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Part I: Antique Paperweights & Related Objects Like designers in other mediums, glass stylists borrowed from everywhere: from Etruscan vases, from Bohemia, from chancels, chalices, and armored helmets, from Venice and Turkey, and from each other. They seemed to want to prove that glass could imitate any other material. . ..But paper­ weight makers succumbed to none o f these excesses. — Paul Hollister

1. • Antique Saint Louis magnum upright bouquet paperweight. A large faceted globe magnifies a dense bouquet comprising several salmon-pink and blue flowers within sever­ al green leaves. The size of this work suggests its origin, per­ haps, as a newel post for which the factory of Saint Louis was well-known. “Starting in 1829 Saint Louis once again appeared at the Exhibition of French Industrial Finished Products, where it gradually began showing articles which heralded the paper­ weights to come: colored crystal, filigrees, opalines and other fantasy pieces in crystal. Saint Louis seemed quite obviously suited to making paperweights. .. .(They) also made doorknobs or newel posts like millefiori balls or flower weights. Letters from Launay, the commercial correspondent in Paris, mention them as early as October 1848.” -Edith Mannoni, Classic French Paperweights. [Sotheby’s London, Nov. 1995, Sale #LN5676, “English and Continental Ceramics and Glass,” Lot 441; also exhibited at Spinks, June 1982, No. 144.] Height 4 1/8", Diameter 4". $8000-12,000

2. • Antique Clichy faceted concentric millefiori mush­ room paperweight. The vivid tuft is formed with four rows of millefiori, including a row of seven green and white rose canes, which show off their snowy petals alongside dark violet pastry mold canes. To the delight of Clichy collectors, this design includes a row of eleven rare green roses, which enclose the cen­ tral large pink and green rose cane. The mushroom stem is formed by alternating elongated pink and white staves; with six and one faceting, star-cut base, and painted in red enamel with accession number 1965.107. Some wear along the facets. [Sotheby’s New York, Jan. 1995, Sale #6656, “Important Paperweights Property of the New-York Historical Society,” Lot 210.] See Glass Paperweights o f the New-York Historical Society , p. 39, color plate 21. Diameter 2 13/16". $10,000-12,000 — Provenance: The Sinclair Collection, New Hampshire

—Exhibited at The Albany Institute o f History and Art, Dec. 1972 to M arch 1973; The Everson Museum o f Art, April to June 1973, The Munson-Williams-Proctor Museum, July to Sept. 1973; The Hudson River Museum, Sept. 1972 to Dec. 1973; The Arnot Art Museum, Dec. 1973 to Feb. 1974.

• Collection o f Seymour Segan.

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3. Antique Bacchus concentric millefiori paperweight, with central bundle of pink-lined white canes, encircled by rings of canes in red, blue, yellow and white, on “sodden-snow ground.” The effect of the predominantly white colored glass gives the darker colored glass a punched-out, graphic detail, which makes the design so appealing. The Bacchus paper­ weights are intrinsically different from the mosaic effects of their European counterparts, and scarce. “...(S)omeone aptly called it ‘sodden-snow’. Closer inspection shows it to be not a ground at all, but an arrangement of thick rings like cotton wadding set tangent to, and blending with, one another. One can see down into the gaps among the clusters as if the canes were intaglios...” —Paul Hollister, The Encyclopedia o f Glass Paperweights. “Compared to the output of the French glass­ works of Clichy, Baccarat and Saint Louis, the Bacchus pro­ duction was very limited, possibly four hundred or so in total.” —Robert Hall, Old English Paperweights. “The glassworks, which initially specialized in domestic glassware and plate glass, began experimenting with fancy Venetian-style glass and paper­ weights in the 1840s. ‘Letter weights’ as they were called, were never more than a minute part of the company’s production.” -Lawrence Selman, The Art o f the Paperweight. Diameter 3 1/2”. $8300-12,000

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4. Antique Baccarat floral bouquet paperweight with a pink “thousand-petal” rose, a black-spotted yellow wheatflower, pansy, blue and white primrose, buds and green leaves on clear ground. This well-centered, formal, floral design rep­ resents the mature works of Baccarat’s artisans during the Classic era, ca. 1845-35. A version of this bouquet can be seen on a company watercolor design sheet from that period, but this may be a unique paperweight. The delicate markings on the lower three pansy petals, the careful placement and shading in the dimensional rose, and the slight crimps at the leaves’ edges, which suggest veining, are all trademarks of the top glass producer of the Victorian period. In creating such fantasy arrangements under crystal, the cristalleries celebrated the inef­ fable language of flowers with their multi-petaled and many layered meanings. -See Glass Paperweights: The Art Institute o f Chicago, p. 19; also, Paperweights: Elowers which clothe the mead ows, p. 75. Diameter 3". $15,000-25,000 — Provenance: Collection o f Arthur Rublojf.

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5. • Antique Pantin crimson-tinted rose paperweight on opaque white ground with one crimson bud, in a dimen­ sional portrayal displaying numerous shaded crimson-to-pink petals, enclosing yellow stamens, inside four well-made, but obscured mint green sepals, set low on a blunt stalk with five broad leaves, colored in an aqua overlay. The flower appears suspended above the milk-white ground. Scholars commonly classify a group of paperweights exhibiting qualities similar to this one as Pantin, but definitive attribution may allude some designs. “Wherever they were made they are Victorian work­ manship at its best.” -Paul Hollister, Glass Paperweights o f the New-York Historical Society. “It seems to me that Pantin has become the attribution for all paperweights that look excellent, but to which the labels Clichy, Saint Louis or Baccarat can under no circumstances be attached.” -Sibylle Jargstorf, Paperweights. See Antique Glass Paperweights from France, p. 64; The Art o f the Paperweight, pp. 45-46; A Collectors Guide to Paperweights, p. 54; The Encyclopedia o f Glass Paperweights, pp. 148-150; Paperweight Collectors Association Bulletin, 1965, 1981, 1985. Diameter 3". $4500-6000

6. • Antique French rose colorground paperweight, possibly Pantin, the clear glass set with a dimensional flower composed with an abundance of blush-pink overlapping petals enfolding a yellow stamen center, growing from a curved green stem, with four aquamarine leaves at its bottom, and three top leaves in mixed shades of green, set on an opaque white ground. According to Paul Hollister, the Exposition Universelle of 1878 in Paris, created a paperweight revival and the focus was on three-dimensional designs, which suggests that this paperweight may have been made at that time. Painted in red enamel with accession number 1965.379. [Sotheby’s New York, Jan. 1995, Sale #6656 “Important Paperweights Property of the New-York Historical Society,” Lot 192.] -See Glass Paperweights o f the New-York Historical Society , p. 64, color plate 46). Diameter 2 5/8". $9000-12,000 — Provenance: The Sinclair Collection, New Hampshire

—Exhibited at The Albany Institute o f History and Art, Dec. 1972 to M arch 1973; The Everson Museum o f Art, April to June 1973, The Munson-Williams-Proctor Museum, July to Sept. 1973; The Hudson River Museum, Sept. 1972 to Dec. 1973; The Arnot Art Museum, Dec. 1973 to Feb. 1974.

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7. • Unusual antique French flower paperweight, possi­ bly Pantin or Saint Louis, a flower set in clear crystal, with three rows of white, ribbed, overlapping, recessed petals, and a yellow stamen center, growing from a moss-green curved stem with five green leaves. The formation of these leaves resembles the characteristics of the paperweights attributed to the Pantin factory, yet the flower’s arrangement recalls Saint Louis-style. The Pantin attribution is not as well substantiated as other French factories, partially because this glasshouse produced so few paperweights. “Though probably operating after what is generally considered as the classic period of French production, Pantin is justifiably famous for its rare and startling lampwork designs.” -Sara Rossi, A C ollectors Guide to Paperweights. Painted in red enamel with accession number 1965.75. Minor chip. [Sotheby’s New York, Jan. 1995, Sale #6656, “Important Paperweights Property of the New York Flistorical Society,” Lot 197.] See Glass Paperweights o f the New-York Historical Society, p. 66, color plate 48. Diameter 2 13/16". $3500-4500

8. Antique Pantin two-flower paperweight, displaying a naturalistically colored pansy and a plump, pink companion flower, on two stems with five green leaves, four of which show serrated edges. The colors in the pansy are not bright, but they appear to blend as if the artist was modeling his glass after a watercolor. In nineteenth-century France, the pansy was given to express “tender thoughts,” yet was also used as a subtle sign that showed support for the deposed emperor, Napoleon. Paired as it is, however, with the pert, pink flower, it would suggest a more prosaic and less political design was intended. “(R)ealistic detail seems most typical of this factory.” -Sara Rossi, A Collector's Guide to Paperweights. [Christie’s Monaco, June 2001, Sale #1034, Lot 126.] Diameter 3 1/8". $4500-6000

— Provenance: The Sinclair Collection, New Hampshire

—Exhibited at The Albany Institute o f History and Art, Dec. 1972 to March 1973; The Everson Museum o f Art, April to June 1973, The Munson-Williams-Proctor Museum, July to Sept. 1973; The Hudson River Museum, Sept. 1972 to Dec. 1973; The Arnot Art Museum, Dec. 1973 to Feb. 1974.

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9. Antique Bacchus close packed millefiori mushroom paperweight, including star, flower and ruffle canes, encircled by a red and white torsade. “The colors of Bacchus canes have been described as pallid’ and ‘muted’ pastels, but occasionally one will be seen with deep blues and reds. The variety and com­ plexity of the canes and the arrangements more than make up for the lack of color depth of the canes. Some very unusual col­ ors have appeared in several Bacchus paperweights, including pale fluorescent green, lilacs and lavenders, pistachio green, and pale yellow. The blending of the pastel colors has been arranged very sympathetically in most cases, with the colors gently drift­ ing into and not contrasting with their neighbors.” -O ld English Paperweights. [Sotheby’s New York, Jan. 1995, Sale #6656, “Important Paperweights Property of the New-York Historical Society,” Lot 200.] Diameter 3 1/8". $6000-8000 10. • Antique Bacchus concentric millefiori paperweight, the clear glass set with three rows of large millefiori canes with­ in a stave basket of elongated white cogwheel canes lined in green;painted in red enamel with accession number 1965.303. Chips and holes in center of base. -See Glass Paperweights o f the New-York Historical Society , p. 108, color plate 90. Diameter 3 3/8". $5000-6500 — Provenance: The Sinclair Collection, New Hampshire

—Exhibited at The Albany Institute o f History and Art, Dec. 1972 to M arch 1973; The Everson Museum o f Art, April to June 1973, The Munson-Williams-Proctor Museum, July to Sept. 1973; The Hudson River Museum, Sept. 1972 to Dec. 1973; The Arnot Art Museum, Dec. 1973 to Feb. 1974.

11. Antique Bacchus patterned millefiori paperweight, with scattered pale green and white hollow canes, around six clusters of pale green and white hollow canes, spaced on “sodden-snow” ground, inside a blue-centered hollow white stave basket, in another fine example of Bacchus’ unique inter­ pretation of a “thousand flowers.” Diameter 3 1/4". $5000-8000

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12. Antique Apsley Pellat demi-parure sulphide necklace and earrings (ca. 1850), the portrait profiles on lilac ground, enclosed in gold and enamel mountings. A demi-parure is a matching set of jewelry, usually containing a necklace, earrings, and a pin. While the portraits have not been identified, they are clearly images of a family, or related persons, dressed in a Roman manner. Having written about his own “invention” of the sulphide process in Curiousities o f Glass Making (London, 1849), Pellat’s self-promotional techniques were well-known. His purpose in making a difficult demi-parure ensemble, (no other complete examples have surfaced) may have been as an elaborate advertisement of his skills, intended for his spouse to wear at social occasions, to garner interest in his glass and more commissions. The necklace chain and some earring filigree has detached. —See Sulphides, fig. 1; also, The Jokelson Collection o f Antique Cameo Incrustation, p. 96. Dimensions: chain length 17 7/8", earrings 2 15/16". $ 10, 000- 15,000

— Provenance: The Corning Museum o f Glass, 1988 exhibit.

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13. Antique Clichy spaced millefiori paperweight, with a central pink and green rose, amidst moss, cog, pastry mold and star-shaped canes in pink, cherry, purple, ruby, green and blue colors. “The Clichy factory was particularly adept at choosing color combinations. Through their definite selection and con­ trast of colors, Clichy weights perhaps rate as the finest of the three factories in their effect.” -Sara Rossi, A Collectors Guide

to Paperweights. Diameter 2 3/4".

$1400-1800

14. Antique Clichy spaced millefiori paperweight, with a central pink and green rose, surrounded by excellent examples of Clichy canes, in rich colors, including a large white and pink rose at the edge. Diameter 2 5/8". $1400-1800 15. • Antique Clichy spaced millefiori paperweight, with three large pink and green roses and a variety of other excellent canes on clear ground. Diameter 2 7/8". $1400-1800 16. • Antique Clichy spaced millefiori colorground paper­ weight, with a central complex ruby pastry mold cane, in the distinctive flared style Clichy canes were known for, arranged with a great feast of cane styles, including a rare white and

green rose cane, quatrefoil, star, cog, and whorl canes, and a rare silhouette of a pelican, possibly Baccarat in origin, all on rich, opaque turquoise ground. -See The Glass Menagerie, p. 32. Diameter 3 1/8". $3500-4250 17. • Antique Clichy C-scroll garland paperweight with a large central pink and green Clichy rose, the arrangement composed of six ‘C ’-shaped millefiori garlands and three con­ centric rings of cog and pastry mold canes surrounding the cen­ ter rose, in purple, cherry, pink, green, and one garland of eighteen pink and white roses, on clear ground. “Coloring is richer and warmer than Baccarat and more decisive than Saint Louis. Clichy rose canes are numerous and may appear in vari­ ety and quantity in a single weight.”—The Encyclopedia o f Glass Paperweights. [Sotheby’s New York, Nov. 30, 1988, Sale 5795, Lot 111.] Diameter 2 3/4". $4000-6000 18. Antique Clichy miniature spaced millefiori paper­ weight, set in clear glass with a large central pink rose and four pale green sepals, surrounded by eight canes in ruby, thalo blue, cadmium green, purple, pink and white. Diameter 1 13/16". $1400-1600

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19. • Antique Clichy chequer paperweight, with a central composite cane of pressed whorl canes, meant to resemble the Clichy rose, and a signature ‘C’ cane, along with an assortment of cog, pastry mold and floret canes nestled between airy segments of white latticinio with transparent turquoise overlay. Bruises and slight annealing crack on side below the level of turquoise. Diameter 2 1/2". $2000-2500 20. • Antique Clichy swirl-pattern paperweight, in two bands of color, opaque pink and white, pinwheeling around a central pastry mold cane, composed of white and red alternat­ ing ribbons and a rich red center, with a cluster of stave canes around a whorl cane. “Contained within paperweight spheres, swirls seem to be captured in mid-spin, their momentum unspent. Colorful and dramatic, they have an appeal and ener­ gy quite different from those of delicate millefiori gardens.” —Geraldine Casper, Glass Paperweights in The Art Institute o f

Chicago. Diameter 2 3/16".

