A rare Baccarat faceted 'Swans-in-a-Pond' paperweight Circa 1850.

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Lot 491*
A rare Baccarat faceted 'Swans-in-a-Pond' paperweight
Circa 1850.

Sold for £ 24,000 (US$ 32,322) inc. premium
A rare Baccarat faceted 'Swans-in-a-Pond' paperweight
Circa 1850.
The clear hollow glass set with a white lampwork swan and two cygnets, set on a partial green and white jasper ground around the edge of the foot, cut with a window and six side printies, star-cut base, 8.3cm diameter by 5.4cm high

Footnotes

  • A paperweight with three swans was sold by Sotheby's some years ago. It is possible that the present lot may be that example. Although ducks are more commonplace, paperweights with swans are rarer and perhaps that with three swans is among the rarest of them all. For a very similar example with only two swans see that in the New-York Historical Society Collection, sold Sotheby's New York 18 January 1995, lot 158
A rare Baccarat faceted 'Swans-in-a-Pond' paperweight Circa 1850.
A rare Baccarat faceted 'Swans-in-a-Pond' paperweight Circa 1850.
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