A Mount Washington magnum bouquet glass paperweight with blue rose, two buds and two butterflies, diameter 4 1/8in
Lot 263*
A rare Mount Washington Glass Co. magnum flower paperweight, circa 1870-90
Sold for £25,200 (US$ 40,328) inc. premium

Lot Details
A rare Mount Washington Glass Co. magnum flower paperweight, circa 1870-90
The three-dimensional blue rose and pink and yellow buds with two multi-coloured butterflies, with aventurine highlights and several leaves, 10.4cm diameter by 6.8cm high

Footnotes

  • Provenance:
    Property from a San Francisco Estate sold to benefit research and clinical support for pulmonary medicine at the University of California, San Francisco.

    A very similar example with a mottled pink rose, two buds and three multi-coloured butterflies is in the collection of the Corning Museum of Glass, New York (see Paul Hollister and Dwight Lanmon, Flowers which clothe the meadows (1978), p.83, fig.269). Another similar example without the butterflies, from the collection of the late Baroness de Bellet, was sold in these Rooms, 19 May 2010, lot 50.
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