11 June 2010
A CONTINENTAL MAGNUM PICTORIAL PORCELAIN AND GLASS WEIGHT
Mid 19th century
Finely painted with a porcelain plaque of two putti, one holding a bow and quiver of arrows and the other with two ribbon-tied doves before a rose bush, set beneath a glass dome resting in a metal ring, the underside lined with red leather enriched with a gilt flower spray
4½ in. (11.3 cm.) diameter
The Property of The New-York Historical Society (iron-red accession no. 1965.478); Sotheby's, New York, 18 January 1995, lot 242.
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Paul Hollister, Glass Paperweights of the New-York Historical Society, New York, 1974, p. 101, color plate 83.
Paul Jokelson, One Hundred of The Most Important Paperweights, New York, 1955, pp. 182-183, color plate 82.
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