$1300-1600

21. • Antique Clichy faceted concentric millefiori paper­ weight with edelweiss and pastry mold canes, on deep blue colorground; strawberry-cut base. Six and one facets. Diameter 2 1/2". $1600-2000

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22. • Antique Clichy faceted double-overlay concentric millefiori mushroom paperweight, with five rows of assorted pastry mold canes, in shades of pink, blue, green, red and white, about a red and dark blue composite cane center, with­ in a basket of elongated white staves, in a thalo-blue-overwhite double overlay; five and one faceting and grid-cut base, painted in red enamel with accession number 1965.284. Minor uneven areas to overlay. [Sotheby’s New York, Jan. 1995, Sale #6656, “Important Paperweights Property of the New-York Historical Society,” Lot 215.] See Glass Paperweights o f the New-York Historical Society , p. 41, color plate 23. Diameter 2 11/16". $5000-8000 — Provenance: The Sinclair Collection, New Hampshire

—Exhibited at The Albany Institute o f History and Art, Dec. 1972 to M arch 1973; The Everson Museum o f Art, April to June 1973; The Munson-Williams-Proctor Museum, July to Sept. 1973; The Hudson River Museum, Sept. 1972 to Dec. 1973; The Arnot Art Museum, Dec. 1973 to Feb. 1974. 23. • Antique Clichy spaced concentric paperweight, on translucent cranberry ground. Diameter 2 7/16". $1600-2500 24. • Antique Clichy blue and white barber-pole chequer paperweight, in pink and green with a large rose in the center. Diameter 3 1/16". $5000-6000

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25. • Antique Clichy colorground paperweight, with assorted millefiori forming a star-shaped arrangement set on a translucent green ground. [Christies New York, Sept. 24, 1997, Sale 8728, “The Henry Stern Collection of Glass Paperweights,” Lot 78.] Diameter 3". $2000-2500 — Provenance: Sotheby and Co. London, 22 July 1952, Lot 119 26. Antique Clichy scattered millefiori paperweight, including two pink and rare green roses, on white upset muslin. See The Art o f the Paperweight , pp. 83-84; The Encyclopedia o f Glass Paperweights, p. 128; Glass Paperweights o f the BergstromM ahler Museum, plate 15, ill. 149. Diameter 2 3/16”. $1400-1800 27. Antique Clichy spaced millefiori paperweight, includ­ ing one pink and green Clichy rose cane, along with edelweiss, pastry mold and floret canes, in ruby, scarlet, opaque pink, cadmium green, royal blue, turquoise and white, set in clear glass. Diameter 2 13/16". $1400-1800

28. Antique Clichy trefoil garland paperweight, composed of dark green, pink and white florets, looped around seven large complex canes, spaced on clear ground. “The near­ ly total success of such a variety of arrangements is astound­ ing—seldom is a chain broken, a circle minus a cane, a garland curve distorted.” —The Encyclopedia o f Glass Paperweights. Diameter 2 1/2". $2500-3000 29. Antique Clichy “mystery” millefiori paperweight, in shades of blue, pink, green, red, purple and white, with light blue canes, bordered by possibly a question-mark design of six pink roses alternating with six white roses; purple and white stave basket. Diameter 2 5/8". $2800-3500 30. Antique Clichy close packed millefiori paperweight, including one yellow rose, and two pink and green roses, in a white stave basket. “The French factories included their most spectacular millefiori canes in close packed weights.” See The Art o f the Paperweight, p. 81; The Encyclopedia o f Glass Paperweights, pp. 127-128; Glass Paperweights o f the BergstromM ahler Museum, plate 11, ill. 189. Diameter 2 1/16". $4500-6000

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31. Antique Clichy miniature spaced concentric millefiori paperweight, with a central red, green and white cog cane, encircled by a ring of dark blue pastry mold canes, and a bor­ der of five white and pink roses alternating with pairs of green cog canes, on clear ground. Diameter 1 3/4". $1600-2000 32. Antique Clichy miniature spaced concentric millefiori paperweight, with a central white and green rose, encircled by a ring of thalo blue cog canes, and a border of white edelweiss canes alternating with pairs of green pastry mold canes, on clear ground; five and one facets. Diameter 1 3/4". $1400-1600 33. Antique Clichy chequer paperweight, with a green, red, and white complex cane center, and one white and green rose cane, set in a gridof white latticinio segments. Diameter 2 3/8". $2230-3000

35. Antique Clichy scrambled millefiori paperweight, with a close-packed arrangement of brightly colored whole and partial canes, including a pink and green rose, florets and pas­ try mold canes. See The Art o f the Paperweight , p. 80; The Encyclopedia o f Glass Paperweights} p. 127. Slight wear, minor chip on the side. Diameter 3 1/8". $1200-2000 36. Antique Clichy spaced concentric millefiori paper­ weight, with two rings, one comprised of thirteen white roses with pink sepals, which surround a concentric ring of blue and green florets, and a central complex floret in green. The second ring of pastry mold canes in green, are punctuated by white, blue and red larger canes, all over clear ground. Some cullet near the outer garland. Diameter 2 9/16". $1400-1800

34. Antique Clichy scrambled millefiori paperweight, including a complete pink rose, and a partial white rose, along with whole and partial bull’s-eye, cog, floret, cross, and pastry mold canes. Diameter 2 15/16". $1200-2000

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37. • Excellent antique Baccarat bouquet paperweight, with a blue and white primrose, a white and blue stylized flower, a red and white stylized flower, fifteen green leaves and a red and green bud. Diameter 3 1/16”. $12,000-15,000 38. • Unusual antique Baccarat or Saint Louis flower paperweight, set in clear glass, with five cobalt blue petals out­ lined in white, which surround a center of five red stamens, inside a burst of yellow. The large bloom comes off a curved stem with several green serrated leaves, four of which just peek out from behind the large petals, and two blue and white buds. Star-cut base. The stem has separated. Diameter 2 3/4". $3500-5000 39. • Antique Baccarat garlanded thousand-petaled rose paperweight, the clear glass set with a flower formed of numer­ ous shaded, red, recessed petals, growing from a curved green stem, with two leaves and a stylized paler red ribbed clematis about a white stardust stamen and red whorl cane center. There are six leaves about the rose along with a red bud. The motif is encompassed by a garland of white stardust canes, with red whorl cane centers alternating with green, red, white, and yellow pastry mold canes; painted red enamel accession num­ ber 1965.427. [Sotheby’s New York, Jan. 1995, Sale #6656 “Important Paperweights Property of the New-York Historical

Society,” Lot 246.] See Glass Paperweights o f the New-York Historical Society , p. 61, color plate 43. Diameter 3 3/16".

$9000-12,000

— Provenance: The Sinclair C ollection New Hampshire

—Exhibited at The Albany Institute o f History and Art, Dec. 1972 to March 1973; The Everson Museum o f Art, April to June 1973, The Munson-Williams-Proctor Museum, July to Sept. 1973; The Hudson River Museum, Sept. 1972 to Dec. 1973; The Arnot Art Museum, Dec. 1973 to Feb. 1974. 40. • Fine antique Baccarat bouquet paperweight, wellcentered with a red and white primrose, two superb Type-I pansies, and an excellent white double clematis over star-cut ground. With yellow star honeycomb stamen in each flower. Diameter 3 7/16". $10,000-14,000 41. • Antique Baccarat gentian paperweight, with three cobalt blue, bell-shaped flowers, edged with white, set in clear glass over a star-cut ground. Diameter 2 13/16". $5000-9000 42. Antique Baccarat Type-II pansy paperweight, with a large purple, blue and yellow pansy, having a complex arrow/star cane center, a purple bud, green leaves and stem, on clear, star-cut ground. Diameter 3 1/8". $4000-5000

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43. • Antique Baccarat garlanded buttercup paperweight, the clear glass set with a flower designed with five white petals encircled by six turquoise petals edged in white, around a yel­ low stardust cane stamen, growing from a curved green stem, with three leaves and a bud, crowned by five leaves, and encom­ passed by a garland of white, ruby and yellow pastry mold canes alternating with green, ruby, yellow and white canes, on a star-cut base. Painted accession number 1965.83. [Sotheby’s New York, Jan. 1995, Sale #6656 “Important Paperweights Property of the New-York Historical Society,” Lot 250.] Diameter 3 3/16". $3250-4000 44. • Antique Baccarat thousand-petaled rose paper­ weight, the clear glass set with a flower formed with layered and shaded red petals, growing from a curved green stem with four leaves (one split), and five leaves crowning the flower, on a star-cut base. [Sotheby’s New York, Dec. 1997, Sale #7063 “Paperweights,” Lot 47.] Diameter 2 7/16". $3000-4000 45. • Antique Baccarat garlanded wheatflower paper­ weight, with a flower formed from overlapping ribbed, white petals, having pale blue dots, and a stardust and whorl cane sta­ men, growing from a curved green stem, with six leaves and seven crowning leaves, framed by a garland of alternating com­

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posite canes, over clear glass. One petal without dots, slightly off-center. [Sotheby’s New York, April 1998 Sale #7123 “Important Paperweights from a Private Collection,” Lot 42.] Diameter 3 1/8". $3750-4500 46. • Antique Saint Louis garlanded pom-pon (camomile) paperweight, the flower comprised of salmon-pink colored, recessed, C-shaped petals, around a stamen of star canes in pale yellow, on a stalk with a red bud and four emerald green leaves, inside a garland of alternating white and red cog/floret canes, and cobalt blue and white complex canes, on a star-cut ground. Diameter 3 1/16". $2500-3000 47. Antique Baccarat faceted buttercup paperweight, wellmade and centered in clear glass, a turquoise and white flower with green leaves and stem. Diameter 3 1/8". $3500-4500 48. • Antique Baccarat primrose paperweight, set in clear glass with six ruby petals, each banded with a white loop, around a white and red stardust/bull’s-eye cane, on a stem with ten emerald green leaves, on a star-cut base. The leaves show excellent color and veining, yet overlay is missing its “white” glass body. Diameter 3". $1200-1800

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49. Unusual antique Baccarat faceted pansy paperweight, the bottom three petals are impressionistically achieved, done in a dark blue with centers of lemon yellow. The two larger petals are dark amethyst, and overlap in a natural manner. The leaves exhibit good color and veining, while a plump stem angles at the bottom. The stamen is made of a complex star and whorl cane, while a garland of star, arrowhead, whorl and fortress canes, in red and green, and blue and white, encircles the flower. Star-cut ground and overall faceting. Diameter 2 11/16". $1600-2000 50. Antique Baccarat clematis paperweight, set in clear glass, a two-toned, six-petaled flower with deep veining in the white of the petals, pleasingly set-off by the inner petals of cranberry red. Four green leaves crown the flower, while two wave on its stem, and a white starburst and red bull’s-eye sta­ men balances the design at the center. Over star-cut ground. Diameter 2 1/2". $3000-4000 51. Antique Baccarat miniature flower paperweight, set in clear glass, with eight salmon-pink, ribbed petals, around a white stardust and green bull’s-eye cane, on a stem with five let­ tuce green leaves, on a star-cut base. A leaf has separated. Diameter 1 11/16". $1000-1400 52. Antique Baccarat scattered complex millefiori paper­ weight, including a pink and green Clichy-style rose cane, and Gridel silhouettes of a deer, dog and lovebirds, on white upset muslin. Diameter 2 1/2". $3500-4000

53. Antique Baccarat faceted butterfly and millefiori garland paperweight, featuring a well-centered butterfly, composed of flattened canes for its colorful wings, an eggplant purple abdomen and whimsically large blue eyes. It hovers above tumbled latticinio, adding to the airy motif, with six and one faceting. Diameter 3 1/4". $3500-4500 54. • Antique Baccarat faceted ruby-flash overlay pat­ terned millefiori paperweight, with six circlets of complex canes arranged around a central circlet of complex millefiori. The outer circlets alternate between complex cogwheel and pastry mold canes, which feature stardust or arrowhead canes at center, and the center circlet is composed of a ring of bull’seye/star canes, with a stardust/bull’s-eye cane inside. The over­ lay has been cut with a top facet and two rows of side facets, and the piece has a star-cut base. Minor chips and scratches. [Sotheby’s New York, Dec. 1997 Sale #7063 “Paperweights,” Lot 118.] Diameter 2 15/16". $3000-4000 55. • Antique Baccarat faceted garlanded butterfly paper­ weight, the marbled wings comprised of flattened millefiori canes, floating inside the crystal enclosure, and framed with a garland of green floret canes alternating with white stardust canes, over star-cut ground; six and one faceting. Diameter 3". $2500-3000

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56. Antique Baccarat close packed millefiori paperweight, including a triple pink rose/shamrock complex cane. Diameter 3 1/8". $2000-3000

canes. The millefiori are on top of a blue and white jasper ground, that can only be seen from the bottom. Small chips and bruises around edge. Diameter 3 1/8". $4500-6000

57. Very rare antique Baccarat dated 1848 stardust carpet ground paperweight, with complex cog, star, shamrock, arrowhead and cross canes, in coral, orange, yellow, plum, ruby and turquoise, in a sea of red and white stardust canes. The piece includes the Gridel silhouette canes of an elephant, two dogs, two moths, a deer, a horse, a rooster, a pheasant and a goat. B1848 signature/date cane. “Carpets formed of sparkling white stardust canes make brilliant settings in which the col­ ored canes stand out like gems ."-Paperweights: ‘F lowers which clothe the meadows\ p. 115. Diameter 2 7/8". $10,000-14,000

59. • Antique Baccarat dated 1848 scattered millefiori green carpet ground paperweight, featuring a brightly col­ ored assortment of millefiori, including Gridel silhouettes of a rooster, dog, butterfly, pigeon, horse, deer, goat and flower. Signed and dated B1848. Flaws in two silhouettes. [Sotheby’s NY, Sale #7123, April 1998 “Important Paperweights from a Private Collection,” Lot 212.] Diameter 3 1/16". $13,000-15,000

58. Very rare antique Saint Louis close packed millefiori paperweight. The distinctive cane designs nearly meet the top of the low-dome, which was the style before the magnification properties of crystal gained popularity. The millefiori include unusual symmetrical clusters (“bleu dentata”canes, so-called for their toothy, grimacing appearance), cross canes, stardust, hol­ low canes and, possibly, attempts at silhouette canes. These close packed paperweights were made by rolling the surface of the pontil ball of glass in the bed of canes to pick them up, and because of this technique, some air bubbles appear between

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60. Antique Baccarat close packed millefiori paperweight, with six Gridel silhouettes, including deer, cockerel, horse, goat, dog and lovebirds, as well as examples of trefoil, quatrefoil, fortress, honeycomb, whorl, arrow, hollow and rod canes. The closepack is over a ground of tumbled blue and white latticinio, which can only be seen from under the paperweight and helps to enhance the appearance of “opaque solidity.” Bruises, minor chips and scratches. See The Encyclopedia o f Glass Paperweights, p. 54. Diameter 3 1/8". $3250-4000 61. Antique Baccarat dated 1849 close packed millefiori paperweight, with excellent examples of Gridel silhouettes,

