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Part I: Antique Paperweights & Related Objects - 19th Century - From Various Consignors
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Lot 1
Extremely rare, possibly unique, antique Clichy red and white honeycomb paperweight. This handsome weight contains a central large green and white pastry mold cane which is surrounded by three concentric rings of white oblong hollow tubes that rest on a red ground. "The L. J. Maës factory, called Clichy because of its later location in Clichy-la-Garenne, was founded at Billancourt in 1837, by Rouyer and Maës, makers of glass novelties. About 1839, Maës and a new partner moved the business to Clichy, then a Paris suburb. By 1847, the firm's innovative paperweights and accessories were in demand, causing concern to the older houses of Baccarat and Saint Louis."-Glass Paperweights in The Art Institute of Chicago. "All in all, Clichy paperweights represent the best in classic paperweight making." - Paperweights: Flowers which Clothe the Meadows. Minor surface wear, base re-polished. Diameter 2 7/8".
$18,000-$24,000

Current Bid:
$15,000
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Lot 2
Rare and excellent Bacchus concentric millefiori weight. A row of 12 blue and white cog cane bundles, each with over thirty canes per bundle, plus a rogue cane, encircle a large rare central salmon and white shield cane. The term “rogue cane” has been applied to the unusual blue cog cane in this ring. The design includes four concentric rows of outstanding examples of Bacchus complex canes in pink, salmon, blue and white. The outer concentric ring of complex canes is drawn down under the design to terminate at the bottom center of the weight. “Compared to the output of the French glass works of Clichy, Baccarat and St.Louis, the Bacchus production was very limited, possibly only four hundred or so in total.” —Old English Paperweights. “The glassworks, which initially specialized in domestic glassware and plate glass, began experimenting with fancy Venetian-style glass and paperweights in the 1840s. ‘Letter weights’ as they were called, were never more than a minute part of the company’s production.” —The Art of the Paperweight. Reference: Old English Paperweights p. 54.Provenance: The Bill Volkman Collection. Diameter 3 5/8".
$12,000-$18,000

Current Bid:
$22,000
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Lot 3
Rare and exceptional Bacchus concentric millefiori weight. A central red, yellow and white, collared complex cane is encircled by a ring of red and white multi-ruffled canes, followed by a ring of red, white and yellow star canes. Next a ring of all white multi-ruffled canes is followed by a ring of an assorted and randomly placed black and white star canes and complex canes. The outer ring of green and white cog canes is drawn down to the center of the underside of the weight. “Entirely apart from their rarity, their workmanship entitles them to be included in every collection of any consequence.” — Annual Bulletin of the PCA (1999). Diameter 3 7/16".
$10,000-$15,000

Current Bid:
$22,000
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Lot 4
Rare and excellent antique Bacchus close packed millefiori paperweight. The piece contains a close arrangement of assorted complex canes including ruffles, cogs and rods, in white,red, cobalt blue, aqua, purple, green, and yellow. The design also includes several rarely seen green acorn and oak leaf canes, as well as six QueenVictoria silhouette canes. The outer concentric ring of canes is drawn down under the design to terminate at the bottom center of the weight. “Oak leaves are part of the royal coat of arms, so perhaps this is yet another way of paying homage to the queen.” —The Glass Menagerie. Reference: Old English Paperweights p. 50. Provenance: The Bill Volkman Collection. Diameter 3 7/16".
$11,000-$17,000

Current Bid:
$10,000
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Lot 5
Very fine antique Saint Louis purple multi-petaled dahlia paperweight. Four overlapping tiers of striped purple petals,a yellow center, and six vivid green leaves rest on clear star-cut ground. “What at first glance appears to be a deep lilac color is in fact the impressionistic ....merging of parallel threads of red,white and blue.” —The Encyclopedia of Glass Paperweights. Diameter 2 5/8".
$8000-$10,000

Current Bid:
$7000
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Lot 6
Outstanding antique Baccarat snake on sandy ground paperweight. A spotted green snake coils on a mottled sandy ground of silvery grays and pale yellows. Small annealing crack on underside. “Reptiles were relatively rare among the animal motifs of the classic period, although they were common symbols of renewal and youth.” — Glass Paperweights in the Art Institute of Chicago. “Snakes from Baccarat and Saint Louis are always coiled in the same way, their heads with the same harmless smirk." - Paperweights: Flowers which Clothe the Meadows. Minor surface wear, small annealing crack to base. Diameter 3 3/16".
$9000-$12,000

Current Bid:
$5000
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