18 May 1999
A French green-ground pear weight
Mid 19th Century, probably Clichy
The large ripe fruit in shades of red, pink and pale-yellow flanked by two green leaves resting on a bed of radiating latticinio cable above a translucent green and opaque white ground
2in. (7 cm.) diam.
Anon., sale Sotheby's, 4 February 1958, lot 156.
Mrs. V. Hutton-Croft.
Major The Hon. Sir Francis Legh, K.C.V.O., sale Christie's, 27 November 1972, lot 37.
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For a somewhat similar weight with the fruit placed above parallel filigree cable, see Paul Hollister/Dwight P. Lanmon, Paperweights(1978), p. 98, no. 154.
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