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    Sale 1983

    19th Century Furniture, Sculpture, Works of Art And Ceramics

    9 April 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 382

    A PAUL STANKARD YELLOW CACTUS 'STAR OF DAVID' CUT WEIGHT

    THE LOWER SIDE SIGNED WITH A BLACK AND WHITE 'S' CANE, INSCRIBED AND DATED 'AP2 1980'

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    A PAUL STANKARD YELLOW CACTUS 'STAR OF DAVID' CUT WEIGHT
    THE LOWER SIDE SIGNED WITH A BLACK AND WHITE 'S' CANE, INSCRIBED AND DATED 'AP2 1980'
    The clear glass enclosing a spreading green cactus branch with three fully open yellow flowers and eight burgeoning buds, the underside cut with a Star of David
    3 1/8 in. (8 cm.) diameter; 2 in. (5.2 cm.) high


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    The 'Star of David' weight is one of two made. The companion piece was presented to an eminent minister of Israel. The gift of a cactus weight was chosen as the colloquial term in Hebrew for a native-born Israeli citizen is Sabra or cactus.