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Part I: Antique Paperweights & Related Objects - 19th Century - From Various Consignors
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Lot 1
Rare antique Clichy rose, pansy and thistle bouquet paperweight.

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A large yellow-centered pink millefiori rose crowns a bouquet along with a sheathed companion bud. It is flanked to the left by a purple and pale yellow pansy, also with a companion bud, and on the right by a pair of rarely seen thistles, each fashioned from a long purple, pink and white complex cane and cupped by a thick green ring of spurs. Each flower tops a leafy green stem, gathered and tied with a narrow pink ribbon, over a clear ground. Similar arrangements of flowers are known, perhaps suggesting a commemoration of the alliance between England, Scotland and France during the 1853-1856 Crimea War. "A thought-provoking assembly of blossoms and buds by Clichy, simple at first glance, expresses unrequited love. . . The minute detail of buds with green sepals and stems, loosely tied with pink ribbon, make this an artful interpretation of a symbolic bouquet." -Glass Paperweights in the Art Institute of Chicago. Featured on Antiques Roadshow season 24, episode 20, at the Yorkshire Museum, with Fergus Gambon, in 2012. A similar example was sold in LH Selman's Auction 43 as lot 3. Fine condition. Diameter 3 1/4"
$25,000-$35,000

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$20,000
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Lot 2
Rare and unique antique Clichy pink clematis paperweight.

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A stunning pink clematis blossom, with six variegated petals spaced by thin sepals, has an intricate center composed of an outer ring of nine mint green stamens that borders concentric blue-over-white toothed rings, which encircle a central complex red and white cane. The bloom grows on a long sinuous stem, shared with four leaves and a delicate pink bud. Clear ground. "Clichy was renowned for its inventive flower portrayals, no two of which are exactly alike." -The Art of the Paperweight: Challenging Tradition. Pictured and discussed in the Daily Herald August 30, 2016, article "Meet the 'Frankenstein' of Pretty Paperweights", by Burt Constable. Fine condition. Diameter 2 15/16"
$8000-$10,000

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$3500
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Lot 3
Rare and exceptional antique Bacchus close concentric millefiori paperweight.

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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 randomly placed dark blue and white six-point stars, complex cog and three unknown heraldic symbol canes. An outer ring of green and white cog canes is drawn down into a stave basket. "Entirely apart from their rarity, their workmanship entitles them to be included in every collection of any consequence." -1999 PCA Bulletin. Previously sold in LH Selman's Auction 47 as lot 3. Good condition. Diameter 3 7/16"
$10,000-$14,000

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$5000
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Lot 4
Antique Bacchus close concentric millefiori paperweight.

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A large pink and white hollow ruffle cane sits at the center of a ring of green-lined white ruffles, followed by alternating blue-lined white ruffles and white floret canes. A pink and white ring of ruffles ensues before a ring of hollow cogs, with alternating green and gray interiors, is pulled downward into a stave basket to cradle the design. Diameter 3 5/16"
$6000-$8000

Current Bid:
$3750
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Lot 5
Antique Bacchus close packed millefiori paperweight.

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An assortment of complex canes, including ruffles, cogs, crimps and complex canes in red, blue, light green and white, fans upward like an explosion of fireworks. Numerous red six-point star canes are scattered throughout the design, held within a stave basket. Fine condition. Diameter 3"
$5000-$7000

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$3500
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Lot 6
Rare antique Baccarat "thousand petal" red rose paperweight.

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An expertly crafted multi-tiered garnet-red rose is crowned by five shaded green leaves as it blooms atop a curved stem, with two additional leaves, over a clear, star-cut ground. Describing the rare Baccarat rose, Paul Hollister wrote, "The realistic features of these three-dimensional flowers are the way the petals remain closed in the center, suggesting a half-opened flower, and the lovely rose coloring, which ranges from softest pink to dusty velvet red." Diameter 2 1/2"
$5000-$7000

Current Bid:
$2500
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