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Winter Auction 2017

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Auction Number 65

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Part I: A ntique Paperweights and R elated Objects 1 Extremely rare and impressive antique Bacchus millefiori mushroom bouquet magnum paperweight. Four rows of concentric millefiori cog tube canes, in pastel colors, are centered by a feathery pink cane and form the rounded top of a delicate mushroom. The outer ring of canes is decorated by a rarely added feature of a bordering pink and white torsade and is pulled downward through a blue and white torsade to form the stave stem of the mushroom, further embellished by yet another blue and white torsade embracing its base, over a clear ground. To add to this incredible labor, an additional blue and white torsade connects two opposing sides of the mushroom cap to form a handle for this incredible basket of millefiori. Pictured in the 1987 PCA Bulletin on page 30, in the 1997 PCA Bulletin on page 16 and mentioned and pictured on page 61 of Old English Paperweights by Robert Hall, “...the extra time involved in creating these special pieces would mean that they were certainly not production pieces, and were more likely to have been made in the glassworker’s own time to test his skill and technique”...“not content with a torsade handle to the basket, Bacchus went a little further in their experimenting and added a further three beneath the weight.” Minor surface wear. Diameter 3 1/2" $12,000 — 16,000

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2 Extremely rare antique Saint Louis two pompons over red and white swirl paperweight. Rarely does the chamomile pompon appear in pairs and never as delicate, light and feathery as these examples. The honeycomb-tiered petal arrangement of each blossom reveals the transparent and fragile nature of the flowers when viewed from any angle and are similarly dotted with a chartreuse, blue and white floret cog stamen. The flowers bloom on a single green stem with a tightly-closed green bud and four leaves over a hypnotizing white double-swirl latticinio cushion with an inner layer of translucent ruby. From the C. Frank Kireker Collection. Diameter 3 1/16" $9,000 — 12,000 2

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3 Excellent and rare antique Baccarat interlaced millefiori trefoil garlands and Gridel silhouettes translucent blue overlay faceted paperweight. Two millefiori trefoil garlands, one of white stardust and green bull’s-eye canes and the other of red cogs and blue six-pointed star canes, interlace to create six loops where Gridel silhouette canes of a rooster, goat, squirrel, deer, horse and white dove reside. The central void of the garlands is occupied by an arrowhead cane encircled by white florets. An exquisite and rarely seen translucent cobalt blue overlay corrals the design. Clear ground. Six and one facets with 12 long side thumb prints at the base. From the C. Frank Kireker Collection. Minor surface wear. Diameter 3 1/8" $8,000 — 10,000

4 Antique Bacchus close concentric millefiori in pink stave basket paperweight. A central purple ruffle cane is encircled by five concentric rings of pastel-colored complex canes, including quatrefoils and ogee-tipped ones, cradled in a pink stave basket to form a stunning design. Diameter 3 1/4" $7,000 — 9,000

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5 Rare antique Saint Louis carpet ground paperweight. A large central composite cog cane, in dark blue, white and salmonpink, is nestled on a carpet of long white cog-rod canes, which are lined with pink and centered with blue and white florets. From the C. Frank Kireker Collection. Diameter 3 1/8" $9,000 — 12,000 www.selman.com

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6 Rare antique Saint Louis painted bouquet and garland paperweight. A lovely bouquet, with two roses, a pansy and forget-me-nots, is painted on a silvery disk, with a textured yellow border, and floats at the center of a bordering millefiori garland, over clear ground. Pictured in Flowers Which Clothe the Meadows on page 118. From the C. Frank Kireker Collection. Some surface wear. Diameter 2 15/16" $8,000 — 10,000

7 Antique Baccarat tri-colored bouquet faceted paperweight. A bouquet, in the colors of the French revolution, has on the right a red-on-white primrose, with a stardust and bull’s-eye center, and has on the left a white double clematis, with a honeycomb center, that bloom below a cloud of five five-petalled blue forget-me-nots, with stardust and bull’s-eye centers, atop intertwined stems and their green leaves. Clear, star-cut ground. Six and one facets. From the George Kulles Collection. Very minor surface wear. Diameter 3 1/2" $6,000 — 8,000

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8 Antique Saint Louis close concentric millefiori with duck and dogs silhouette canes paperweight. A central white duck silhouette stands out against the translucent purple ground of a 28-point cog, at the center of five concentric rings of complex canes, including bull’s-eyes, ogee-tipped florets, tubes and crimps, in pink, blue, green and white. The third ring is punctuated four times, at every third cane, by a white cog with a purple silhouette of a dog at the center, in futile pursuit of the central duck. The outer ring of tube canes is pulled downward into an intricatelycolored blue and white-striped stave basket. Diameter 3 1/16" $5,500 — 7,500 4

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9 Rare antique Saint Louis 1848 concentric millefiori mushroom and blue torsade paperweight. A well-rounded mushroom tuft is created by a central floret cog cane encircled by blue cogs, then by tube canes, followed by lovely ogee-tipped coral and white florets, a ring of stardust canes, complex blue millefiori canes and, finally, by a ring of tube-centered white cogs that are pulled downward to form the mushroom’s stem. A blue-encased white torsade encircles the base of the mushroom, over a clear, star-cut ground. Signature/date cane. From the C. Frank Kireker Collection. Diameter 3" $8,500 — 10,000 11

10 Antique Clichy looped millefiori garland and rose cane decanter. Five continuous loops of contrasting complex canes, including one of edelweiss and one of 12 white roses, form a stunning millefiori garland that encircles a central pink rose cane, over a slightly tumefied opaque sky blue ground, at the bottom of a clear decanter. A pink rose cane over an opaque sky blue ground also appears at the center of the stopper of the bottle, encircled by a ring of stardust canes and a ring of purple pastry molds. The designs are visible through fancy-cut side windows, five around the bottle and four around the stopper. Teardrop-shaped fancy-cut bottleneck and footed base. From the C. Frank Kireker Collection. Minor surface wear. Diameter 4", height 7" $5,500 — 7,500

11 Antique Baccarat primrose bouquet faceted paperweight. A red and white primrose, with a white honeycomb center, is arranged in a bouquet with white and red bellflowers, their companion buds and green leaves. Clear, star-cut ground. Six and one facets. Diameter 3 3/16" $2,500 — 3,500 www.selman.com

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12 Rare antique Baccarat stylized cruciform floral bouquet faceted footed paperweight. Four small millefiori blossoms, their stamens and petals made of six-pointed stars, arrows and cogs, bloom on the left side of four green stems, strewn with dewcovered leaves, that are arranged into a cruciform, the extremities of each being dotted by a red bud or, in one instance, a partially opened blue bud with a millefiori stamen. The stems are gathered together at the center by a peculiar upward spiraling green twist that conceals a fragment of blue and white latticinio at its core. The design floats over a clear, star-cut, footed ground that is bordered by a lovely and tightly-wound white-encased pink torsade. Six and one facets. Diameter 3 5/16" $7,000 — 9,000

13 Antique Baccarat millefiori circlets paperweight. A central circlet, with a blue floret cane core ringed by white stardust canes centered by red bull’s-eyes, is encircled by an additional six circlets of similar appearance to the central one but with green bull’s-eyes and alternating with circlets of dark green cogs centered by a complex stardust and red bull’s-eye cane. Translucent ruby ground. From the C. Frank Kireker Collection. Diameter 3" $3,000 — 4,000

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14 Antique Saint Louis 1848 millefiori circlets carpet ground paperweight. A central millefiori circlet and its five encircling replicas have a white bull’s-eye cane at the apex, encircled by green serrated tube canes, followed by a ring of red and white cross canes and, finally, by a ring of larger serrated green tubes. These six circlets are spaced within a carpet of red-cored white serrated tubes. Signature/date cane. From the C. Frank Kireker Collection. Diameter 2 7/16" $3,000 — 4,000 6

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15 Uncommon antique Saint Louis pair of plums on a branch paperweight. Two large purple plums ripen on thin yellow stems, hanging from a slender golden branch, with twigs and serrated green leaves. Clear, diamond-cut ground. “One of the less common St. Louis fruit weights” and only rarely seen additionally from Boston & Sandwich Glass Company and Pantin. —The Dictionary of Glass Paperweights, page 257. From the C. Frank Kireker Collection. Diameter 3 1/16" $4,500 — 6,000

16 Antique Clichy interlaced millefiori quatrefoil garlands with rose canes paperweight. A spectacular rose cane quatrefoil garland of 33 roses interlaces with another quatrefoil garland of dark purple pastry mold canes around a central concentric close packed cluster composed of an edelweiss cane ring around green pastry molds and a pink pastry mold at the apex. Clear ground. Diameter 3 1/16" $1,700 — 1,900

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17 Antique Saint Louis garland of flowers over jasper wafercut paperweight. A flower, with five cobalt blue petals alternating with five green leaves and centered by a white flower cane, is garlanded by a spaced circle of seven blooms, in red, white, blue and amber, all strung together with leaves and stems, over red and white jasper ground. Eight side facets and one deep, wafer-cut top facet. “...Specifically designed as a desk accessory to hold sealing wax wafers for sealing a document or envelope.” —The Dictionary of Glass Paperweights. From the C. Frank Kireker Collection. Diameter 3 3/16" $2,500 — 4,000 www.selman.com

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18 Very Rare antique New England Glass Company spaced concentric millefiori and silhouette canes paperweight. Two concentric rings of complex millefiori are generously endowed with silhouettes of white running rabbits on translucent turquoise, including one as the center cane of the design, and also incorporating the occasional white bee over translucent purple. In addition, an extremely rare millefiori butterfly cane, pictured in The Glass Menagerie on page 36, makes a unique appearance along with an odd ring of “8s” complex cane. White upset muslin cushion with fragments of colored twists. From the George Kulles Collection. Diameter 2 7/8" $1,500 — 2,000

19 Antique Pinchbeck “Pastoral Scene” painted metal paperweight. Eleven people, dressed in colorful garb, gather at a festive outdoor scene, including a man and woman dancing, to capture a classic villager’s moment in time. Metal base. Surface wear. Diameter 3" $1,200 — 2,000

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20 Antique Bohemian Harrach Glassworks close packed millefiori, roses and silhouettes stave mushroom faceted paperweight. A Prussian eagle cane and a black devil silhouette cane appear in the second of four concentric rings, along with three beautiful white rose canes. Alternating pink roses in the outer ring are reflected in the presence of the rose cane at the apex of the rings. The resulting design, predominantly in dark pink and pine green, contrasts sharply with the occasional white accent and the outer white staves that are pulled downward into a mushroom stem. Clear, melon-cut ground. Five and one facets. From the C. Frank Kireker Collection. Minor surface wear. Diameter 2 7/16" $5,500 — 6,500 8

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21 Rare antique Bohemian Harrach Glassworks spaced millefiori on upset muslin and blue overlay faceted paperweight. Star and rod bundle canes, in bold red, green, blue, white and an accent of yellow cog, are spaced in concentric rings on a lacy white mushroom-like cushion that lies in the shadow cast by a dark translucent cobalt blue overlay. Three rows of alternating printies and a top facet. Clear ground. From the C. Frank Kireker Collection. Very minor surface wear. Diameter 2 7/8" $5,000 — 7,000

22 Rare antique Saint-Mande scattered millefiori and signature cane miniature paperweight. Scattered and contrasting complex millefiori, including rod bundles, stars, bull’s-eyes, a mysterious blue rose cane and a signature cane, make for an interesting case study of the little-known glasshouse. Clear ground. From the George Kulles Collection. Diameter 1 7/8" $1,400 — 2,000

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23 Antique Baccarat close packed millefiori mushroom and torsade faceted paperweight. The tuft of a mushroom, composed of assorted complex canes, including arrowhead, bull’s-eye, stardust, shamrock, quatrefoil and trefoil, is pulled down into a stem, which is encircled by a cobalt blue spiral-encased white latticinio torsade. Clear, star-cut ground. Three rows of eight facets and one top facet. Very minor surface wear. Diameter 3 1/16" $1,200 — 2,000 www.selman.com

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24 Antique Baccarat yellow buttercup and red bud paperweight. A double-tiered buttercup blossom, with its naturally occurring yellow-colored petals and a stardust stamen, is haloed by five green leaves and blooms atop a curvy green stem with opposing leaves and a surprising red bud to the left. Alternating green floret complex canes and white stardust canes form a border garland. Clear, star-cut ground. Diameter 3 1/16" $1,500 — 2,000

25 Antique Baccarat enamel pansy fancy-cut tumbler. A clear and intricately cut tumbler contains an enamel-on-gold foil inclusion of a purple and yellow pansy, with green leaves. From the George Kulles Collection. Surface wear. Diameter 2 15/16", height 3 1/2" $800 — 1,000

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26 Rare antique Baccarat pink snake on upset muslin paperweight. A light pink snake, with dark green markings and red eyes, coils on a cushion of white upset muslin. “Baccarat artisans merged two images of elegance with this portrayal of a snake on a lace cushion. One wonders what story lies behind its construction. The lace causes one to think that the piece belonged to a woman, or that it was meant to characterize a woman. Femme fatale-the idea of the female being alluring, yet possessing a painful bite, was a popular image in art and poetry at the time. Or, perhaps this is a representation of the serpent who tempted Eve. The entire presentation is masterfully put together.” —The Art of the Paperweight: Challenging Tradition. Diameter 2 7/8" $5,000 — 7,000 10

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27 Antique Clichy close packed millefiori and roses in stave basket paperweight. Colorful canes, including iconic Clichy roses, bull’s-eyes, moss, pastry molds and arrows, form a tightly packed bouquet contained in a basket of alternating blue and white staves. From the C. Frank Kireker Collection. Diameter 3" $2,500 — 3,500

28 Antique Clichy end-of-day scrambled millefiori mushroom paperweight. Scattered fragments of canes, including many Clichy roses, bull’s-eyes, moss, pastry molds and cogs in pink, green and a few highlights of blue or purple, form a tightly packed mushroom tuft above more fragments that form a short stem. Clear ground. Diameter 3" $1,400 — 2,000

