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RECENT AUCTIONS

It's always a treat to turn up a finely-crafted paperweight by Johne Parsley in an auction. People seem unable to part with them from their collections, so they are not typically available in a normal competitive sale. And when they are, it's one at most. We've seen spirited bidding over these little treasures! Here's a sample of the latest from The Dunlop Collection and Selman auctions.  If you see a Parsley paperweight at auction, please let us know through this website.  We will follow up to post it here. As we continue to develop this column, we will also post where you can find Johne Parsley paperweights in public collections. Enjoy!

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L. H. Selman Auction #82

     Red and Yellow Bouquet paperweight: 1991

Johne Parsley (American, 1916-2009)

Two red roses, each with a fan of petals around a spun center, and their companion buds flank a lone white flower, with yellow stamens, and space two loosestrife sprays, one yellow and one red. The blossoms are gathered into a delicate bouquet with four brilliantly variegated green and yellow leaves. Clear ground. Signed/dated. Diameter 2-1/2"
$1,000 - $1,500

Sold $1320

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Live Auctioneers, December 2014 Auction

Spring Bouquet with Knotweed: 1989

Johne Parsley (American, 1916-2009)

Pink and yellow flowers with green leaves are spread over a blue background and include sprays of red and yellow knotweed

Signed/dated. Signature "P" cane visible.

Diameter 2-1/2"

$200 - $300

Sold - $800

L. H. Selman Auction #80 Paperweight

Auction - Winter 2022 #174

Pink Flowers miniature paperweight: 1985

Johne Parsley (American, 1916-2009)

A Two five-petaled pink flowers, each with yellow filament centers, top the ends of thin green stems in a bouquet with five bladed leaves.  Transparent cobalt blue ground.  Signed/dated.  Good condition.

Diameter 1-5/8" 

$400-$600

Present bid as of March 1, 2022 - $1,000

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L. H. Selman Auction #79

Rose Bouquet

miniature faceted paperweight: 1991

Johne Parsley (American, 1916-2009)

A Two light pink wild roses and a furled companion bud are joined into a bouquet, on radiating variegated green leaves, with a central signature cane. Transparent sky-blue ground. Ten fluted side facets. Signed/dated. 

Diameter 1-13/16"

$600 – $800

Sold - $1,300

L. H. Selman Auction #79

Dogwood Bouquet faceted paperweight: 1989

Johne Parsley (American, 1916-2009)

Three notched pink dogwood flowers are spaced below two racemes, one with yellow buds and one with red buds, with sprigs of three leaves. The flowers are arranged into a bouquet on gathered stems. Translucent cobalt blue ground. Signature cane. Signed/dated. Fair condition.

Diameter 2-3/4"

$1,000-$1,500

Sold - $1,700

L. H. Selman Auction #78

Daffodil Bouquet: 1995

Johne Parsley (American, 1916-2009)

A pair of dimensional yellow daffodils tops a pair or buds, on arching stems, spaced by stems of green leaves to create a formal bouquet. Transparent yellow ground. Signature cane. Signed/dated.

Diameter 2-5/8"

$800-$1,000

Buyer's premium price: Sold - $1,440

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Johne Parsley: Trio of Red Roses 1987
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 L. H. Selman Auction #78

Dogwood Blossoms Branch Faceted: 1996

Johne Parsley (American, 1916-2009)

Three red-tipped white dogwood blossoms top a pair of pink dogwood blossoms, each with cleaved petals around a central tuft of filament stamens, grow on a branch in a formal bouquet, along with two little pink buds and small green leaves. Translucent turquoise ground. Seven and one facets. Signature cane. Signed/dated.

Diameter 2-3/4"

$1,000-$1,200

Buyer's premium price: Sold - $2,700

Johne Parsley: Daffodils 1993

Trio of Red Roses: 1987

Johne Parsley (American, 1916-2009)

Three dimensional red roses each sit on a star of five sepals at the top of a curving stem and are joined by a solo companion bud. Cobalt blue ground. 6 x 1 facets. Signature cane. Signed/dated.

Excellent condition.

Diameter 2-1/2"

Pansies: 1988

Johne Parsley (American, 1916-2009)

This pretty, simple bouquet from 1988, exhibits Johne’s nice delicate approach to lampwork. Two of his signature pansies are joined by a single, tender bud and leaves that appear to float in clear crystal. 6 X 1 facets. Signature cane. 

Signed/dated.

Excellent Condition.

Diameter 2-11/16"

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Daffodils: 1993

Johne Parsley (American, 1916-2009)

1993 daffodils miniature paperweight. A pair of very small exquisite yellow daffodils looks upwards in reverence to the sun, as they rise from a fan of bladed leaves with two little buds. Rare transparent Vaseline yellow ground. 6 x 1 facets. Signature cane.

Signed/dated.

Excellent condition.

Diameter 2-1/8"

Soulis Auctions - 2022 Winter Auction

from the Schwab Collection

Daffodils with Leaves and Buds: 1993

Johne Parsley (American, 1916-2009)

Cut and polished crystal weight with one top facet and six side facets above a vaseline glass base that fluoresces intensely under ultraviolet light. Centering the nice quality paperweight is a nicely worked internal grouping of daffodils having veined leaves and closed buds above the artist's signature cane with conjoined JP. The double signed weight is also engraved J P 1993
along the lower edge.

Diameter approximately 2-1/8"

$700-$900

Sold: $1600 plus Buyer's Premium

Soulis Auctions - 2022 Winter Auction

from the Schwab Collection

Faceted Pear Bouquet: 1992

Johne Parsley (American, 1916-2009)

Tall, cut and polished crystal weight with one top facet and eight vertical facets blown with an internal design with two outlying pears conjoined by veined leaves and a white blossom with a yellow pistil.
Edge is engraved with J P 1992.

Diameter approximately 1-7/10"

$500 - $700

Sold: $500 plus Buyer's Premium

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