A rare Clichy floral plaque paperweight, circa 1850

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Lot 77
A rare Clichy floral plaque paperweight, circa 1850

Sold for £ 5,000 (US$ 6,217) inc. premium
A rare Clichy floral plaque paperweight, circa 1850
The rectangular form applied with a central oval encasing a stylised flower spray composed of overlapping white petals flanked by several leaves and a small bud, the edges bevelled and serrated, 9.7cm x 6.7cm, 3.1cm high overall (chip and tiny nicks to edge)

Footnotes

  • An almost identical paperweight was sold by Sotheby's London, 15 December 2003, lot 213. Another from the Robert Imbert collection was sold by Sotheby's New York, 29 May 1992, lot 147. A comparable Clichy plaque paperweight, but in opaline glass and with a pink flower, is illustrated by Geraldine Casper, Glass Paperweights of the Bergstrom-Mahler Museum (1989), p. 63, cat. 183. Compare also with the paperweight sold by Bonhams, 15 November 2006, lot 192.
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