21 April 2010,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 2,500
Estimate USD 5,000 - USD 7,000
A SAINT LOUIS AMBER-FLASH AND ENGRAVED GLASS VASE WITH POSY WEIGHT BASE
Circa 1848-1850, the engraving possibly by Guillaume Schauffe
The flower form bowl with alternate clear and amber petals wheel-engraved with pendant grape, convolvulous and foliate vine, above a garlanded posy weight base, the bouquet composed of five millefiori canes set on five conjoined green leaves, the grid cut base flashed in deep-amber
8¼ in. (20.9 cm.) high
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Acquired at auction, Drouot Richelieu, Paris.
D. Tarshis, Objects of Fantasy: Glass Inclusions of the Nineteenth Century, The Corning Museum of Glass, New York, 2001, p. 104-105, no. 59.