18 May 1999
A St. Louis faceted aventurine-ground flat bouquet weight
Mid 19th Century
The bouquet comprising a loose arrangement of flowers in shades of dark-blue, white, red, orange and one with blue and salmon-pink striped petals among numerous serrated green leaves, set on an aventurine ground, cut with a window and six printies
2 in. (7 cm.) diam.
G.V. Richdale Esq., sale Sotheby's, 4 October 1976, lot 244.
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This ground-colour, always rare, is more usually found with a single flower and torsade, see Paul Hollister, Glass Paperweights of the New York Historical Society(1974), pl. 36.
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