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A PAIR OF ORMOLU-MOUNTED BACCARAT CUT-GLASS VASES

CIRCA 1825-1830

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A PAIR OF ORMOLU-MOUNTED BACCARAT CUT-GLASS VASES
Circa 1825-1830
Of baluster form, each centering a large enameled and tooled gold foil inclusion of a bouquet including roses, tulips, pansies, convolvulus and other flowers, the faceted neck and socle mounted with an ormolu band cast with anthemion, above a stepped square foot
14 in. (35.5 cm.) high (2)
Provenance
Paul Jokelson Collection, New York (collection labels).
With Mallett & Son (Antiques) Ltd., London, 1991, nos. GF282 and GF283 (exhibition labels).
Literature
P. Jokelson, 'Sulphides- The Art of Cameo Incrustation,' PCA Bulletin, 1984, p. 44, fig. 2 (full page).
D. Tarshis, 'The Great Sulphide Show', PCA Bulletin, 1988, p. 24.
P. Jokelson and G. Ingold, Paperweights of the 19th and 20th Centuries, 1989, p. 60.
P. Dunlop, The Jokelson Collection of Antique Cameo Incrustation, Arizona, 1991, p. 25, nos. 1 and 2 (collection labels).
The International Ceramics Fair and Seminar Catalogue, London, 1991, p. 73.
Exhibited
Previously on loan to The Corning Museum of Glass, 1995-2001.
P. Jokelson and D. Tarshis, Cameo Incrustation: The Great Sulphide Show, The Corning Museum of Glass, New York, 1988, no. 1, cover illustration.
P. Jokelson and D. Tarshis, Baccarat: Paperweights and Related Glass, 1820-1860, Baccarat, Inc., New York, 30 May - 9 June 1990, no. 14.
D. Tarshis, Objects of Fantasy: Glass Inclusions of the Nineteenth Century, The Corning Museum of Glass, New York, 2001, p. 147, no. 83.

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Paul Jokelson (1905-2002)

A founding member of the Paperweight Collector's Association and the American representative for the Baccarat, St. Louis and Cristal D'Albret glass factories, Jokelson was an inveterate glass collector. His knowledge and expertise in the field has informed an entire generation of paperweight and glass aficionados. The purchase of his first piece of glass in 1923 led to a lifetime of study, an unrivalled expertise, the penning of several books on sulphides and glass paperweights, and the curating of seminal exhibitions on the subject, including those of the Tarshis Collection for The Corning Museum of Glass in 1988 and 1990.

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