Four American fruit paperweights from the New England Glass Co, circa 1852-80

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Lot 56*
Four American fruit paperweights from the New England Glass Co, circa 1852-80

Sold for £ 573 (US$ 763) inc. premium
Four American fruit paperweights from the New England Glass Co, circa 1852-80
Comprising two with cruciform arrangements of fruit among leaves on filigree cushions, one with five red and yellow pears among cherries, 6.4cm diam, 4.4cm high, the other with nine colourful fruits, 6.4cm diam, 5cm high, together with two blown weights naturalistically modelled as fruit on clear glass 'cookie' or wafer bases, one an apple shaded from red to orange to yellow, 8.5cm diam, 6.8cm high, the other a pear shaded from red to pink to yellow, 8.6cm diam, 6.4cm high (4)

Footnotes

  • A similar blown pear is illustrated by Paul Dunlop, The Dictionary of Glass Paperweights (2009), p.57, fig.56 where he notes that the New England Glass Co. patented the Amberina process in 1883. Two similar blown fruit weights from the Leo Kaplan Collection were sold by Bonhams on 14 November 2018, lot 255.
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Four American fruit paperweights from the New England Glass Co, circa 1852-80
Four American fruit paperweights from the New England Glass Co, circa 1852-80
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