About Us

Eric Jump

Owner/Curator, The Paperweight Collection

Based in Los Angeles, California, I have been a dealer of fine antique and contemporary glass art paperweights since 2011. I specialize in the art of millefiori and miniature flamework and torchwork glass sculpture encapsulated in solid clear crystal.

Between 2017 and 2020, I served the paperweight community by promoting paperweights and publishing content as the Facebook Administrator for the national PCA. Today, I continue to serve the PCA as the Dealer Representative and a member of the Board of Directors, as well as a contributing author to the Annual Bulletin. Regionally, I am the President of the Southern California Paperweight Collectors Association, where I serve various functions, including but not limited to, newsletter editor and webmaster.

As a dealer, I think of myself as a guide for those on their own collecting journey. Every collector is unique, each having their own preferences and being at different points in their journey. As a guide, the most important part of my job is to educate and offer advice. I enjoy showing at art and antique shows, as well as at regional paperweight collectors groups - swapping stories with seasoned collectors and sharing with newcomers. Ultimately, I strive to create lifelong relationships by offering the finest paperweights I can find, suited for each step along every collector's journey.

The artists who specialize in these techniques are few. There are perhaps fewer than twenty active living artists who are capable of producing fine quality encapsulated sculpture. It is a rare, difficult, and unforgiving art form, which truly takes a lifetime to master. Few possess the artistic virtues, technical skill, and perseverance it requires.

The works offered here date from the mid-1800s up to the present day and represent the very finest this art form has to offer.

The earliest works were true utilitarian objects, but they were still very precious and indeed valuable objects. The finest examples would have been collected, bought, and sold much like the contemporary art of today. Contemporary paperweight artists have refined the craft and elevated it to fine art, achieving realism and detail never thought possible.

Should you have any questions while perusing the offerings found here, please don't hesitate to ask. Enjoy!