• 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 153

    A SAINT LOUIS GLASS DOUBLE-CLEMATIS AVENTURINE GROUND WEIGHT

    CIRCA 1850

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    A SAINT LOUIS GLASS DOUBLE-CLEMATIS AVENTURINE GROUND WEIGHT
    Circa 1850
    The flower composed of nine ridged petals about a blue and white floret with five green leaves and a bud about the flower, within an opaque blue spiral and latticinio thread torsade, on a translucent-green aventurine ground
    2 7/8 in. (7.3 cm.) diam


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    Compare, Geraldine J. Casper, Glass Paperweights of The Bergstrom-Mahler Museum, Richmond, Virginia, 1989, p. 41 pl. 487 for a double-clematis flower-head and torsade aventurine ground weight.

    Provenance

    Sotheby Parke-Bernet, New York, 29 March 1979, lot 211.


    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. 82 (exhibition labels).
    Hermès Salutes Saint Louis, Hermès, New York, 1989, no. 14.