• 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 121

    A SAINT LOUIS FACETED AND GARLANDED DAHLIA NEWEL POST

    CIRCA 1848-1850

    Price Realised  

    A SAINT LOUIS FACETED AND GARLANDED DAHLIA NEWEL POST
    Circa 1848-1850
    The flower composed of three rows of overlapping striated pink petals, about a millifiori cane center, growing from a short green stalk issuing a leaf and with four further leaf-tips about the flower, cut with geometric facets, on a short stem and original brass socle mount (chips and fracture to stem)
    6 in. (15.2 cm.) high, overall


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    At the time of cataloguing, the present example is the only newel post extant to feature a dahlia.

    Literature

    D. Tarshis, 'Objets Extraordinaires: French Tazze and Newel Post Finials, 1847-1860', PCA Bulletin, 1993-1994, pp. 24-29.


    Exhibited

    D. Tarshis, Objects of Fantasy: Glass Inclusions of the Nineteenth Century, The Corning Museum of Glass, New York, 2001, p. 102-103, no. 58.