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29 Antique Baccarat 1847 spaced concentric millefiori and Gridel silhouettes paperweight. Two spaced concentric rings of canes encircle a central butterfly silhouette cane and include a rooster, dog, goat, horse, dancing devil, monkey, elephant, pheasant, arrows, trefoils and stars, pressed into a bed of upset muslin with colorful bits cane. Signature/date cane. Minor surface wear. Diameter 3 1/8" $3,500 — 4,500 www.selman.com

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30 Antique Baccarat close concentric millefiori mushroom double overlay paperweight. A fortress encircled by white stardust sits at the center of a mushroom supported by a clear stem. Pink and blue complex arrow canes with star centers ensue, followed by a double row of small red-centered white stardust canes and finally by watermelon-colored complex canes. Turquoise-overwhite double overlay with gold scrolling. Clear, star-cut ground. Five and one facets. Some surface wear, interior flaw. Diameter 3 1/8" $4,500 — 6,000 31 Rare antique Baccarat Louis Philippe sulphide gilded paperweight. A silvery cameo of King Louis Philippe I radiates inside a gilded dome and peers through a raised top window surrounded by a ring of blue enamel beads, atop a translucent ruby melon-cut footed base. Fading decorations. Similar sulphide example photographed on page 121 of Baccarat Paperweights: Two Centuries of Beauty. Diameter 2 7/8" $1,300 — 2,000 32 Antique Baccarat concentric millefiori miniature paperweight. A central fortress cane is ringed by arrow canes, followed by white stars and bull’s-eyes canes and, finally, an outer garland of red millefiori. Clear ground. Diameter 1 3/4" $550 — 750 33 Antique Baccarat 1848 close packed millefiori and Gridel silhouettes paperweight. Gridel silhouettes of a squirrel, a dog in a purple cog, a dog with whorls, a deer, a horse and a goat are 12

scattered amongst rare and common traditional Baccarat canes and colors including trefoils, quatrefoils, fortresses, bull’s-eyes, arrows, stars, honeycomb and bundled rod canes in red, white, green, blue and yellow. An interior white upset muslin cushion can be seen through the occasional slight spacing of the canes. Signature/date cane. Diameter 2 1/2" $2,500 — 3,500 34 Rare antique Baccarat 1849 close packed millefiori and Gridel silhouettes paperweight. A tightly packed assortment of millefiori canes has Gridel silhouettes of a dog, a monkey, a squirrel, a goat, a horse and a rooster scattered amongst rare and common traditional Baccarat canes and colors including whorls, shamrocks, trefoils, quatrefoils, fortresses, bull’s-eyes, arrows, stars, honeycomb and bundled rod canes in red, white, green and blue. A surprising interior cushion of more complex millefiori canes can be seen through the occasional very slight spacing of the surface canes. Signature/date cane. Diameter 2 7/16" $3,500 — 4,500 35 Antique Baccarat 1847 close packed millefiori and Gridel silhouettes paperweight. A lovely assortment of blue, red, white and green millefiori, including silhouette canes of a dove, a horse, the dancing devil, a monkey and a rooster, explodes upwards and reveals an internal white upset muslin cushion below the canes. Signature/date cane. Diameter 2 1/2" $1,500 — 2,000

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36 Antique Baccarat wallflower and millefiori garland paperweight. A five-petalled wallflower, with white petals boldly edged in red and a pale yellow star honeycomb center, grows on a short green stem with leaves and is ringed by a border garland of alternating millefiori. Clear ground. Diameter 2 1/16" $700 — 900 37 Antique Baccarat red double clematis and two buds miniature paperweight. A clematis, with two tiers of striped red petals around a stardust bull’s-eye cane center, grows from a stem with two red buds and additional green leaves. Clear ground. Diameter 1 15/16" $700 — 900 38 Antique Baccarat Type III pansy miniature paperweight. A Type III pansy, with two large dark purple upper petals and three black-striped, purple-tipped, yellow lower petals, has a white stardust and red bull’s-eye cane center. Three spaced green sepals emerge from behind the flower, as it grows on a thick green stem with two additional green leaves. Clear, star-cut ground. Diameter 1 15/16" $600 — 800

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39 Antique Baccarat interlaced millefiori trefoil garlands paperweight. Two interlacing trefoil garlands, one of green bull’seye-centered white stardust canes and one of cobalt blue pastry molds, each with a central arrowhead flower cane, surround a ring of red star complex cog canes that in turn surrounds a central blue and white complex star cane. The intertwined garlands create six loops, each containing a red and white complex cog cane centered by either complex star canes or complex quatrefoils and crosses canes. Clear ground. Diameter 3 1/16" $900 — 1,200 40 Antique Baccarat 1848 spaced concentric millefiori and Gridel silhouettes miniature paperweight. A central complex red trefoil and quatrefoil cane is encircled by three spaced Gridel silhouettes of an elephant, a deer and a horse that alternate with colorful complex millefiori. White upset muslin ground. Signature/date cane. Diameter 2" $800 — 1,000 41 Antique Baccarat latticinio scramble miniature paperweight. Colorful segments of latticinio tubes in blue, red, green, yellow and white, are fitted together in a random weave as a typical example of end-of-day artistry. Diameter 2" $400 — 600

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42 Antique Clichy spaced and chequered concentric millefiori paperweight. Three rings of colorful millefiori, including pastry molds, stardust, bull’s-eyes and an intriguing rose-like cane made of white stars as petals, are separated by tubes of white latticinio and sit on a bed of upset muslin. Clear ground. Diameter 3" $1,400 — 1,800

45 Antique Clichy spaced concentric millefiori paperweight. Spaced concentric rings of colorful and varied millefiori include pastry molds, stars, cogs, bull’s-eye complex canes and more, as well as two traditional Clichy roses, one pink and green and the other white and green. Clear ground. Diameter 3" $1,200 — 1,600

43 Antique Clichy chequer paperweight. Two spaced concentric rings of brilliantly-hued, diverse millefiori complex canes, each cane hosted by a single cell of a white muslin chequer design, are centered by a large pink and green rose. Diameter 3" $1,500 — 1,900

46 Antique Clichy spaced concentric millefiori faceted paperweight. A large central white stardust cane, with a central red bull’s-eye encircled by a ring of yellow stamens, is surrounded by dark purple pastry molds and then by a spaced ring of sequenced pink pastry molds and green and white complex millefiori. Clear ground. Six and one facets. Diameter 2 1/4" $600 — 800

44 Antique Clichy spaced concentric millefiori and rose miniature paperweight. An excellent Clichy-trademark pink and green rose centers various colorful spaced concentric millefiori. White upset muslin ground. Diameter 2" $1,100 — 1,500

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47 Antique Clichy spaced concentric millefiori miniature paperweight. Pastry mold canes in bright candy colors encircle a central white edelweiss cane. Clear ground. Diameter 1 3/4" $600 — 800

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48 Antique Clichy end-of-day scrambled millefiori paperweight. A colorful scramble of whole and partial complex canes includes half of a large pink and green rose. Clear ground. Surface wear. Diameter 2 5/16" $700 — 900 49 Antique Clichy spaced concentric millefiori over thalo blue color ground paperweight. A complex aubergine, white and green cog cane is surrounded by a ring of green, red and white pastry mold canes and another ring of pink, white and green cog canes. The design is completed by a final ring of white edelweiss canes with red and green bull’s-eye centers alternating with sets of three small red, white and green cog canes. Opaque thalo blue-over-white ground. This thalo blue color ground is one of the most vivid and celebrated colors from the Clichy factory. “If Baccarat paperweights appear to be seen in shade, Clichy’s seem to be always in broad sunlight.” —The Encyclopedia of Glass Paperweights. Minor chip to basal ring. Diameter 2 1/2" $1,000 — 1,500 50 Antique Clichy millefiori trefoil garland miniature paperweight. A trefoil garland, composed of cobalt blue and white complex canes, loops around seven assorted spaced complex canes, on clear ground. Included among the spaced canes are a pink and green rose and a white edelweiss cane, which centers the design. Diameter 2" $750 — 1,000 www.selman.com

51 Antique Clichy interlaced millefiori quatrefoil garlands paperweight. Two quatrefoil garlands, one of pink complex cog canes and one of green pastry molds, are interlaced to frame a large green pastry mold that is encircled by two concentric rings of cobalt blue pastry molds and white stardust canes. Clear ground. Diameter 2 11/16" $700 — 900 52 Antique Clichy spaced concentric millefiori miniature paperweight. A green pastry mold cane, ringed by eight pink pastry molds, is encircled by a garland of complex canes, alternating between two small purple pastry molds and an edelweiss cane. Diameter 1 13/16" $700 — 900 53 Antique Clichy concentric millefiori over opaque blue miniature paperweight. A small and lovely design of a delicate and lush central rose cane is encircled by a ring of green complex cogs and a border garland of white edelweiss canes spaced by two pink complex canes. Rare opaque cobalt blue ground. From the George Kulles Collection. Interior flaw. Diameter 1 3/4" $1,500 — 2,000

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54 Antique Saint Louis upright bouquet and torsade faceted paperweight. A yellow-centered, double-tiered white flower crowns a bouquet, surrounded by two red and blue millefiori flowers and two additional lampwork flowers in reddish-pink and blue, all surrounded by bright green leaves on drawn stems. A cobalt blue spiral-encased white twist torsade encircles the perimeter of the piece, bordered by two air-ring inclusions, on clear ground. Geometric facets cover the top, while eight circular facets surround the sides. Diameter 2 3/4" $900 — 1,200 55 Antique Saint Louis nosegay on diamond-cut ground paperweight. A blue pastry mold cane, a pink pastry mold cane, a yellow cog and a white cog are cradled together within four slightly serrated green leaves with gathered, trailing stems. Clear, diamond-cut ground. Diameter 2 11/16" $600 — 800 56 Antique Saint Louis upright bouquet miniature faceted paperweight. Lampwork flowers and millefiori canes, in blue, white and pink, are cradled within a fan of gathered green leaves. Clear ground. Diameter 2 1/16" $1,600 — 2,000

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57 Antique Saint Louis 1845 hollow egg-shaped end-ofday scrambled millefiori hand cooler. A swirling and tumbled arrangement of whole and partial blue, red, purple, chartreuse, green and aventurine canes, among colorful pieces of filigree and white latticinio scraps, fill the surface of an egg-shaped hand cooler and are covered by a thin layer of clear glass. Signature/ date cane. Diameter 1 15/16", height 2 5/8" $500 — 700 58 Antique Saint Louis looped millefiori garlands on cerulean blue ground paperweight. An elaborate red, white and green cog cane, with a central blue floret, sits at the heart of the design, which is encircled by six alternating loops composed of white stardust and red bull’s-eye canes, as well as red and white complex canes. Opaque bright cerulean blue-colored ground. From the Joseph W. Hutt Collection. Minor surface wear. Diameter 3 1/16" $1,600 — 2,000 59 Antique Saint Louis fuchsia over double-swirl latticinio miniature paperweight. A brilliant royal blue and rose-colored fuchsia, its ruby stamens hanging prettily, shares a bit of sturdy stem with four leaves, two crenulated and two not quite unfurled, as well as with two vivid companion buds, over an undulating white double-swirl latticinio basket. Diameter 2 3/16" $1,000 — 1,500

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60 Antique Saint Louis two-colored crown miniature paperweight. White-edged red and green ribbon twists, alternating with braided ribbons of white latticinio, descend from a central blue and white complex cane. Clear ground. Diameter 1 3/4" $850 — 1,100 61 Uncommon antique Saint Louis spaced concentric millefiori on latticinio swirl paperweight. An uncommonly large version of the iconic Saint Louis design, a large blue cog tube and floret cane centers a ring of five spaced chartreuse arrow or anchor complex canes and a border garland of alternating green and pink star complex canes, over an unusual white double-swirl latticinio cushion. Clear ground. From the C. Frank Kireker Collection. Very minor surface wear. Diameter 3 3/16" $700 — 1,000 62 Antique Saint Louis spaced concentric millefiori over lace miniature paperweight. A central blue, green and salmoncolored complex cane is ringed by spaced blue and white canes with a border garland of green cogs alternating with bull’s-eye complex canes. White upset muslin ground. Diameter 2" $600 — 800

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63 Antique Saint Louis fruit basket on latticinio paperweight. An informal arrangement of a variegated apple and two pears, in shades of chartreuse and amber, is dotted by four red cherries and scattered serrated green leaves. White, double-swirl latticinio ground. Diameter 2 3/4" $800 — 1,000 64 Antique Saint Louis two cherries miniature faceted paperweight. Hanging from a bit of green branch shared by three serrated leaves, two crimson cherries refract misleadingly, viewed through a series of top honeycomb facets and eight round side facets. Clear, grid-cut ground. Diameter 1 3/4" $500 — 700 65 Antique Saint Louis scrambled millefiori with clown silhouette canes miniature paperweight. Two juggling clown canes are found amid a tumbled arrangement of whole and partial canes, including colorful pieces of filigree and latticinio. “St. Louis also contributed a clown to liven up the show.” —The Glass Menagerie. Diameter 1 13/16" $800 — 1,000

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69 Antique Venetian murrini portrait canes scent bottle, by Giacomo Franchini. The portrait canes of two unidentified men, one with an Egyptian headdress and one of darker complexion, are scattered among swirls of blue, red, white and gold aventurine glass. Brass collar and chain, with a hinged embossed lid topped with dark green glass gemstone. See page 89 of Miniature Masterpieces: Mosaic Glass 1838-1924 for cane examples. Height 2 7/8" $1,100 — 1,500 70 Antique Bohemian Harrach Glassworks end-of-day scrambled millefiori and silhouettes paperweight. Assorted colorful complex canes and silhouettes, including two butterfly canes, three monkeys and a leaping rabbit, are scattered across a cushion of white upset muslin, which contains several embedded pieces of red and blue twists. Diameter 2 11/16" $800 — 1,000 71 Antique Gillinder concentric millefiori magnum faceted paperweight. A central white cog cane with a dark blue star core is surrounded by four concentric rings of millefiori, in blues and white, including variations of complex sawmill canes and cog canes. Clear ground. Six and one facets. Diameter 3 3/4" $1,000 — 1,500

