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Part I: Antique Paperweights and Related Objects 1. Very rare Baccarat three-flower bouquet weight containing a purple

4. Extremely rare Saint Louis dated paneled carpet ground weight

and yellow pansy, with a stardust/bull s-eye cane center, a blue and white

with the central sulphide o f Empress Josephine encircled by six spokes of

primrose, with a stardust/bull’s-eye cane center, and a large white double

white and ruby cog/star canes, dividing alternating panels o f pink and blue

clematis, with a six-pointed star/star cane center, growing on gathered

cogs. The sulphide cameo o f Empress Josephine is framed by a ruby tube

stem s w ith a yello w an d p u rp le bu d an d sp rin g green leaves.

inside a garland o f pink cogs with chartreuse interiors. “ In these abso­

In the parlance of Victorian flower language, the prim rose symbolizes

lutely spectacular weights the sulphide is enclosed in a thick, blood red,

youth. The pansy speaks o f friendship, while the clematis wishes for luck.

jelly-like tube that imparts to the head a surrealistic sensation o f being

Together, the flowers express the desire for a new friendship to continue.

both alive and dead, like a severed head. It is the surrealistic overtones

“ Large multifloral bouquets were a specialty o f Baccarat and displayed

coupled with the patriotic red, white and blue o f the carpet panels o f two

the highest degree o f skill in lampwork and millefiori techniques” — Bac­

of these weights that has urged upon the author the notion that the lady

carat: Paperweights and Related Glass, 1820-1860“ Good examples of French bouquet paperweights are quite rare and command top prices.” — Paper­ weights for Collectors. (See The Art o f the Paperweight— Challenging Tra­ dition, p. 23; The Encyclopedia o f Glass Paperweights, p. 68; Glass Paper­ weights o f The New York Historical Society, p. 67; Paperweights: “Flowers which clothe the meadows', p. 75) see front cover.

may not be Josephine at all but the spirit o f France in the Revolution of

Diameter 3 3/i6M.

$ 16 ,0 0 0 -2 0 ,0 0 0

2. Very rare Baccarat seven-flower bouquet weight containing a cen­ tral yellow buttercup, with stardust stamens, encircled by three millefiori fantasy flowers and three blue forget-me-nots, on entwined stems with

1848.” — The Encyclopedia o f Glass Paperweights. “ This is a very rare type, and very beautiful.” — Antique Glass Paperweightsfrom France.“A few rare weights have a small sulphide decoration over a carpet ground.” — The Jokelson Collection o f Antique Cameo Incrustation. (See Antique Glass Pa­ perweights from France, p. 4; The Encyclopedia of Glass Paperweights, p. 261; One Hundred o f the Most Important Paperweights, p. 147; Paperweights: “Flowers which clothe the meadows”, p. 35) see front cover , see detail p . 15. Diameter 2 3/4 ".

$ 12 ,0 0 0 - 16 ,0 0 0

5. Very rare Baccarat ruby snake weight, the black-eyed reptile, with

spring green leaves. The arrangem ent floats above a star-cut ground.

subtly shaded ruby coils, poses on a sandy ground flecked with bits o f green

“ Nearly all examples o f flat floral bouquets show paperweight making at

glass and mica. Oftentimes, the appearance o f these weights is spoiled by

its gayest and most exuberant, belying the Victorian reputation for the lu­

an air ring that appeared around the body o f the snake during the encase­

gubrious.” — The Encyclopedia of Glass Paperweights. “ In 1848, the intro­

ment process. This example is notably pristine. “ The tubular bodies o f the

duction o f lampwork added significantly to Baccarats already versatile use

snakes lie coiled above whatever ground is used in one and a half or two

of millefiori canes as decorative and identifying devices. Star and arrow

turns, the head usually resting on a coil, the tiny button eyes with an ex­

canes center many flower types; the arrows were sometimes also used for

pression o f benign asininity if the eye is black pupil on white, or drunken

lower pansy petals (as illustrated here) and for stylized arrangements...” —

bliss if it is black pupil on red or orange.” — The Encyclopedia o f Glass Pa­

Glass Paperweights in The Art Institute o f Chicago. (See The Art o f the Pa­ perweight— Challenging Tradition, p. 23; The Encyclopedia o f Glass Paper­ weights, p. 68; Glass Paperweights o f The New- York Historical Society, p. 67; Paperweights: “Flowers which clothe the meadows”, p. 75) see back cover .

perweights. “ Reptiles were relatively rare among the anim al motifs o f the

Diameter 3 Vie".