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including a dog, deer, love birds and two goats. Other examples include the honeycomb, shamrock, fortress and arrow canes, and an exquisitely formed flower picture cane, in a ring of white stars. Signature and date cane B1849. A bruise near the base, and tiny chips. [Christies, Catalogue #3606, Lot 373.] Diameter 3 1/16". $3300-4300

65. Antique Baccarat close packed millefiori mushroom paperweight, the mushroom head comprised of a bundle of honeycomb, fortress, floret, and shamrock-shaped canes, in pale blue, green, red, pink, white and salmon colors, surround­ ed by a blue and white latticinio torsade. Star cut on base. Diameter 3 1/8". $1800-2500

62. Antique Baccarat snake paperweight, set in a high, clear glass dome, a pale green snake, mottled dark green along its back and head, coiled over tumbled latticinio. See Classic French Paperweights, p. 23. Diameter 2 7/8". $5000-7000

66. • Unusual antique Baccarat millefiori garland paper­ weight, four heart-shaped loops, comprised of complex star­ dust and pastry mold canes in dark blue and white, join at cen­ ter around a group of composite canes that form a geometric star shape in blue, white and red, while eight larger, single, complex canes seem to stud the heart garlands. Diameter 3". $500-700

63. Antique Baccarat rock paperweight. Also called “sand dune,” or “mountains of the moon” paperweights, these curiosities are made up of unmelted bits of sand, mica and green glass. W ith this design of pebbled glass in earth tones, the two upright shapes make convincing anthills. See The Art o f the Paperweight, p. 63. Diameter 3 1/8". $200-300 64. • Antique Baccarat circular garlands millefiori paper­ weight, with seven circles of complex millefiori, the outer ring of circles alternating pink and red, around a central red ring of canes, surrounding a grassy green complex cane, with a red bull’s-eye cane at its heart, in clear glass. Diameter 3". $600-750

67. Antique Baccarat dated 1848 blue carpet ground scat­ tered millefiori paperweight, including Gridel silhouettes of a rooster, dog, goat, pheasant, and excellent examples of the swan picture cane, and the butterfly, in a field of blue and white cog canes. A vivid paperweight with very fine canes displaying the agile skills of Baccarat and their exquisite design sense. Bits of colored twists and latticinio can be seen under the carpet ground from below the paperweight. Signed and dated B1848. Pontil mark. Diameter 2 13/16". $12,000-15,000

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68. Antique Baccarat concentric millefiori paperweight, with four rings of millefiori in blue, white, yellow and red around a complex central cane, over clear ground. Diameter 2 9/16”. $450-600 69. • Antique Baccarat footed Joan of Arc sulphide paper­ weight, shown holding a sword, with her helmet resting on a tree stump, framed with oak and laurel branches. Multi-faceted on a translucent ruby ground. -See similar sulphide paper­ weight, Paperweights: \Flowers which clothe the meadows\ p.l 17, ill. 84. Diameter 3 3/8M. $2250-3000 70. Antique Baccarat concentric millefiori paperweight, composed of four concentric rings of complex millefiori, in red, blue, white and green, surrounding a complex floral cane made to resemble a multi-petaled Clichy rose, framed by hol­ low white star canes. Over clear ground. Diameter 2 5/16". $650-800

canes, magnifying properties of the glass, shapes of the weight are all different... Baccarat sold these weights through a small retail shop next to the Hotel Montalembert until 1933 or 1944 when Dupont died.” See The Art o f the Paperweight, pp. 82-84; The Encyclopedia o f Glass Paperweights, p. 270. Diameter 2 1/4". $400-600 72. Antique Baccarat concentric millefiori paperweight, with four rings of millefiori, in pale blue, red, yellow and royal blue, around a central complex cog cane, over clear ground. Diameter 2 3/8". $400-600 73. Antique Baccarat concentric millefiori paperweight, comprised of four rings of millefiori, in blue, white, red and green with complex central cane, over clear ground. Small bruises on the side. Diameter 2 1/2". $400-600

71. Baccarat Dupont concentric millefiori paperweight dated “1847”, attributed to maker Dupont, circa 1930s. “His work shows that he was doing everything he could to recapture the spirit if not the letter of the Classic Baccarat weights, and his near success is testimony to his skill. Yet the trained eye spots the difference immediately—the color schemes of the

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74. • Antique Saint Louis faceted garlanded bouquet paperweight, with six five-petaled flowers, in white, pink, blue and ochre, with green leaves joining them in a garland, all sur­ rounding a central white flower. The complex faceting adds visually to the number of flowers, in a bit of French trompe I’oeil. Diameter 2 15/16". $5000-7000 75. • Antique Saint Louis fuchsia paperweight over white latticinio, the flower dangles from a sturdy orange stem, com­ plete with serrated green leaves and two buds. The swirling lat­ ticinio is delicately made and well-placed, and the fuchsias petal colors are particularly vibrant in this paperweight. Diameter 2 15/16". $2750-3500 76. • Antique Saint Louis pelargonium flower on lat­ ticinio ground paperweight, composed of a vibrant flower with five heart-shaped petals in magenta, each with black accents, which frame an orange and black stamen. The blossom grows from a slightly curved green stem, balanced by two long leaves and five slender sepals set between the fleshy petals, on a double-swirl white latticinio ground. Painted in red enamel with the accession number 1965.108. [Sotheby’s New York Jan. 1995 auction #6656, “Important Paperweights Property of the New-York Historical Society,” Lot 142.] See Glass Paperweights oftheN ew-York Historical Society , p. 61. Diameter 2 5/8". $3000-4000

— Provenance: The Sinclair Collection, New Hampshire

—Exhibited at The Albany Institute o f History and Art, Dec. 1972-March 1973; The Everson Museum o f Art, April to June 1973, The Munson-Williams-Proctor Museum, July to Sept. 1973; The Hudson River Museum, Sept, to Dec. 1973; TheArnot Art Museum, Dec. 1973 to Feb. 1974. 77. • Excellent antique Saint Louis dahlia paperweight, the clear glass set with a multi-petaled pink flower encom­ passed by five serrated leaf tips, over a star-cut base. A very wellcentered flower with bright petals in perfect harmony. [Sotheby’s New York Dec. 1993, Sale #6512 “Faberge, Russian Works of Art, Objects ofVertu and Paperweights,” Lot 97.] Diameter 2 15/16". $8000-9000 78. • Antique Saint Louis dahlia paperweight, with six tiers of overlapping lilac petals around a stamen, comprised of a blue star in a yellow cog cane, with five dark green leaves and star-cut base. [Sotheby’s NY, Sale 5936, Dec. 18, 1989, Lot 73. Property from the collection of Mike Belkin.] Diameter 2 5/8". $3500-5000 79. • Antique Saint Louis fruit paperweight over swirling latticinio, with four pink-to-orange pears and four red cher­ ries. Diameter 2 3/4". $1400-1800

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80. • Antique Saint Louis crown paperweight, the clear glass set with rich red and green twisted ribbons, alternating with latticinio threads, radiating from a central cogwheel cane with lime-green overlay, encircling a group of cog canes around a floret, in shades of blue and white. Diameter 2 9/16". $2000-3000 81. • Antique Saint Louis dated 1848 concentric millefiori mushroom paperweight, the tuft composed of three rows of floret, stardust and composite canes, in shades of limegreen, sapphire blue, pale green, red and white, about a central grouping of green cogwheel and red and white stave canes, about a red and white star, within a basket of cogwheel canes shaded in opaque green, red and white. SL1848 signature/date cane formed in one of the basket staves in an opaque purple glass that appears black; blue and white torsade and star-cut base. Diameter 2 13/16". $3000-7000 82. Antique Saint Louis upright bouquet paperweight, with two lampwork flowers, and four cane flowers, in red, white, blue and yellow. Three green leaves and stems reach to the bot­ tom and are surrounded by a blue and white latticnio torsade, on clear ground. Diameter 2 1/8". $2000-3000

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83. • Antique Saint Louis jasper paperweight, with a large blue, yellow and pink central cane on a blue and white jasper ground. Diameter 2 7/8". $400-600 84. • Antique Saint Louis garlanded spaced millefiori paperweight, with five pink and white composite canes made of hollow, star and floret canes, set around a central grouping of green-cloaked hollow canes, white florets alternating with a rarely seen twelve-point star cane, surrounding a blue and white floret cane overlayed in a pumpkin color. The arrange­ ment is bordered by a garland of complex canes, in blue, pink and white, which alternate with canes in chartreuse yellow, white and pink, on a ground of swirling white latticinio. Diameter 2 13/16". $700-900 85. • Antique Saint Louis concentric millefiori with sil­ houette paperweight, with concentric complex cog, stave and hollow star canes, all emanating from the central silhouette cane of a dog, whose hound-like features suggest it was mod­ eled after a “gun dog”. -Hawley, The Glass M enagerie , p. 43. Signed SL. Diameter 2 3/4". $4000-6000 — Provenance: Collection o f Dorothy Yaeger

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86. • Antique Saint Louis amber-flashed millefiori nosegay paperweight, with a floral bouquet made of compos­ ite canes in white, blue and pink, and a lime-green cogwheel cane, encompassed by five green leaves with deeply serrated edges, surrounded by a garland of pink and white complex canes, alternating with blue and white complex canes; straw­ berry-cut ground with amber flash. Minor wear to the ground. Diameter 2 7/8". $500-650 87. • Antique Saint Louis faceted concentric millefiori mushroom paperweight, with canes in salmon, white and blue, and a coral and white spiral torsade around the base. Mushroom has an coral stem, over a star-cut ground. Diameter 3 1/4". $3000-4000 88. • Unusual antique Saint Louis faceted patterned jasper ground paperweight, with a red and white latticinio spiral torsade around the side, and complex cutting. Diameter 3 1/16". $800-1000 89. Antique Saint Louis scrambled millefiori paperweight. “A fruit jello of diced canes, latticinio and colored tw ists...”

—The Encyclopedia o f Glass Paperweights. Diameter 2 9/16".

$600-800

90. Antique Saint Louis concentric millefiori mushroom paperweight, with an outer row of stylized rose canes in a pale salmon color. The canes are drawn down into a delicate point­ ed stem. All over faceting and star-cut base. Scratch on a facet, and minor chip near base. Diameter 2 3/16". $2500-3500 91. Antique Saint Louis faceted upright bouquet paper­ weight, the saffron yellow clematis, with a matchhead center, crowns a bouquet with a Persian blue, a white, and a salmon lampwork flower, alongside a complex pink and white cog cane, and two red, white and blue six-pointed star canes. The flowers are nestled on a bed of green leaves with a short, threedimensional stem that extends to the bottom of the piece. The petals of the top flower have been variegated to add realism— a nice and unusual touch. Six and one faceting. “A concrete example of Victorian sensibilities, this exquisite display merges the fineness of the products of industry and nature.” -T h e Art o f the Paperweight, Challenging Tradition. See Glass Paperweights o f the New-York Historical Society, p. 88, ill. 209; Paperweights, ‘F lowers w hich clothe the meadows', p. 79, p. 81, ill. 181 \Paperweights fo r Collectors. Diameter 2 15/16". $2500-3500 — Provenance: The Winters Collection.

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92. • Antique Sandwich Glass Company weedflower paperweight, with two red upper petals and three lower blueand-white-striped petals, above a green and white Clichy-type rose as the stamen. “For want of a better name, this is the other common Sandwich flower and appears to be a pure (Nicholas) Lutz botanical invention. ...Whatever its initial spark, the weedflower is strictly American.” —The Encyclopedia o f Glass Paperweights . Diameter 3 1/16". $600-1000

94. Antique Sandwich Glass Company cobalt blue poinset­ tia paperweight, with two tiers of petals around a white cen­ ter cane, green leaves and long stem, on clear ground. Diameter 2 5/8" $600-800

93. Antique Sandwich Glass Company poinsettia paper­ weight, with two tiers of coral-colored petals, a complex cane center, green leaves and stem, on red, white and blue jasper ground. “(Deming) Jarves recruited his glass-blowers from all over the world... In 1869 Jarves died, leaving a vacancy for someone to take over the company. This was done by Nicholas Lutz, who was originally trained at the Saint Louis factory in France. Lutz was a well-traveled man, who had worked at sev­ eral different factories in Europe, including one at Murano.”

96. Antique New England Glass Company multi-tiered red rose paperweight, with a red bud, green leaves and stem, on double-swirl white latticinio. Diameter 3". $700-900

— A Collector’s Guide to Paperweights. Diameter 2 7/8".

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95. Antique New England Glass Company dark purple double poinsettia paperweight, with a yellow swirl center, dark green leaves and stem, on double-swirl white latticinio. Diameter 2 7/8". $1300-2000

97. Antique New England Glass Company fruit bouquet paperweight, with a formal arrangement of five amber apples, four red cherries and green leaves, in a double-swirl white lat­ ticinio basket. Diameter 3 1/8". $1000-1500

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98. Antique Millville umbrella paperweight, with a red, blue, green and yellow-speckled white umbrella, on a clear, footed base; concave top facet. Diameter 3 1/8". $500-700

101. Antique Gillinder animated turtle paperweight, composed of a brown turtle, with moving appendages, in a hol­ low glass, which is held in a formed and frosted glass hand. Length 4 1/4". $450-600

99. Antique “Rock of Ages” paperweight, set on a milk white opaque ground with circular top facet. The motto and image of the triumphal cross, ca. 1900s, are likely from the popular Christian hymn of that period based on the verse, “The Lord is the Rock eternal,” Isaiah 26:4. These types of paperweights have a distinctive “fuzzy” appearance. These sim­ ply made pieces were perhaps produced as gifts or samples by the many glassworkers in Ohio, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, New England, New York or New Jersey areas, that supported enormous glass production in the first half of the twentieth century. Small chips and bruise near facet. Diameter 3 7/16". $300-500

102. John Degenhart window paperweight, with an upright lily set in the center of a blue-flashed glass cube-shaped presentation. See The Encyclopedia o f Glass Paperweights , p. 274. Height 2 1/4". $450-600 103. Antique New England Glass Company scrambled millefiori paperweight, with whole and partial canes includ­ ing several white rabbit silhouettes, bits of latticinio and col­ ored twists. “They differ from their Sandwich counterparts in the greater lead content and in the variety of colored fragments of cane and especially bright colored twisted ribbon.” —The

Encyclopedia o f Glass Paperweights. Diameter 2 1/2".

$200-400

100. Antique New England Glass Company nosegay paperweight, with three millefiori flowers and dark green leaves, encircled by five spaced complex canes and two rings of concentric millefiori, on double-swirl white latticinio. Diameter 2 3/8". $2000-2500

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104. Antique Val St. Lambert circular garland paperweight, on “sodden-snow-style” opaque white ground, with five circles of canes around a large white and pink cane. One circle of canes consists of green and white, and pink and white Clichytype roses. Other canes are red and blue florets. The motif is framed by rods of brightly colored cane. Has unfinished pontil. Diameter 3 1/4". $1400-2300 105. Antique Bohemian scattered complex millefiori paper­ weight, in pink, blue, green, red, yellow and white, with bits of colored filigree, on white upset muslin. Diameter 2 5/8". $1400-2000 106. Antique Val St. Lambert patterned millefiori paper­ weight, in a star pattern, with many white Clichy-type roses, on opaque scarlet ground, framed by segments of colored twists in bright red, white and blue. “These paperweights do not turn up very often at European or American auctions; so one must assume that, unless they are secreted in great numbers in Belgian households, not very many were made. Canes include star rods, crimped canes, and an assortment of pastry molds. At first glance they vaguely resemble Clichy canes, but after more careful scrutiny they are easily distinguishable.” —The

Encyclopedia o f Glass Paperweights. Diameter 3 1/2".

