• 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 134

    A CLICHY MILLEFIORI AND SULPHIDE GLASS LETTER PRESS

    CIRCA 1848

    Price Realised  

    A CLICHY MILLEFIORI AND SULPHIDE GLASS LETTER PRESS
    Circa 1848
    The knop set with a central pastry mould cane within edelweis and a millefiori garland at the periphery, the base enclosing a profile sulphide of Louis Napoléon, to dexter, cut with four oval printies and hobnail
    3¾ in. (9.5 cm.) high


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    Provenance

    Property of the New-York Historical Society; Sotheby's, New York, 18 January 1995, lot 160, accession no. 1965.374.


    Literature

    Paul Hollister, Jr., Glass Paperweights of the New-York Historical Society, New York, 1974, p. 99, pl. 81.


    Exhibited

    The Albany Institute of History and Art; The Everson Museum of Art; The Munson-Williams Proctor Museum; The Hudson River Museum; The Arnot Museum, 1973-1974.
    D. Tarshis, Objects of Fantasy: Glass Inclusions of the Nineteenth Century, The Corning Museum of Glass, New York, 2001, p. 138, no. 77.