18 May 1999
A St. Louis panelled carpet-ground sulphide weight
Mid 19th Century
The central sulphide profile portrait of a lady to the right set in a large hollow red cane enclosed within a circle of lime-green centred pink canes, on a ground of alternate panels of closely packed red-centred blue canes and hollow crimped pink canes, divided by pink-centred white canes
2 in. (7 cm.) diam.
Anon., sale Sotheby's, 4 July 1977, lot 146.
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For the type see Paul Hollister and Dwight P. Lanmon, Paperweights (1978), p. 35, no. 168.
The designer and decorator shows us around his Santa Monica HQ, and enthuses over the forthcoming Rooms as Portraits auctions in London and New York
Chinese Works of Art specialist Olivia Hamilton reckons this pair of superb sculptures — around 1,300 years old — are ‘the finest I've seen come up for sale‘