9 April 2008,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 3,750
Estimate USD 2,000 - USD 3,000
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.