• 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 25

    A BACCARAT CUT-GLASS DIVIDED SCENT BOTTLE AND FOUR ORMOLU STOPPERS

    CIRCA 1823-1825

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    Estimate

    A BACCARAT CUT-GLASS DIVIDED SCENT BOTTLE AND FOUR ORMOLU STOPPERS
    Circa 1823-1825
    Oviform, each of the four sides centering an enameled gold foil inclusion of a floral spray including narcissus, orange, violet and a rose blossom issuing four buds, above a faceted stem and stepped circular grid-cut foot, the ormolu stoppers as scrolling acanthus
    7¼ in. (18.4 cm.) high, overall (5)


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    At the time of cataloguing, the present example is one of two known, the other example (lacking stoppers) is part of the Peck Bequest, The Corning Museum of Glass, New York.

    It is interesting to note that this divided vessel was likely intended to contain the four essences of the flowers depicted.

    Provenance

    Paul Jokelson Collection, New York.
    With Mallett & Son (Antiques), Ltd., London, 1991, no. GF399 (exhibition label).


    Literature

    Country Life, 23 May 1991, p. 79.
    P. Dunlop, The Jokelson Collection of Antique Cameo Incrustation,
    Arizona, 1991, p. 35, no. 59 (cover illustration).
    Lucinda Wright, 'Cased in Crystal', Antique Dealer and Collectors' Guide, June, 1991, p. 36.


    Exhibited

    P. Jokelson and D. Tarshis, Cameo Incrustation: The Great Sulphide Show, The Corning Museum of Glass, New York, 1988, p. 24, no. 59 (exhibition label).
    P. Jokelson and D. Tarshis, Baccarat: Paperweights and Related Glass, 1820-1860, Baccarat, Inc., New York, 30 May - 9 June 1990, no. 12.
    D. Tarshis, Objects of Fantasy: Glass Inclusions of the Nineteenth Century, The Corning Museum of Glass, New York, 2001, p. 122, no. 68.