• 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 147

    A SAINT LOUIS FACETED GLASS BUTTERFLY WEIGHT

    CIRCA 1850

    Price Realised  

    A SAINT LOUIS FACETED GLASS BUTTERFLY WEIGHT
    Circa 1850
    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.

    Literature

    PCA Bulletin, 1983, p. 32, fig. 4.


    Exhibited

    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.