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72 Antique H. G. Richardson Ltd. close concentric millefiori inkwell and matching pair of magnum paperweights desk set. An inkwell, with a concentric millefiori base, has four rings in pink, white, blue, purple and yellow colors and a large ruffle cane center. The design is replicated in each of two matching slightly-footed paperweights, but contrasts the bottle stopper, which has a central cog cane and only three concentric rings. The millefiori designs are covered with lush gathers of clear glass. Clear grounds. Minor surface wear. Paperweight diameter 33/4", inkwell diameter 4" $1,400—1,800 73 Antique Millville umbrella paperweight. A large white umbrella shape rises on a stem from the base, forming a vortex at its center, above which floats a single large bubble. The umbrella has been pulled in sections dotted with pink and blue, which has melted into the white ground. Footed base. Diameter 3 3/16", height 3 1/2" $600 — 800 74 Antique New England Glass Company red poinsettia on jasper ground paperweight. A red double poinsettia, with a complex cane center, three green leaves and a stem, rests on a blue and white jasper ground. Diameter 2 7/8" $800 — 1,000

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75 Antique New England Glass Company nosegay paperweight. A nosegay, composed of two white complex canes and one royal blue complex cane, cradled within four spaced green leaves and supported on a common stem, floats atop an unusual latticinio net cushion, garlanded by pink and white complex canes and blue complex canes in alternating sequences. Diameter 3" $700 — 900 76 Antique Boston & Sandwich Glass Company red double poinsettia paperweight. A large flower, with a pink and white rod bundle cane center, is surrounded by two tiers of six pointed red petals, each of the inner tier’s petals being separated by a small air bubble. It grows on a stem with two opposing green leaves and is haloed by a crown of three more spaced leaves. Clear ground. Diameter 2 11/16" $850 — 1,100 77 Antique New England Glass Company bouquet of fruit in latticinio basket paperweight. A formal arrangement, with five blushing yellow pears, four small red cherries and several dark green leaves, rests above a white double-swirl latticinio basket. Diameter 2 11/16" $350 — 550

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78 Paul Stankard pink blossoms and root people botanical rectangular sculpture. A delicate gathering of three fully-bloomed pink-speckled blossoms and two companion buds, connected by green leaves and tendrils, rests on a bed of brown-speckled earth above a cone-shaped root system that is visited by crawling root people. The cone points to and floats above another patch of earth, this one supporting a gathering of three blue-speckled blossoms. Clear ground. Signed. Width 2 3/4", height 3 15/16" $4,500 — 6,000 79 Paul Stankard (2001) honeybees and tea rose bouquet paperweight. A curious honeybee hovers above five full pink tea roses, with yellow stamens, that bloom among a bouquet of red and orange-speckled sepals and fruit. Camouflaged within the lavish arrangement is a large root person, an ant and the word canes “fertile” and “seeds”. Clear ground. Diameter 3 5/16" $6,000 — 8,000 80 Paul Stankard 1992 blue flowers, honeybees and spirit person egg-shaped paperweight. Two busy honeybees dance around a delicate bouquet of baby blue forget-me-nots, blue meadow wreath morning glories, variegated sepals and tendrils, which shelter a single female “spirit person” at their core. Clear ground. Edition #1 of 1. Signed/dated. Pictured and discussed in 20

the 1993-1994 PCA Bulletin on pages 44-45, “Paul’s symbolism of a spirit nurturing and sustaining plants works in concert with the egg as a symbol of birth, life and love.” Diameter 2 5/8", height 3 3/8" $3,000 — 4,000 81 Paul Stankard 1975 “Compound Blackberry” paperweight, from the Berry Series. Five ripe blackberries grow from thorny forking stems shared by six small white buds, with a second spray of buds and leaves floating above. Clear ground. Signature cane. Signed/dated. Diameter 2 9/16" $900 — 1,200 82 Paul Stankard (1977) “Compound Strawberry” paperweight. Four ripe strawberries flank a system of forking stems shared by two white buds and five trios of green leaves. Clear ground. Edition #37 of a limited edition of 75. Signature cane. Diameter 2 3/4" $800 — 1,000 83 Paul Stankard 1978 “Nature’s Splendor” wildflower bouquet paperweight. A pink wild rose, red Saint Anthony’s fire flowers, blue forget-me-nots, yellow cluster flowers, bellflowers, violets, buds and assorted green leaves are gathered into a delightful bouquet. Clear ground. Signature cane. Dated. Diameter 2 7/8" $900 — 1,200

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84 Paul Stankard 1975 two yellow meadowreath flowers and buds paperweight. A pair of pale yellow meadowreath flowers blooms at the ends of elegantly curving stems, along with green leaves and unopened buds. Opaque green ground. Signature cane. Signed/dated. Diameter 2 9/16" $650 — 800

87 Paul Stankard (1977) “Yellow Lady’s-Slipper” paperweight , from the Orchid Series. A yellow lady’s-slipper orchid droops heavily from beneath four splayed sepals atop a curving stem shared by three shaded green leaves. Translucent cobalt blue ground. Edition #1 of a limited edition of 75. Signature cane. Diameter 2 7/8" $800 — 1,000

85 Paul Stankard 1983 braided stem bouquet paperweight. Five different varieties of flowers, including red flowers with long lemon yellow stamens, ivory white flowers with orange stamens, purple clusters of buds, small yellow buds and green and brown buds are arranged into a bouquet by braided stems. Clear ground. Signed/dated. Diameter 3 1/16" $1,200 — 1,400

88 Paul Stankard 1978 “Chokeberry Blossoms and Berries” paperweight. A gathering of delicate white chokeberry blossoms and buds flowers on a thin green stem amidst leaves and contrasts with an orange stem of bright red chokeberries at its foot. Clear ground. Signed/dated. Diameter 2 1/8" $700 — 900

86 Paul Stankard 1974 “Red Plantain” paperweight. Three stalks of red plantain and five chartreuse leaves grow on slender stems with trailing brown roots. White ground. Edition #8 of a limited edition of 50. Signature cane. Signed/dated. See Paul J. Stankard: Homage to Nature, page 50. Diameter 2 3/4" $800 — 1,000

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89 Paul Stankard 1978 stem of violets on blue ground paperweight. A stem of three violets and two buds, each in light purple with a lower yellow petal, grows from a short root system next to a sprinkle of seeds. Opaque cobalt blue ground. Signature cane. Signed/dated. Diameter 2 15/16" $800 — 1,000

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90 David Graeber 2014 calla lily sphere paperweight. Raspberries, red currants, blueberries, moss and leaves all entwine spherically with three purple lilac clusters and three dominant, white calla lilies. Signature/date cane. Diameter 3 3/4" $3,000 — 4,000 91 David Graeber 2015 Asian roses and blueberries with bee paperweight. A central cluster of three blueberries is thronged by exuberant pink Asian roses, both open and closed, variegated, pointed leaves and an ambitious bee hovering above. Opaque pale green ground. Signature/date cane. Signed/dated. Diameter 2 1/2" $600 — 800 92 Paul Stankard 1972 red poinsettia paperweight. A red poinsettia, its two tiers of five red petals each fitting together in alternation, has delicate yellow stamens at its nexus and is haloed by four variegated green leaves. It sits atop a slender, curving stem flanked by an additional two leaves. Clear, star-cut ground. Edition #25 of a limited edition of 50. Signature cane. Signed/dated. Diameter 2 5/8" $500 — 800

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93 Paul Stankard 1982 “Braided Daisy Bouquet” paperweight. Two white daisies and a large pink tea rose, all with prominent yellow stamens, are braided together into a graceful curve, along with a pink bud, three bright yellow buds and four forget-me-nots with a companion sprig. Clear ground. Signature cane. Signed/dated. Diameter 3 1/16" $1,000 — 1,200 94 James Kontes strawberry and white blossom faceted paperweight. A freckled, ripe, red strawberry and a white strawberry blossom, with a bright tuft of yellow stamens at its core, share a stem with a companion bud and three dark green leaves. Clear ground. Five and one facets. Signature cane. Diameter 2 5/8" $1,300 — 1,500 95 James Kontes pink rose bouquet and torsade faceted paperweight. A dimensional pink rose, looking upward, is flanked by companion buds that gather on a single green stem, embellished by green leaves, at the center of a border torsade of a pink and green-wrapped white twist. Clear ground. Six and one facets. Signature cane. Diameter 3 1/16" $2,500 — 3,000

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96 Chris Buzzini 1995 pair of magenta orchids paperweight. A carpet of twigs and brown leaves gives rise to a long and thin brown split stem that supports twin orchids, each with magenta sepals and a speckled white labellum, amidst unfurling fern heads and long green leaves. Clear ground. Edition #3 of a limited edition of 10. Signed/dated. Diameter 3 3/8" $1,200 — 1,500 97 Chris Buzzini 1994 twisted stem morning glories and clematis bouquet paperweight. An arching bouquet of two magenta morning glories, with two buds and three small purple clematis blossoms, is connected by a twisted stem and decorated by triangular and variegated leaves. Clear ground. Signed/dated. Diameter 3 1/4" $1,000 — 1,300 98 Chris Buzzini 1986 curling lavender morning glories paperweight. Three lavender morning glory blooms and two companion buds grow from a curling stem flanked by twisting leaves and outstretched tendrils. Clear ground. Signature/date cane. Signed/dated. Diameter 3" $1,200 — 1,400

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99 Chris Buzzini 1993 magenta, purple and orange arching bouquet paperweight. A three-dimensional collection of blooms that forms a right-facing arch is composed of a purple spray, a red rose, small orange buds, four purple-striped white clematis and long red buds. The whole is connected by brown branches and variegated, elongated leaves. Clear ground. Edition #11 of a limited edition of 25. Signed/dated. Diameter 3 1/4" $1,200 — 1,500 100 Chris Buzzini 1994 lavender asters and buds paperweight. Rising from long stalks, three lavender asters, with yellow centers and a pair of companion buds, are accented by slender, bladed and variegated leaves. Clear ground. Edition #2 of a limited edition of 10. Signed/dated. Diameter 3 1/2" $1,000 — 1,400 101 Bridgeton Studio 1978 purple-striped white angelfish paperweight, by Chris Buzzini. Cresting the top, a red and white angelfish swims upwards from a circumference of stylized waves interrupted by a sea fern whose stems are tipped by four large yellow millefiori flowers. Pale blue ground. Signed/dated. Diameter 2 3/4" $120 — 150

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102 Rick Ayotte 1996 American beauty red rose lozenge sculpture. A solitary lush blood-red rose, with many tiers of petals, is layered atop four green sepals and floats gracefully within a clear lozenge. Triangular faceted base. Limited edition of 2. Signed/dated. Width 2 7/8", height 2" $3,000 — 4,000 103 Rick Ayotte 1998 pink roses and white blossoms paperweight. Two large, thickly-tiered pink roses, with yellow centers and two small companion buds, nestle within dark green leafy stalks of small white blossoms. Clear ground. Limited edition of 35. Signed/dated. Diameter 3 5/8" $900 — 1,200 104 Rick Ayotte 1986 “Yellow-throated Warbler with Iris” paperweight. A yellow-throated warbler calls to his friends, beak agape, from his perch within a clump of three purple irises with buds and bladed green leaves. Clear ground. Signed/dated. Diameter 3 1/2" $1,400 — 1,600

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105 Rick Ayotte 1992 “Le Bouquet de Printemps” daffodil bouquet magnum paperweight. Three brilliant yellow daffodils and two tiny companion buds are threaded into a bouquet of white snow berries and an array of leaf fronds, ranging from green-tinged white to dark green. Clear ground. Limited edition of 50. Signed/dated. Diameter 3 3/4" $1,600 — 1,800 106 Rick Ayotte 2005 “Blue Poppy Bouquet on Blue Flash” magnum paperweight. A stunning dimensional arrangement consists of multi-tiered dark blue poppies, blue buds, white lilyof-the-valley flowers, small orange flowers and dark green leaves. Translucent cobalt blue ground. Limited edition of 25. Signed/ dated. Diameter 3 7/8" $1,400 — 1,600 107 Rick Ayotte 1986 “Poinsettia Bouquet” Christmas magnum paperweight. Red and white poinsettia blossoms, red holly berries, pine needles and pine cones, create a festive arrangement. Clear ground. Edition #28 of a limited edition of 50. Signed/dated. Diameter 3 3/4" $1,200 — 1,400

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108 Rick Ayotte 1985 “Pyrrhopyge Creon Butterfly” paperweight. A blue, black and red pyrrhopyge creon butterfly hovers over branches sprinkled with pale yellow blossoms. Clear ground. Limited edition of 75. Signed/dated. Diameter 3 3/8" $900 — 1,300 109 Rick Ayotte 1996 “Blueberry Hill” bluebird with worm and nest with fledglings magnum paperweight. A nurturing bluebird perches on a wreath of leafy blueberry branches, with a red worm in its gaping beak. Below it, a nest with three hungry fledglings, heads raised upward with open beaks, sits at the bottom of the wreath, under a shallow dome. Clear ground. Limited edition of 25. Signed/dated. Diameter 3 3/4" $1,200 — 1,400 110 Rick Ayotte 1981 eastern meadowlark and rainbow compound paperweight. A dimensional eastern meadowlark perches on a short, thick leafy branch, with an arching rainbow featured in the background between two fluffy clouds. Edition #27 of a limited edition of 50. Signed/dated. Diameter 2 13/16" $900 — 1,200

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111 Rick Ayotte 2005 Artist Proof large yellow spider paperweight. Sitting squarely atop six splayed green sepals, as if it were a flower, a large, bulbous spider dominates with a fat, round green lower body and a black-dotted gray upper body. Four yellow and green legs arch up on either side of the creature, with yellow and green antennae jetting out before it to lead the way. Clear ground. Signed/dated. Diameter 3" $1,200 — 1,600 112 Rick Ayotte 1989 rose-bellied bunting with cherry blossoms magnum paperweight. A blue bunting, with a pink belly, displays itself amidst three magnificent cherry blossoms and leafy sprays, below a low dome. Clear ground. Edition #25 of a limited edition of 35. Signed/dated. Diameter 3 11/16" $1,000 — 1,300 113 Rick Ayotte 1980 black-winged bird on a branch paperweight. A lone bird, with white-striped black wings and tail, has a white body, prune-colored belly and an olive-colored head, and rests on a branch with a few green leaves. Clear ground. Edition #3 of a limited edition of 5. Signed/dated. Diameter 2 7/16" $400 — 600

