• 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 124

    A SAINT LOUIS FACETED GLASS BOUQUET SCENT BOTTLE OR QUILL STAND

    CIRCA 1848-1850

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A SAINT LOUIS FACETED GLASS BOUQUET SCENT BOTTLE OR QUILL STAND
    Circa 1848-1850
    Of faceted tapering form with collared neck, a flat bouquet of pink, white, coral, ochre and blue flowers and buds at the base, the periphery with a garland of alternating white and red, white and blue millefiori canes
    5 1/8 in. (13 cm.) high


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    For this rare composition, compare a pair of scent bottles and stoppers D. Tarshis, Objects of Fantasy: Glass Inclusions of the Nineteenth Century, New York, 2001, p. 108, no. 62.

    Provenance

    The Morton S. Kaye Collection; Sotheby's, New York, 10 December 1990, lot 64, color pl. VI.