• 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 92

    A PAIR OF ORMOLU-MOUNTED BACCARAT GLASS VASES

    CIRCA 1846

    Price Realised  

    A PAIR OF ORMOLU-MOUNTED BACCARAT GLASS VASES
    Circa 1846
    Each of beaker form, set with millefiori canes as flower-heads linked by engraved scrolling vine, the shoulder and foot enriched with a gilt band, raised on a foliate scroll foot
    4¼ in. (10.8 cm.) high (2)


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    Provenance

    Sotheby's, London, 28 February 1966, lot 118.
    The James A. MacHarg Collection, Sotheby's, London, 2 July 1979, lot 145.
    Sotheby's, London, 1 November 1982, lot 201.


    Literature

    P. Hollister, Jr., The Encyclopedia of Glass Paperweights, New York, 1969, p. 81, fig. 65.
    Anonymous collector, 'Always Worth its Weight', The PCA Bulletin, 1983, p. 31, fig. 2.


    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. 3.
    P. Jokelson and D. Tarshis, Baccarat: Paperweights and Related Glass, 1820-1860, Baccarat, Inc., New York, 30 May - 9 June 1990, no. 54.
    J.A. Bruhn, Designs in Miniature: The Story of Mosaic Glass, The Corning Museum of Glass, New York, 1995, no. 411 (exhibition labels).
    D. Tarshis, Objects of Fantasy: Glass Inclusions of the Nineteenth Century, The Corning Museum of Glass, New York, 2001, p. 27, no. 13.