• 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 154

    AN ITALIAN AVENTURINE AND MILLEFIORI GLASS SCENT BOTTLE

    CIRCA 1848, PROBABLY PIETRO BIGAGLIA

    Price Realised  

    AN ITALIAN AVENTURINE AND MILLEFIORI GLASS SCENT BOTTLE
    Circa 1848, probably Pietro Bigaglia
    Set with two portrait canes by Giacomo Franchini, one of Francis Joseph I, Emperor of Austria, the other unidentified of a white haired man in red militia coat, similar to that of Garibaldi, among swirls of gold and ruby aventurine and richly colored stria, topped with a hinged brass cover
    2 5/8 in. (6.4 cm.) long (2)


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    See Giovanni Sarpellon, Miniature Masterpieces--Mosaic Glass, 1838-1924, Munich and New York, 1995, p. 33-90; and Albert Christian Revi, 'Miniature Portraits in Glass Rods', PCA Bulletin, June, 1958.