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107. Pairpoint pedestal paperweight with a ruby and white filigree design inside a crystal globe, with hundreds of precisely placed bubbles, on a fancy-cut engraved foot. “These distinctive weights comprise a solid glass sphere whose motif is an upright, two-colored spiral, roughly in the shape of an egg; the sphere mounted on a base that may be plain, or engraved with leaves, or a simple cross-hatching.” See The Encyclopedia o f Glass Paperweights, p. 246. Some wear, scratches, and a warp along the side of the sphere. Diameter of base 3 7/16", Height 3 11/16". $900-1200 108. Antique English (possibly Stourbridge or Bacchus) close concentric paperweight. The six rows are comprised of ruffle, rod and crimp canes, surrounding a cross cane, that has twisted into a slightly floret shape, in pale aqua blue edged in cherry red. The bold colors are softened by the use of a lot of white glass. In a high dome with unfinished pontil. See Old English Paperweights , pp. 180-81; A C ollector’s Guide to Paperweights , p. 61; The Encyclopedia o f Glass Paperweights , p. 170, 175-76. Some chips over surface. Diameter 3 5/16". $650-800 109. Antique Whitefriars concentric millefiori paper­ weight, with a large central, dark blue-lined, scallop-edged white cane, encircled by alternating rings of red, white and blue canes. Diameter 3 1/2". $600-800

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110. Antique Whitefriars inkwell containing concentric millefiori, in the base and in the stopper; all-over honeycomb facets. Height 5 5/8". $1100-1500 111. Antique Whitefriars inkwell with concentric mille­ fiori, in shades of pink, blue, aqua and white, in the base; pink and white pastry mold cane in stopper. Height 4". $500-800 112. Walsh-Walsh “1848” concentric millefiori paper­ weight (ca. 1930), previously attributed to the antique English glasshouse of Whitefriars. Unusually shaped canes (including the “seven and six” canes known to British collectors), arranged without a discernible pattern, encircle each other in seven rows, surrounding the central cog and plump rod canes in white. The other colors range from light blue and pink, to dark cobalt blue and red colors, with accents of greens, yellows, and orange tint. Date canes embedded in one of the rows declare “1848”, which is likely spurious, but may have been intended as an homage to the Classic era, rather than outright fraud. “Walsh decorative glass and tableware developed over many years from the experience and expertise of previous generations with the Walsh legacy being that of an enlightened firm which

produced glass of a fine pedigree. Because of the lack of docu­ mentary evidence and records, little has been known hitherto about this company. However, the Walsh factory will always enjoy a secure and respected place in the history of glass man­ ufacture.” —Glass o f John Walsh-Walsh. Minor scratches and unfinished pontil. Diameter 3 7/16". $500-700 113. • Nineteenth, or early twentieth-century Nailsea or Kilner, green glass doorstop paperweight, comprised of seven foil flowers in a flowerpot. A carefully finished design, and pleasing in its proportions. “It is the ideal desk companion when windows are open and papers need securing.”—Hall, Robert, Old English Paperweights, p. 77. Height 4 3/16". $300-400 114. Antique English patterned millefiori paperweight, with a well-formed central white rabbit silhouette, surrounded by assorted “seven and six”-style canes, five white rabbits and strips of blue latticinio, on white lace ground. Diameter 3 1/4". $2000-3000

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115. Antique Saint Louis crystal decanter with floral stop­ per, clear faceted crystal, with a blue and white spiral torsade around the lip, waist and foot of the decanter. The importance of having a fine crystal wine decanter in a French household cannot be dismissed, and Saint Louis spared none of their pieces attention from top to bottom. Height 12 3/4". $3500-5000 116. Antique Saint Louis latticinio and gilt vase, with pat­ terns of ivy, which have worn off from being handled, at its slender mid-section. The ivy motif may have suggested this piece was originally made as an engagement gift, as ivy meant “friendship, fidelity and marriage” to the bathetic Victorian. Height 13 13/16". $1500-2000 117. • Rare antique French cherub sulphide perfume bot­ tle, possibly Baccarat, made of clear crystal cut in a fleur-delis motif, with strawberry cutting along the side, and the encased cameo of a little putti in a forest of pansy flowers and towering rose. Height 4 1/4". $900-1500 118. Antique Baccarat crystal tumbler, with enamel-on-gold foil inclusion of two delicate flowers, one a new pink rose and the other a full-bloom pansy. The rose, long a signifier for affection, complements the pansy (derived from the French, “pensee”), which conveys the floral meaning of kind thoughts. This small vessel would be a gift communicating, “think of me with affection.” Elaborate cutting. Height 3 3/4". $1000-1400

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119. Antique Baccarat crystal tumbler, with enamel-on-gold foil inclusion of a messenger pigeon, carrying a letter. Presumably made at the height of the epistolary era, the letter was a love note or poem, and the tumbler inspired passionate correspondence. “The art of cameo incrustation, that is, encas­ ing an object within glass, has been in existence to some extent since ancient times, although the earliest examples involved only a partial enclosure of the ornament. It was not until 1750 that the technique of completely encasing an object was attempted by a Bohemian manufacturer. ...These tumblers were produced as gifts for special events: when a child was born he received a tumbler with a sulphide or enamel medallion of the Saint he or she was named after. The tumblers with medals were given to persons who had received these same decorations, and quite often their initials were engraved in the back of the glass. The tumblers were often placed in leather presentation boxes. Most of the cameo incrustations are closely related to historical events and famous persons, which give them a special appeal to collectors. They were also used as objects of political propaganda by Monarchy, Royalty and the French Republic.” —Paul Jokelson, foreword from The Paul Jokelson Collection o f Baccarat Antique Tumblers 1810-1860, Baccarat brochure. Height 3". $700-900

120a/120b. American souvenir photo paperweight, with a portrait of 25th U. S. President William McKinley, and a por­ trait of Mrs. William McKinley (nee, Ida Saxton), wife of President McKinley, developed on a ceramic plate, in a star­ shaped presentation with gold-gilt, likely made for the 1901 Pan-American Exposition. “The Pan-American Exposition, staged in Buffalo, New York, presented in microcosm all of the trends, developments, innovations, and attitudes of the McKinley years.” -Library of Congress website. Diameter 5 7/8"(a), and 5 l/2"(b). $425-550 121. Antique, possibly Val St. Lambert, engraved paper­ weight, of etched and faceted topaz glass, with amber flash, featuring etched monograms of ‘F’ on a side facet and ‘GD’ on the top, and inscribed on another panel T'emoignage de recon­ naissance infinie, which translates as “a mark of my infinite gratitude.” With elaborate cutting and star-cut ground. Diameter 3 3/4". $550-700 122. • Antique painted Pinchbeck “Pastoral Scene” paper­ weight, featuring a couple dancing. Eleven people in scene. Red enamel accession number 1939.63. Some scratches. Diameter 3". $2000-3000

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Part II: Modern Paperweights & Related Objects

123. Rick Ayotte 1990 magnum scissortail flycatcher paperweight. A baby scissortail awaits a meal from its parent on the branches of a red-bud tree with mistletoe. The State Bird, State Flower and State Tree of Oklahoma are featured. Signed and dated. Limited edition of 50. “My first threedimensional baby bird. I was challenged by the flycatchers long tail.” -Ayotte, Songs Without Words: The Art o f the Paperweight , Rick Ayotte, p. 104. Diameter 3 3/4". $900-1400

128. • Rick Ayotte 1984 golden-backed oriole with nest and babies compound paperweight, the bird and three chicks are encased at one level, with fruiting tree branches and leaves behind on another level, which enhances the naturalness of the scene and mixes the light that plays through and over the blue-green translucent ground. Signed and dated. Limited edi­ tion of 50. -See Songs Without Words, The Art o f the Paperweight: Rick Ayotte, p. 72. Diameter 3 1/2". $800-1200

124. • Rick Ayotte 1999 camellia paperweight, with two large and two small flowers with sprig of blue flowers. Limited edition of 25. Signed and dated. Diameter 3 15/16". $800-1200 125. • Rick Ayotte 1993 Spring Bouquet paperweight, the first from the Four Seasons Bouquet series, with crocus, iris, forget-me-nots, wax flowers, violets and narcissus blossoms. Limited edition of 50. Signed and dated. “I made this weight to lift the spirits of all those who were down trodden by the lifeless winter.” -Ayotte, Songs Without Words, The Art o f the

Paperweight: Rick Ayotte. Diameter 3 13/16".

$900-1400

126. • Rick Ayotte 1998 blueberries and three flowers paperweight. Limited edition of 35, signed and dated. Diameter 3 1/2". $900-1400 127. • Rick Ayotte 1997 passion flower bouquet paper­ weight, a sinuous interpretation of this surreal looking flower, accented with climbing tendrils and slender leaves over a mauve ground. Signed and dated. Artist Proof #1. Diameter 3 3/4". $700-900 • Collection o f Seymour Segan.

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129. • Rick Ayotte 1999 holiday bouquet paperweight, with yellow and white flowers, and red holly berries. Signed and dated. Diameter 3 3/4". $900-1200 130. Rick Ayotte 1978 miniature male cardinal paper­ weight. A bright red cardinal, perches jauntily on a branch in clear crystal. Signed and dated. Limited edition of 30. “This was the first edition I produced. Even though I'd already been working as a lampworker for fifteen years, it felt like starting over. The piece was very well received.” —Ayotte, Songs Without Words: The Art o f the Paperweight , Rick Ayotte. Diameter 2 1/8". $600-800 131. • Rick Ayotte 1997 White Mountain bouquet paper­ weight, with red and white tigerlilies. Limited edition of 35. Signed and dated. “The White Mountain National Forest was established in 1911. Before establishment of the National Forest, the land had been ravaged by uncontrolled logging and the fires which raged across the denuded landscape. From the first 7,000 acres of land purchased in Benton, New Flampshire, the Forest has grown to almost 800,000 acres in New Flampshire and western Maine.” -USDA online Forest Service (www.fs.fed.us). Diameter 3 5/8". $800-1200

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132. • Rick Ayotte 1981 hawk paperweight, the bird is posed on a leafy branch, with fine detail on the wingbars and tail feathers, and an intense, focused expression appropriate for this bird of prey. Signed and dated. Limited edition of 50. Diameter 2 5/8". $700-900 133. • Rick Ayotte 1997 “Mother Nature” paperweight, featuring a chipmunk with acorn about to feed its young which is hiding beneath an old log, among fall leaves, mushrooms, pinecones, wild arum flowers and blue forget-me-nots. Socalled the chipmunk as its call is a series of high-pitched chip­ ping notes. Signed and dated. Artist proof. Diameter 4". $900-1500 134. • Rick Ayotte 1983 ovenbird paperweight, the tiny avian hops over loose fall foliage, marigold leaves and red berries. Limited edition of 50. Signed and dated. “It took me many hours of searching to come across an ovenbird nest, which are located on the ground and shaped much like a Dutch oven.” -Ayotte, Songs Without Words, The Art o f the Paperweight: Rick Ayotte. Diameter 3". $700-1200

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135. Paul Stankard 1983 braided bouquet paperweight, with raspberries, daisies, blue-eyed grass, buds and a bee. ‘S’ signature cane. “In the Bouquet form, Stankard began to strug­ gle with the issue of overlapping objects in a deeper space. The complexity of these arrangements and forms continued as the artist worked further toward a fully realized sculptural space later achieved in his upright forms.” -Jan Smith, Paul J. Stankard: Poetry in Glass. See p. 26. Diameter 3 1/16". $2500-3500 136. Paul Stankard 1987 three red raspberries on a brown branch paperweight, with a white blossom, bud and green leaves over clear ground; ‘S’ signature cane and dated. Diameter 3 1/4". $2000-3000 137. Paul Stankard 1987 pair of green and orange gourds paperweight, on vines with a yellow blossom, green leaves and tendrils over clear ground; signature cane and dated. Diameter 3 3/16". $2000-3000

138. • Paul Stankard 1979 faceted strawberry paperweight, an early design alluding to the Classic tradition of paperweight motifs, but a point of departure for Stankard whose extensive background in glass technology, and his curiousity and drive as a botanical artist, have led him to create some of the most orig­ inal work being done in glass, even today. Limited edition of 100. ‘S’ signature cane. Diameter 2 3/4". $1000-1500 139. Paul Stankard 1989 botanical block sculpture, with pink and white goatsbeard flowers in an earth ground; roots, a spirit and a pale green bulbous form underground. Two tex­ tured sides. Signed and dated. “It was an exciting breakthrough to go from paperweights to botanical blocks. In this new sculp­ tural format I developed the concept of presenting what was above and below the earth. ...I discovered a new presentation which I called ‘environmental’ ...(in which) I explore life ener­ gy under the earth which is translated by ‘spirits’ or ‘root peo­ ple’.” -Paul Stankard, All About Paperweights. Height 5 1/8". $10,000-12,000

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140. James Kontes five-flower bouquet paperweight in pink, yellow, orange and white, with a dark pink bud and green leaves on translucent green ground; five and one facets. JK sig­ nature cane on side. “In the early 1970s, (brothers James and Nontas Kontes) began to collect paperweights. Fascinated with both antique and modern weights, they turned a small section of their (laboratory glass factory) into a paperweight studio. Their motifs include flowers, fruits, snakes and composites.” -All About Paperweights. Diameter 2 15/16". $3500-4500 141. James Kontes red holly berries paperweight over clear ground; five and one facets. The festive, bright red berries are matched well by the young, green leaves; whose serrated edges are very naturalistically rendered. The printies optically add berries and movement to the piece. Signature cane. Diameter 2 7/8". $2250-3000 142. Debbie Tarsitano 1986 paperweight, composed of a curved branch of blue and yellow lampwork flowers and green leaves, which frames a rooster and sun engraved by Max Erlacher. Tarsitano’s fine lampwork has evolved from her early inspiration by the floral designs of nineteenth-century Baccarat and Saint Louis, but her design approach, with a blend of engraving, etching, color, and texture within her lampwork create an artistic statement which reinterprets the paperweight

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form, as both personal and contemporary. She now considers her paperweights to be “flamework objects,” linking modern glass art with the encased glass antiques, but no longer restrict­ ed by the tradition. Signed/dated and signature cane. Diameter 3 5/8". $4000-5000 143. James Kontes bouquet paperweight with three dark orange roses, two buds and dark green leaves on black ground; JK signature cane on base. “Production is limited; the brothers produce anywhere from none to over fifteen weights each year. .. .Although their output is small from the commercial stand­ point, their artistic success is disproportionately large.” -1998,

Paperweight Collector's Association, Inc. Bulletin. Diameter 3".

