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Part I: Antique Paperweights & Related Objects - 19th Century - From Various Consignors
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Lot 1
Rare antique Baccarat 1848 white and red stardust carpet ground paperweight.

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A coral-rimmed moth silhouette cane is surrounded by an assortment of scattered complex millefiori in brilliant shades of red, yellow, purple, green, blue and orange. Included in the design is an additional moth cane, a red flower picture cane and the Gridel canes of a deer, a goat, a dog, a horse, two rooster canes and an elephant. The canes are nestled in a dense carpet of red-centered white stardust canes. Signature/date cane. In 1847, Joseph Emil Gridel, the nine-year-old nephew of Baccarat manager Jean-Baptiste Toussaint, cut out eighteen different animals he had drawn and was pasting them onto paper when his uncle spotted them. The designs eventually became models for silhouette cane molds. In 1848, M. Toussaint was able to give the young artist a paperweight containing fifteen of the animals. Gridel grew up to be a famous painter and today his work can be found throughout Europe. Diameter 3 1/16".
$15,000-$20,000

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$7500
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Lot 2
Rare antique Saint Louis four-paneled close packed millefiori paperweight.

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An unusually large gathering of concentric blue tubes, white cogs and pink tubes forms a complex millefiori that sits at the crossroads of four radiating rows of delicate red-dotted white stardust canes. Each row of six canes curves and diminishes towards the horizon. The exquisite dichotomy between the angularly spaced rows and the circular nature of paperweight and cane is emphasized by blue, coral and white twists that flank the white rows. The resulting channels invoke luxurious European gardens' hedges, each spaced by carefully landscaped explosions of close packed millefiori in white, pistachio, coral and cobalt blue. A very small canine silhouette enjoys a stroll at the perimeter, perhaps hoping to catch one of the scattered dancing devils in the nearby fields. Diameter 3".
$16,000-$20,000

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$11,000
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Lot 3
Very rare antique New England Glass Company sheaf of flowers and fruit on swirling latticinio magnum paperweight.

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A pair of large double clematis flowers in red and mauve, is bordered by two smaller clematis flowers in yellow and white, two red apples, a pair of blushing yellow pears and a large cobalt blue clematis bud, on a bed of finely variegated green leaves. The arrangement stretches across a white double-swirl latticinio ground. "These superb magnum three dimensional floral paperweights are among the masterpieces produced by the New England Glass Company artisans. As far as we know, no duplicates exist and it is believed that these were special order pieces given to important personages...These marvels of glassmaking rank right up there with the best paperweights produced by any glass company." -The Art of the Paperweight: The New England Glass Companies. Extremely minor surface wear. Diameter 4 1/16".
$8000-$12,000

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$5000
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Lot 4
Antique Bacchus close concentric millefiori paperweight.

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An iconic Bacchus red and white crimp in a white tube centers five closely packed and well-formed rings of lovely canes. The first ring has ten red six-pointed stars in yellow and white tube canes. The following ring is of delicate and lacy white ruffle canes echoed in the third ring by similar examples with stamen-dotted red cores. The fourth ring has echoes of the first ring's red six-pointed star canes in teal and is held in an exterior basket of blue-cored white crimp staves. Diameter 3 3/16".
$9000-$12,000

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$7500
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Lot 5
Antique Bacchus pastel-colored close packed millefiori paperweight.

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Aqua and white crimp staves form a basket around a gathering of contrasting canes in white and shades of blue, green and pink. The light marine colors and variety of canes, including hollow tubes, star and flower canes, resemble a dense coral reef. Minor surface wear. Diameter 2 15/16".
$8000-$10,000

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$5500
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Lot 6
Rare antique Baccarat three-flower bouquet paperweight.

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A white double clematis, with a detailed arrowhead and six-pointed star complex cane center, is joined by a rare red and white cog cane Type II primrose, with a stardust and red bull's-eye cane center, and a rare Type I pansy, with a similar stardust and bull's-eye cane center. The bottom petals of the pansy have been formed with millefiori arrowhead canes, which identify this piece as an early work by the factory. Each flower blooms in a halo of leaves and is joined to the others by two stems to form a rare bouquet. Clear ground. "Large multifloral bouquets were a specialty of Baccarat and displayed the highest degree of skill in lampwork and millefiori techniques." -Baccarat: Paperweights and Related Glass. Pictured and mentioned in the same publication as no.41. Minor surface wear. Diameter 3 1/8".
$8000-$10,000

Current Bid:
$3000
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