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Part I: Antique Paperweights & Related Objects - 19th Century - From Various Consignors
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Lot 1
Superb and rare antique Russian flower bouquet faceted paperweight.

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Eight beautifully rendered three-dimensional flowers ring a ninth at the weight’s center. Each of a different color and slightly different articulation, they might be rich clematis interpretations - a flower, according to the language of flowers, that was thought to invoke “mental beauty”. They may also be dahlias, many-tiered and voluptuous, all formed around a ring of pale seed-like stamens punctuated at the core with a single white-rimmed cobalt blue cane. There are two each of pale butter yellow blooms, brilliant royal blue blooms, purple blooms and red, with a larger red bloom reigning at the very heart of the design. Eight emerald green bladed leaves alternate with the eight radial flowers from beneath, peeking through the lush flora. Encased in clear ground, the weight is cut with eight inward-leaning panel facets beveled at the top as they reach up to a large top facet. “These paperweights rank among the most beautiful and sophisticated in the genre.” —Paperweights: Collection Friedrich Bader, Wiener Kunst Auktionen. Fine condition. Diameter 3 7/8”
$15,000-$20,000

Current Bid:
$31,000
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Lot 2
Antique Baccarat 1848 scattered millefiori and Gridel silhouettes on red carpet ground paperweight.

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Various complex canes, including the Gridel silhouette canes of a horse, pheasant, squirrel, dog, rooster, pelican, moth and two goats, are scattered across a red carpet. Each red and white cane of the carpet is centered by a blue and white six-point star. A few white filigree strands can be seen from below. 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. Excellent condition. Diameter 3 1/16”
$13,000-$15,000

Current Bid:
$9500
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Lot 3
Rare antique Baccarat four-flower bouquet with “thousand petal” pink rose paperweight.

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A lush pink “thousand petal” rose blooms at the heart of a formal bouquet and is haloed by a blue and white primrose, a Type III pansy and an uncommon spotted yellow wheatflower, each of which is centered by a white stardust and red bull’s-eye cane stamen. Two intertwined stems, a blue bud, a red bud and a scattering of green leaves complete the 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: 1820-1860. For similar examples, see Paperweights: Flowers Which Clothe the Meadows, page 75, figure 64, and Baccarat Paperweights: Two Centuries of Beauty, page 104, figure 338. Fine condition. Diameter 3 1/8”
$10,000-$12,000

Current Bid:
$8500
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Lot 4
Rare antique Baccarat three-flower bouquet paperweight.

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A purple and yellow Type III pansy, with a stardust and bull’s-eye cane center, a blue and white primrose, with a stardust and bull’s-eye cane center, and a large white double clematis, with a complex star center, grow on gathered stems with a yellow and purple bud and crenulated green leaves. In the parlance of Victorian flower language, the primrose symbolizes youth, the pansy speaks of friendship, while the clematis wishes for luck. Together, the flowers express the desire for a new friendship to continue. Clear ground. A similar example sold in L.H. Selman, Ltd.’s Spring 2000 Auction 23, as lot 1. Excellent condition. Diameter 3 1/8”
$6000-$8000

Current Bid:
$4500
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Lot 5
Rare antique Baccarat “thousand petal” red rose paperweight.

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Seven green leaves crown an expertly crafted multi-tiered red rose, as it blooms atop a gently curved stem, with two additional stems each bearing three green leaves. Clear, star-cut ground. Pictured and discussed in Antique French Paperweights, page 19, figure B7. “So called because of its numerous petals, the unmistakable splendor of the “thousand petaled” rose speaks of a love with boundless intensity. The blood-red color of the bloom alludes to the passion of the sender.” —The Art of the Paperweight: Challenging Tradition. For a similar example, see Paperweights: Flowers Which Clothe the Meadows, page 81, figure 55. Fine condition. Diameter 3 1/4”
$5000-$6000

Current Bid:
$2000
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Lot 6
Antique Baccarat interlaced millefiori trefoil garlands paperweight.

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An arrowhead and fortress cane is centered by a ring of pastry mold canes at the heart of two interlaced trefoil garlands, one made of green and white star complex canes and the other of pink and white cogs surrounding a central blue six-point star. Each of their empty loops is dotted with either an arrowhead and fortress cane or a white and pink star complex cane, in an alternating pattern. White upset muslin cushion ground. Excellent condition. Diameter 3 1/8”
$5000-$7000

Current Bid:
$3250
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