$4000-5000

144. Debbie Tarsitano faceted bouquet paperweight with three pink-centered blue flowers, encircled by radiating stems of buds, berries and green leaves, over clear, star-cut ground; six and one facets. Signature cane on base. Diameter 3 3/8". $2500-3500 145. Debbie Tarsitano red quince blossoms paperweight with buds and green leaves on a brown branch over clear ground; signature cane. Diameter 3 1/4". $1600-2000

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146. Chris Buzzini 1997 oxeye daisy paperweight, with two yellow-centered white flowers, a closed bud, three long green leaves and trailing roots over clear ground; signed and dated. One of one. “In the fall of 1986, (Buzzini) set up his own studio in Southern California, where he could be free to formulate and cre­ ate the type of detail and realism that his personal aesthetic demands. From that moment he began making the superb botanically accurate weights for which he is now known.” -A ll About Paperweights. Diameter 3 7/16". $700-1000 147. Chris Buzzini 1997 sky pilot bouquet paperweight, with entwined stems of blue and white speckled blossoms, blue buds and green leaves, over clear ground; signed and dated. One of one. Diameter 3 1/2". $1700-2300

149. • Chris Buzzini 1989 bittersweet nightshade paper­ weight, with two purple and yellow flowers and seven buds, also with red and green berries, on clear ground. Signed and dated. Diameter 3 1/8". $1000-1500 150. • Chris Buzzini 1989 floral bouquet paperweight, with wildflowers, buds and leaves. Signature cane underneath the bou­ quet. One-of-a-kind, artist proof. Diameter 3 1/8". $1000-15000 151. • Chris Buzzini 1992 blue columbine flower paper­ weight, with two buds and trailing roots on clear ground. Limited edition of 40. Signed and dated. Diameter 3". $900-1500

148. Chris Buzzini 1996 black oak branch paperweight, with clusters of variegated dark green leaves and acorns growing from dark brown stems over clear ground; signed/dated. Limited edition of 10. Diameter 3 3/8". $1000-1300

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152. • Chris Buzzini 1991 Paphiopedilum philippinense orchid and bud with trailing roots paperweight, on clear ground. Limited edition of 40. Signed and dated. Diameter 3 1/8”. $900-1500 153. Chris Buzzini 1994 gathering of pink bindweed blos­ soms and buds paperweight, including blue wild flax flowers, assorted green leaves and entwined stems; signed and dated. Limited edition of 40. Diameter 3 1/4”. $1000-1800 154. Chris Buzzini 1996 spring beauty paperweight, with five pale pink flowers, buds, green leaves and trailing roots over clear ground; signed and dated. Artist proof. Diameter 3 3/8”. $1400-2000 155. • Chris Buzzini 1990 orange agoseris flower with bud paperweight, and tan root system. Signature cane on back of flower. Limited edition of 40. Diameter 3 3/16". $700-1000

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156. • Gordon Smith 1986 bird of paradise floral paper­ weight, on deep translucent blue. Signed ‘GES’ and dated. “Gordon Smith first became interested in glassmaking... at Wheaton Village in 1975. In 1980 he began working for Kontes Glass, a scientific glassblowing firm owned by James and Nontas Kontes. The Kontes brothers devoted much of their spare time to making paperweights. ...The Kontes broth­ ers, the Banfords, and Paul Stankard all helped and encouraged Smith... By 1982, after much experimentation, he had broken through the technical barriers and was on his way to producing quality paperweights.” — All About Paperweights. Diameter 2 7/8”. $700-1000 157. Gordon Smith 1994 magnum seascape paperweight, in an upright presentation, three clown fish investigate their coral and anenome habitat in an ocean-blue flash ground. Signature cane. Height 3 1/2”. $1000-1500

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158. Bob Banford column paperweight, with a central pur­ ple and yellow pansy, a yellow wheatflower, a blue and white primrose, dark green leaves and entwined stems, on clear ground; signature cane. Multiple facets. “Bob’s fascination with glassmaking is very much in keeping with the longtime inter­ est his family has had in the profession. Bob’s grandfather knew Emil Larson, an American glass craftsman well known for his crimped rose paperweights. Bob’s father worked as an antique dealer for many years... Also, the Banford family has its roots in the Vineland, New Jersey area, a region rich in the glass mak­ ing tradition.” —The Art o f the Paperweight. Height 3". $600-1000 159. Ray Banford single, upright pink cabbage rose paper­ weight, with three pale pink buds, and dark green leaves over a clear, diamond-cut base; signature cane. “After watching (an old South Jersey tank glass blower) make a few paperweights, Ray was inspired to try his own hand at glasswork, but with a torch. ...After years of self-instruction he produced a saleable miniature weight, and from that point on advanced to regular­ sized weights in a large variety of designs.” -R uth Kaplan, PCA Bulletin (1985-86). Diameter 3 1/8". $600-1000

160. Bob Banford eight-sided crystal plaque paperweight, with a seven-flower bouquet of two-tiered flowers, in blue, pink, mauve, purple, yellow and orange, with green leaves and stems, on clear ground. Signature cane. Height 4". $2000-3000 161. Bob Banford pair of blue and white flowers paper­ weight, on stems with two blue-and-white-striped buds and dark green leaves, over clear ground; signature cane. Diameter 3 1/8". $500-700 162. Bob Banford six-flower bouquet paperweight, with a central cobalt blue and white pansy, surrounded by five upright double-tiered blossoms, in blue, orange, yellow, pink and white, on clear, diamond-cut ground; signature cane. Diameter 3 5/8". $1800-2500 163. Bob Banford lily-of-the-valley paperweight, with bell­ shaped white flowers, white buds and dark green leaves, on translucent cobalt blue ground; signature cane. Diameter 3 1/8". $600-800

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164. Randall Grubb/Denali Crystal collaborative flamework and laminate sculpture, with a dark-winged fairy with long hair, settled among stalks of dark pink flowers and green leaves, over clear ground, within an unusual wing-shaped crys­ tal presentation. In this fantasy of glasswork, one can see both the technical and the magical aspects from this trio of imagi­ native contemporary glass artists. ‘G’ signature cane. “Tree and flower and leaf and grass, Let them pass! Let them pass! Hill and water under sky, Pass them by! Pass them by!” -Walking Song, J. R. R. Tolkien. Height 6 1/4". $3000-4000 165. Ken Rosenfeld 1997 three blue morning glories paper­ weight, on a vine with blue buds, green leaves and tendrils, over opaque pink ground; signature cane. Signed and dated. Diameter 3 3/8". $500-700

167. Ken Rosenfeld 1995 small holiday paperweight, with multi-colored ornaments, holly leaves and red berries, on clear ground. Signed and dated with signature cane. Diameter 2 3/8". $250-400 168. Ken Rosenfeld 1989 orange California poppies paper­ weight, with buds and dark green leaves over clear ground. “I have many considerations on my mind when I sit down to design a new paperweight. The most important aspect for me is color. Beautiful, rich colors transmitted through clear glass have a wonderful quality unlike any other art form. I want the color to draw in the viewer and to hold his attention.” -Ken Rosenfeld. Signature cane, signed and dated. Diameter 3 3/8". $550-650

166. • Ken Rosenfeld 1986 carpet of flowers paperweight, with ‘R’ signature cane and dated. “The technique of manipu­ lating glass rods in the flame of a torch and then encasing them can produce a very profound and powerful effect. I believe this process is one of the highest and best uses of glass as an art form. It is a natural and logical evolution of glass art and for me, personally, a pure joy!” -Ken Rosenfeld. Diameter 3". $500-700

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169. • Charles Kaziun III, stylized yellow flower paper­ weight, with stardust cane stamen and two buds on blue-black ground. Signed with silver-foil ‘K’, which is in homage to his father’s 14-karat gold ‘K’. Diameter 2 5/16". $400-600 170. • Charles Kaziun, Jr. spider lily upright pedestal paperweight, with blue and gold-stone base, and signed with 14k gold-foil ‘K’ underneath. The spider lily was a popular elder Kaziun motif. Height 2", Base width 1 11/16". $400-600 171. Charles Kaziun, Jr. “Sun Bonnet Sue” silhouette paperweight, with the central portrait cane surrounded by complex millefiori canes on a rich turquoise ground. W ith fiveand-one facets. Signature ‘K’ cane embedded in a complex millefiori pattern. “Experiment he did—using many colors of discarded household bottles and a couple of coffee cans con­ verted into crude benzene burners. ‘W ith very little knowledge of glass chemistry, some of these unusual glass experiments suc­ ceeded rather w ell...’” —Jean S. Melvin, American Glass Paperweights and Their Makers (Revised Edition). Diameter 2 5/8". $1200-2000 172. Charles Kaziun, Jr. morning glory paperweight with a blue-and-white-striped flower, dangling from a green vine with three leaves, and a bud, over amethyst ground. A gold ‘K’ on

the reverse of the paperweight. Minor chips. See All About $1000-1500

Paperweights , pp. 67-68. Diameter 2 1/4".

173. • Francis Whittemore floral paperweight, composed of a five-petaled fantasy flower in transparent pink glass, detailed with white accents and a yellow stamen in the shape of a hol­ low star cane, on a tall, slender stem with two long green leaves, surrounded by six blue star canes, on an opaque white ground. Signature ‘W ’ cane on reverse. “What began with a childhood tour of the Blaschka glass flower collection ...led (Whittemore) to a lifelong exploration of glass. He started blowing glass, using the most rudimentary tools. He never apprenticed any­ where and is essentially self-taught.” — All About Paperweights. Diameter 2 9/16". $300-500 174. Charles Kaziun, Jr. pedestal paperweight, with an upright yellow crimp rose and four green leaves, on a clear, footed base. “We are fortunate to be able to see in our time the successive accomplishments of a great craftsman as they come from the annealing kiln, for the technical excellence—one may justifiably call it perfection of Kaziun’s—paperweights is on a comfortable par with the fine work from the Classic period.”

-T h e Encyclopedia o f Glass Paperweights. Height 2 1/2", Diameter 2 1/8".

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175. • Mayauel Ward 1993 trio of orchids paperweight, with buds and root system paperweight, on black over clear ground. Mayauel Ward has worked with Correia Glass, and now as an independent artist, creates both floral and fantasy designs with ease and an assured sense of color and placement. Signature cane, and signed and dated. Diameter 3 1/4". $600-800 176. • Victor Trabucco magnum lavender rose bouquet paperweight. “Trabucco is particularly proud of his roses. The technique to make them took years of dedicated experimenta­ tion to develop, and now, many experts consider his roses to be the finest examples in his medium. Victor Trabucco is consid­ ered a master by artists and collectors alike. ...His work is dis­ played in museum collections such as the Chicago Art Institute, The American Glass Museum, The Bergstrom Art Center, and the Corning Museum of Glass.” -PressePapiers.com. Diameter 3 3/4". $600-900 177. • Victor Trabucco flower and butterfly paperweight, with two purple flowers and a butterfly with light blue wings. Signature cane and dated. Diameter 3 1/8". $550-800

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178. Lundberg Studios 1983 upright pink camellia paper­ weight, with three tiers of ruffled petals and radiating green leaves, over clear ground; signed/dated by Daniel Salazar. Limited edition of 250. Diameter 3". $300-400 179. Steven Lundberg Glass Art upright, multi-tiered white dahlia paperweight, with yellow stamens and green leaves, on translucent cobalt blue ground; signed/dated by Justin Lundberg. Diameter 3 1/4". $300-450 180. Lundberg Studios upright red poinsettia paperweight, encircled by a ring of spaced red and green Clichy-type roses on snowy ground. “In 1974 Lundberg Studios began producing an entirely new form of paperweight. Called the California Paperweight Style (or torchwork), it represented a hybridiza­ tion of two antique styles— the art nouveau ‘icepick’ technique and the lampworking procedures found in French paper­ weights. This process is the culmination of almost twenty years of development and is mainly the work of Steven Lundberg and Daniel Salazar, with notable contributions early on by James Lundberg, Mark Cantor, David Salazar and Chris Buzzini.” -A ll About Paperweights. Signed by Daniel Salazar. Diameter 2 5/8". $300-450

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181. Parabelle Glass 1997 concentric millefiori paper­ weight, with a large central pink rose, encircled by red heart canes and rings of complex cogs on yellow rose and green moss ground; signed and dated. Artist proof. Diameter 3 5/16". $ 1100-1600 182. Parabelle Glass 1998 central mauve pansy paper­ weight, encircled by a ring of red bundled hearts, spaced pansies and a border of hearts and cogs, on upset muslin; signed and dated. Limited edition of 10. Diameter 3 1/8". $1200-2000 183. Parabelle Glass 1997 scattered millefiori paperweight, with assorted red heart complex canes and pink rose canes on dark green aventurine ground. “Many people have the misconception that Parabelle mass-produces paperweights. In reality Parabelle concentrates on quality, turning out around 400 of the finest millefiori weights in the world each year. The Scruttons started their glass studio in 1981... (They) are among the few artists who control every aspect of the weight making process, starting with making their own glass and mixing their own colors.” — Parabelle Glass: Recapturing the Lost Art o f M illefiori, PCA Bulletin, 199394. Signed and dated. Limited edition of 5. Diameter 3". $800-1100

184. Parabelle Glass 1998 concentric millefiori paper­ weight, including red and pink roses, pink pansies, hearts and other complex canes around a large central red, pink and green aventurine rose, on cross-hatched white latticinio; signed and dated. Artist proof. “Clichy had been a great influence on the Parabelle paperweights in terms of style, color and design. Their contemporary use of classical motifs is especially evident in their close packed millefiori, garlands and basket motifs.” -A ll About Paperweights. Diameter 31/8". $1100-1800 185. Parabelle Glass 1997 heart of white roses and pink cog canes paperweight, encircled by a garland of alternating pink and white roses, on a white rose and green moss ground; signed and dated. Artist proof. Diameter 3 1/4". $1100-1800 186. Parabelle Glass 1997 concentric millefiori paper­ weight, with a red and green rose, encircled by complex canes, including nine white roses, on upset muslin; signed and dated. Limited edition of 10. Diameter 3 1/8". $900-1400

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187. Julie Scrutton Lewis 1999 spaced concentric paper­ weight comprised of lilac and white pastry mold, edelweiss and cog canes which encircle a large yellow rose on an opaque ruby ground. Signed/dated. Limited edition of 15. Diameter 2 1/4". $300-450 188. Julie Scrutton Lewis 1998 scattered complex millefiori paperweight, in red, blue, green, purple, pink, turquoise, yel­ low and white, on opaque pale pink ground; signed and dated. Limited edition of 25. Diameter 2 3/8". $300-450 189. Julie Scrutton Lewis 1999 concentric millefiori paper­ weight, including edelweiss and primrose canes in pink, blue and white, on translucent blue ground; signed and dated. Artist proof. Diameter 2 3/8". $300-450

191. Drew Ebelhare 1994 “Ruffles and Stars” paperweight, with a red, white and blue carpet ground in a red and white stave basket; signed and dated. Signature cane. Diameter 2 1/4". $200-350 192. Drew Ebelhare 1994 piedouche paperweight, of close packed complex millefiori, composed within a turquoise and white stave basket, with two torsades. Signed and dated. Signature canes. Height 2 1/8". $450-700 193. Drew Ebelhare 1995 carpet ground paperweight, in a blend of white, green and aqua millefiori, with a central signa­ ture cane, encircled by a ring of pink rose canes, in a white stave basket. Signed and dated. Diameter 2 1/4". $250-400

