18 May 1999
A Baccarat dated blue carpet-ground scattered millefiori weight
The brightly-coloured canes including silhouettes of a goat, a dog, a butterfly, a deer, a cockerel and a cane inscribed B 1848 set into a ground of closely-packed white-centred blue canes
2 in. (7 cm.) diam.
Anon., sale Sotheby's, 4 July 1977, lot 145
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Cf. Hollister/Lanmon, op. cit.(1978), p. 32, no. 19 and Paul Jokelson, Antique French Paperweights (1955), B71.
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