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Part II: Antique Paperweights & Related Objects - 19th Century - From Various Consignors
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Lot 1
Rare antique Baccarat faceted four-flower bouquet paperweight. The arrangement is centered by a double-tiered white clematis, with a star honeycomb cane center, which is framed by a pair of Type-II (mid-period) pansies, and crowned by a rare, thousand-petal red rose, with a slender red bud. The pansies, one with maroon upper petals, the other with purple, each have a cross/arrowhead/star cane center and maroon-tipped yellow lower petals. The flowers grow from a pair of crisscrossed green stems, with several green leaves, over clear, star-cut ground. Six and one facets. Diameter 3 1/2".

Established in 1764, the company known today as Compagnie des Cristalleries de Baccarat, was located in the Alsace-Lorraine region of France. In 1846 millefiori paperweights were perfected by the craftsmen at the factory, and by 1848 weights containing exquisite lampwork flowers, bouquets, butterflies, and other motifs were being produced. Paperweight production at Baccarat lasted almost twenty years.
$18,000-$24,000

Current Bid:
$8000
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Lot 2
Rare antique Russian petite floral plaque paperweight. The piece displays a bouquet of twelve, three-dimensional, multi-tiered flowers, in shades of cranberry, cobalt blue, maroon, sky blue, and white, with twelve shaded green leaves and three slender green stems, which are tied with a maroon ribbon. Each of the flowers has bundled rod stamens surrounded by three tiers of pointed petals. Frosted back, and beveled edges. Minor chips along the bevels, and flakes of white glass around the lampwork. Length 4", width 2 1/2", depth 1 1/4".

Previously attributed to the American factory, Mount Washington Glass Works, new evidence has shown that lampwork floral compositions such as this are actually Russian in origin. Yet, over a decade since those discoveries, little is known as to the factory or the glass artists that produced these extraordinary paperweights.
$30,000-$50,000

Current Bid:
$9000
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Lot 3
Outstanding antique Clichy concentric millefiori in stave basket paperweight. A petite white and green rose cane is centered by eight close concentric rings of assorted complex canes, including stardust, six-point star, floret, cog, bundled rod, and crimped canes, in vivid shades of pink, green, cobalt blue, maroon, and light blue, as well as white. The arrangement rests in a basket of alternating green and white staves. Minor bruise to side. Diameter 3 3/16".

Clichy-la-Garenne, the third of the “Big Three” influential cristalleries, was founded in 1838, and offered paperweights that can be dated to 1849. The factory proved to be bold in their use of rich glass colors, and readily entered the new flow of export, showing their crystal at London’s Crystal Palace in 1851, and at the New York Exhibition in 1853.
$16,000-$22,000

Current Bid:
$4500
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Lot 4
Rare antique Saint Louis dated concentric millefiori footed paperweight. A large white, coral, and green rod/cog/floret cane is centered by six concentric rings of assorted complex canes, including cog, stardust, floret, star, and crimped canes, in teal, white, green, pink, pistachio, and blue. The arrangement rests within a stave basket composed of red-centered, green- and white-striped crimp/star canes, which includes a white and dark purple reversed “SL 184_” signature/date cane. Footed base, encircled by a multi-strand spiraling white latticinio torsade. Formerly part of the collection of The New York Historical Society, the piece is painted in red enamel with accession number 1965.456. Minor surface wear. Diameter 3 1/8".

Compagnie des Cristalleries de Saint Louis, established in 1767, focused on the manufacture of fine glassware and crystal. With pieces dated as early as 1845, this was the first of the French cristalleries to offer glass paperweights as part of its product line.

 This weight is shown in The Encyclopedia of Glass Paperweights (color plate figure #24).
$16,000-$22,000

Current Bid:
$5500
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Lot 5
Rare antique Baccarat special pattern shamrock and butterfly millefiori paperweight. A central red and white rod/cog cane is encircled by four, spaced, concentric rings of assorted complex canes, in vivid shades of red, green, blue, goldenrod, and white, over a ground of white upset muslin. The design includes a ring of six, rare, green shamrock silhouette canes, and a border garland of thirteen spaced butterfly, or moth, picture canes. Diameter 3 1/8".
$12,000-$16,000

Current Bid:
$5000
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Lot 6
Exceptional antique Clichy faceted concentric millefiori mushroom paperweight. The tuft of the mushroom is centered by a green crimped cane, which is encircled by five concentric rings of assorted complex canes, in purple, pink, green, cobalt blue, and white. The center cane is repeated in the border garland, while another ring of canes features six pink and green roses, alternating with green and yellow crimped canes. A basket of close, vertical, white staves forms the mushroom’s tapered stem, over clear, petal- and star-cut ground. Five and one facets. This weight was formerly part of the collection of The New York Historical Society. Diameter 2 11/16".
$13,000-$18,000

Current Bid:
$10,000
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