190. Julie Scrutton Lewis 1999 concentric millefiori paper­ weight, in pink, green and white, encircled by a pink and green aventurine torsade, on opaque lavender ground; signed and dated. Limited edition of 10. Diameter 2 1/4". $300-400

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194. Early Paul Ysart patterned millefiori paperweight, with a well-centered design, composed of yellow, white, red and blue canes surrounding a large white and blue floret central cane. The outside ring is a series of wide segments of white latticinio, sepa­ rated by lozenges of green glass, over an amber ground. The dark crystal encasement indicates that this was quite an early work of Ysart s, possibly the 1930s period. Chip near base and pontil mark. Diameter 3 3/16". $900-1400 195. • Paul Ysart, Harland era, stylized blue flower paper­ weight, with eight canes, (including the ‘H’ cane signifying the place of manufacture) spaced around the edge on pink jasper ground. PY paper seal on base. “In 1963, Ysart moved to Caithness Glass to be the Training Officer and Technical Advisor, and where he continued to make paperweights in his spare time. He left Caithness in 1970, and by 1971 he had established his own studio in Harland, Wick, Scotland. (Paul Ysart) retired from glassworking in 1979 and died in 1992.” -Andrew Dohan, The Dictionary o f Paperweight Signature Canes p. 221. Diameter 2 13/16". $600-900

196. Paul Ysart millefiori heart paperweight, composed of pink and white florets around a central flower cane, and encir­ cled by a border garland, on translucent blue ground. Pontil mark. Diameter 3". $800-1200 197. Paul Ysart patterned millefiori paperweight, with a central cluster of close packed canes, encircled by gold aventurine and white latticinio spokes, alternating with complex canes, on cobalt blue colorground. Pontil mark. Diameter 3". $700-1200 198. Paul Ysart signed high-domed floral paperweight, with an orange, yellow and white striped clematis and green leaves over blue and white jasper ground; ‘PY’ signature cane. Clear footed base. Diameter 3 1/2". $1100-2000 199. • Paul Ysart signed pink flower and millefiori garland paperweight, with complex canes in green, pale blue, yellow and an ultra-bright orange, on cobalt blue ground. ‘PY’ signa­ ture cane and pontil mark. Diameter 3". $1300-2000

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200. Paul Ysart signed three-dimensional green aventurine fish paperweight, with copper aventurine fins and tail, swim­ ming over sandy ocean floor dotted with rocks and a seashell; ‘PY’ signature cane on base, and ‘PY Made in Scotland’ paper label. “...(T)ropical fish complete with seascape and fat white mice with cheese all articulate the daring of Paul Ysart’s techni­ cal expertise.” -Alison Clarke, Ysart Glass, p. 31. Diameter 2 3/4". $1300-2000 201. Paul Ysart signed three-dimensional mouse and cheese paperweight, featuring a green aventurine mouse, with an avaricious glint in his own yellow eyes, as he sidles up to a deli­ cious looking chunk of yellow cheese. Could it be that famous Scottish “Isle of Mull” hardcheese? On a pink and white jasper ground inside a well-rounded crystal dome. With ‘PY’ signa­ ture cane in base, and round paper PY label. Diameter 2 11/16". $3230-4300

203. Paul Ysart Harland era dark pink fish paperweight, with a red tail and fins, encircled by a garland of spaced com­ plex millefiori, (including the ‘H ’ cane) on green and white jasper ground. Diameter 2 3/4". $600-1000 204. Paul Ysart signed three-dimensional double fish paperweight. Two fish, one green aventurine, and the other in a pale salmon color, float in their clear crystal dome over very distinctive multi-colored rocks and shells, on a sandy ground. ‘PY’ signature cane. Diameter 2 3/4". $ 1500-2500 205. Paul Ysart patterned complex millefiori paperweight, in red, orange, pink, yellow, lavender and white, on translucent blue ground. Pontil mark. Diameter 3". $800-1200

202. Paul Ysart signed three-dimensional single fish paper­ weight. A cucumber green fish, with aventurine fins and yel­ low spots, glides over a pastel-splashed sandy bottom. In clear crystal, with ‘PY’ signature cane, and round paper label on bottom of paperweight. Diameter 2 13/16". $1300-2000

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206. Charles Kaziun, Jr. millefiori garland stopper, in a large Gunderson-Pairpoint Glass Works bottle (ca. pre1970s). A voluptuous beaker-shaped bottle of clear crystal on a pedestal, with an eye-catching stopper containing a ring of heart and pastry mold canes, surrounding a shamrock cane, on a gold-stone flecked, ultramarine opaque ground. The Gunderson factory of Massachusetts (whom had once operated as Mount Washington Glass, then eventually became Pairpoint) likely commissioned the stopper from Kaziun, the well-known Brockton, Massachussetts “paperweight pioneer,” who had learned all the classic era glass techniques on his own and made miniature paperweights and buttons for over forty years. Gunderson foil sticker, and ‘K’ signature cane on the reverse of the paperweight-style stopper. Diameter of stopper 1 15/16", Height of bottle 11". $1500-2000 207. • Paul Ysart signed dragonfly paperweight on translu­ cent brown. “Born in Barcelona in 1904, Paul Ysart is consid­ ered one of the most important contributors to paperweight making in the twentieth century. A paperweight artist since the 1930s, Ysart was one of the first contemporary craftsmen to rediscover and refine techniques in making weights.” -All About Paperweights. ‘PY’ signature cane. Diameter 3". $1200-2500

208. Paul Ysart mixed bouquet paperweight, comprised of flowers and buds, in red, blue, yellow and pink, with three long green leaves and a pink bow tied around the stems, over an opaque black ground. Pontil mark. Diameter 2 3/4." $900-1500 209. Paul Ysart signed pink-striped white clematis paper­ weight, with a complex cane center, green leaves and stem, over textured dark blue ground; signature ‘PY’ cane. Diameter 3 1/16". $700-1000 210. Scottish dragonfly paperweight. An eye-catching design, with blue and white pastry mold canes flattened to make wings, a green aventurine body with red eyes and yellow spots, all over a mottled green ground, with a ring of millefiori canes in orange and purple. The ‘falling PY’ cane, however, indicates this was one of the faux-Ysart paperweights made in the mid-1980s. See Ysart Glass, p. 158. Diameter 2 5/8". $300-500

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211. • Saint Louis 1977 five-flower paperweight, with a redon-white double overlay, a top window and two rows of side facets. Signature/date cane appears as one of the flower’s cen­ ters, in clear glass over star-cut ground. Diameter 3 1/8". $300-700 212. Saint Louis 1991 violet paperweight. With five velvety lavender petals, green stem and two leaves over clear ground. Signature and date cane ‘SL1991’ comprises the center of the flower in red and white. Acid-etched signature. Diameter 2 9/16". $300-400 213. Saint Louis 1954 double clematis paperweight, with two multi-petaled flowers, one white and one yellow with red veining, stemming from the same center, sharing three green leaves. This mid-century paperweight design exhibits the strug­ gle modern manufacturers were having in “re-discovering” the floral achievements in glass of their low-tech predecessors. Signature and date cane ‘SL1954’. “It is estimated that three to four hundred pieces exist from the years 1932-1955.” - The Art o f the Paperweight-Saint Louis [Revised edition]. Diameter 2 9/16". $450-600

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214. Saint Louis 1970 red double clematis paperweight, with bud and green leaves, on translucent cobalt blue ground; six and one facets. Signature/date cane. Limited edition of 800. Diameter 3 1/4". $400-550 215. Saint Louis 1999 white millefiori dove paperweight, with an olive branch, on a blue and white carpet ground; six and one facets. Signature and date cane. Limited edition of 150. Diameter 3 1/4". $1200-2000 216. Saint Louis 1999 three-dimensional upright bouquet paperweight, comprised of white marguerites, yellow poppies, buds and green leaves on cobalt blue ground, including a dra­ matic flower pattern with pink petals emerging from beneath the bouquet; six and one facets. Signature and date cane. Limited edition of 150. Diameter 3 1/4". $1200-1500

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217. • Saint Louis 1954 six red cherries on swirling white latticinio ground paperweight. Another mid-century design with reference to the cornucopia of fruit paperweights that the Cristalleries de Saint-Louis had been so adept at creating in the Classic era, and whose modern designers were determined to achieve that excellence again, nearly eighty years later. SL1954 signature and date cane. Diameter 3 1/4". $400-600

part in the capture of Jerusalem in 1099 during the first crusade....In recent times the Lorraine cross was used by General de Gaulle as a symbol of freedom in the French resist­ ance during the 2nd World War. Today the Lorraine cross is the symbol of the global fight against tuberculosis and lung dis­ eases.” -Eva Holskov, Danish Lung Association website. Diameter 3 9/16", Height 6 3/4". $1600-2000

218. • Saint Louis 1978 spaced millefiori on white filigree paperweight, with four silhouette canes in the center, includ­ ing the Saint Louis “dancing” man, possibly his companion dancing woman, a dog and horse set about an interpretation of the Clichy rose, and nine complex canes in jewel-tone colors on the outer rim, all on the “tumbled lace”-style, filigree ground. Diameter 3 1/4". $400-600

220. • Saint Louis 1981 “Basket of Flowers” close concen­ tric millefiori paperweight, canes in a variety of blue tones, in a basket of latticinio and spiral twists, designed in homage to the famous Clichy Basket (even missing its handle), which sold for more than a quarter of a million dollars in the 1980s. SL1981 signature and date cane. Small scratch on dome. See The Art o f the Paperweight: Saint Louis, p. 96, ill.3. Diameter 3 15/16", Height 2". $1200-2500

219. Saint Louis 1974 close packed millefiori newel post, an excellent array of Saint Louis’ artistry, including a Cross of Lorraine, fleu r de lis designs, and several ‘SL signature canes (some in reverse) at the center of complex cane designs. Signature and date cane. “The Lorraine-cross is a doublebarred cross. ...This cross is called the true cross (crux vera). A double-barred cross of this kind was said to be used in the year 800 by Christian sects in the Orient. Godefroy de Boullion, Duke of Lorraine, flew this cross in his standard when he took

221. Saint Louis “Pansies of Colette” with two pansies and a bud paperweight, encircled by a garland of pink complex canes on turquoise ground; top facet and two rows of side facets. Signature and date cane. Limited edition of 100. Diameter 3 1/8". $1000-2000

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222. • Baccarat 1977 Gridel paperweight, silhouette of “La Diable Rouge,” the red devil who is really more of a prankster than an evil icon, surrounded by patterned millefiori canes,with a garland of silhouette canes showcasing the excel­ lent array of pictures Baccarat made into canes from the Classic era. Signature/date cane, and acid-etched Baccarat insignia and engraved date on base. Diameter 3 1/4". $400-600 223. • Baccarat 1977 Gridel paperweight, with a silhouette of a stork surrounded by circular garlands. Silhouette canes around perimeter. Signature/date cane and acid-etched Baccarat insignia and engraved date on base. Diameter 3 1/4". $400-600 224. Baccarat Gridel 1972 squirrel paperweight, encircled by concentric millefiori, including one ring of the eighteen Gridel canes on upset muslin. Signature and date cane, and acid-etched Baccarat insignia and engraved date on base. Limited edition of 1200. Diameter 3 1/16". $400-600

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225. Baccarat 1989 orange and white finch paperweight, the birds with black and yellow wings, perches on a branch with white millefiori flowers and green leaves, on turquoise ground; signature/date cane, and acid-etched Baccarat insignia and engraved date on base. Limited edition of 200. Diameter 3 1/4". $450-700 226. Baccarat 1974 pink double clematis paperweight, with a complex cane center, a pink bud, green leaves and stems, on white ground; signature/date cane, and acid-etched Baccarat insignia and engraved date on base. Diameter 3". $350-500 227. Baccarat 1978 close packed millefiori paperweight, with silhouette canes of the signs of the Zodiac. Signature and date cane, and acid-etched Baccarat insignia and engraved date on base. Diameter 3". $700-900

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228. Baccarat 1987 Oriental Collection arborvitae bonsai paperweight, a compact design using bands of cane to create green and yellow leaves, and a black trunk on opaque red ground; signature/date cane, and acid-etched Baccarat insignia and engraved date on base. Limited edition of 200. Diameter 3 1/4". $550-800 229. • Baccarat 1976 faceted fruit basket paperweight, with two Bose pears, a huge berry and a plum in a woven brown basket, on white ground. Signature and date cane, and acidetched Baccarat insignia and engraved date on base. Limited edition of 300. Diameter 3 1/8". $400-600 230. • Baccarat 1988 four fantasy flower bouquet paper­ weight, with spare design over an opaque aqua ground. The gentle folds in the petals of the facing red flower and the spray of white and yellow millefiori, add a softness to this modern arrangement. Signature and date cane, and acid-etched Baccarat insignia and engraved date on base. Limited edition of 200. Diameter 3 1/4". $450-650

231. Baccarat 1988 cluster of yellow bananas with green leaves paperweight, over cobalt blue ground; signature/date cane, and acid-etched Baccarat insignia and engraved date on base. Limited edition of 200. Diameter 3 1/4". $500-650 232. Baccarat 1988 pineapple paperweight, with yellow fruit, one flower and green leaves over cobalt blue ground; sig­ nature/date cane, and acid-etched Baccarat insignia and engraved date on base. Limited edition of 200. Diameter 3 1/4". $500-650 233. • Baccarat 1976 millefiori panel carpet ground paper­ weight, with white monkey silhouette central cane, surround­ ed by blue and green panels divided with silhouette canes. Signature and date cane, and acid-etched Baccarat insignia and engraved date on base. Diameter 3 1/4". $450-600

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234. • Baccarat 1955 Benjamin Franklin faceted sulphide paperweight, the sulphide signed ‘G.P. 1954’, in clear glass over strawberry-cut ground with a green flash. Acid-etched B 1955 on the side. Small chip on a facet. Diameter 2 13/16". $300-400 235. Baccarat 1977 faceted Martin Luther King, Jr. gold sulphide paperweight, on translucent aqua ground, signed by artist ‘Joseph R. Goy 1977’ and acid-etched Baccarat insignia. Limited edition of 500. Diameter 2 7/8". $250-400 236. • Baccarat Winston Churchill faceted sulphide paper­ weight, with artist initial ‘MAR 1946’ on the sulphide, and acid-etched Baccarat 1955 on the edge. With a cranberry flash ground featuring an elaborate starburst. Small flake on one side-facet. Diameter 2 3/4". $400-800

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237. • Baccarat 1976 magnum Mount Rushmore faceted sulphide paperweight, signed by artist ‘J. Goy on the large cameo, over a cobalt blue ground, with red-over-white double overlay. Acid-etched Baccarat insignia and engraved date on base. Limited edition of 1000. Width 4 1/4", Height 1 15/16". $450-600 238. Saint Louis crystal egg-shaped paperweight, with a cobalt blue-over-white double overlay; convex top facet and sixteen spaced vertical cuts on the sides. Signed ‘Saint Louis’ on the bottom. Height 2 5/8". $300-400 239. Saint Louis 1977-78 General Charles de Gaulle faceted sulphide paperweight, with a red-over-white double overlay, signed by the artist ‘G.P.’ on the cameo and an etched Cross of Lorraine on the base. Limited edition of 700. Diameter 3". $300-400

