A very rare Baccarat concentric millefiori 'fireworks' paperweight circa 1850

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Lot 439
A very rare Baccarat concentric millefiori 'fireworks' paperweight
circa 1850

Sold for £ 5,760 (US$ 8,043) inc. premium
A very rare Baccarat concentric millefiori 'fireworks' paperweight
circa 1850
The large central composite cogwheel cane in red and white, surrounded by a row of blue canes, with two further spaced rows set in the clear and open matrix, one in white the outer one in red, set on a narrow upset muslin ground, 7.6cm diam by 4.8cm high

Footnotes

  • Only two other examples of this type are known. The first was sold at Sotheby's New York, 17 May 1984, lot 178. The second was exhibited at The Corning Museum of Glass, New York, 1978, illustrated by Paul Hollister and Dwight Lanmon, Paperweights: "Flowers which clothe the meadows" (1978), p.126, fig.15
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