21 April 2010,
New York, Rockefeller Plaza
Price Realised USD 37,500
Estimate USD 20,000 - USD 30,000
AN ORMOLU-MOUNTED SAINT LOUIS GLASS MILLEFIORI AND LAMPWORKED VASE
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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Property of a Lady; Christie's, London, 18 December 1995, lot 174.
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.