New York, Park Avenue
24 September 1997
A BACCARAT DATED CLOSE MILLEFIORI WEIGHT
The clear glass set with closely packed multi-coloured millefiori canes, including silhouettes of a cockerel, a pigeon, a goat, a horse, a dog, and a monkey, dated on a single cane 'B 1847'
2½in. (6.3cm.) diam.
Anon. sale, Sotheby & Co. London, 22 July 1953, lot 91
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