International Paperweight Society

Chris Buzzini
The Yosemite Collection

Crimson Columbine
[CB119a] $1200

Indian Paintbrush
[CB120] $1500

Found along the banks of streams, the crimson columbine is an example of the delicacy and intricacy of nature. The columbine is also called Aquilegia formosa, which translates as “beautiful eagle.” The eagle reference comes from the long red spurs of the plant which resemble an eagle’s claw. This wonderful flower showcases Buzzini’s skill as a lampwork artist. Signed and dated. LE of 10. Diameter 3 3/8". (cb119) $1200

The Indian paintbrush is a favorite of hummingbirds, which are attracted to its brilliant red blossoms. This bouquet is completed with some of Yosemite’s best known wildflowers, including a pink Yosemite aster, black-eyed Susans and white mountain lungwort. The mountain lungwort received its name from seventeenth-century herbalists, who believed it cured lung ailments. Signed and dated. LE of 10. Diameter 3 3/8". (cb120) $1500

Mountain Lady's slipper
[CB121] $900

Sierra Lessingia

Yosemite Astor
[CB123] $800

The lady’s slipper orchid, which blooms from June to August, is truly a unique flower. The blossom is comprised of three petals, the most prominent one being the large white "slipper" with purple veining. The other two petals are brown, elongated and curly. One of Yosemite’s most unique flowers, the mountain lady’s slipper reaches almost two feet in height. Everything about this plant is stunning! Signed and dated. LE of 10. Diameter 3 1/4". (cb121) $900

This small flower signals the onset of Fall in the wilderness. Lessingia first appears in late June as a single short stem with a solitary bloom at its tip. As the plant matures and branches, it creates a living mound of color that decorates the landscape. Signed and dated. LE of 10. Diameter 3 3/8". (cb122) $700

This is "Yosemite’s star!". Perhaps Yosemite’s most famous wildflower, aster occidentalis var yosemitanus, or the Yosemite aster, was first discovered in 1877 near the park’s spectacular Vernal Falls. The flowers bloom from July to September. Signed and dated. LE of 10. Diameter 3 3/8". (cb123) $800

Harliquine Lupine
[CB124] $800

Mock Orange
[CB125] $900

Mountain Sorrel
[CB126] $1000

This wildflower’s numerous spikes of flowers create explosions of color throughout the forest. One of twenty-three species of lupines that grow in the park, the brilliant harlequin lupine is a favorite of visitors to Yosemite. Signed and dated. LE of 10. Diameter 3 3/8". (cb124) $800

Early in the spring season, mock orange is one of the most wonderful fragrances in the air of the Yosemite forests. It is classified as a shrub and prefers the rocky slopes of the Yosemite Valley. Signed and dated. LE of 10. Diameter 3 5/16". (cb125) $900

These gorgeous blossoms grow in the mountains high above the timber line. This wildflower likes to grow near rocks or in fissures of granite, which helps to shelter it from the windy altitude. Signed and dated. LE of 10. Diameter 3 3/8". (cb126) $1000

Coneflower Bouquet
[CB127] $1500

Western Wallflower
[CB128] $1500

Yellow coneflowers mingle with a white peregrine thistle, a delicate blue Camas lily, wood roses, and sky pilot blossoms. The coneflower, a unique member of the sunflower family, is named for its distinct cone-shaped center. The name “sky pilot” is given to one who leads others to heaven, appropriate for this flower which is found growing at the top of high mountains. Signed and dated. LE of 10. Diameter 3 3/8". (cb127) $1500

A member of the mustard family, the western wallflower is known for its vibrant yellow coloring. This bouquet mingles white and green catchfly, blue sky pilot and a large pink sierra lessingia blossom in a celebration of color and delicacy. Signed and dated. LE of 10. Diameter 3 3/8". (cb128) $1500

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