21 April 2010
A SAINT LOUIS GLASS DOUBLE-CLEMATIS AVENTURINE GROUND WEIGHT
The flower composed of nine ridged petals about a blue and white floret with five green leaves and a bud about the flower, within an opaque blue spiral and latticinio thread torsade, on a translucent-green aventurine ground
2 7/8 in. (7.3 cm.) diam
Sotheby Parke-Bernet, New York, 29 March 1979, lot 211.
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L. Kaplan (ed.), Presse-Papiers Français, Leo Kaplan Ltd., New York, 25 October 1986 and The Corning Museum of Glass, New York, May 1987, no. 82 (exhibition labels).
Hermès Salutes Saint Louis, Hermès, New York, 1989, no. 14.
Compare, Geraldine J. Casper, Glass Paperweights of The Bergstrom-Mahler Museum, Richmond, Virginia, 1989, p. 41 pl. 487 for a double-clematis flower-head and torsade aventurine ground weight.
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