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Part I: Antique Paperweights & Related Objects - 19th Century - From the Sam and Winifred Alschuler Collection
Exhibits cited: Neenah, The Bergstrom-Mahler Museum, Neenah, Wisconsin, "Rare Paperweights from a Private Collection," June 12 – September 5, 1982. Corning, The Corning Museum of Glass, Corning, New York, "Paperweights: Flowers which clothe the meadows," April 29 – October 21, 1978.
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Lot 1
Extremely rare and unusual antique Saint Louis faceted upright bouquet and torsade magnum paperweight or wafer stand. A large, double-tiered, red lampwork clematis, with a white and blue floret center, blooms above six smaller double-tiered lampwork flowers, in alternating cobalt blue, goldenrod, and white, which divide six assorted complex millefiori flowers, over spaced radial green leaves, their serrated edges accented with tiny spaced bubbles. Appearing as a basket, a wide, coral spiral-encased white filigree torsade encircles the base of the bouquet, over clear, star-cut ground. Large concave top facet, with three rows of geometric side facets. This unusually large, expertly crafted weight is one of the few magnums produced by the Saint Louis factory in the mid-nineteenth century. Exhibited: Neenah, catalogue number 42. Diameter 4 1/4".
From the Sam and Winifred Alschuler Collection
$15,000-$25,000

Current Bid:
$18,000
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Lot 2
Extremely rare antique Clichy three-flower bouquet paperweight. A millefiori fantasy flower crowns the arrange-ment, with six petals fashioned from blue, pink, and white complex canes, encircling an intricate cog/rod/floret cane center. To the left blooms a white flower, its six full petals with faint streaks of light blue, surrounding a white stardust and pink bull’s-eye cane center, accented with a ring of translucent pink dots. An unusual coral-pink blossom stands on the right side of the bouquet, with an intricate pale yellow, green, white, pink, and blue cog/rod cane center, surrounded by six ridged petals. A companion bud sprouts alongside each of the flowers, as they grow from leafy green stems, which are tied with a narrow white ribbon, over clear ground. It is rare to find a white ribbon used in a Clichy bouquet weight, as pink ribbons are more common. “The casual leafage shows a great variety of form and texture. Some fantastic flowers have petals fashioned from lengths of cane that have been sliced through lengthwise, exposing the interior of the cane, the petal tips showing the bisected cane ends, a remarkable feat and an exercise of imagination that represents paperweight-making at its best.” —"The Encyclopedia of Glass Paperweights." Exhibited: Neenah, catalogue number 35. Diameter 2 15/16".
From the Sam and Winifred Alschuler Collection
$13,000-$17,000

Current Bid:
$12,000
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Lot 3
Extremely rare antique Clichy pair of signed scrambled millefiori vases. Both of the extraordinary pieces contain a colorful assortment of whole and partial complex millefiori, including floret, six-point star, moss, quatrefoil, bull’s-eye, arrowhead, stardust, bundled rods, cog, and crimped canes, as well as a generous offering of various rose canes, in shades of pink, white, yellow, green, and turquoise. One vase is identified with a pink, white, and purple “C” signature cane, while its companion bears a dark purple and white “C” signature cane, as well as a rarely seen turquoise, white, pink, and blue “CLICHY” cane. (See "The Encyclopedia of Glass Paperweights," pp. 142 - 143; "Objects of Fantasy: Glass Inclusions of the Nineteenth Century," pp. 10 - 11) Long-term cracks to both pieces. These vases are the only matched pair known to be in a private collection. Two other similar examples are part of the permanent collections of the Corning Museum of Glass, Corning, NY, and the Bergstrom-Mahler Museum, Neenah, WI. Height 8 5/8".
From the Sam and Winifred Alschuler Collection
$22,000-$30,000

Current Bid:
$20,000
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Lot 4
Rare antique Clichy fantasy flower on latticinio paperweight. Centering the unusual flower is a white and pink floret/tube cane, encircled by a double white crimped collar, and bordered by two concentric rings of long yellow-tipped green rods. White-tipped purple petals complete the flower, which blooms atop a long green stem, with three dark green leaves, on a double-swirl white latticinio cushion. “Clichy was renowned for its inventive flower portrayals, no two of which are exactly alike.” –"The Art of the Paperweight: Challenging Tradition." Exhibited: Corning, catalogue number 129; Neenah, catalogue number 26. Diameter 2 15/16".
From the Sam and Winifred Alschuler Collection
$15,000-$20,000

Current Bid:
$37,000
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Lot 5
Antique Clichy faceted turquoise double overlay concentric millefiori mushroom paperweight. The tuft of the mushroom consists of four concentric rings of assorted complex canes around a purple, green, red, and white floret/rod/crimped cane. Included in the design are eight white and green rose canes, as well as a rarely seen chain of fourteen pink and green rose canes. Vertical white staves form the mushroom’s tapered stem, over clear, grid-cut ground. Dark turquoise-over-white double overlay, with five and one facets. “In paperweight hierarchy, faceted overlays, small miracles of the glassmaker’s and engraver’s art, rank in the upper echelon…Overlays epitomize the trappings of elegance sought by prospering mid-nineteenth century bourgeoisie.” —"Glass Paperweights in The Art Institute of Chicago." Minor chips; wear. Diameter 3".
From the Sam and Winifred Alschuler Collection
$12,000-$16,000

Current Bid:
$10,000
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Lot 6
Rare antique Saint Louis paneled close packed millefiori paperweight. A large chartreuse, white, pink, and blue floret/cog cane is centered by four panels of assorted, colorful, close packed canes, separated by four rows of white, coral, green, and yellow rod/six-point star canes, each framed by a pair of blue-rimmed white twists. Three of the panels include canes which match the one at center. The design of this weight is reminiscent of the formal gardens surrounding the grand French châteaux. Exhibited: Neenah, catalogue number 48. Diameter 3".
From the Sam and Winifred Alschuler Collection
$20,000-$26,000

Current Bid:
$27,000
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