18 May 1999
A Baccarat flat bouquet weight
Mid 19th Century
The bouquet with a central yellow buttercup with white star stamens surrounded by three cogwheel-type flowers in shades of red, white and blue, two with arrow's heads, and a spray of three blue forget-me-nots with pink and white star centres amongst numerous green leaves, the lower part with two entwined green stalks and four further leaves, star-cut base
3.3/8 in. (8.5 cm.) diam.
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For a weight with a very similar arrangement see Paul Hollister, op. cit.(1974), p. 68, pl. 150.
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