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Part II: Antique Paperweights & Related Objects - 19th Century - From Various Consignors
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Lot 1
Extremely rare and important antique New England Glass Company fancy-cut double overlay encased nosegay and millefiori garlands paperweight. The piece contains a central nosegay, with three cane flowers, green leaves, and a stem, resting on a double-swirl white latticinio cushion, encircled by three concentric rings of complex canes, in white, pink, and blue. The exterior is finished with a pale blue-over-translucent green double overlay, which has a circular top facet and elaborate crisscross cuts on the sides. “Considered to be one of the finest American weights in existence.” --Annual Bulletin of the Paperweight Collectors’ Association, 1989 (cover piece). Provenance: The Collection of Dorothea Yeager. Diameter 3 1/8".
$25,000-$35,000

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$27,000
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Lot 2
Extremely rare antique Baccarat dated magnum scattered millefiori on lace paperweight. This unusually large piece contains a “B 1847” signature/date cane, along with an assortment of colorful, scattered, complex millefiori, including the Gridel silhouettes of two butterflies, two horses, two roosters, two dogs, an elephant, a goat, a pheasant, a black monkey, and a red devil. The ground is composed of tumbled white lace, with scattered pieces of colored filigree and segments of canes. Accession number 48, from the Challenging Tradition traveling paperweight exhibit (1993-4), painted in white enamel. “This enormous weight, dated to indicate it was one of the first Gridel weights produced, is a masterful demonstration of these canes which spark the imagination.” --The Art of the Paperweight --Challenging Tradition. (See also The Encyclopedia of Glass Paperweights, pp. 54-55; Glass Paperweights in The Art Institute of Chicago, p. 36) Minor surface wear. Diameter 4".
$15,000-$25,000

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$10,000
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Lot 3
Very rare antique Baccarat dated magnum close packed millefiori paperweight, with a multitude of assorted complex canes, including two Gridel pigeon silhouettes and a “B 1847” signature/date cane. “‘Close’ millefiori refers to the close vertical packing together of the canes, like people in a dense crowd. The patchwork quilt of one hundred or one hundred and fifty canes in a close millefiori paperweight offers a sampling of many or most of the canes made by a factory, and treats the eye to an almost endless variety.” --Glass Paperweights of the New-York Historical Society. (See The Encyclopedia of Glass Paperweights, pp. 53-54) A ring of diamond-cutting encircles the perimeter of the base. Diameter 3 7/8".
$20,000-$30,000

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$10,000
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Lot 4
Rare antique Clichy lampwork and split-millefiori flower bouquet paperweight. The unusual five-flower bouquet contains three split-millefiori flowers, composed of pieces of canes which have been cut lengthwise; one in pale pink, one in pink and green, and one in pale lavender and green. The arrangement is completed by two blue lampwork blossoms, several green leaves, and stems, over clear ground. Three of the flowers are open-faced, and have an upright complex cane center, while the remaining two flowers are presented sideways. Provenance: The Sinclair Collection, New Hampshire. Exhibitions include Corning, New York, The Corning Museum of Glass, Paperweights: “Flowers Which Clothe The Meadows”, 1978. (See p. 72, catalog #140, described p. 142. See also One Hundred of the Most Important Paperweights, pp. 96-97, plate 41) Diameter 3".
$45,000-$60,000

Current Bid:
$36,000
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Lot 5
Rare antique Clichy concentric millefiori piedouche paperweight, with both pink and white roses. The finely crafted design contains a Clichy trademark pink and green rose, centered among six concentric rings of assorted complex canes, in burgundy, cobalt blue, green, pink and white. One ring is comprised of five red-centered white roses, which alternate with blue millefiori, while another contains eleven pink and green roses, alternating with complex white star canes. The piece is finished with a turquoise and white stave basket, which is drawn down to a clear footed base. “For precision and color harmony the finer concentrics are unsurpassed-- one looks down upon a formal garden bordered by vertical staves in alternating colors, a garden of pink with blue and lavender, eggplant purple against mid-summer green, aquamarine against wine red, all centered, perhaps, about a big Clichy rose.” --The Encyclopedia of Glass Paperweights. “The piedouche was another innovative variation of the paperweight format. The artisans accentuated the grandeur of the millefiori by literally placing it on a pedestal. These pieces are also known as basket weights, because they conjure poetic images of a bright basket filled with ‘a thousand flowers.’ All of the major French factories produced pedestal weights, but Clichy excelled in this area.” --The Art of the Paperweight-- Challenging Tradition. Minor surface wear. Height 2 3/8", diameter 2 15/16".
$45,000-$60,000

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$40,000
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Lot 6
Antique Clichy faceted blue double overlay millefiori mushroom with roses paperweight. The mushroom is composed of assorted close packed complex millefiori, including seven rose canes, two of pink and green, two of white and green, and three of white and pink, all gathered in a white stave basket. The lower ends of the basket extend down to form a short stem over a clear diamond-cut ground. Blue-over-white double overlay with five and one facets. “The finest canes in subtle, color-row juxtapositions, including Clichy roses in various colors and shades, are neatly arranged, and the view of them through the top window is breathtaking.” --The Encyclopedia of Glass Paperweights. Small air inclusion on base. Diameter 2 15/16".
$5000-$7000

Current Bid:
$4500
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