• 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 132

    A CLICHY PATTERNED MILLEFIORI GLASS TAZZA

    CIRCA 1850-1855

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A CLICHY PATTERNED MILLEFIORI GLASS TAZZA
    Circa 1850-1855
    The bowl with a pentafoil floriform design with a large Clichy rose at its center, on a vari-baluster stem, the spreading foot with a central white floret and three concentric millefiori garlands, a green and white torsade at both rims
    4 in. (10.2 cm.) high; 4¼ in. (10.8 cm.) diameter


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    For similar examples in the Darnis and Maës Collection, see R. Dufrenne, J. Maës and B. Maës, La Cristallerie de Clichy, Nice, 2005, p. 390-391.

    Provenance

    With Au Petit Hussard, Paris


    Literature

    D. Tarshis, 'Objets Extraordinaires: French Tazze and Newel Post Finials, 1847-1860', PCA Bulletin, 1993-1994, pp. 24-29.


    Exhibited

    D. Tarshis, Objects of Fantasy: Glass Inclusions of the Nineteenth Century, The Corning Museum of Glass, New York, 2001, p. 52, no. 28.