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240. • Baccarat 1954 faceted Abraham Lincoln sulphide paperweight, with magenta-on-white double overlay, and strawberry-cut base. The sulphide is signed and dated ‘G. P. 1953’, but ‘B 1954’ is acid-etched on the side of the paper­ weight. Small chips in the overlay. Diameter 3 1/8". $450-600 241. Saint Louis 1976 faceted Bicentennial commemorative American eagle sulphide paperweight, on cobalt blue ground, with red-over-white double overlay and five and one facets. Saint Louis insignia acid-etched on base. Limited edi­ tion of 400. Diamter 3 1/8". $300-500

243. D’Art D’Amilly 1977 Elvis Presley memorial sulphide paperweight, on a clear fancy-cut ground; top facet and twelve vertical side facets. Signed by artist Jean Hartwig. Limited edi­ tion of 99. Diameter 2 3/4". $350-450 244. • D’Albret 1976 faceted Chief Sitting Bull tri-color sulphide paperweight, signed ‘G. P. 76’, on a clear sunburst ground; top facet and twelve vertical side facets. Acid-etched D’Albret insignia and paper label. Small chips along facets. Diameter 2 7/8". $300-600

242. D’Albret “Pinchbeck Type” paperweight, with a basrelief portrait of Winston Churchill by the medalist sculptor, G. Poillerat. The presentation is enclosed, but not encased. The visage of Churchill is gold-leafed, with an enamel painted British flag over the Prime Minister’s left shoulder, and the Houses of Parliament on the right. The piece is protected under a crystal lens, in a brass container with embossed decoration. Limited edition of 500. Diameter 2 11/16". $200-300

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245. D’Albret 1975 faceted Moshe Dayan sulphide paper­ weight, and 20 test color silhouettes by artist Gilbert Poillerat. The tester was employed to help determine the coloring for production of Poillerat’s bicolored sulphides. It has been deter­ mined the “missing” first sulphide of the color set went into use for the paperweight. Dayan (1915-1981) was an Israeli military hero and political leader, and his likeness is encased in a six and one faceted paperweight, over cobalt blue ground, with The Star of David engraved on the base. Signed ‘G.P’ and dated on the sulphide, and acid etched with the D’Albret insignia. Includes certificate of authentication. The paperweight is of a limited edition of 600. Diameter 2 13/16". The color test set is one-of-a-kind. Height 12", Width 9 1/2". $300-500

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246. Whitefriars 1978 faceted barrel-shaped paperweight with concentric millefiori, in shades of pink and green; sig­ nature/ date cane. Top facet and seven side-finger facets, with printies bordering the top and the base. “Whitefriars had a very extensive cutting and engraving department, and utilized these facilities in the majority of their work. Paperweights could be faceted in numerous different styles.” -Robert Hall, Old English Paperweights, p. 145. Height 2 1/2", Diameter 2 13/16". $325-400 247. Whitefriars 1976 faceted Olympics paperweight, with a torch cane, five interlaced circular garlands, signature and date canes on dark blue ground; faceted. Limited edition of 1000. Diameter 3 3/8". $325-400 248. Whitefriars 1976 Liberty Bell paneled millefiori paperweight, containing five panels, each with bell picture canes enclosed by cluster and cog canes in pink, lapis blue and pistachio green, divided by radiating spokes of white latticinio, over translucent cobalt blue ground. While the year and motif suggest the Bicentennial’s influence, the colors are subdued (typical of Whitefriars), not strident. Signature and date cane. Five and one faceting. The number ‘34’ engraved on the base. “Whitefriars Glass, a factory in London that some believe have been producing millefiori paperweights since about 1848,

closed its doors in 1981. Immediately thereafter, Caithness Glass of Scotland purchased the complete stock of Whitefriars millefiori canes, the right to use the company’s name and logo, and its extensive color library, which included formulas for sev­ eral thousand glass colors.” —The Art o f the Paperweight. Diameter 2 15/16". $325-450 249. Whitefriars 1971 faceted concentric millefiori paper­ weight, in blue, pink, purple, green, white and turquoise; sig­ nature/ date cane. Five and one facets. Diameter 3". $300-400 250. Whitefriars 1970 faceted concentric millefiori paper­ weight, with a central ship picture cane encircled by several rings of concentric millefiori; five and one facets, signature/date cane. Diameter 3 1/16". $300-400 251. Whitefriars 1979 faceted Clichy-type rose paneled millefiori paperweight, with a pink overlay rose cane at the center, and six panels of complex star and cog canes in cream, pink and scarlet, divided by pale blue latticinio spokes. Over translucent cobalt blue ground, with six and one faceting. Signature and date cane. Diameter 3 1/16". $350-400

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252. Whitefriars 1978 faceted Mary and Joseph Christmas millefiori paperweight, with a central millefiori mosaic pic­ ture cane of Mary on a donkey, being led by Joseph, who looks to a complex cane as the Star of Bethlehem, in a sky of blue stardust canes. Surrounded by garlands of pink and blue canes, on clear ground, with five and one faceting. The number ‘464’ engraved on the base. Signature and date cane. Diameter 2 15/16". $550-800 253. Whitefriars 1975 faceted Christmas angel millefiori paperweight, with an intricate angel picture cane surrounded by concentric rows of millefiori in blue and pistachio. One row contains eleven angel picture canes. Over translucent cobalt blue ground, with five and one faceting. The number ‘23’ engraved on the base. Signature and date cane. Diameter 3 1/4". $550-800 254. Whitefriars 1976 faceted Christmas paperweight, with picture canes of the three Wise men on a blue carpetground with a border garland; signature/date cane. Faceted. Limited edition of 1000. Diameter 3 3/16". $500-800

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255. Whitefriars 1977 faceted Christmas paperweight, with a portrait cane of the Nativity and two angels on a blue carpetground; signature/date cane. Five and one facets. Limited edi­ tion of 1000. Diameter 3". $500-800 256. Whitefriars 1977 faceted three U.S. flag picture canes paperweight, encircled by concentric rings of red, white and blue millefiori; signature/date cane. Five and one facets. Limited edition of 500. Diameter 3 1/8". $450-800 257. • Whitefriars 1976 faceted concentric millefiori paper­ weight, with five rows of canes cased in pale blue, bone, amethyst, lime and coral, around a central complex black and white star cane; with a circular top window and all-over faceting. This paperweight exhibits the fine quality of the cane makers’ skills, and especially the cutters’ skills. Signature and date cane and paper label. Diameter 3". $325-450

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258. • Perthshire Paperweights 1977 two-layer cushion paperweight, with a large rooster picture cane to be seen through a garland of complex canes, with a geometric pattern of flattened pastry mold canes set in a scarlet cushion. Signature and date cane. Diameter 2 7/8". $400-600 259. Perthshire Paperweights 1995 faceted magnum pan­ eled millefiori paperweight, with seven picture canes, includ­ ing the central cane of a jockey and horse, a puffin, duck, insect, tree and owl, surrounded by a the riot of colorful canes divided by twists, over a cranberry flash ground. With a top cir­ cular window and two rows of facets around the sides. The whole magnificent work is a feat of superior technique and the surprising imagination from the small prodigious factory in Crieff, Scotland. Signature/date cane. Limited edition of 35. Diameter of 4 1/4". $1600-2500 260. Perthshire Paperweights miniature pink flower paper­ weight, the blossom, with green leaves and stem, floating above a celery green and white stave basket. A spare work of delicacy and definitely an homage to the French paperweight makers of the Classic era. ‘P’ signature cane in center of the flower. Limited edition of 1000. Diameter 2". $250-350

261. Perthshire Paperweights 1999 faceted lampwork bou­ quet paperweight, with three flowers, red berries and leaves, encircled by two rings of canes on translucent green ground; faceted. Signature/date cane. Limited edition of 200. Diameter 3". $250-350 262. Perthshire Paperweights 1992 Giant Panda hollow paperweight, the large herbivore sits encased in a “bubble”, within a blue flash overlay; top facet and sixteen oval side facets. Signature and date cane, and painted number ‘84’ on bottom. Limited edition of 300. Diameter 3 3/16". $500-700 263. Perthshire Paperweights 1998 faceted patterned mille­ fiori paperweight, with four clusters of canes, alternating with four picture canes, spaced on a green carpet ground, over a ruby flash base; eight and one facets. Signature/date cane and paper label, engraved number ‘55’ on base. Limited edition of 250. Diameter 3 1/8". $250-350

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264. Perthshire Paperweights faceted bouquet paperweight, with red roses, blue crocus, yellow clematis and green leaves on a clear, strawberry-cut ground; twelve and one facets. Signature cane and paper label. Limited edition of 75 from 1999 mid­ year collection. Diameter 2 7/8". $450-600

267. Perthshire Paperweights 1991 faceted Christmas paperweight, featuring a turtle dove comprised of white star­ dust canes carrying the olive branch of peace, encircled by a ring of stars on a cobalt blue ground; faceted. Signature/date cane. Limited edition of 375. Diameter 3". $325-450

265. Perthshire Paperweights 1999 central millefiori nosegay paperweight, encircled by patterned complex canes and six twists, spaced on upset muslin; faceted. Signature and date cane, paper label and engraved number ‘154’ on base. Limited edition of 200. Diameter 3 1/4". $300-400

268. Perthshire Paperweights 1999 large patterned mille­ fiori paperweight, with colorful complex canes and radiating latticinio ribbons on a translucent colorground; signature/date cane and engraved number ‘34’ on base. Limited edition of 250. Diameter 3". $300-400

266. • Perthshire Paperweights 1980 fruit paperweight on latticinio ground, in an update of the Classic array of apples and cherries, Perthshire’s appears to be a gourmet assortment with two ample pears, a tropically infused orange and long­ stemmed cherries, all displayed on a bed of wide, striped green leaves, over the white basket of the lattice. With a signature and date cane. Diameter 2 1/2". $400-550

269. Perthshire Paperweights 1994 bouquet paperweight with two flowers, buds and green leaves on clear, grid-cut ground; ruby flash overlay. Top facet and diamond-cut side facets, and a paper label. Limited edition of 300. Diameter 2 5/8". $500-750

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270. Perthshire Paperweights 1997 patterned millefiori paperweight, with a central large, soccer player picture cane (dressed in Scottish league colors), encircled by two rings of complex canes and radiating sections of latticinio; translcuent colorground. Signature and date cane, engraved number ‘54’ and paper label. Limited edition of 200. Diameter 3". $273-330 271. Perthshire Paperweights 1984 faceted floral paper­ weight, composed of a large blue-petaled flower, each petal with a thread of gold aventurine accent, surrounded by a ring of millefiori over a translucent emerald green ground, and faceted. Signature and date cane. Limited edition of 300. Diameter 2 15/16". $200-300 272. Perthshire Paperweights 1999 patterned millefiori paperweight, composed of a central cluster of nine complex canes on parallel strips of white latticinio, bordered by cane clusters and a millefiori garland; signature and date cane, paper label and engraved number ‘24’. Limited edition of 150. Diameter 2 1/2". $200-300

273. Perthshire Paperweights faceted patterned millefiori paperweight, composed of six circlets of complex millefiori on a clear, star-cut base; signed in the center with a ‘Q’ for 1985. Five and one facets. Limited edition of 200. Diameter 2 5/8". $200-300 274. Perthshire Paperweights 1969 crown paperweight, with caramel and royal blue twists alternating with white lat­ ticinio ribbons, emanating from a complex center of close packed cog canes. “Perthshire Paperweights started producing weights in 1968, but this special piece is the first piece to be issued by the company in a limited edition. The edition... quickly sold out. Possibly because it was the first collectors crown weight of real quality at a time when collectors were aware that, to acquire a quality crown weight would have meant buying at auction a Saint Louis or similar antique for several thousand dollars. The weight was made by Jack Allan and designed by Alan Tilman and was sold for $60.” -Robert G. Hall, Scottish Paperweights, p. 60. Signature and date cane. Limited edition of 268. Diameter 3". $600-1000 275. Perthshire Paperweights 1978 three sprigs of pink Scottish heather paperweight, encircled by a garland of com­ plex millefiori, on translucent cobalt blue ground; signature and date cane and paper label. Limited edition of 452. Diameter 2 1/2". $325-400

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276. • Perthshire Paperweights Christmas flower paper­ weight, circa 1976, with a naturalistic red poinsettia, with yel­ low rod stamen, framed with its bright green leaves, on clear ground, surrounded by a ring of green and white complex canes. Signature ‘P’ cane. Diameter 3 1/16". $325-450 277. Perthshire Paperweights 1971 Christmas paperweight, with a sprig of holly leaves and red berries on white upset muslin; signature/date cane on base. This was Perthshire Paperweights very first Christmas edition. Limited edition of 250. Diameter 2 5/8". $350-450 278. Perthshire Paperweights 1996 Christmas paperweight, with a red poinsettia, holly leaves and berries, encircled by a garland of canes on white ground; faceted. Signature/date cane. Limited edition of 250. Diameter 2 3/4". $350-450

280. Perthshire Paperweights 1996 three flowers and a ladybug paperweight, the design features three blue flowers with green leaves, and in a whimsical touch, a plump red and black ladybird, on the scout for her green aphid lunch. Over clear ground, with top facet and two rows of side facets and signature cane. Limited edition of 250. Diameter 2 3/4". $400-500 281. Perthshire Paperweights 1998 red colorground with millefiori butterfly paperweight, the insect’s wings are com­ posed of four complex canes, and its antennae and details are set off on an opaque velvety red ground; signature/date cane and paper label. Limited edition of 250. Diameter 2 3/4". $225-350

279. • Perthshire Paperweights 1986 millefiori paneled star-design mosaic paperweight, over translucent cobalt blue ground. A stellar composition, in vibrant colors, reminiscent of terrazo tiles. Signature and date cane and paper label. Diameter 3". $300-400

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282. John Deacons red-centered blue flower in a pink-over­ white double overlay paperweight, with white stardust cane center, green leaves and stem, on a cushion of radiating white latticinio; with a scalloped top facet and multiple side facets. Signature and date cane. Diameter 3 3/16". $400-300

285. William Manson, Sr. and William Manson, Jr. green aventurine stingray paperweight, with a stingray gliding across an ocean floor between shells and coral; signed/dated. Signature cane. Limited edition of 20. Diameter 3 7/8". $600-850

283. John Deacons two pink and white double clematis flowers in a purple-over-white double overlay paperweight, with white stardust cane centers, green leaves and stems, on a cushion of radiating white latticinio; with a notch-cut top facet and multiple side facets. Signature/date cane. Diameter 3 3/16". $400-500

286. William Manson yellow-striped red aventurine snake paperweight, with a serpent coiled between two prickly cactus and a “NEVADA” sign, on sandy ground; signature cane. Signed/dated. Limited edition of 50. Diameter 3 7/8".$6 0 0 850