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114 Rick Ayotte 2004 “Sparrow Hawk” paperweight. A pale blue, brown, white and black hawk perches attentively among dark green leaves. Clear ground. Signed/dated. Diameter 2 5/16" $350 — 550 115 Rick Ayotte 1982 orange finch on a snowy branch stainedglass window insert. An orange and brown finch, with a white breast, perches curiously on a snowy branch with another smaller branch suspended overhead. Clear ground. Low dome. Edition #1 of 1. Signed/dated. Uniquely designed to be inserted into a window or hanged in front of one, in a stained-glass fashion. See page 22 of Songs Without Words for design example. Diameter 4 1/4", height 5/8" $450 — 650 116 Rick Ayotte 1993 starthroat hummingbird miniature paperweight. A starthroat hummingbird, with a yellow belly and blue wings, regards an orange mirabilis blooming on a branch among colorful surrounding buds and greenery. Clear ground. Edition #42. Signed/dated. Diameter 2 1/16" $400 — 600

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117 Rick Ayotte 1994 hummingbird and fuchsia miniature paperweight. A purple-throated sapphire hummingbird sips the sweet nectar of a white and purple fuchsia blossom. Clear ground. Edition #51 . Signed/dated. Diameter 2 3/16" $550 — 800 118 Rick Ayotte 1987 “Black-cap Chickadee on a Holly Branch” miniature paperweight. A black-cap chickadee perches attentively on a holly branch sprinkled with red berries. Opaque white ground. Signed/dated. Diameter 2" $600 — 800 119 Rick Ayotte 2001 goldfinch and pink thistle paperweight. A goldfinch alights upon the spiny leaves of a pink flowering thistle. Clear ground. Signed/Dated. Diameter 2 1/4" $350 — 500

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121 Debbie Tarsitano yellow flowers and pussy willow bouquet paperweight. A cheerful Spring bouquet of five yellow flowers, green leaves and stems, is gathered together with three sprigs of pussy willow. Clear ground. Signature cane. Diameter 3 1/4" $900 — 1,200 122 Debbie Tarsitano wild rose and buds bouquet paperweight. A large red wild rose, with white edges to its deeply sculpted five petals and a circular array of tiny lemon-yellow stamens, grows on a curving stem, with green leaves and an opening bud. The arrangement features a branch of rosehip to the right and a spray of small blue buds to the left. Clear ground. Signature cane. Diameter 3 5/16" $900 — 1,200 123 Delmo Tarsitano strawberry and blossoms faceted paperweight. A juicy strawberry blushes at the end of a green stem with two white blossoms, one bud and several green leaves. Clear, starcut ground. Top facet and side honeycomb faceting. Signature cane. Diameter 3 1/16" $800 — 1,000

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124 Debbie Tarsitano double-tiered pink-striped flower paperweight. Two tiers of white pink-striped petals, in candy cane fashion, meet at a central upright yellow stamen to form a lovely flower, accompanied by a companion bud that blooms atop a green stem and leaves. Clear ground. Signature cane. Diameter 2 3/4" $600 — 800 125 Debbie Tarsitano seven-flower bouquet magnum paperweight. A delightful bouquet, scattered with an assortment of flowers and sepals, features three blue and yellow pansies and a pink lady’s-slipper floating at the center of a clear dome. Signature cane. Diameter 3 13/16" $1,200 — 1,600 126 Delmo Tarsitano ladybug in a strawberry patch paperweight. A curious yellow ladybug crawls up the stem of a leafy bed, featuring a single ripe strawberry and two white blossoms. Sandy ground. Signature cane. Diameter 3 1/4" $1,400 — 1,800

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127 Wheaton Village collaborative figure and flowers on upset muslin magnum paperweight. The white figure of a woman is displayed against four large, wing-like leaves and ringed by a garland of lampwork flowers, each different from the next, in pinks, red, blue, purple and yellow and all threaded together with leaves and stems. White upset muslin ground. Johne Parsley “P” signature cane and Randall Grubb “G” signature cane. Diameter 4 9/16" $2,500 — 3,000

130 Randall Grubb 1992 blue butterfly and yellow flowers egg-shaped paperweight. A black and blue butterfly floats towards a lovely spray of yellow flowers, sprouting from three tall, green leaves. Signature cane. Signed/dated. Pictured and discussed in the 1993-1994 PCA Bulletin on pages 45-46, “The egg shape... challenges both tradition and the artist to explore a format which presents new technical problems.” Diameter 2 7/8", height 3 7/16" $900 — 1,300

128 Andrew Byers (2004) sunflower and raspberries bouquet paperweight. A buoyant bouquet consisting of a sunflower, raspberries, lilacs and a scattering of light blue and pink flowers, is joined by variegated green leaves and curling tendrils. Clear ground. Signature cane. Diameter 3 3/16" $1,200 — 1,400

131 Peter Raos 1996 “Night Jasmine” millefiori high-domed paperweight. Dainty white millefiori flowers, with yellow stamens, are scattered around green vines, circling in a high dome against an opaque blue sky. Signed/dated. Diameter 2 15/16", height 3 3/8" $600 — 800

129 Melissa Ayotte 2009 “Red Rose and Lilies Bouquet” paperweight. A dimensional multi-tiered red rose is surrounded by pink lilies, blue flowers and several green leaves, to form a delicate bouquet decorated with tendrils. Clear ground. Limited edition of 25, exclusive for L. H. Selman Ltd. Signature cane. Signed/ dated. Diameter 2 9/16" $400 — 600

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132 Randall Grubb wild red roses and buds on cobalt blue ground paperweight. Two blooming wild red roses, with yellow stamens and three buds, are joined by a thin stem full of whiterimmed green ribbed leaves, lined with rows of air bubbles. Cobalt blue ground. Signature cane. Diameter 3 1/16" $400 — 600

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133 Victor Trabucco 1993 coiling snake with a succulent and rocks magnum paperweight. A beautiful snake, striped in shades of browns, greens and yellows, coils against the thick green leaves of a succulent, next to two aventurine-speckled black rocks, his black head lifts attentively over a sandy desert floor. Signed/dated. Diameter 3 3/4" $1,000 — 1,400 134 Victor Trabucco 1995 pink and red tiered bellflowers upright magnum faceted paperweight. Three bell blossoms, their four outer petals in bright red and their four inner petals in pale pink, await pollinators by displaying their stamens and pistils downward as they bloom from a thick brown branch scattered with small green leaves. Clear ground. Front and back facets. Signature cane. Signed/dated. Diameter 4 3/16" $1,000 — 1,400 135 Victor Trabucco 1994 yellow swallowtail butterfly and cocoon upright magnum faceted paperweight. In this depiction of metamorphosis, a green caterpillar, with little black feet, hangs from a leaf belonging to a cluster of pink blossoms as he prepares his cocoon in the image of the one hanging beside him. The result is a magnificent yellow swallowtail butterfly that hovers above the caterpillar’s leaf. Signature cane. Signed/dated. Diameter 3 13/16" $1,500 — 1,800 30

136 Victor Trabucco 1985 two orchids on cobalt blue magnum paperweight. Two large, pale lavender orchids, purple-throated with two yellow stamens each, rise on separate stems from a trio of bladed green leaves, while a slender white bud curves above them. Translucent cobalt blue ground. Signed/dated. Diameter 3 15/16" $1,000 — 1,400 137 Victor Trabucco 1988 red flower upright magnum faceted paperweight. A large red flower, at the heart of the design, blooms on a twisting and forking dark branch, with two companion buds and five contrasting white blossoms and green leaves. Clear ground. Three rows of nine, twelve and seven uneven angular facets. Signed/dated. From the C. Frank Kireker Collection. Diameter 4 1/2", height 2 7/8" $1,200 — 1,600 138 Victor Trabucco 1997 pink rose bouquet paperweight. A multi-tiered pink rose blooms on a stem along with a pale pink bud, sprigs of small white flowers and green leaves. White upset muslin ground. Signed/dated. Diameter 3 3/16" $800 — 1,000

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139 Clinton Smith 2014 underwater sea life scene paperweight. A whimsical orange sea horse swims vertically against a thick dark green sea fern and light green seaweed. A blue and yellow eel, three orange and yellow fish and colorful sea plants enliven the scene. Signature cane. Signed/dated. Diameter 2 7/8" $700 — 900

142 Gordon Smith 1986 two red strawberries paperweight. Two yellow-speckled red strawberries, a single white blossom and three green and yellow leaves are joined together by four green and yellow vines. Translucent blue ground. Signed/dated. Diameter 2 5/16" $450 — 650

140 Clinton Smith 2015 bees and pink blossoms paperweight. Three pink clematis blooms, with white stamens and three buds, are visited by three honey bees that are preparing to land on variegated olive green leaves. The blossoms grow from a sandy ground scattered with gray stones. Signature cane. Signed/dated. Diameter 3" $500 — 700

143 Gordon Smith 1996 coral snake and succulents paperweight. A painstakingly rendered coral snake, a colorful coil of orange, black and yellow stripes, all meticulously achieved through the application of individual scales, lifts its head to survey a pebbled landscape in oranges and beige. Two green succulents complete the design. Signature cane. Dated. Diameter 3 1/4" $1,900 — 2,250

141 Gordon Smith 1985 lady’s-slipper orchid paperweight. A lady’s-slipper, with a magenta labellum and speckled-brown green sepals, rises gracefully, on a curved stem, from a cluster of two dark green leaves, one of which guides a companion bud. Translucent royal blue ground. Signed/dated. Diameter 2 7/8" $800 — 1,000

144 Gordon Smith 1990 raspberry bouquet paperweight. Two red raspberries and a smaller green one prepare for harvest amidst trios of yellow-shaded green leaves, while a defiant white blossom and its bud attempt to prolong the growing season. Clear ground. Signed/dated. Diameter 3 3/16" $800 — 1,000

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145 Ken Rosenfeld 1996 pink lotus blossoms on a pond magnum paperweight. Two pink lotus blossoms, with bright yellow honeycomb centers and a pink bud, float on a translucent blue pond, accompanied by six green lotus leaves. Signature cane. Signed/dated. Diameter 3 13/16" $850 — 1,000 146 Ken Rosenfeld 1990 “Vegetable Garden” paperweight. Seven leafy-topped radishes, six tapered carrots, three asparagus spears and two purple turnips are provocatively splayed across a clear ground. Signature cane. Signed/dated. Diameter 3 1/4" $350 — 500 147 Ken Rosenfeld 1990 floral bouquet paperweight. Four upright blooms, in red, purple and white, share a lush bed of green sepals with three promising red and white buds. Translucent aqua ground. Signature cane. Signed/dated. Diameter 2 7/8" $500 — 700

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151 Mayauel Ward 2015 bouquet over black ground paperweight. A yellow ranunculus, two white bellflowers, three blue forget-me-nots with two attendant buds, two scarlet raspberries and three blueberries, are threaded together with small green leaves and tendrils. Opaque black ground. Signed/dated. Diameter 2 3/8" $500 — 700

154 Eric Hansen 2014 pink flowers on a stalk paperweight. A single stalk flanked by seven pink flowers and topped by an emerging bud is shared by two trios of green leaves thrusting their way through the flora. Translucent white over an opaque ruby ground. Signature cane. Signed/dated. Diameter 3 1/16" $450 — 600

152 Colin Richardson 2013 “Red and Green” red flowers and green leaves paperweight. Three crimson blooms, each with five petals and a tuft of white stamens, display atop a forking spray of translucent chartreuse leaves sprinkled with gold aventurine and three companion buds emerging from beneath the foliage. Clear ground. Edition #1 of 1. Signed/dated. Diameter 2 3/4" $200 — 350

155 Cathy Richardson 2010 starfish miniature paperweight. Two white-spotted red starfish rest lazily upon a mottled ocean floor, scattered with orange and white sea anemones. Signed/ dated. Diameter 2" $200 — 300

153 Colin Richardson 2008 “Campana and Alata” bouquet paperweight. Red, orange and yellow alata flowers, with black filament centers, grow from vines with dark green leaves, alongside stems of small bell-shaped campana flowers, in shades of pink and orange. Clear ground. Edition #1 of 1. Signed/dated. Diameter 3 5/16" $400 — 600

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156 Cathy Richardson 2015 “Pink and Purple Bouquet” paperweight. Various blooms, in shades of pink and purple, burst upward from a fan of green leaves. Clear ground. Edition #1 of 1. Signed/dated. Diameter 2 1/4" $300 — 500

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157 Bob Banford blue clematis double overlay faceted paperweight. A double clematis, with finely pointed blue petals and companion buds, is haloed by green leaves and rests on a clear, star-cut ground, within a red-over-white double overlay. Six and one facets. Signature cane. Some surface wear. Diameter 2 15/16" $700 — 900

160 Bob Banford orange clematis and buds faceted paperweight. A petite orange clematis is haloed by green sepals and grows from a delicate curling stem among four companion buds. Opaque dark purple-over-white ground. Five facets. Signature cane. Diameter 2 5/8" $400 — 600

158 Bob Banford rose-colored flower and bud faceted paperweight. Two tiers of thick, rose-colored notched petals, with brilliant yellow stamens and a halo of green leaves, sit atop a sturdy green stem, joined by a promising young bud. Translucent blue, star-cut ground. Eight lower side facets. Signature cane. Diameter 3" $600 — 800

161 Bob Banford blue flower and trellis paperweight. A light blue fantasy flower, with two young buds, crawls up a large white trellis on a long leafy stem. Purple aventurine ground. Signature cane. Diameter 2 9/16" $500 — 700