$ 18 ,0 0 0 -2 2 ,0 0 0

classic period, although they were com m on sym bols o f renewal and youth.” — Glass Paperweights in The Art Institute o f Chicago, see front cover . Diameter 3".

$ 8 0 0 0 -10 ,0 0 0

6. Very rare Baccarat snake on lace weight, the reptile, with black and

3. Very rare Baccarat triple clematis bouquet weight, a formal arrange­

orange eyes, and celery-colored coils decorated with emerald green glass,

ment, containing three ruby blossoms, with green and white stardust/bull s-

poses on a white lace cushion. “ Baccarat artisans merged two images of

eye cane centers, on a stalk with a closed red bud and two types of emerald

elegance with this portrayal o f a snake on a lace cushion. One wonders

green leaves, over a star-cut ground. This piece was formerly part o f the

what story lies behind its construction. The lace causes one to think that

collection of the New-York Historical Society. “More formal in appearance

the piece belonged to a woman, or that it was meant to characterize a

is the Baccarat set piece, bottom left, o f three red clematis with long sym ­

woman. Femmefatale — the idea of the female being alluring, yet possess­

metrical lower leaves.” — Glass Paperweights o f The New-York Historical

ing a painful bite, was a popular image in art and poetry at the time. Or,

Society. (See Annual Bulletin o f the Paperweight Collectors Association (1983), p. 19; Annual Bulletin of the Paperweight Collectors Association

perhaps this is a representation of the serpent who tempted Eve. The en­ tire presentation is m asterfully put together.” — The Art o f the Paper­

(i975))p. 12; Christies London June 3 ,19 8 6 sale,lot 359; Christies London

weight— Challenging Tradition. (See A Collectors Guide to Paperweights, p.

April 8 ,19 7 5 sale, lot 16 6 ; Glass Paperweights of The New-York Historical

43; Glass Paperweights o f The Bergstrom-Mahler Museum, plate 59, ill. 108;

Society, p. 70; Sotheby’s New York January 18 ,19 9 5 sale, lot 303; Sotheby’s

The Spinning Wheel [April 1956], p. 36)

Parke-Bernet May 3 1 ,19 7 7 sale, lot 3 11; Sotheby’s London April 16 ,19 7 3

D iam eter3 Vs\

sale, lot 103) Diameter 2 13/i6M.

2

$ 13 ,0 0 0 - 15 ,0 0 0

SPRING 2 0 0 0

$ 8 0 0 0 -10 ,0 0 0


7. Rare Baccarat dated blue star carpet ground weight with complex

10. Excellent Bacchus magnum close concentric millefiori weight with

canes, in coral, orange, yellow, plum, cadmium green, cobalt blue and tur­

complex ruffle, cog, and six-pointed star canes, in yellow, pink, amber, brown, mint, cobalt blue and white, around a large central white ruffle in a cup. This example is outstanding for the number of colors incorporated into the design, the complexity of the canework, and the size o f the weight. “Compared to the output o f the French glass works of Clichy, Baccarat and Saint Louis, the Bacchus production was very limited, possibly four hun­

quoise, in a sea of complex blue and white six-pointed star canes. The piece includes the Gridel silhouette canes o f a deer, a goat, a dog, a rooster and a moth. B1848 signature/date cane. The term carpet was first applied to these weights in the Catalogue des Collections desArts et Metiers (Paris, 1855). “ .. .the carpet grounds most highly prized by connoisseurs are the tightly packed m iniature canes in com binations o f colors, such as blue and

dred or so in total.” — Old English Paperweights,

w h ite.. . ” — Paperweights and Other Glass Curiosities.