284. John Deacons dark purple and amber pansy in a blueover-white double overlay paperweight, with white stardust cane center, green leaves and stem, on a cushion of radiating white latticinio; with a notch-cut top facet and multiple side facets. Signature/date cane. Diameter 3 5/16". $400-500

287. William Manson pair of gold aventurine hedgehogs paperweight, with one on a branch with green leaves, and one on green, white and gold aventurine speckled ground; signed/dated. Limited edition of 35. Diameter 3 1/8". $350-450

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288. Caithness Glass 1997 “Emerald Grotto” high-domed paperweight, designed by Colin Terris. A surreal design, with a great bubbling background in shades of amethyst and blue, surrounding lighter-than-air leaf shapes, swirling in efferves­ cent swaths of teal and yellow. Limited edition of 100. Height 3 7/8", Diameter 3 1/8". $350-830 289. Caithness Glass 1999 “City Limits” high-domed paperweight, by designer Alastair Macintosh. W ith an extra­ terrestrial central golden bubble, hovering above a layer of tiny white spires on blue flash ground. The frosted exterior, engraved with a city skyline, adds the perfect drama to this dio­ rama, which suggests “out-of-town” visitors. Tilted oval front facet. Signed. Limited edition of 125. Height 4", Diameter 3 1/16". $550-850 290. Caithness Glass 1993 “Everest” domed paperweight, designed by Alastair Macintosh. To commemorate the 40th Anniversary of the success of Hilary and Tensing, who reached the top in 1953. A minimalist glass landscape, yet still evoca­ tive of the awesome mountain range. Over blue-flash ground, with acid-etched insignia. Limited edition of 750. Height 3 15/16", Diameter 3". $200-300

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291. Caithness Glass 1996 “Wild Orchids” spherical paper­ weight, designed by Allan Scott. Two naturalistically lampworked orchid flowers, one in scarlet and the other in a plum­ my purple with a bright yellow petal lip. With slender, bright green leaves and stems, encased in clear crystal. Signature cane at the end of the orchids’ stems. Scalloped cutting along the window face, with oblong printies around the side, and elabo­ rate star-cutting on the base. Limited edition of 25. Diameter 3 1/16". $1000-1800 292. Caithness Glass 1997 “Heron” spherical paperweight, by designer William Manson. A white and black bird wading in a pond, resembling a black-crowned night heron, stalks its favorite aquatic prey near reeds and marsh lilies, over translu­ cent amber ground. Front and back window facets; signature cane. Limited edition of 150. Diameter 2 1/2". $200-300 293. Caithness Glass 1996 “Cornflower” spherical paper­ weight, designed by Helen MacDonald. A floral paperweight presentation of the distinctive blue country flower, with styl­ ized green leaves over a frosted ground; all over faceting and fancy cutting on the sides. Limited edition of 50. Signed. Diameter 3 3/16". $550-900

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294a-d. Caithness Glass 1998 “National Quartet” paper­ weight set, designed by Rosette Fleming. In a set of four paperweights, each with lampwork designs representing the national floral emblems of: Ireland (shamrock) amber ground (a), Scotland (thistle) blue ground (b), Wales (daffodils) green ground (c) and England (red roses) teal ground (d). Multi­ faceted, signed, each with Whitefriars signature cane. Diameters: 3 1/16" to 3 3/16". $2000-3000

295. Caithness Glass 1999 “True Romance” spherical paperweight, designed by Allan Scott. From the “Nature Study Collection,” Scott features a central red rose encircled by a garland of red roses in profile, with bright green leaves, over translucent blue ground. The deep facets make the profile of this paperweight resemble a rosebud. Signature cane, and signed on the base of the paperweight. Limited edition of 50. Diameter 3 1/8". $600-950 296. Caithness Glass 1998 “Sunflowers” spherical paper­ weight, by designer Rosette Fleming. Two blooming sunflow­ ers, with multiple, variegated petals, and full-to-bursting seed clusters on a rich golden ground. Signature cane, and signed on base. Limited edition of 50. Height 2 1/2", Diameter 3 1/8". $800-1200

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297. Andrew Fote three-dimensional “Hound of the Baskervilles” magnum cylinder paperweight, with a snarling dog hunched over skulls and bones, and the base of the sculp­ ture clad in copper. Fote, whose glasswork is always exploring the interior and exterior extremes, has colored his figures before encasing them in glass, and the piece is significant for both its size and the accomplished encasement technique. Signed. Diameter 4 1/4". $450-650 298. Chris Heilman 1999 “Iris Garden” paperweight, with a sense of Art Nouveau style, the composition balances a pair of yellow iris, blooming in a garden with assorted millefiori and lampwork flowers in plum and rich green; signed and dated. Diameter 3 7/8". $350-500

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299. Andrew Fote three-dimensional sea turtle paper­ weight, a play on the tradition of the Classic era paperweights, with molded snakes and lizards coiled on a dome, the sculpture of the turtle breaks the clear, round glass surface, just like a pool of water, with the pebbled ground interior of blue, aqua, black and orange rocks. Signed. Diameter 3 1/4". $300-400 300. Andrew Fote three-dimensional sculpture of a goldenyellow cat paperweight, with the kitten arching on its back, over a patch of green grass; front window facet. Signed. Diameter 3 1/8". $325-450 301. Andrew Fote round, gold-encased paperweight, with several raised circular windows of assorted sizes, and the sil­ houette of a man; interior ruby swirl. Signed. Diameter 3 1/8". $325-400

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302. Unusual Caithness Glass freeblown aqua-colored vase, the design is very reminiscent of Murano glass, including swirls and heart shapes, and millefiori canes billowed out and swimming along the sides. A backwards ‘E II R’ (Elizabeth II Regina) cane can be seen, perhaps from an anniversary paperweight edition. Acidetched signature and sticker. Height 4 3/8". $150-300 303. Orient & Flume large crystal bowl, with a golden-yellow tang fish and sea­ weed over a swirling blue and white ground; signed by designers Scott Beyers and Bruce Sillars. Limited edition of 100. ‘“When I first came to Orient & Flume, there was an explosion of techniques all around me.’ Beyers says, ‘I wanted to do them all and I’d get excited just thinking about it. There was so much to learn. Creative ideas have always been freely exchanged here, and this is where I learned to design in glass.’” -O rient & Flume website. Diameter 10 5/8". $700-900 304. Vasart transparent glass vase in an oblong shape, with aventurine accents around the lip, blending down into the body surface, covered with sea green dap­ pling. “...Some early Vasart production used colors and gold aventurine brought with the Ysarts from the Moncrieff factory (but) the supply was limited and soon they were forced to find other sources. The family were well versed in the chemistry of glass and purchased raw chemicals to make their own colors.” —Ysart Glass. Height 5". $300-500 305. Vasart glass vase, with a round bottom and fluted mouth, shaded in a pale indi­ go color, streaked down the vase and mixing with a cloudy, paler blue at the base. Etch-signed ‘Vasart’ on the bottom. “The strong, powerful and dramatic color schemes popular in the homes of the 1930s were being replaced by more delicate, softly muted colors and much of Vasart production reflects this change.” -Ysart Glass. Height 3 7/8". $350-550

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“I could stay young and chipper and I’d lock it with a zipper, If I only had a heart.” — The Scarecrow, from The Wizard o f Oz The entire proceeds of the winning bid on this specially selected artwork, will go towards the Foundations Paperweight Museum, with the pur­ pose of ensuring that the art of the paperweight thrives for many years to come, and to establish the Paperweight Museum in Santa Cruz as an edu­ cational destination where searching scholars (or the merely curious), can come and study the history of fine glass, and become inspired while learning about this enduring, yet dynamic artform. 306. Parabelle Glass 1997 spaced millefiori paperweight, this contemporary piece is a sweet-hearted design, composed with a central red heart and star complex cane, encircled by a ring of pink roses, with an outer garland of spaced red hearts and stars, on upset muslin. Signed and dated, from a limited edition of 10. Diameter 3 1/4”. (PG314) $900-2000 The Paperweight Museum is the fruit of our personal love for paperweights. All the effort that went into the creation of our new museum space comes from our personal passion for the art form. Our museum is different from other museums around the country, in that its only focus is paperweights. The sole mis­ sion of the paperweight museum is to see that paperweights receive the recognition and representation they deserve in the art world. We have created a place for scholarly learning where curators and experienced collectors can share knowledge and insights about this special art. We have also created a welcom­ ing space, where anyone from any walk of life, from students, to future glass artists, can visit and become inspired about this glass art.

know our museum is small, but we are very proud of the dream we have started to cultivate. As our endowment grows, we hope to eventually purchase an independent building to house the museums collection. The International Paperweight Society Foundation is a desig­ nated 301 (c) (3) non-profit organization. Unlike other muse­ ums, the Paperweight Museum does not currently have an endowment to support it for generations to come. We rely on the generosity of paperweight enthusiasts from around the world to aid in the acquisition of pieces for our permanent col­ lections and to help pay for operating costs. To m a k e a t a x - d e d u c t i b le d o n a t i o n , p l e a s e c o n t a c t

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Select Bibliography Annual Bulletin o f the Paperweight Collectors Association, Inc. New York: Paperweight Collectors’ Association, 1965—.

Art o f the Paperweight: Challenging Tradition, (The). Exhibition cata­ logue. Santa Cruz, California: Paperweight Press, 1993. Casper, Geraldine J. Glass Paperweights in The Art Institute o f Chicago, Chicago, Illinois: The Art Institute of Chicago Pub., 1991. Casper, Geraldine J. Glass Paperweights o f the Bergstrom-Mahler Museum. Richmond, Virginia: U. S. Historical Society Press, 1989. Catalogues of paperweight sales at Christies London, Monaco and New York; Sotheby’s London and New York; L. H. Selman Ltd. Santa Cruz, California. Dohan, Andrew H. The Dictionary o f Paperweight Signature Canes, Identification and Dating. Santa Cruz, California: Paperweight Press, 1997. Dunlop, Paul H. Sulphides: The Art o f Cameo Incrustation. New York: Galahad Books, 1968. Hall, Robert G. Old English Paperweights. Atglen, Pennsylvania: Schiffer Publishing Ltd., 1998. Hall, Robert G. Scottish Paperweights. Atglen, Pennsylvania: Schiffer Publishing Ltd., 1999. Hawley, John D. The Glass Menagerie. Santa Cruz, California: Paperweight Press, 1993. Hollister, Paul, Jr. The Encyclopedia o f Glass Paperweights. New York: Clarkson N. Potter, Bramhall House, 1969.

Mahoney, Colin and Debby, Gary and Marge McClanahan. The Complete Guide to Perthshire Paperweights. Santa Cruz, California: Paperweight Press, 1995. McCawley, Patricia K. Antique Glass Paperweights from France. London, England: Spinks & Son Ltd., 1968. Melvin, Jean S. American Glass Paperweights and Their Makers, [Third edition]. New York: Thomas Nelson, Inc., 1970. Online sources: Danish Lung Association (www.lungde.dk), Library of Congress (www.loc.gov), Orient & Flume (www.orientandflume.com) Presse-Papiers (www.presse-papiers.com), USDA Forest Service (www.fs.fed.us).

Paul J. Stankard: Poetry in Glass, (excerpt from) exhibition booklet published by the Bergstrom-Mahler Museum in Neenah, Wisconson, 1990. Reynolds, Eric. Glass o f John Walsh Walsh. Somerset, England: Richard Dennis Pub., 2000. Rossi, Sarah. A Collectors Guide to Paperweights. Seacaucus, New Jersey: Wellfleet Press, 1990. Selman, Lawrence H. All About Paperweights. Santa Cruz, California: Paperweight Press, 1992. Selman, Lawrence H. The Art o f the Paperweight. Santa Cruz, California: Paperweight Press, 1988. Selman, Lawrence H. Songs Without Words: The Art o f the Paperweight-Rick Ayotte. Santa Cruz, California: Paperweight Press, 1997.

Hollister, Paul, Jr. Glass Paperweights o f the New-York Historical Society. New York: Clarkson N. Potter, 1974.

Selman, Lawrence H. and Linda Pope-Selman. Paperweights for Collectors. Santa Cruz, California: Paperweight Press, 1975.

Hollister, Paul, Jr. and Dwight P. Lanmon. Paperweights: Tlowers which clothe the meadows. ’Corning, New York: The Corning Museum of Glass, 1978.

Ysart Glass. London, England: Volo Edition, 1990.

Ingold, Gerard. The Art o f the Paperweight: Saint Louis {revised edi­ tion}. Santa Cruz, California: Paperweight Press, 1996. Jargstorf, Sibylle. Paperweights. West Chester, Pennsylvania: Schiffer Publishing Ltd., 1991. Jokelson, Paul. Sulphides. Privately published, 1953. Jokelson, Paul, (foreword from) The Paul Jokelson Collection o f Baccarat Antique Tumblers 1810-1860, Baccarat brochure, un­ dated. Kulles, George N. Identifying Antique Paperweights— Millefiori. Santa Cruz, California: Paperweight Press, 1985. Mannoni, Edith. Classic French Paperweights. Santa Cruz, California: Paperweight Press, 1984.

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Conditions o f Sale Participants are urged to read carefully the following explanation of the conditions of sale, which contain the terms on which L. H. Selman Ltd. conducts auctions. L. H. Selman Ltd. reserves the right to refuse any and all bids. This is a mail/phone auction. To place a bid, fill out the enclosed form and return it by mail as soon as possible. Bids may also be placed by telephone, fax, email or on the web at www.pwAuction.com. In the case of tie bids, the earliest bid received will be the winner. Bids may be raised until the lot is declared closed.

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Bids must be made in the following increments: Up to $200:

$10

$200 to $500:

$25

$500 to $1,000:

$50

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$100

$2,000 to $5,000:

$250

$5,000 to $10,000:

$500

$ 10,000 and over:

Guarantee All lots are sold on an “as is” basis. L. H. Selman Ltd. makes every effort to describe each lot with complete accuracy and accepts responsibility for the authenticity of the items offered for auction. Photographs are provided for the guidance of the buyer. If you have any questions, please call L. H. Selman Ltd.

Estimates

$1,000

After the last day to place initial bids, we expect bidders to contact us daily, via phone, fax, email 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. Help us complete the auction in a timely fashion by informing us which lots you wish to drop.

Estimates provided reflect current trends. Use them as a guide­ line when placing your bids.

All initial bids must be in hand by 5 pm Pacific time on October 19, 2001. Bidding will continue until the winner of each lot is determined. All lots will be sold at one increment over the second highest bidder. L. H. Selman Ltd. has absolute discretion to settle any disputes.

A reserve is a confidential minimum price below which a lot gen­ erally will not be sold. In some cases L. H. Selman Ltd. has agreed with the consignor to accept a reserve. L. H. Selman Ltd. reserves the right to place bids on behalf of the consignor up to the amount of the reserve. 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.

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Exhibition The items will be available for inspection at 123 Locust Street, Santa Cruz, California, by appointment only (800 538-0766, 831 427-1177). No appointments will be made for the closing day of the auction.

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L.H. Selman Ltd.'s Fall 2001 Paperweight Price Guide & Auction  

Auction Number 26

L.H. Selman Ltd.'s Fall 2001 Paperweight Price Guide & Auction  

Auction Number 26