• 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 95

    A BACCARAT FACETED CLOSE MILLEFIORI GLASS GOBLET

    CIRCA 1846

    Price Realised  

    A BACCARAT FACETED CLOSE MILLEFIORI GLASS GOBLET
    Circa 1846
    The tall faceted ogee bowl, applied front and back with a close-packed millefiori medallion, including a Maltese cross cane, on a hexagonal stem and star-cut circular foot
    8 1/8 in. (20.6 cm.) high


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    At the time of cataloguing, no other example of this form and composition is known; the cross cane is a documented early Baccarat cane.

    Provenance

    Acquired at auction, Drouot Richelieu, Paris.


    Exhibited

    D. Tarshis, Objects of Fantasy: Glass Inclusions of the Nineteenth Century, The Corning Museum of Glass, New York, 2001, p. 38, no. 22.