18 May 1999
A Baccarat yellow wheatflower weight
Mid 19th Century
The flower with twelve pale-yellow petals spotted in dark-brown about a red and white star centre, five green leaves showing behind, the stalk with two further leaves, star-cut base (very minor chipping to footrim)
2 in. (6.4 cm.) diam.
Anon., sale Sotheby's, 24 November 1975, lot 73.
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