New York, Park Avenue
24 September 1997
A SAINT LOUIS CONCENTRIC MILLEFIORI WEIGHT
The clear glass set with five rows of millefiori canes in shades of lime-green, blue, salmon-pink, red and white, the central cane showing the silhouette of two dancing figures enclosed by a circlet of six hollow canes each with a white silhouettes of the devil, set in a basket of elongated cobalt-blue canes lined in white
3¼in. (8.3cm.) diam.
With D.M. & P. Manheim, London, 1960
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See Evangeline H. Bergstrom, Old Glass Paperweight, London, 1940, 1947, pl. III, for a similar dated example.
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