Diameter 3 5/s".

Diameter 3 Vs".

$ 11,0 0 0 - 14 ,0 0 0

see front cover .

$ 10 ,0 0 0 - 12 ,0 0 0

11. Outstanding Baccarat dated close packed millefiori weight con­

8. Rare Baccarat interlaced trefoil garland weight. A garland o f com ­

taining the Gridel silhouettes o f a dog, a deer, a monkey, a goat, a rooster

plex red six-pointed star/trefoil/cog canes interlocks with a garland of green

and a horse, as well as two different types o f rose portrait canes and a blue flax portrait cane. Hawley identifies one o f the flower portraits as the rar­ est French rose. The design also includes complex six-pointed star canes, whorl canes, arrow canes, trefoil canes, quatrefoil canes, fortress canes, honeycomb canes, cog canes, shamrock canes, stardust canes, and bull’seye canes, in cobalt blue, blue opal, pink, ruby, turquoise, salmon, leaf green, sea foam green, emerald green, yellow, mauve, amethyst, lemonade, In­

complex cog/star/whorl canes. The trefoils are centered on a red, white, blue and emerald complex arrow/fortress cane, surrounded by a ring of pale green and white stardust/bull’s-eye canes. The arrangement is set on a bed o f white lace. A sim ilar piece was sold in the L. H. Selman Ltd. Fall 1993 Mail Auction. Diameter 3 Vs". $ 3 5 0 0 -6 0 0 0

9. Very nice Clichy cinquefoil garland on lace weight, with a central pink and green rose nestled at the center o f a five-looped, thalo blue gar­ land composed of complex cog/floret/bull s-eye canes. The rose is encircled by garlands o f cog and pastry mold canes, in cherry, cadmium green and cobalt blue, on a white lace ground. Large cherry pastry mold canes have been placed outside the loops o f the garland. Complex pink cogs decorate the interior loops of the garland. “All in all, Clichy paperweights represent the best in classic paperweight making.” — Paperweights: “Flowers which

clothe the meadows”. see front cover. Diameter 3".

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$ 2 7 5 0 -4 0 0 0

dian yellow and white. Bubble in the dome, Diameter 3 Vs".

see inside front cover .

$ 3 0 0 0 -4 0 0 0

12. Very nice Saint Louis pink carpet ground weight. The silhouettes of a dancing man, a camel, two dogs and a devil on ice skates, each encircled by a garland o f lime canes, are set in a sea o f pink crimped canes. A com ­ plex pink, white and powder blue star cane, encircled by a garland o f lime canes, decorates the center of the design. “ Well done carpet grounds are among the loveliest weights.” — Glass Paperweights o f The New-York His­ torical Society, see inside back cover. Diameter 2 7 9*/i6M. 8 $ 8 0 0 0 -12 ,0 0 0

SPRIN G 2 0 0 0


13. Rare Bacchus close packed millefiori weight with complex ruffle,

16. Clichy cobalt blue colorground star pattern millefiori weight with

cog, and six-pointed star canes, in yellow, ruby, wintergreen, mauve, cobalt

two concentric star-shaped garlands o f bull’s-eye, cog and star-shaped

blue and white, inside a crystal dome with a circular top facet and three

canes, in pink, white and cadmium green, around a central complex pink

rows of circular side facets. “A good mixture o f stars and cogs in this pa­

cog cane, on an opaque cobalt blue ground. (See The Art o f the Paperweight,

perweight, with allover circular facets. The base is slightly concave with

pp. 7 6 -7 7 ; The Encyclopedia o f Glass Paperweights, pp. 13 2 -13 3 ; Glass Pa­

the pontil ground off.” — Old English Paperweights.

perweights in The Art Institute o f Chicago, p. 40; Paperweights fo r Collec­ tors, p. 64) Diameter 2 3/4 ". $ 2 2 5 0 -2 5 0 0

Diameter 3 V4 ".

