• 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 17

    A PAIR OF ORMOLU-MOUNTED BACCARAT CUT-GLASS VASES

    CIRCA 1825-1830

    Price Realised  

    A PAIR OF ORMOLU-MOUNTED BACCARAT CUT-GLASS VASES
    Circa 1825-1830
    Of baluster form, each centering a large enameled and tooled gold foil inclusion of a bouquet including roses, tulips, pansies, convolvulus and other flowers, the faceted neck and socle mounted with an ormolu band cast with anthemion, above a stepped square foot
    14 in. (35.5 cm.) high (2)


    Contact Client Service
    • info@christies.com

    • New York +1 212 636 2000

    • London +44 (0)20 7839 9060

    • Hong Kong +852 2760 1766

    • Shanghai +86 21 6355 1766

    Paul Jokelson (1905-2002)

    A founding member of the Paperweight Collector's Association and the American representative for the Baccarat, St. Louis and Cristal D'Albret glass factories, Jokelson was an inveterate glass collector. His knowledge and expertise in the field has informed an entire generation of paperweight and glass aficionados. The purchase of his first piece of glass in 1923 led to a lifetime of study, an unrivalled expertise, the penning of several books on sulphides and glass paperweights, and the curating of seminal exhibitions on the subject, including those of the Tarshis Collection for The Corning Museum of Glass in 1988 and 1990.

    Provenance

    Paul Jokelson Collection, New York (collection labels).
    With Mallett & Son (Antiques) Ltd., London, 1991, nos. GF282 and GF283 (exhibition labels).


    Literature

    P. Jokelson, 'Sulphides- The Art of Cameo Incrustation,' PCA Bulletin, 1984, p. 44, fig. 2 (full page).
    D. Tarshis, 'The Great Sulphide Show', PCA Bulletin, 1988, p. 24.
    P. Jokelson and G. Ingold, Paperweights of the 19th and 20th Centuries, 1989, p. 60.
    P. Dunlop, The Jokelson Collection of Antique Cameo Incrustation, Arizona, 1991, p. 25, nos. 1 and 2 (collection labels).
    The International Ceramics Fair and Seminar Catalogue, London, 1991, p. 73.


    Exhibited

    Previously on loan to The Corning Museum of Glass, 1995-2001.
    P. Jokelson and D. Tarshis, Cameo Incrustation: The Great Sulphide Show, The Corning Museum of Glass, New York, 1988, no. 1, cover illustration.
    P. Jokelson and D. Tarshis, Baccarat: Paperweights and Related Glass, 1820-1860, Baccarat, Inc., New York, 30 May - 9 June 1990, no. 14.
    D. Tarshis, Objects of Fantasy: Glass Inclusions of the Nineteenth Century, The Corning Museum of Glass, New York, 2001, p. 147, no. 83.