• 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 146

    A BACCARAT FACETED GLASS GARLANDED PANSY WEIGHT

    CIRCA 1850

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A BACCARAT FACETED GLASS GARLANDED PANSY WEIGHT
    Circa 1850
    The underside engraved, enameled and thinly encased with a pansy surrounded by a garland of forget-me-nots, cut with a top window and six side printies
    3 1/8 in. (7.9 cm.) diameter


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    At the time of cataloguing, there are only three examples extant. For the other two rare examples of this composition, see P. Hollister, Jr., The Encyclopedia of Glass Paperweights, New York, 1969, col. pl. 4, fig. 22 and Evelyn Campbell Cloak, Glass Paperweights, London and New York, 1969.

    Provenance

    Christie's, New York, 14 March 1985, lot 50.


    Literature

    PCA Bulletin, 1998 (cover illustration and frontispiece).


    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. 54 (exhibition labels).