• 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 131

    A SAINT LOUIS FACETED TRANSLUCENT-BLUE OVERLAY GLASS SCENT BOTTLE AND STOPPER

    CIRCA 1848-1850

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    Estimate

    A SAINT LOUIS FACETED TRANSLUCENT-BLUE OVERLAY GLASS SCENT BOTTLE AND STOPPER
    Circa 1848-1850
    Of teardrop form, the blue overlay vessel and stopper cut with elongated flutes, the rim with a white filigrana torsade, above a crown base, the hollow glass set with alternating red, white and blue torsades and white latticinio tubing radiating from a central millefiori cane
    6 3/8 in. (16.2 cm.) high (2)


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    Provenance

    Sotheby's, London, 24 November 1986, lot 347.


    Exhibited

    Hermès Salutes Saint Louis, Hermès, New York, 1989.
    D. Tarshis, Objects of Fantasy: Glass Inclusions of the Nineteenth Century, The Corning Museum of Glass, New York, 2001, p. 82, no. 46.