18 May 1999
A Baccarat butterfly and white double clematis weight
Mid 19th Century
The insect with purple body, multi-coloured marbled wings and turquoise eyes, hovering over a white double clematis, the twelve ribbed petals about a red and white star centre, with five green leaves showing behind, the stalk with two further leaves, star-cut base
2 in. (6.3 cm.) diam.
Anon., sale Sotheby's, 5 May 1975, lot 192.
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Cf. Paul Jokelson, op. cit.(1955), p. 78, B98
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