$ 4 5 0 0 -6 0 0 0

peller-shaped design containing loops o f salmon bundled tubes and white

17. Clichy spaced millefiori colorground weight with a pink and green rose amidst complex pastry mold, cog, stardust, bull’s-eye, star, and edel­

complex star canes, emanating from a complex salmon, white and cobalt

weiss canes, in pink, cherry, cadmium green, cobalt blue, amethyst, Indian

blue crimped cane, on an opaque turquoise ground. “ Saint Louis looped

yellow, chocolate and white. The arrangement decorates an opaque Per­

14 . Very rare Saint Louis looped garland colorground weight, a pro­

garland weights are quite rare.” — The Art of the Paperweight. (See The Art

sian blue colorground. From the Winters collection.

o f the Paperweight, pp. 8 7 -8 8 ; The Encyclopedia o f Glass Paperweights, p. 95; Paperweights for Collectors, p. 64) Diameter 3 5/ie". $ 4 0 0 0 -4 5 0 0

Diameter 2 "Ae".

$ 2 0 0 0 -4 0 0 0

18. Clichy scrambled millefiori weight with a pink and green rose

15. Clichy quatrefoil garland colorground weight containing a looped

amidst whole and broken canes, including complex pastry mold, cog and

quatrefoil o f white, pink and cadmium green pastry mold/bull’s-eye canes,

bull’s-eye canes, in cobalt blue, thalo blue, Naples yellow, ruby, watermelon,

centered on a large pink and white pastry mold cane. Complex white star-

pink, lilac, white and cadmium green. “ The only slightly curved cushion is

dust/quatrefoil canes have been placed outside the loops o f the garland.

usually placed fairly high and, though composed o f a variety o f colored

Large pink complex cog canes decorate the interior loops o f the garland.

canes, has a predominance o f green that makes it resemble a tossed salad,

“ Whether woven to celebrate love, victory or merely beauty, the millefiori

the roses chopped up like red cabbage, bright yellow canes diced like hard-

garlands found in patterned spacing schemes are among the most grace­

boiled egg, etc.” — The Encyclopedia o f Glass Paperweights. (See The Art o f

ful and delicate ornaments found in paperweights.” — Paperweights for

the Paperweight, pp. 7 9 -8 0 ; L. H. Selman Ltd. Fall 199 4 Mail Auction, lot

Collectors. Diameter 3 3A ”.

37) Diameter 2 V2.

$ 2 5 0 0 -3 5 0 0

SPRING 2 0 0 0

$ 14 0 0 - 16 0 0

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19. Saint Louis salmon concentric mushroom weight, a large m ush­

“A lovely weight indeed.” — The Encyclopedia o f Glass Paperweights, see side

room with the tuft composed of four rows o f complex cog, star, bundled rod and floret canes, in spring green, salmon, white, ruby, Persian blue and powder blue, around a large central complex red, white and blue crimped cog cane. An outer row o f canes has been pulled down to a star-cut ground to form the spring green stem o f the mushroom. The bouquet is encircled by a torsade composed o f Persian blue spiral filigree around a white latticinio twist. “ Though occasionally close millefiori, these usually lovely and sometimes ravishing concentric weights show daring color juxtapositions such as sapphire blue next to chartreuse yellow, coral against forest green, Persian blue against amber long-spined cerulean crimps filled with lake

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red.” — The Encyclopedia o f Glass Paperweights, see side view p . Diameter 3 W .

27.

$50 0 0 -6 0 0 0

20. Very rare Baccarat close packed millefiori mushroom weight with three Gridel silhouette canes, including a pheasant encircled by shamrocks, a horse and a dog, amidst complex trefoil, six-pointed star, cog, honey­ comb, shamrock, whorl and arrow canes, in the tuft. A three-dimensional stem has been pulled down to a star-cut ground inside a blue and white lace filigree torsade. It is very rare to find three silhouette canes in a m ush­ room weight, see side view p.