159 Bob Banford three pansies and two buds paperweight. Three large and exuberant purple and yellow pansies, each crested by three green leaves and each with two heart-shaped upper petals, rise from a tuft of greenery from where two colorful, tightly furled, corkscrew pansy buds peek out. Clear ground. Signature cane. Diameter 3 3/16" $800 — 1,000

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162 Ray Banford cardinal and nest paperweight. A dark red cardinal perches on a brown branch, with green leaves, near a yellow nest containing three white eggs. Light blue ground. Signature cane. Diameter 2 3/4" $600 — 800

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163 Francis Whittemore yellow crimp rose overlay miniature faceted paperweight. An upright yellow crimp rose is cradled within four variegated green sepals and floats above a clear ground. Light blue overlay. Five and one facets. Signature cane. Minor surface wear. Diameter 2 1/16" $200 — 400 164 Francis Whittemore pink primrose on blue ground miniature paperweight. A pink primrose, with five smooth petals and a cage of yellow stamens, is haloed by groupings of green leaves and a single pink bud. Opaque blue ground. Signature cane. Diameter 2 3/16" $600 — 800 165 Francis Whittemore two pink and white flowers paperweight. Two pink and white flowers, both in profile, rise atop separate stems which meet at the base and are flanked by two variegated green leaves, over a translucent forest green ground. Signature cane. Diameter 2 7/16" $500 — 700

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166 Francis Whittemore pink crimp rose pedestal paperweight. A dimensional, upright crimp rose, with fifteen pale pink petals and four light green leaves, floats over a clear, footed, pedestal base. Signature cane. Diameter 1 15/16", height 2 9/16" $600 — 900 167 Francis Whittemore green and yellow snake paperweight. A small green snake, striped in bright yellow and with a large white head and prominent blue eyes, moves in a sinuous squiggle across an opaque pink ground. Signature cane. Diameter 2 1/4" $300 — 500 168 Francis Whittemore butterfly and flowers paperweight. A dainty yellow and brown butterfly hovers near a blue flower and two small yellow blossoms. Translucent cobalt blue ground. Signature cane. Diameter 2 1/2" $350 — 500

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169 Charles Kaziun Junior red crimp rose pedestal paperweight. An upright dimensional crimp rose, with fourteen dark red petals and four radial green leaves, floats over a clear, footed, pedestal base. Signature cane. Diameter 2 7/16", height 3 3/16" $650 — 1,000 170 Charles Kaziun Junior spaced concentric millefiori with gold aventurine faceted paperweight. A central white pastry mold cane, with an interior ring of hearts, is surrounded by two spaced concentric rings of white pastry mold canes, one centered with hearts and the other with pink interiors. Aventurine goldspeckled blue ground. Six and one facets. Signature cane. Diameter 2 3/4" $500 — 700 171 Charles Kaziun Junior pink and red tilted crimp rose pedestal paperweight. A tilted pink-tipped red crimp rose, cradled by four green leaves, floats over a clear, footed base. Diameter 2 1/16", height 2 3/8" $800 — 1,000

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172 Charles Kaziun III red aventurine poinsettia on light blue ground paperweight. The six petals of a red poinsettia alternate with six green leaves peeking out from behind, all framed by a purple and green twist torsade. Light blue opaque ground. Signature cane. Diameter 2 5/16" $500 — 650 173 Charles Kaziun Junior yellow crimp rose salt dish. A charming upright yellow crimp rose, with four rows of petals and four aventurine green leaves, floats within the base of a clear salt dish. Signature cane. Diameter 2 11/16", height 1 9/16" $1,000 — 1,200 174 Charles Kaziun Junior pink lilies miniature perfume bottle. An upright pink lily, with slender green leaves, blooms at the center of both the bottle and stopper. Gold-speckled yellow ground. Signature cane. From the C. Frank Kireker Collection. Diameter 1 1/8", height 2 1/4" $500 — 700

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175 Ronald Hansen lily-of-the-valley paperweight. A sprig of lily-of-the-valley has white flowers on both sides of a green stem, with opening blossoms at the top and white buds at the bottom, and is decorated with mint-green leaves. Opaque pink ground. Signed. Diameter 2 1/8" $250 — 350

178 Ronald Hansen pink ring holder. A bronze stylized poinsettialike flower framed by three green aventurine leaves and with a complex cane center, sits atop an opaque pink ground, encased within a clear gather glass. A clear glass proboscis extends upward from the center to receive rings. Signed. Diameter 1 15/16", height 3 3/16" $200 — 300

176 Ronald Hansen two flowers and bud bouquet on blue ground paperweight. A pair of clematis flowers, a white one with a red and white heart cane center, and a red one with a white and blue star center, branches from a central leafy green stem atop which blooms a white bud. Opaque blue ground. Signed. Diameter 2 1/8" $150 — 250

179 Ronald Hansen peppermint-striped six petal flower faceted paperweight. A pert flower, with six striped petals and a millefiori cane core, wears a nimbus of five pointed green leaves and sits atop a slender stem flanked by two buds and two leaves. A white cushion ground has been overlaid with a sapphire blue that pales to light blue everywhere but at the rim. Six and one facets. Signed. Diameter 2 1/4" $200 — 300

177 Ronald Hansen pink clematis on cobalt blue ground paperweight. A pink clematis flower, with six pink petals, three green sepals and a ruddy brown center, grows on a short green stem with two leaves. Opaque cobalt blue ground. Signature cane. Diameter 2 1/8" $250 — 400

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180 Ronald Hansen two bluebirds and a nest miniature paperweight. A pair of bluebirds perch vigilantly beside a yellow nest filled with three pale blue eggs atop a branch flanked at either end by two green leaves. Opaque royal blue ground. Signature cane. Diameter 2" $250 — 400

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181 Craig Howell 1978 burgundy flower surface design paperweight. Two burgundy flowers are the focus of a surface design of green, red, blue and orange intertwining vines that cover an opaque white dome. Signed/dated. Diameter 2 5/8" $250 — 400

184 DePalma colorful abstract swirl magnum frosted faceted paperweight. Four window facets cut through a frosted dome to reveal a blue, yellow, red and white abstract swirl at the center. Signed. Diameter 3 7/16" $200 — 400

182 Correia Art Glass hearts and vines surface design paperweight. Eight spaced red hearts emerge from vines that are pulled from an iridescent aubergine border into an iridescent gold top. Signed. Diameter 3" $300 — 500

185 Robert Eickholt 1993 abstract iridescent blue swirl magnum paperweight. An iridescent blue swirl, with black accents and air bubbles, floats hypnotically at the center of an iridescent gather of glass. Signed/dated. Diameter 3 7/8", height 3 11/16" $150 — 300

183 Andrew Fote “Rainbow Walk” copper human inlay paperweight. A bronze surface inlay features a human figure, who seems to be leaping across the dome, over a bed of colorful tubes and twists that sits on a white swirl cushion. Clear ground. Signed. Diameter 3 1/4" $200 — 400

186 Barry Farley 2001 purple flower on gold foil magnum paperweight. An upright two-tiered purple flower, with yellow stamens, blooms atop slender green leaves curled above a scattering of gold foil. Translucent ground. Signed/dated. Diameter 4" $250 — 400

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187 Jim Brown 2007 blue and green concentric millefiori magnum paperweight. A central blue ruffle cane is encircled by five rings of assorted ruffle and cog canes in white, blue and green, all cupped within a stave basket of alternating blue and white cog tubes. Clear ground. Signature cane. Signed/dated. Diameter 3 3/4" $600 — 900 188 Damon MacNaught 2010 patterned concentric millefiori faceted paperweight. Assorted rings of complex canes, including black and white saw wheels and goldenrod accents, converge on a large central saw wheel in cobalt blue and white and sit in a pale blue and white stave basket. Four large side facets and a single smaller top facet. Signed/dated. Diameter 3 1/4" $700 — 900 189 Mike Hunter (2015) “Cornflower” lizard magnum paperweight. Across a cornflower blue surface, evenly and copiously covered with amber flower-like shapes, spaced millefiori complex canes lie studded across the periphery and a large, three-dimensional, blue and white lizard perches atop the dome. Edition #1 of 1. Signature cane. Diameter 4" $2,500 — 4,000

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190 Damon MacNaught 2014 pansy in a close concentric millefiori design paperweight. A large central pansy, with two dark purple upper petals and three black-striped, golden lower petals, is haloed by three bladed green leaves and rests atop a bed of large yellow tube canes. This motif is then ringed by pink and white complex canes, alternating lavender and green canes and, finally, a circle of white and green stars, all sitting within a purple and white stave basket. Signature cane. Signed/dated. Diameter 3 3/8" $300 — 400 191 Damon MacNaught 2014 close concentric millefiori in a star cane stave basket paperweight. A central cluster, with a blue and pink center ringed by tiny white stars, is braced by five yellow stave baskets with translucent dark chocolate-colored cores, and five spaced white stars. This arrangement is ringed by a row of red and white millefiori, a row of alternating red and white swirl canes and white canes with purple centers and a stave basket of blue and green star canes. Signature cane. Signed/dated. Diameter 2 1/2" $300 — 400 192 Twists Glass Studio 2006 clowns miniature paperweight, by Mike Hunter. Four colorful clown-shaped balloons, with trailing black strings, float in a row against a blue and whitespeckled dome. Signature cane. Dated. Diameter 2 1/8" $200 — 300

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193 Saint Louis 1981 “Basket of Flowers” Clichy-inspired patterned millefiori pedestal paperweight. A central complex cane is encircled by several oval concentric rings of assorted complex canes and a border of spaced cane clusters that create a blooming prairie of millefiori. The field of flowers sits atop a wide pedestal basket of white double-swirl latticinio, bordered by two blue and white twist torsades, reminiscent of the rare Clichy basket. Limited edition of 200. Signature/date cane. Height 2", length 4" $1,500 — 1,800 194 Saint Louis 1986 “Millefiori carpet ground sur fond bleu pale” paperweight. A central cluster of canes, in red, white and blue, is surrounded by a spaced ring of five complex canes, on a carpet ground of light blue green-lined tubes. Edition #243 of a limited edition of 250. Signature/date cane. Diameter 2 7/8" $600 — 800 195 Saint Louis 1988 “Entrelacs de millefiori ‘Fondant’” interlaced millefiori paperweight. A crisscrossing pattern of interrupted spaced rows of yellow complex canes and white latticinio ribbons is pressed into an opaque green ground. Edition #118 of a limited edition of 400. Signature/date cane. Diameter 3" $600 — 800

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196 Saint Louis 1982 lily-of-the-valley faceted paperweight. A graceful stem of white lily-of-the-valley rises up from a clutch of eight green leaves, on opaque garnet ground. Six and one facets. Limited edition of 200. Signature/date cane. Diameter 3 1/4" $500 — 700 197 Saint Louis 1987 clear-encased upright bouquet and animal silhouettes double overlay magnum paperweight. A sienna-over-white double overlay with three panels of animal silhouettes including a hare, a deer and two geese, hosts a vivid upright bouquet at its interior with thick greenery and millefioricentered flowers in blues, pinks and white. A clear encasement covers the overlay. Limited edition of 25. Signature/date cane. Diameter 3 5/8" $1,800 — 2,500 198 Saint Louis 1973 looped millefiori garlands on red ground paperweight. Six looped complex millefiori garlands, which alternate between white and blue, propel clockwise from a large pink-rimmed complex center cane. Opaque red ground. Limited edition of 400. Signature/date cane. Diameter 3 5/16" $450 — 600

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199 Saint Louis 1986 “Statue de la liberte or sur fond bleu avec canes” gold inclusion faceted paperweight. A gold inclusion of the head of the Statue of Liberty, encircled by a ring of nineteen stars, celebrates the one-hundredth anniversary of the monument. Cobalt blue ground. Five and one facets. Edition #103 of a limited edition of 150. Signature/date cane. Signed/ dated. Inscribed “France, United States of America, 1886-1986”. Diameter 2 15/16" $600 — 800 200 Saint Louis 1981 royal wedding commemoration gold inclusion on royal blue faceted paperweight. The badge of The Prince of Wales, with three feathers rising through a coronet, appears as a gold inclusion, produced exclusively for Thomas Goode & Co., to commemorate the royal wedding of His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales and Lady Diana Spencer. Royal blue ground. Six and one facets. Edition #17 of a limited edition of 25. Signature/date cane. Diameter 3 1/8" $500 — 700 201 Saint Louis (1981) “Mask of Agamemnon” gold mask in Greek temple sculpture. A 24-karat gold inclusion, of the mask of Agamemnon, is centered against a turquoise background within a glass replica of a Greek temple designed by Gilbert Poillerat. Edition #23 of a limited edition of 100. Acid-etched insignia on the base. “Reproduction of the mask discovered by

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Schliemann in 1876 inside the Acropolis of Mycenae.” —The Art of the Paperweight: Saint Louis, page 85. Height 2 1/2", Width 2 1/2", Depth 1 7/8" $800 — 1,000 202 Saint Louis 1991 “Artistica” concentric millefiori mushroom double overlay faceted paperweight. A millefiori mushroom, with a central stardust cane, is encircled by concentric rings of assorted complex canes that bloom from a green stem. Clear ground. Green-over-white double overlay. Five and one facets. Edition #5 of a limited edition of 250. Signature/date cane. Diameter 3" $600 — 800 203 Saint Louis 1985 fruit in a white latticinio basket sculpture. The three-dimensional piece contains lampwork pears, apples, cherries and plums on a bed of dark green leaves, resting within a white double-swirl latticinio basket, with a clear-encased white spiral and twist handle. Limited edition of 250. Signature/date cane. Height 2 1/4", length 3 3/8" $900 — 1,200 204 Saint Louis 1990 L.H. Selman anniversary mushroom overlay faceted paperweight. A millefiori mushroom in reds, blues and white is encased within an orange-over-white double overlay cut with five and one facets, the base of which reads “L.H. Selman Ltd. 20 years 1970 - 1990” in gold. Edition #14 of a limited edition of 50. Signature/date cane. Diameter 2 3/16" $700 — 900 Winter 2017

