A rare Russian engraved paperweight plaque with floral bouquet, circa 1870-80
Lot 234
A rare Russian engraved paperweight plaque with floral bouquet, circa 1870-80
Sold for £28,750 (US$ 48,273) inc. premium
Lot Details
A rare Russian engraved paperweight plaque with floral bouquet, circa 1870-80
Inset with an arrangement of open dahlias and various colourful flowers and leaves tied together by a white caterpillar, inscribed below the bouquet in cyrillic O.F. GROTKOWSKIJ, with faceted rim and matt-finished flat-cut base, 14.5cm long by 3.4cm high

Footnotes

  • Literature:
    Ralph Wagner and Ralph Goehr, 'Russia - The Paradise of the Paperweight', Paperweight Collectors Association, Annual Bulletin (1992), p.14 and front cover
    George N. Kulles, Identifying Antique Paperweights: the less familiar (2002), p.52, fig.122

    A very similar plaque, originally considered to have been made by the Mount Washington Glass Co., is in the Corning Museum of Glass, New York.
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