27. Diameter 2 3/4 ".

$1800-2000

21. Rare Saint Louis amber ground concentric mushroom bouquet weight, the tuft, with five concentric circlets o f canes, including complex cog, bundled rod and star canes, in powder blue, salmon, Persian blue, leaf green and white, around a central salmon tube. A three-dimensional white stem extends to an amber flash ground inside a crystal dome with six and one faceting. Tiny piece o f cullet in the dome by a facet. “A few Saint Louis mushroom s have am ber flash bottoms.” — Paperweights fo r Collectors.

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p. 27. Diameter 2 13/i6".

$ 3 0 0 0 -4 0 0 0

22. Very rare Baccarat double overlay close concentric millefiori mushroom weight, the tuft, with four rows o f complex canes, including arrow, trefoil, cog, six-pointed star and stardust canes, in cobalt blue, em ­ erald, ruby, salmon and white, around a central red, white and blue stardust/arrow/fortress cane. A three-dimensional stem extends to a star-cut ground, inside a cobalt blue-over-white double overlay, cut with six and one faceting. Minor wear to the overlay.“ Showy double overlay mushroom weights were also made at Baccarat and are considered rare.” — Paper­ weights fo r Collectors. “ Only very rarely do they appear in double over­ lays.” — The Encyclopedia o f Glass Paperweights, see side view p . 27. Diameter 2 $50 0 0 -6 0 0 0

23. Rare Baccarat flash overlay concentric millefiori weight contain­ ing four rows of complex canes, including six-pointed star, stardust, cog and bull’s-eye canes, in cobalt blue, white, salmon and turquoise, arranged around a central arrow/six-pointed star cane. The design floats above a star-cut ground, inside a ruby flash overlay, cut with six and one faceting and fancy finger flutes around the base. “ For precision o f design, these are among the finest paperweights.” — The Encyclopedia o f Glass Paperweights. Minor scratches in the overlay. Diameter 2 9he". $ 2 5 0 0 -3 0 0 0

24. Saint Louis concentric mushroom bouquet weight, the tuft, with complex cog, floret and star canes, in powder blue, salmon, lake red, Per­ sian blue, leaf green and white. A three-dimensional blue stem extends to the base o f the piece, inside a crystal dome with a circular top facet and three rows o f circular side facets. M inor scratches and chips on the dome. see side view

SPRING 2 0 0 0

p. 27. Diameter 2 Vs".

$ 12 0 0 - 16 0 0


25. Bohemian spaced millefiori pinwheel crown weight containing

gardens.” — Glass Paperweights in The Art Institute o f Chicago.

complex cog and star canes, in mint, pink, cobalt blue, ruby and white,

Diameter 2 5/s".

arranged on a bed o f alternating cobalt blue and white pinwheels. Cullet on some o f the canes. “ These are a cross between the Clichy swirl weights and the Saint Louis crowns; that is, they are constructed like a crown weight, but the balloon o f striped tubes is opaque like the members in a swirl weight, as if the spokes o f a swirl had been straightened.” — The Encyclo­

pedia o f Glass Paperweights. Diameter 2 5/s".

$ 3 0 0 0 -3 5 0 0

26. Clichy blue and white swirl weight, the alternating pinwheels, in thalo blue and white, emanating from a pink, white and cadmium green cog/pastry mold cane. “ Clichy artisans were keenly aware o f the optical properties o f crystal, and they exploited them to the fullest in their swirl weights. Under the magnification of the dome, whirling millefiori pinwheels create a scintillating visual illusion. They form a dramatic ground for the millefiori cane.” — The Art o f the Paperweight— Challenging Tradition.

The entire proceedsfrom the sale o f this anonymous donation will go to sup­ port the newly-established International Paperweight Society Foundation Museum, a non-profit organization devoted to enriching the art form, see detail on

p. 63. Diameter 2 V .

