80s he started to create his own designs. His meticulously detailed lampwork designs include flowers, floral bouquets, fruit and vegetables. Earlier weights often had an "R" signature cane on the side of the dome and were generally fully signed - or had a KR monogram - and dated. More recent weights usually have an "R" signature cane and a date cane under the motif.
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A 3-dimensional bouquet over a clear ground composed of purple freesias, clusters of small red berries and white roses arranged with variegated leaves and curling tendrils. Signed on the side of the dome with a blue/white KR 2017 cane. Polished, concave base.
A small light-brown lizard is almost dwarfed by a prickly barrel cactus with its bright yellow flower as he enjoys the heat of the sun in an stony, arid desert environment. Signed on the underside of the ground with a blue/white KR 2017 cane. Polished, concave base.
Blue gentian, small white cistus blooms and a pinkish-purple clematis with upright stamen are arranged in a bouquet over a translucent dark-green ground. Completing the arrangement are green leaves and curling tendrils. Signed with a KR 2017 signature/date cane on the underside of the bouquet. Concave, polished base with a narrow wear ring.
A delightful floral arrangement with a spray of yellow-centred, purple freesias cascading around a bright-blue clematis with long, upright blue anthers and an aster with a red & yellow central disk surrounded by pale-lilac rays. Green stalks and curling tendrils complete the arrangement, which is set over an opaque white ground.Signed on the underside...
A bright-blue aster makes a splash of colour in a soft-hued lampwork bouquet of white Clichy-style roses, yellow-centred, pale-pink freesias and a white and speckled-lilac clematis with upright stamen. Completing the design are pale-green leaves and curling tendrils over an opaque pale-blue ground.Dated 2016 on the blue/white cane next to the “R”...