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205 Baccarat 1970 close packed millefiori zodiac canes paperweight. Assorted close packed complex canes, zodiac silhouette canes and a “1970” signature/date cane replicate the antique Baccarat “Church Weight”. Acid-etched Baccarat insignia on the base. Diameter 3 1/16" $1,100 — 1,300 206 Baccarat 1988 crab paperweight. A large, reddish-brown crab, pincers raised, skitters determinedly across a white, green and brown pebbly ground, layered over a translucent turquoise base. Edition #143 of a limited edition of 200. Signature/date cane. Diameter 3 3/16" $400 — 500 207 Baccarat 1979 green snake paperweight. A coiled emerald green snake, with a pale underbelly, lifts his head and peers from a pebbly yellow, green, white and black ground over a translucent turquoise base. Edition #81 of a limited edition of 300. Acidetched Baccarat insignia on the base. Signature/date cane. Dated. Diameter 3 3/16" $600 — 800

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208 Baccarat 1979 Gridel pigeon millefiori paperweight. A large pigeon silhouette cane lies at the center of several concentric rings of assorted complex canes, in white, yellow and blue, as well as one pink ring of the eighteen different Gridel silhouette canes. Translucent cobalt blue ground. Edition #46 of a limited edition of 350. Acid-etched Baccarat insignia on the base. Signature/date cane. Dated. Diameter 3" $400 — 600 209 Baccarat 1976 Gridel deer millefiori paperweight. A large central deer silhouette cane is surrounded by curved panels of alternating green and yellow millefiori, divided by six curved rows composed of the other seventeen Gridel silhouette canes. Edition #250 of a limited edition of 350. Acid-etched Baccarat insignia on the base. Signature/date cane. Diameter 3 1/4" $500 — 700 210 Baccarat 1971 Gridel rooster and concentric millefiori paperweight. A large central Gridel rooster silhouette cane is surrounded by four concentric rings of assorted yellow, pink, blue and red complex canes, including one ring of the eighteen different Gridel silhouettes, on a cushion of white upset muslin. Edition #670 of a limited edition of 1200. Acid-etched Baccarat insignia on the base. Signature/date cane. Diameter 3 7/16" $1,000 — 1,200

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211 Baccarat 1970 close concentric millefiori mushroom double overlay faceted paperweight. Close concentric rings of white stars alternating with complex red millefiori create the tuft of a mushroom, which is bordered by a ring of blue and white millefiori that is pulled down to create the mushroom’s stem. Clear, star-cut ground. Red-over-white double overlay. Six and one facets. Edition #167 of a limited edition of 200. Acid-etched Baccarat insignia on the base. Signature/date cane. Dated. Diameter 3" $800 — 1,000 212 Baccarat 1971 salmon-colored dahlia paperweight. A salmon-colored dahlia, with three tiers of variegated petals around a yellow millefiori center, blooms atop a stem with green leaves. Translucent dark blue ground. Edition #8 of a limited edition. Acid-etched Baccarat insignia on the base. Signature/date cane. Dated. Diameter 3 1/8" $500 — 700 213 Baccarat 1975 blue and white irises on double-swirl latticinio paperweight. A balanced pair of large blue and white irises bloom atop tall green stems, along with three blue buds and two leaves. White double-swirl latticinio ground. Edition #170 of a limited edition of 260. Acid-etched Baccarat insignia on the base. Signature/date cane. Diameter 3 1/8" $500 — 700 www.selman.com

214 Baccarat 1968 close concentric millefiori paperweight. The tapestry-like arrangement has a central yellow cog cane encircled by ten concentric rings of assorted complex canes in shades of pink, aqua, yellow, blue and white. Acid-etched Baccarat insignia on the base. Date cane. Diameter 3" $700 — 900 215 Baccarat 1972 yellow and pink dahlia paperweight. A dahlia, with four tiers of pointed white and pink-edged creamy yellow petals, a star cane center and six radial green leaves, is centered over a translucent cobalt blue ground. Edition #75 of a limited edition. Acid-etched Baccarat insignia on the base. Signature/date cane. Dated. Diameter 3 3/8" $450 — 600 216 Baccarat 1970 interlaced millefiori trefoil garlands paperweight. A blue, pink and white complex cross cane is centered by a ring of blue and white star canes, which is surrounded by a pair of interlaced trefoil garlands. One of the garlands is composed of red and white canes, while the other has alternating blue and yellow canes. White upset muslin ground. Edition #189 of a limited edition. Acid-etched Baccarat insignia on the base. Signature/ date cane. Dated. Diameter 2 15/16" $500 — 700

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217 Parabelle Glass 1997 millefiori heart with rose garland paperweight. A central heart, made of pink and green cabbage roses and pastry mold canes, is surrounded by a concentric ring of alternating white and pink roses, all resting within a cushion of white upset muslin. Signed/Dated. Diameter 3 3/8" $700 — 900

220 Parabelle Glass 1994 turquoise chequer paperweight. Defined by turquoise cables, twenty-five checkerboard squares host twenty-five complex canes of various color and design, over an opaque white ground. Edition #1 of a limited edition of 10. Signed/dated. Diameter 3" $1,500 — 1,800

218 Parabelle Glass 1986 close packed millefiori in stave basket paperweight. An assortment of colorful complex canes, including several Clichy-type roses and pansy canes, rests within a cobalt blue and white stave basket. Signature/date cane. Diameter 3 1/4" $700 — 900

221 Parabelle Glass 1994 spaced concentric millefiori paperweight. A central white and green Clichy-style rose is ringed by three spaced concentric circles of complex millefiori, predominantly white but with accents in a variety of hues. The outer garland alternates between complex canes and roses. Opaque red ground. Edition #9 of a limited edition of 10. Signed/dated. Diameter 2 15/16" $600 — 800

219 Parabelle Glass 1992 cruciform and garland on latticinio paperweight. A central grouping of four burgundy pansy canes forms the heart of a cruciform of green aventurine branches and leaves, each dotted with a different cog cane bud. The cross is surrounded by a garland of alternating green and purple cog canes. White double-swirl latticinio ground. Signature/date cane. Diameter 2 15/16" $800 — 1,000

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222 Parabelle Glass 1985 close packed millefiori paperweight. A colorful assortment of complex canes, including bells, shamrocks, hearts, stars and a rooster picture cane, rests on a cobalt blue ground. Signature/date cane. Diameter 3" $600 — 750

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223 Whitefriars 1980 pink and white millefiori garland faceted paperweight. A garland of pink and white canes is arranged in a flower pattern around a central pink and white complex cane. Translucent cobalt blue ground. Top facet and three rows of mitre cuts. Signature/date cane. Diameter 3 1/8" $350 — 500 224 Whitefriars 1976 Olympic garlands and torch paperweight. Five interlacing garlands of small pink and white cog canes are arranged in the traditional Olympic configuration beneath a large blue-rimmed white picture cane of the Olympic torch in the upper middle, framed by two date canes on either side reading “19” and “76”, on cobalt blue ground. Six and one facets. Edition #585 of a limited edition of 1000. Signature/date canes. Diameter 3 5/16" $350 — 450 225 Post-classic Walsh-Walsh concentric millefiori paperweight. A large central complex cane, in red, white and yellow, is ringed by six concentric circles of millefiori and cog canes, in purple, marigold, blue, white, pink and pale ocher. Diameter 3 5/16" $400 — 500

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226 Whitefriars 1976 Bicentennial “Liberty Bell” commemorative millefiori faceted paperweight. A central blue and white Liberty Bell silhouette cane is the focus of four concentric rings of blue and white star canes and a fifth ring of pink canes with blue and white star centers. Clear ground. Five and one facets. Edition #385 of a limited edition. “1776 - 1976” signature/date cane. Diameter 3 1/16" $400 — 550 227 Whitefriars 1977 close concentric millefiori faceted paperweight. Six concentric rings of colorful cog canes encircle a central white cog cane. Clear ground. Geometric top and side facets. Signature/date cane. Diameter 2 7/8" $400 — 500 228 Whitefriars 1978 pink and white millefiori garland faceted paperweight. A blue and white complex center cane is encircled by tightly packed clusters of pink, blue and white cane to create a six-petalled flower-like garland. Translucent cobalt blue ground. Six and one facets. Signature/date cane. Diameter 3 1/8" $650 — 850

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229 Paul Ysart concentric patterned millefiori and radial twists paperweight. A central maroon and yellow floret cane is encircled by two rows of blue, green and maroon complex and cog canes, from which radiate yellow and aventurine gold radial twists that are separated by alternating complex canes. Light blue jasper ground. Diameter 3 1/4" $500—700

232 Early Paul Ysart patterned millefiori and tubes paperweight. A large central blue and white cane is surrounded by a ring of smaller blue and white millefiori canes, from which seven striped tubes radiate out to form seven panels, each containing three large orange, green and white millefiori canes. Purple-tinted dome. Diameter 2 7/8" $700 — 900

230 Paul Ysart yellow bird and blue flower paperweight. A yellow bird perches on the green stem of a blue fantasy flower, accompanied by leaves and a young bud. Red and white jasper ground. Signature cane. Diameter 2 15/16" $900 — 1,200

233 Paul Ysart patterned millefiori and twists paperweight. A central cluster of close concentric complex canes are encircled by radiating white latticinio, with alternating gold and pink cores, divided by green complex canes. Opaque green ground. Diameter 3" $600 — 800

231 Paul Ysart Harland-era fish with bubbles paperweight. A solitary orange fish, with brown fins, swims at the center of a spaced ring of eight controlled bubbles. Aventurine green ground. Signature cane. Diameter 2 3/4" $300—500

234 Paul Ysart Harland-era pink clematis and latticinio spokes paperweight. A pink clematis, with a white cog cane center and variegated petals that alternate with green leaves, is encircled by a spaced ring of short latticinio rods, in pink, purple and blue. Tan jasper ground. Signature cane. Diameter 2 11/16" $500 — 650

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235 Drew Ebelhare 1996 close concentric millefiori in stave basket paperweight. A central grouping of red heart canes is encircled by a ring of white canes with blue star centers, light green and yellow canes, green canes with red centers, pink and white canes and green and red canes, all resting in a stave basket of alternating red and white canes. Signed/dated. Diameter 2 1/4" $300 — 500 236 Drew Ebelhare 1998 close concentric millefiori miniature paperweight. A central red and white complex cane is encircled by four rings of millefiori canes in black, white, white with red star centers and blue with green centers, all resting inside a red and white stave basket. Signed/dated. Diameter 2" $200 — 300 237 Drew Ebelhare 1994 close concentric millefiori piedouche paperweight. An aqua and white moss cane is the focus of five close concentric rings of different moss cane millefiori in shades of aqua. The design rests on a pink and white stave pedestal, encircled on the top and bottom by a pink and white torsade. Signature cane. Signed/dated. Diameter 1 15/16", Height 2 9/16" $300 — 500

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238 Drew Ebelhare 1996 close concentric millefiori paperweight. A central pale red and white rose, with a small yellow stamen at its middle, is ringed by five concentric rows of star, rose and cog canes in blue, pink and green, all resting within a cobalt blue and white stave basket. Signed/dated. Diameter 2 5/16" $500 — 550 239 Drew Ebelhare 1998 spaced concentric millefiori on blue ground paperweight. A blue and white signature cane sits at the center of two spaced concentric rings of assorted complex canes in shades of blue, white, red and green. Opaque deep blue ground. Signed/dated. Diameter 2 7/16" $650 — 850 240 Drew Ebelhare and Sue Fox 2010 collaborative lady’sslipper and concentric flower garland paperweight. A lampworked purple lady’s-slipper, with two bladed leaves, is ringed by a leafy garland of colorful pansies, as well as an additional spaced ring of blue flowers on the outer side of the garland. Opaque red ground. Signed/dated. Diameter 2 13/16" $750 — 900

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241 Lundberg Studios 1991 purple poinsettia compound paperweight, by Daniel Salazar. A large six-petalled purple poinsettia, with dark purple veins and orange stamens, grows upon a short green stem with three scalloped leaves, above a leafy wreath of holly. Opaque white ground. Signed/dated. Diameter 3 3/16" $200 — 300

244 Lundberg Studios 1987 blue flowers in a frosted basket paperweight, by Steven Lundberg. Four rich cobalt blue flowers, with long yellow stamens, grow from leafy stems on a bed of white pebbles. The arrangement is revealed through the clear basket-cut windows of the frosted dome. Signed/dated. Diameter 3" $300 — 400

242 Lundberg Studios 1993 daffodil bouquet compound paperweight, by Steven Lundberg. Two bright yellow daffodils stand behind three smaller white and golden-yellow daffodils, on stems with long slender green leaves. Translucent cobalt blue ground. Signed/dated. Diameter 3 1/4" $600 — 800

245 Lundberg Studios 1976 moon and stars surface design paperweight. Iridescent, green-hued golden waves crash dramatically around the lower circumference of a cobalt blue surface whose upper half is studded with spaced iridescent stars, as well as a yellow crescent moon. Signed/dated. Diameter 3 1/16" $200 — 300

243 Lundberg Studios 2004 close packed roses paperweight. A lovely array of Clichy-style roses, in pink, red, yellow, lilac and white, sits within a field of mottled green and white canes. Signature/date. Diameter 3" $300 — 400

246 Lundberg Studios 1988 pink sterling rose miniature paperweight, by Daniel Salazar. An upright, multi-tiered pink sterling rose, with ruffled petals and green leaves, blooms over a clear ground. Signed/dated. Diameter 2" $300 — 400

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247 Lundberg Studios 1987 yellow sundrop flowers paperweight, by Daniel Salazar. A scattering of translucent yellow sundrops, with deeply scalloped petals, blooms on brown stems with green leaves. Clear ground. Signed/dated. Diameter 2 7/8" $600 — 800

250 Lundberg Studios 1974 abstract flower surface design paperweight. An abstract pulled-feather flower, with five red and yellow iridescent petals, lies as the focus point of an undulating iridescent blue surface. Signed/dated. Diameter 2 15/16" $250 — 350

