• 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 53

    AN APSLEY PELLATT CUT-GLASS SULPHIDE FOUR-LIGHT CENTERPIECE

    CIRCA 1820

    Price Realised  

    AN APSLEY PELLATT CUT-GLASS SULPHIDE FOUR-LIGHT CENTERPIECE
    Circa 1820
    Each arm suspending glass lustres, the diamond-cut vasi-form center enclosing a sulphide of Andromache, above a central ball applied with rosettes, on a conical stem and stepped circular foot
    15¼ in. (38.6 cm.) high


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    Apsley Pellatt, Memoir on the Origin, Progress and Improvement of Glass Manufacture..., London, 1821, plate F, fig. 12 illustrates a similar example and states that the central vase was intended to hold real or artificial flowers.

    Literature

    D. Tarshis, Objects of Fantasy: Glass Inclusions of the Nineteenth Century, Santa Cruz, CA, 2001, p. 117, illustration XVI.


    Exhibited

    P. Jokelson and D. Tarshis, Cameo Incrustation: The Great Sulphide Show, The Corning Museum of Glass, New York, 1988, p. 8, no. 6 (exhibition label).