Eye Candy for the Discerning

I must admit that paperweights were not my first passion. I started selling antique art glass in 1988…Primarily Mt. Washington, Pairpoint, New England and Art Nouveau glass. It wasn’t until 1995 that I purchased my first collection of paperweights. Since then my focus has become primarily on paperweights, but I still have a fondness for the antique art glass as well. I owe a great deal to Louis St. Aubin who introduced me to art glass, and eventually encouraged me to pursue a specialty in glass paperweights. He was a mentor, a scholar, and a good friend that directed, taught and instilled in me a love of glass, antiques, and history.

This website is a result of over 30 years of purchasing, collecting and selling of many different types of glass. However, it has grown to include a comprehensive collection of glass paperweights and art glass found nowhere else on the internet. Art glass includes many different types from Amberina to Wave Crest, and paperweights from Ayotte to Ysart.

I have become very active in the Paperweight Collectors Association serving on the board, and as the Dealer Representative, for 12 years. I have been a member of PCA for 24 years and I encourage anyone interested in paperweights to join this worthwhile organization. It is a good source of knowledge, a chance to meet fellow enthusiasts, and their bi-annual conventions provide a chance to meet artists & dealers, as well as a wonderful opportunity to add paperweights to your collection.

I also encourage any new collectors to attend any of the many local paperweight collectors groups. This provides an excellent opportunity for collectors to experience and handle paperweights in person. Pictures and books are nice, but there is nothing compared to first hand visual experiences.

Please check out my entire website and enjoy the many photos of my collection. Should you have any questions, comments or require additional information please feel free to contact me.

Enjoy the website and happy Collecting!
email: wpitt@wpitt.com

William Pitt
1811 Englewood Rd., #207
Englewood, FL

Phone: 508-993-4944