248 Lundberg Studios 1987 underwater scene with fish faceted paperweight, by Steven Lundberg. A peach-colored Siamese fighting fish, with trailing ribbons of fins, investigates an underwater world of blue anemones, a blue jelly fish, a pink dotted sea fern and long bladed green leaves, against a translucent dark blue cushion. Top facet and six round printies. Signed/dated. Diameter 3 1/16" $400 — 500

251 Lundberg Studios 1975 butterfly and waves surface design paperweight. A white, green and blue butterfly rests at the center of a dark brown ground, encircled by iridescent yellow, gold and white scalloped waves. Signed/dated. Diameter 2 13/16" $150 — 250

249 Lundberg Studios 1994 pink magnolia and buds compound paperweight, by Daniel Salazar. A lovely shaded pink magnolia, with nine petals and three green leaves, hovers above six surrounding green and purple buds. Light blue ground. Signature cane. Signed/dated. Diameter 2 5/8" $200 — 400

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252 Lundberg Studios 1974 abstract flower surface design paperweight. An abstract pulled-feather flower, with four red and blue iridescent petals around a yellow center, lies as the focus point of the undulating iridescent blue surface. Signed/dated. Surface wear. Diameter 2 1/8" $120 — 200

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253 Orient & Flume red flower trio paperweight. Three twodimensional crimson red flowers, with millefiori centers, are embellished by five white baby’s-breath blossoms and green stems that cascade down to the base. Crackled iridescent cushion ground. Signed. Diameter 2 5/16" $200 — 300 254 Orient & Flume 1982 lavender fuchsia with buds paperweight. A large lavender fuchsia hangs from a slender arching and forking stem along with two small buds and four ribbed green leaves. The design floats above a mossy green mass resting within the bottom half of a clear ground dome. Edition #68 of a limited edition of 250. Signed/dated. Diameter 3 3/16" $250 — 400 255 Orient & Flume 1986 orange California poppies flower bouquet faceted paperweight, by G. Held. A pair of orange poppies, with five heart-shaped petals, each with a central bristle of tiny white stamens, grows on a green stem with two long leaves and one unopened bud. Clear ground. One top facet and overall geometric faceting. Edition #18 of a limited edition of 250. Signature cane. Signed/dated. Diameter 2 3/4" $150 — 200

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259 James Shaw “Space Cube” engraved mountain blue block paperweight. A clear block has a perfectly placid laminated blue lake ground that reflects a corner engraved angular mountain. The icy design is visible in different angles through a tilted front facet. Height 2 11/16", width and depth 2 3/8" $300 — 400 260 Grant Randolph 1997 pink flower and blue butterfly on iridescent blue ground paperweight. A blue butterfly with a red body and antennae flutters above a pink fantasy flower, with long white stamens, growing from a sinuous stem and a group of green leaves. Iridescent blue cushion ground. Signed/dated. Diameter 3" $250 — 300 261 Pairpoint 1973 yellow crimp rose with etched base pedestal paperweight. A large crimp rose, its petals yellow and fading to white at the edges, is cupped within a cage of open green sepals and sits within a clear ground dome. The dome rests atop a clear ground pedestal etched with grape clusters and vines. Edition #19 of a limited edition. Signature cane. Dated. Diameter 3 3/8", height 4 3/4" $300 — 400

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262 Cape Cod 1994 blue blown glass vase. Swirling shades of blue travel up the neck of a gourd-shaped vase in a wave-like pattern. Signature/date cane. Base diameter 3 11/16", height 7 1/2" $300 — 400 263 Cape Cod end-of-day scrambled millefiori with rose paperweight, by William Burchfield. Vibrant latticinio twists and complex canes are worked into a chaotic globe of color crowned by a single pink and green rose. Signature cane. Signed. Diameter 2 5/8" $250 — 400 264 Cape Cod spaced concentric millefiori double overlay faceted paperweight, by William Burchfield. A central complex rose cane is surrounded by two spaced concentric rings of colorful complex canes on a bed of white upset muslin. Red-over-white double overlay. One top facet and five circular facets that alternate with thin cuts. Signature cane. Signed. Diameter 2 7/8" $250 — 400

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265 William Manson 2009 snake and flower paperweight. A red aventurine snake, with a yellow stripe running the length of his entire body and black and yellow markings on his sides, coils on sandy ground beside an exotic purple-tinged succulent growing from a tuft of green leaves. Edition #4 of a limited edition of 10. Signed/dated. Diameter 2 3/4" $350 — 500

268 William Manson 1981 “Royal Wedding” sulphide faceted paperweight. A white sulphide of Prince Charles and Princess Diana is encircled by a garland of spaced complex canes, on a clear, star-cut ground. Two lampwork flowers, one pink and one blue, rest below the sulphide. Five and one facets. Limited edition of 75. Signature/date cane. Diameter 2 3/4" $200 — 300

266 Paul Ysart green aventurine fish paperweight. A green aventurine fish with yellow eyes swims through tranquil waters above a green jasper floor strewn with white rock. Signature cane. Diameter 2 13/16" $350 — 550

269 Peter McDougall 2010 Chicago limited edition paperweight. A single violet, the state flower of Illinois, is flanked by eight red, white and blue star canes, representing the stars on the flag of the city of Chicago. Limited edition of 20, produced exclusively for L.H. Selman in commemoration of its move to Chicago. Signature/date cane. Diameter 2 9/16" $150 — 300

267 William Manson 1998 blue flower and white spears textured faceted paperweight. A tall blue flower, with orange stamens, grows at the end of a very thin brown stem with many green leaves from a mossy green and white plain and blooms above two sprigs of white snapdragon-like spears. Textured blue-flash speckled ground. Front facet and display facet. Edition #21 of limited edition of 100. Signature cane. Signed/dated “William Manson (son) 1998”. Diameter 2 5/8" $300 — 400

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270 Peter McDougall (2008) “Christmas Weight” white rose faceted paperweight. A white Christmas rose, with green toothed leaves and closed buds, is encircled by a ring of blue millefiori that alternates between ruffle and bell canes. Translucent ruby ground. Six and one facets. Edition #2 of a limited edition of 35. Signature cane. Diameter 2 1/8" $200 — 300

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271 Peter McDougall dimensional millefiori flowers faceted paperweight. A central dimensional bouquet of pink, blue and yellow complex millefiori flowers and buds, with multi-colored variegated leaves, is joined by a knot of green stems. Two rows of six side facets and one top facet. Signature cane. Diameter 2 15/16" $650 — 850 272 Peter McDougall complex millefiori fantasy flowers paperweight. Two enchanting fantasy flowers, with complex millefiori petals and yellow stardust stamens, bloom on a shared stem accompanied by sweet yellow buds and dark variegated sepals. Opaque black ground. Edition #1 of 1. Signature cane. Diameter 2 7/8" $350 — 500 273 Peter McDougall 2010 pansy bouquet and garland paperweight. Two purple and yellow pansies, each with a companion bud, bloom at the center of a garland of close concentric green star-centered millefiori canes. White upset muslin ground. Edition #29 of a limited edition of 40. Signature/date cane. Diameter 2 11/16" $300 — 450

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274 Peter McDougall 2011 “PMcD Glass Studio” alphabet cane paperweight. The phrase “PMcD Glass Studio” is spelled out among a collection of complex canes in a variety of colors. Edition #1 of 1. Signature/date cane. Diameter 3 1/4" $900 — 1,200 275 Peter McDougall millefiori on red ground in latticinio swirl faceted paperweight. Two concentric rings of very complex millefiori canes sit atop a crimson red ground, trapped within a white, open-top latticinio swirl. Top facet. Signature cane. Diameter 2 3/8" $250 — 300 276 Peter McDougall two white flowers on black ground paperweight. Two lovely white flowers, with light blue complex cane centers, are sweetly gathered in a bouquet with a scattering of light blue and white buds. Opaque black ground. Signature cane. Diameter 2 1/2" $250 — 450

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277 John Deacons 2014 opaque blue cushion with close packed millefiori porthole magnum paperweight. An opaque blue cushion, embedded with spaced heart-centered cog canes each with an arcing latticinio segment above it and each arc separated by a green Clichy-type rose, has a central porthole rimmed with white stardust canes. Through this porthole, an interior bed of close packed millefiori of a variety of shapes and colors is revealed. Signature/date cane. Diameter 3 5/8" $600 — 800 278 John Deacons 2014 Clichy-type roses on upset muslin magnum paperweight. A colorful selection of Clichy-type roses, ranging from blue with yellow interiors to red, purple and green roses with different interiors, lies atop an upset muslin ground. An outer encasement of clear crystal completes the design. Signature/ date cane. Diameter 3 9/16" $800 — 1,000 279 John Deacons 2014 close packed millefiori cross magnum paperweight. Four triangular panels of colorful and varied millefiori canes, including stardust, Clichy-type rose canes and silhouettes of a deer, rooster, thistle and a bird, are defined by two intersecting rows of white stardust canes bordered on each side by red and white twist segments, with a white star cluster cane at the nexus. Translucent cobalt blue ground. Signature/date cane. Diameter 3 5/8" $500 — 600 54

280 John Deacons 1996 pansy on white latticinio double overlay faceted paperweight. A deep purple and amber pansy, with a stardust center, is crowned by three green leaves and grows from a short curved stem with three additional leaves, all resting on a cushion of white latticinio spokes. Magenta-over-white double overlay. Two rows of six side facets and one top facet, with concentric mitre-cuts to basal overlay. Signature/date cane. Diameter 3 1/4" $300 — 400 281 “J” Glass & Allan Scott 1981 collaborative six clematis garland paperweight. A circular garland is composed of six clematis blossoms, in lavender, yellow, blue, orange, pink and white that have complex stardust cane centers and are connected by stems and green leaves. Clear ground. Signature/date canes. Diameter 2 3/8" $200 — 300 282 “J” Glass 1979 three-flower bouquet paperweight. A light blue double clematis blooms alongside a yellow clematis and a light pink clematis, on stems with dark green leaves. Black ground. Signature/date cane. Diameter 2 1/4" $200 — 250

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283 John Deacons 2000 pink rose on latticinio crown pink overlay faceted paperweight. A full pink rose, framed by four green leaves and supported by a stem with three green leaves, rests atop a cushion of radiating white latticinio ribbons that is centered within a graded pink-over-white double overlay. Fancycut facets to sides and top. Signature/date cane. Diameter 3 1/8" $500 — 600

286 John Deacons 1999 butterfly on latticinio spokes faceted paperweight. A green-bodied butterfly is flanked by two upper pink millefiori wings and two smaller blue millefiori wings, each with a black and white star core. It rests atop a cushion of alternating blue and white latticinio spokes. Clear ground. Six and one facets. Signature/date cane. Diameter 2 7/16" $300 — 400

284 “J” Glass pink clematis with millefiori and twist garlands paperweights. A central pink clematis, with a blue and white complex star cane center and a crown of four leaves, grows from a short leafy stem. It is encircled by a pentagonal garland of five pink, blue and white ribbon twists separated by blue and white complex star canes and by a border garland of pink and white complex star canes. Translucent cobalt blue ground. Signature cane. Diameter 2 1/2" $200 — 300

287 John Deacons 2002 end-of-day scrambled millefiori paperweight. A colorful scramble of large and small canes, both upright and horizontal, includes a large dog silhouette cane, thistle picture canes, star canes and provides an interesting example of the studio's colors and designs. Clear ground. Signature/date cane. Diameter 2 7/8" $350 — 500

285 Saint Kilda pink double clematis on latticinio cushion paperweight. A pink double clematis, with a blue and white complex star cane center and a crown of leaves, blooms on a curved, green stem with two leaves. White upset muslin ground. Signature cane. Diameter 2 1/2" $300 — 400

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288 John Deacons (2016) patterned millefiori and twists paperweight. A central thistle picture cane is ringed by six ruffle canes, from which radiate eight pastel twists that create eight panels, each containing five colorful millefiori canes. Translucent pink ground. Diameter 2 1/2" $200 — 300

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289 Perthshire Paperweights 1993 square-patterned millefiori magnum faceted paperweight. A set of complex millefiori canes in mostly orange, white and blue is arranged angularly to form a square pattern. Translucent green ground. Top facet and six side facets. Signature/date cane. Diameter 3 1/2" $400 — 600 290 Perthshire Paperweights 1994 patterned millefiori and twists paperweight. A central hexagonal millefiori cluster, with yellow and blue complex canes and white stardust canes, is surrounded by a row of twists alternating with cog canes, then white latticinio alternating with orange complex canes and, finally, an outside border of white stardust canes and pink cog canes. Translucent cobalt blue ground. Signature/date cane. Diameter 2 15/16" $500 — 600 291 Perthshire Paperweights 1993 patterned millefiori and silhouette canes paperweight. A central camel silhouette cane is surrounded by a square of tightly packed millefiori canes and twists, bordered by eight silhouette canes, including a teddy bear, mushroom, crab and panda, surrounded by two more concentric rings of complex millefiori canes. Translucent green ground. Signature/date cane. Diameter 3 1/8" $500 — 600 292 Perthshire Paperweights 1986 “Royal Wedding” faceted paperweight. The White Rose of York, growing from leafy stems shared by a white bud and orange thorns, rests on translucent red ground inscribed with the date “23-7-86”, in commemoration of the wedding of Prince Andrew of England to Sarah Ferguson. Six and one facets. Edition #21 of a limited edition of 300; 132 made. Signature cane. Dated. Diameter 2 3/4" $120 — 200 56

293 Perthshire Paperweights (1973) “Clematis Flower on a Basket” latticinio paperweight. The unusual flower has a signature cane center and five, white-rimmed, translucent pale blue-on-amethyst petals. The flower is haloed by four green leaves as it grows from a short stem, with two additional green leaves, over a white double-swirl latticinio cushion. Perthshire’s first use of double-swirl latticinio. Limited edition of 300. Signature cane. Diameter 2 5/8" $300 — 400 294 Perthshire Paperweights (1980) pink “Rose and Bud” faceted paperweight. A pink lampwork rose, framed by three open sepals and perched on a stem shared with a three-leaf sprig and a companion bud, is centered over a clear, star-cut ground. Top facet and two rows of eight printies each. Limited edition of 300; 224 made. Signature cane. Diameter 2 9/16" $400 — 500 295 Perthshire Paperweights (1974) dragonfly and bouquet faceted paperweight. A dragonfly, with four latticinio wings, hovers above a pansy and two clematis blossoms, their stems tied with a yellow bow. Five and one facets. Clear, strawberry-cut ground. Limited edition of 300. Signature cane. Diameter 3 1/2" $400 — 500 296 Perthshire Paperweights (1995) “Rose Bouquet” faceted paperweight. One pale lemon rose, one ruby rose, three buds and leaves form a delicate lampwork bouquet. Clear, star-cut ground. 3 rows of eight side facets and one top facet. Limited edition of 300; 251 made. Signed. Diameter 2 11/16" $450 — 600

