• A Marriage of Collections: The auction at Christies

    Sale 2398

    A Marriage of Collections: The Property of Dr. Julius and Dena K. Tarshis

    21 April 2010, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 145

    A BACCARAT BUTTERFLY WEIGHT

    CIRCA 1858

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A BACCARAT BUTTERFLY WEIGHT
    Circa 1858
    The clear glass enclosing an enameled gold foil colorful insect, with naturalistic body and antenae, the finely chased wings enameled front and back in translucent pale-blue, amber and ruby with black markings, star-cut base
    2 5/8 in. (6.7 cm.) diameter


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    Provenance

    Sotheby's, London, 1 July 1985, lot 222.


    Exhibited

    L. Kaplan (ed.), Presse-Papiers Français, Leo Kaplan Ltd., New York, 25 October 1986 and The Corning Museum of Glass, New York, May 1987, no. 18.
    P. Jokelson and D. Tarshis, Baccarat: Paperweights and Related Glass, 1820-1860, Baccarat, Inc., New York, 30 May - 9 June 1990, no. 67.