A fine and rare Clichy stylised bouquet paperweight, circa 1850
Set with a Clichy pink rose and bud flanked by a pansy, bud and two thistles, amongst leaves, tied with pink ribbon, 8.1cm diameter by 5.8cm high
An almost identical example, from the Collection of the late Baroness de Bellet, was sold in these Rooms, 19 May 2010, lot 21. A further example can be found in the Art Institute of Chicago. See the catalogue by Geraldine Casper, Glass Paperweights (1991), p.62, no.51. Another is illustrated by John Sandon, Antique Glass (2003), p.120, fig., previously sold in these Rooms. An example on a bed of spiralling latticinio threads, was sold at Sotheby's, 17 December 2003, lot 240.