Such a lovely paperweight, and even better to hold in the palm of your hand; I swear its cool, smooth surface has a wonderful calming, and perhaps even curative, effect! I am not a connoisseur of art glass, but with its gorgeous matte celadon green body and elegant swirls of deep blue and darker green, I think this is just about a perfect object. It is was made by Randolph "Rusty" Lutrell (1947-2011), signed on the the bottom "Lutrell Studio."
Lutrell received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Birmingham Southern University and a master of Fine Arts degree was from Florida State University, and taught at Flagler College, Jacksonville University, Florida State University and at the Jacksonville Art Museum. He exhibited and sold his art at Luttrell Studios in St. Augustine, Florida and at art shows and galleries throughout the eastern United States and Canada. He also served as Director of Workshops at Pine Castle, a facility for developmentally disabled adults.
This piece, which I purchased at the estate sale of an avid art collector in Kansas City, MO, measures 1 7/8" in diameter and 1" tall, and is in excellent vintage condition. There are four small pads on the bottom.