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Part I: Antique Paperweights & Related Objects - 19th Century - From Various Consignors
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Lot 1
Rare antique Mount Washington pink camellia and forget-me-not wreath magnum paperweight.

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A sumptuous pink-shaded camellia, with tiers of cascading petals, is the parent of two buds, a forward-facing pink one and a side-facing white one, each cupped by green sepals, which have emerged from a sturdy stem. The flower has three spaced leaves peeking from behind and is surrounded by a green vine with ten blue forget-me-not flowers, each dotted by a yellow match-head center. In Victorian flower language, the camellia is a symbol of peace and calm, while forget-me-nots are associated with remembrance and memories. The design was carefully constructed to pass a soothing message to a loved one. Clear ground. Excellent condition. Diameter 4 1/2”
$26,000-$30,000

Current Bid:
$22,000
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Lot 2
Rare antique Baccarat 1848 spaced millefiori and Gridel silhouettes on white and red stardust carpet ground paperweight.

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A coral-rimmed moth silhouette cane is surrounded by an assortment of spaced concentric complex millefiori in brilliant shades of red, coral, yellow, purple, green and blue. Spaced amongst the millefiori are picture canes of a red flower, as well as the Gridel silhouettes of another moth, a goat, a deer, two dogs, a horse, a rooster and an elephant. The canes are nestled in a dense carpet of red-centered white stardust canes, with a white upset muslin interior visible from the underside. Signature/date cane. Good condition. Diameter 2 13/16”
$10,000-$12,000

Current Bid:
$3500
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Lot 3
Rare antique Bacchus close concentric red and white millefiori paperweight.

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A central trio of red and white hollow ruffle canes is surrounded by a ring of white ruffle canes, a ring of red and white ruffle canes and another ring of white ruffle canes, giving the impressing of an all-white carpet ground with a few passionate red accents. An outer ring of solid white rods, each with a red six-point stars at the center, is pulled downward into a sturdy stave basket for an otherwise delicate design. “Entirely apart from their rarity, their workmanship entitles them to be included in every collection of any consequence.” —1999 PCA Bulletin. Fine condition with internal flaw. Diameter 2 3/4”
$4000-$6000

Current Bid:
$1600
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Lot 4
Antique Clichy interlaced quatrefoil millefiori garland paperweight.

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A beautifully executed design features two interlaced quatrefoil garlands, one comprised of red and white pastry mold canes and another of bright blue and white crimped cogs, all framing two concentric rings of green and pink pastry mold canes. A large cobalt blue and white pastry mold centers the design, which rests on a bed of white upset muslin, above parallel latticinio rods. “Whether woven to celebrate love, victory or merely beauty, the millefiori garlands found in patterned spacing schemes are among the most graceful and delicate ornaments found in paperweights.” —Paperweights for Collectors. Excellent condition. Diameter 3 1/8”
$5000-$6000

Current Bid:
$3000
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Lot 5
Rare antique Baccarat paneled millefiori on aqua honeycomb carpet ground paperweight.

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A red, white and blue arrowhead cane centers three concentric rings of complex canes, one of blue star-centered red bull’s-eye cogs, another of more arrowhead canes and the outer one of white and red star cogs, to create the center of a flower-shaped design, with each of six radiating petals garlanded by white cogs with seven central blue stars, of alternating red or blue complex canes like the ones from the center of the flower. The design is set into a sea of aqua honeycomb canes that flows to the base. A filigree cushion peers through the base. Paul Hollister, in The Encyclopedia of Glass Paperweights, compared the detailed grounds of these weights to needlepoint. Fine condition. Diameter 2 1/2”
$6000-$8000

Current Bid:
$3000
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Lot 6
Rare antique Baccarat pansy, buttercup and clematis flat bouquet faceted paperweight.

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A dazzling and rare four-flower group includes a large white buttercup, with a yellow stardust center, flanked by two Type-I pansies, with dark upper petals and a trio of cobalt blue and white arrowhead cane lower petals, below a white double clematis, with a cog cane center. A light green vine, bearing a blue bud and green leaves, entwines a central dark green stem. Six and one faceting. Clear, star-cut base. “In contrast to the work of the other French factories, Baccarat produced conspicuously formal floral arrangements. These masterfully portrayed flowers combine to form a delightful garden. The millefiori cane sections that compose the bottom of the pansies indicate that this weight was produced in the early part of the classic period.” —The Art of the Paperweight: Challenging Tradition. Excellent condition. Diameter 3 3/16”
$5000-$6000

Current Bid:
$5000
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