• 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 97

    AN ORMOLU-MOUNTED SAINT LOUIS GLASS MILLEFIORI AND LAMPWORKED VASE

    CIRCA 1848-1850

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    AN ORMOLU-MOUNTED SAINT LOUIS GLASS MILLEFIORI AND LAMPWORKED VASE
    Circa 1848-1850
    Of flaring slender form, the exterior a swirling medley of millefiori canes and ribbons interspersed with flowers in shades of dark-blue, orange, white and red about 'match head' centers, growing from green stalks with paired leaves, the swirling marbled interior formed of translucent red and opaque white filaments, above a knop and domed foot the lobed circular gilt-bronze base cast with stylized foliate ornament
    12½ in. (31.75 cm.) high


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    Provenance

    Property of a Lady; Christie's, London, 18 December 1995, lot 174.


    Exhibited

    D. Tarshis, Objects of Fantasy: Glass Inclusions of the Nineteenth Century, The Corning Museum of Glass, New York, 2001, p. 36, no. 21 and cover illustration.