• 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 118

    A SAINT LOUIS TRANSLUCENT-RUBY GLASS PEN HOLDER, 'PORTE PLUME'

    CIRCA 1848

    Price Realised  

    A SAINT LOUIS TRANSLUCENT-RUBY GLASS PEN HOLDER, 'PORTE PLUME'
    Circa 1848
    The flaring bowl enriched with gilt bands and foliate scrolls, above a crown weight base, the hollow glass set with twisted green and red ribbons edged in white alternating with entwined white latticinio threads radiating from a central millefiori cane
    4¾ in. (12 cm.) high


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    Provenance

    With Leo Kaplan, Ltd., New York.


    Literature

    L. Selman and L. Pope-Selman, Paperweights for Collectors, Santa Cruz, CA, 1975, frontispiece, fig. 1.


    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. 13.
    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. 63, no. 33.