PAUL STANKARD ARTIST PROOF (AMERICAN, B. 1943) SUMMER FIELD ARRANGEMENT LAMPWORK PAPERWEIGHT, having three central pink flowers with a lower white and red bloom, three upper clusters of red berries with adjacent orange/red flowers, single column of stacked yellow blossoms at the top, having many variegated green leaves, together with green and white thin stems, signed to the side "Paul J. Stankard Artist Proof", polished pontil mark. Stankard Studios, Mantua, NJ. Fourth quarter 20th century. 2 5/8" D.
Provenance: From the Ben Fields collection, Forth Worth, TX.
Purchased from Alan Kaplan.
Catalogue Note: This example represents one of Paul Stankard's most popular designs and is considered by many to represent the finest arrangement of his early works. He kept this paperweight in his personal collection until 2019-2020, where he gave it to Alan Kaplan. Ben Fields purchased this weight from Alan Kaplan at a Texas PCA meeting.
Undamaged. Having several interior refracting lines, as made.