21 April 2010,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 13,750
Estimate USD 5,000 - USD 7,000
A SAINT LOUIS FACETED GLASS BUTTERFLY WEIGHT
The insect with brown body and pink antennae, the semi-translucent marbled pink forewings edged in blue, the hindwings polychrome, a blue and white thread torsade at the periphery, cut with top window and geometric side facets, on a diamond-cut base
3 in. (7.7 cm.) diameter
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At the time of the 1986-1987 exhibit, only one other example of this composition was known.
PCA Bulletin, 1983, p. 32, fig. 4.
L. Kaplan (ed.), Presse-Papiers Français, Leo Kaplan Ltd., New York, 25 October 1986 and The Corning Museum of Glass, New York, May 1987, no. 72.
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