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297 Perthshire Paperweights 1987 “Ice Skater” millefiori and glass transfer paperweight. A glass transfer of a female ice skater, with a green suit, skates within a ring of seven pairs of blue and mauve canes alternating with short red, yellow and white twists, further surrounded by two concentric rings of complex canes, one mauve and one blue. White upset muslin ground. Top facet. Produced exclusively for L.H. Selman Ltd. in a limited edition of about 40. Signature/date cane. Diameter 3 1/8" $400 — 500 298 Perthshire Paperweights 1995 concentric millefiori golfer picture cane paperweight. A central blue and white picture cane, featuring a golfer and his clubs, is surrounded by a colorful and complex concentric assortment of millefiori canes and radial latticinio spokes, each separated by canes and a short twist. Translucent ruby ground. Edition #150 of a limited edition. Signature/date cane. Diameter 3" $550 — 850 299 Perthshire Paperweights millefiori circlets paperweight. A central circlet of white canes is encircled by a spaced ring of five cane circlets of white canes with central blue canes. Translucent green, star-cut ground. Diameter 2 7/16" $100 — 150 300 Perthshire Paperweights 1992 Christmas snowman faceted paperweight. A white snowman, wearing a red scarf and holding a broom, stands beneath several spaced white star canes, on a black ground. A garland of alternating red and green complex canes encircles the border of the design. Top facet. Limited edition of 250; 224 made. Signature/date cane. Diameter 3 1/16" $400 — 500 www.selman.com

301 Perthshire Paperweights patterned millefiori faceted paperweight. Ten blue and white twisted spokes form panels of pink, green, blue and red millefiori, with a border garland of twists and green cog canes. Translucent black ground. Top facet. Signature cane. Diameter 3" $200 — 300 302 Perthshire Paperweights patterned millefiori with twists paperweight. A central “P” cane is encircled by two concentric rings of purple millefiori canes, from which radiate 14 purple and red radial twists to form 14 panels, each containing six pink and blue millefiori canes. Translucent cobalt blue ground. Signature cane. Diameter 3 1/8" $200 — 300 303 Perthshire Paperweights 1996 flower and crown overlay faceted paperweight. White latticinio rods alternating with blue and red twists form a crown over a ruby-tinted dome. A single top facet reveals a delicate white flower with three buds and leaves. Signature/date cane. Diameter 2 9/16" $400 — 600 304 Perthshire Paperweights 1981 close concentric complex millefiori and twists paperweight. A central close concentric circlet of colorful complex millefiori canes is surrounded by alternating canes and twists that create a star-shaped pattern, all ringed by a spaced border of green millefiori. Translucent cobalt blue ground. Signature/date cane. Diameter 2 5/8" $300 — 400

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305 Perthshire Paperweights (1977) white anemone flower triple overlay faceted paperweight. A purple-rimmed white anemone blossom, with a signature cane center, four green leaves and a stem, floats over a clear, star-cut ground. Yellow-over-whiteover-pink triple overlay. Two rows of eight facets each and one top facet. Limited edition of 400; 347 made. Signature cane. Diameter 2 3/4" $450 — 500

309 Perthshire Paperweights 1984 pink clematis bouquet on webbed cushion paperweight. A large, central pink clematis is framed by an array of flowers in various styles and colors against a blue, webbed cushion ground. Signature/date cane. Diameter 3 1/16" $350 — 450

306 Perthshire Paperweights (1978) flower bouquet on black ground paperweight. Three lampwork flowers, in white, blue and goldenrod, bloom alongside a partially open purple bud, on stems with striped green leaves. Black ground. Limited edition of 350. Signature cane. Diameter 3 1/16" $400 — 550

310 Perthshire Paperweights (1984) pink flower double overlay faceted paperweight. A pink flower, with five gently ribbed and notched petals and a yellow cane core, shares a curved stem with two dark red buds and pale green leaves. White double-swirl latticinio cushion. One top facet, twelve elongated printies along the base and twelve oval facets around the upper circumference. Ruby-over-white double overlay. Signature cane. Diameter 3 1/16" $250 — 350

307 Perthshire Paperweights 1998 millefiori butterfly paperweight. A butterfly, its fore wings made of large red and yellow oval complex canes and its hind wings of mint green canes, has a chartreuse body and two black curling antennae. Opaque red ground. Edition #169 of a limited edition of 250. Signature/date cane. Diameter 2 3/8" $200 — 300

311 Perthshire Paperweights 1996 fisherman and patterned millefiori paperweight. A picture cane of a fisherman is surrounded by two rings of millefiori, from which radiate 13 latticinio spokes to create 13 panels, each containing violet and aqua canes. Translucent blue ground. Edition #127 of a limited edition. Signature/date cane. Diameter 3" $600 — 800

308 Perthshire Paperweights (1997) rattlesnake and cactus paperweight. A black and yellow-spotted brown rattlesnake, amid a cactus and red wildflower, lies coiled on the desert floor ready to strike. Limited edition of 150. Signature. Diameter 3 3/16" $500 — 600

312 Perthshire Paperweight 1979 “Blue Silhouette” patterned millefiori and picture canes faceted paperweight. A complex central cane is surrounded by three rings of close concentric millefiori canes and four picture canes of a horse, frog, whale and mouse that sit in the corners of a square of twists, with four spaced millefiori canes midway between each corner. Translucent cobalt blue ground. Eight and one facets. Limited edition of 450; 373 made. Signature/date cane. Diameter 3 1/4" $350 — 450

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317 Caithness Glass (1993) “Ladybird” ladybug and berries faceted paperweight, by William Manson. Two purple clusters of berries are joined by a single red and black-spotted ladybug on a brown stem with leaves. Translucent teal ground. Five and one facets. Edition #34 of a limited edition of 150. Signature cane. Signed. Diameter 2 15/16" $350 — 450 318 Caithness Glass (1999) “Burgundy Quartet” purple and yellow flower paperweight, by Rosette Fleming, from the Whitefriars Collection. One central purple and yellow flower blooms at the center of radiating buds and alternating vines. Black ground. Edition #15 of a limited edition of 50. Signature cane. Signed. Diameter 3 1/16" $600 — 750 319 Caithness Glass (1981) “Regency Stripe” patterned millefiori paperweight, by Colin Terris. Festive rows of various shaped star-centered complex canes in different colors are separated by four red, white and blue twists. Opaque black ground. Edition #268 of a limited edition of 1000; 749 made. Signature cane. Signed. Diameter 2 3/4" $120 — 200 320 Caithness Glass 1982 millefiori butterfly and cinquefoil garland paperweight, by Colin Terris, from the Whitefriars Collection. A central butterfly, with a body and four wings composed of white, green and pink cog canes, is encircled by a pink and white millefiori cinquefoil garland. Translucent blue ground. Limited edition of 750; 312 made. Signature/date cane. Diameter 2 7/8" $500 — 600 Winter 2017

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321 Strathearn patterned millefiori and latticinio tubes paperweight, by John Deacons. A periwinkle cluster of millefiori canes is encircled by aqua canes from which radiate eight latticinio tubes to form triangular panels of eight light-colored canes each. Clear ground. Signature canes. Diameter 2 15/16" $150 — 200 322 Antique American “Don’t Forget Your Mother” frit paperweight. Two stems of white flowers and leaves border the phrase, “Don’t Forget Your Mother”, in white block letters, which floats over a crimped frit ground. Minor surface wear. Diameter 3" $180 — 300 323 Antique American “Home Sweet Home” frit paperweight. A simple house, with a smoking chimney, fenced garden, tree and walkway, beckons appealingly from beneath the familiar sentiment “Home Sweet Home,” written in arching white block letters. Multi-colored frit ground. Minor surface wear. Diameter 3 1/4" $250 — 400 324 Selkirk Glass 1986 “Eight Maids Milking” engraved paperweight. A tribute to the song, “The Twelve Days of Christmas,” the piece has eight women with pails engraved on the front facet. On the interior, a large bubble floats over a translucent pink swirl. Edition #349 of a limited edition of 500. Signed/dated. Diameter 3 1/2" $100 — 150

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325 Joe Rice 1999 Chicago PCA convention commemorative bell paperweight. A clear bell is decorated with three traditional American-style lampwork flowers in red, white and blue, exclusively made for members of the Paperweight Collectors Association attending the Chicago Convention. Foamy white ground with air pearls. Stamped “PCA 1999”. Height 3 7/8" $100 — 200 326 Baccarat John F. Kennedy sulphide in white overlay paperweight. A white cameo of President John F. Kennedy contrasts against a translucent cobalt blue footed base. White overlay with five and one facets. Edition #1 of 1. Acid-etched Baccarat insignia on the base. Diameter 3 5/16" $300 — 500 327 Joe St. Clair pink crimp rose paperweight. A large multitiered pink crimp rose, its petals reaching dimensionally upwards, blooms above four upturned translucent green and bronze-tipped sepals. Stamped signature. Diameter 3 1/2" $300 — 400 328 Swarovski Crystal “Chaton” diamond paperweight. Clear crystal is expertly cut to achieve a complex diamond shape from the point to the faceted dome. Acid-etched swan insignia on one facet. Diameter 3 1/4", height 2" $150 — 300

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329 Murano millefiori perfume bottle. Five rings of millefiori complex canes, each different in color and design but with a preponderant use of white, focus on a larger yellow cog center cane with a blue core. This design sits at the bottom of the bottle and it is recalled in a millefiori design repeated within the bottle’s stopper on a smaller scale. Four round side facets to the bottle as well as to the stopper, alternating with four vertical cuts. Beveled neck. Diameter 3 1/2", height 7 1/2" $250 — 300 330 Venetian scrambled millefiori surface design paperweight. A surface design of colorful scrambled millefiori canes has been acid washed to create a cooling matte finish. Diameter 3 1/16" $120 — 250 331 Venetian multi-colored swirl egg-shaped hand cooler. Swirling colors of the rainbow fill an egg-shaped dome within a thin layer of clear glass. Diameter 2 3/8", height 3 1/4" $100 — 200 332 Murano orange and green crown paperweight. A large central triple-layered pink and white ruffle cane sits at the apex of a crown of six vertical green latticinio twists that alternate with six orange, white and green ribbed ribbons. Diameter 3 1/16" $350 — 500

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333 Saint Louis 1953 commemorative Queen Elizabeth II sulphide faceted paperweight. A silver-white cameo of Queen Elizabeth II is encircled by a complex millefiori garland of alternating purple and green canes. Translucent cobalt blue ground. Six and one facets. The underside of the base is inscribed, “Couronnement 2-6-53 Saint-Louis-France”. Signed/dated. Diameter 2 13/16" $150 — 250 334 David Salazar 1990 sea horse compound miniature paperweight. A dark brown sea horse floats near green sea grass and shells over mottled, iridescent pale green ground. Signed/dated. Diameter 1 15/16" $120 — 150 335 Matthew Wallace 2000 “Reefscape” undersea abstract design paperweight. Anemones and coral, in assorted colors, form a thick twist of underwater landscape within a clear encasement. Signed/dated. Diameter 2 13/16" $75 — 150 336 Gateson Recko 2004 solar system large marble. A twisting olive green and brown ribbon is painted across the opaque black half of a dome that cups in its interior a tiny solar system behind a yellow and green veil, complete with a vortex and colorful planets. Signed/dated. Diameter 2 11/16" $350 — 600

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Conditions of Sale Participants are urged to read carefully the following explanation of the conditions of sale, which contains the terms on which L.H. Selman Ltd. conducts auctions. Bidding Bids may be placed by mail, telephone, fax, e-mail or on the web at www.selman.com/auction. Your bid is a contract to purchase the lot at the hammer price, plus commission. Bidding will continue until all under bidders tell us they no longer wish to bid. In the case of tie bids, the earliest bid received will be considered the high bid. Bids must be made in the following increments: Up to $200: $10 $200 to $500: $25 $500 to $1,000: $50 $1,000 to $2,000: $100 $2,000 to $5,000: $250 $5,000 to $10,000: $500 $10,000 and over: $1,000 Initial bidding begins Monday, February 20th, 2017. All initial bids must be in hand by 5:00 p.m. cst on Monday, March 6th, 2017. After that date, we expect bidders to contact us daily via phone, fax, e-mail, or web to check on the status of their bids. If you fail to contact us, you may be relinquishing your opportunity to raise your bid. Each lot will close when the top bidder is over the reserve and no other active bidders remain. All lots will be sold at one increment over the second-highest bid. L.H. Selman Ltd. reserves the right to refuse any and all bids, and has absolute discretion to settle any disputes. After the last day for initial bids, it is your responsibility to stay in daily contact with us so that the auction can proceed in an expeditious manner. If we are unable to reach you, L.H. Selman Ltd., at its sole discretion, reserves the right to cancel your bids and award lots to other bidders. Estimate Estimates provided reflect current market trends. Use them as a guideline when placing your bids. Reserves A reserve is a confidential minimum price below which a lot generally will not be sold. Bids below reserve may be considered null at the sole discretion of L.H. Selman Ltd. In this event, the consignor has the right to recover consigned lots which do not reach the minimum price reserved. 62

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Detail of Lot 34


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L.H. Selman Ltd.'s 65th Paperweight Auction & Price Guide, Winter 2017  

Winter 2017 Paperweight Auction and Price Guide

L.H. Selman Ltd.'s 65th Paperweight Auction & Price Guide, Winter 2017  

Winter 2017 Paperweight Auction and Price Guide