• 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 135

    TWO CLICHY PATTERNED CONCENTRIC MILLEFIORI TURQUOISE-GROUND GLASS SCENT BOTTLES AND STOPPERS

    CIRCA 1848-1850

    Price Realised  

    TWO CLICHY PATTERNED CONCENTRIC MILLEFIORI TURQUOISE-GROUND GLASS SCENT BOTTLES AND STOPPERS
    Circa 1848-1850
    Each with concentric millefiori stopper, the base with either an interlaced trefoil garland or a floriform millefiori pattern, incorporating numerous Clichy pink-and-green and white-and-green rose canes
    7 3/8 in. (18.8 cm.) high (4)


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    For a similar example in the Darnis and Maës Collection, see R. Dufrenne, J. Maës and B. Maës, La Cristallerie de Clichy, Nice, 2005, p. 286.

    Provenance

    The Turner Collection; Sotheby's, New York, 1 November 1984, lot 137.


    Exhibited

    P. Hollister and D. Lanmon, Paperweights: "Flowers which clothes the Meadows", The Corning Museum of Glass, New York, 1978, no 328 (exhibition only, not in publication).
    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. 5 (exhibition labels).
    D. Tarshis, Objects of Fantasy: Glass Inclusions of the Nineteenth Century, The Corning Museum of Glass, New York, 2001, p. 76, no. 40.