21 April 2010,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 1,250
Estimate USD 2,500 - USD 3,500
A BACCARAT FACETED CLOSE MILLEFIORI GLASS GOBLET
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.
Acquired at auction, Drouot Richelieu, Paris.
D. Tarshis, Objects of Fantasy: Glass Inclusions of the Nineteenth Century, The Corning Museum of Glass, New York, 2001, p. 38, no. 22.
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