Josh Simpson Miniature Inhabited Planet Paperweight. With Presentation Box and Pamphlet. Josh Simpson Miniature Inhabited Planet Paperweight with Presentation Box and Pamphlet.
This is a miniature inhabited planet paperweight along with its original presentation box and small three fold pamphlet. The basic theme of the inhabited planet series is that a new planet has been discovered with interesting features inviting exploration. Interesting multi-colored structures rising above the surface. Some structures, possibly man made, require further exploration. There is a blue, yellow, and green twisted ribbon shaped spaceship investigating the terrain below.
Elsewhere on the planet you can see a trail of bubbles the spaceship has left behind as it explored. This paperweight is signed "JS98" on its flat base. This planet has all sorts of terrain including suggestions of vegetation, water, and volcanic activity. It comes with a small pamphlet and its original presentation box.
Please ignore the white areas, they are glare from the light. Josh Simpson has been making magical glass objects including paperweights for over 40 years. He has long had a fascination with space exploration and is married to Astronaut Cady Coleman. He is a graduate of Hamilton College and has his own glass studio in Shelburne Falls, Massachusetts.He focuses on creating objects with a range of color, form, contrast, iridescence, tessellating patterns and complexity. There is a great book Josh Simpson: Glass Artist by Andrew Chaikin. Size: 1 7/8" diameter by 1 13/16" high. The base is polished flat.
The pamphlet is 2 3/4" by 2 3/4" and unfolds to a single two sided sheet 8 1/4" by 2 3/4". Signature: Signed "JS98" on the base. There is minor wear on the base, but no other cracks, chips, or scratches found on inspection.
There are a few tiny bubbles in the glass near the surface which are not damage. Allan's Paperweights is owned by Allan Port. If in doubt, please check with me first. Please do not ask me to declare this a gift. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Decorative Collectibles\Paperweights".The seller is "paperweights" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped to United States, Germany, Japan, Canada, United Kingdom, France, Australia.