$ 2 0 0 0 -2 5 0 0

$ 18 0 0 - 2 5 0 0

28. Very nice Clichy close packed millefiori weight with two yellow roses, two pink and green roses, a pink and white rose, three white roses and a green rose, amidst pastry mold canes, six-pointed star canes, edel­ weiss canes, florets, bull’s-eye canes and cog canes, in pink, thalo blue, co­ balt blue, cadmium green, white, ruby, cherry, Naples yellow, lilac and am ­ eth yst, set in an a lte rn a tin g tu rq u o ise an d w h ite stave b ask et. Diameter 2 9/ie\

$ 5 5 0 0 -6 5 0 0

29. Clichy close concentric millefiori weight, with a chain of nine pink and green roses amidst complex cog, quatrefoil, bull’s-eye, pastry mold, floret and six-pointed star canes, in pink, cobalt blue, lavender, turquoise, lime green, pale yellow and white. An annealing crack runs around the outside o f the piece near the base o f the canes. A cord o f glass is visible from the side, but not the top. “ Roses are common in all and complete rings of roses are frequently seen in the finer weights.” — The Encyclope­

dia o f Glass Paperweights. Diameter 3".

$ 4 0 0 0 -5 0 0 0

30. Clichy close concentric millefiori piedouche weight with complex pastry mold and cog canes, in cobalt blue, pink, white, cadm ium green

27. Clichy pink and white swirl weight, the alternating pinwheels, in pink

and pale yellow, set on a swirling white latticinio pedestal with an unusual

and white, emanating from a fuchsia, white and cadmium green pastry

pentagonal foot. Annealing crack in pedestal. (See The Art o f the Paper­

mold cane.“ Contained within paperweight spheres, swirls seem to be cap­

weight, p. 9 0 ; The Encyclopedia o f Glass Paperweights , pp. 1 3 6 , 1 3 7 ;

tured in mid-spin, their momentum unspent. Colorful and dramatic, they

L. H. Selman Ltd. Fall 19 9 4 Mail Auction, lot 43)

have an energy and appeal quite different from those o f delicate, millefiori

Diameter 2 13/i6".

SPRING 2 0 0 0

see side view p .

27.

$ 10 0 0 - 1 2 0 0

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3 1. Very rare Baccarat “thousand-petaled” rose weight, the flower, with numerous furled pink petals, grows on a stalk, inside a tiara o f variegated spring green leaves, over a star-cut ground. Small piece o f cullet below the stalk to the left. “ So called because o f its numerous petals, the unm istak­ able splendor of the‘thousand-petaled’ rose speaks o f a love with bound­ less intensity.” — The Art o f the Paperweight— Challenging Tradition. “ The realistic features o f these three-dimensional flowers are the way the petals remain closed in the center, suggesting a half-opened flower, and the lovely rose coloring which ranges from softest pink to dusty velvet red.” — The Encyclopedia o f Glass Paperweights. Diameter 3 ” . $ 8 0 0 0 -10 ,0 0 0 32. Baccarat pompon garland weight, the flower, composed of numer­ ous yellow recessed C-shaped petals about a central emerald, white and ruby arrow/six-pointed star cane, on a stalk with a closed ruby bud and spring green leaves. The arrangem ent floats above a star-cut ground, inside a garland of white and red stardust/bulls-eye canes, alternating with emerald, white, ruby and pale yellow pastry mold canes. Some cullet in the weight. “ Baccarat cleverly com posed the bloom o f its cam om ile flowers by fusing C-shaped rods to a central millefiori cane, effectively forming a large complex cane.” — The Art of the Paperweight— Challenging Tradition. Diameter 3 Vs". $ 4 0 0 0 -6 0 0 0 33. Baccarat miniature pompon weight, the flower, with white recessed C-shaped petals, around pale yellow stardust stamens, on a stalk with var­ iegated spring green leaves, above a star-cut ground. To the Victorians, the pompon, also known as a camomile, was said to provide strength in times of adversity. Diameter 2". $ 15 0 0 -2 5 0 0 34. Saint Louis pompon weight, the flower, with feathered white petals around a small complex blue and yellow millefiori cane, on a stalk with a

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white bud and variegated emerald green leaves, over a white double-swirl latticinio ground, with translucent pink glass sandwiched between the swirls o f the filigree. Some striation in the dome. “ Unlike Baccarat, the flower petals here are often carefully bled out into the surrounding clear glass, giving the flower a gossam er quality that is one o f the triumphs o f paperweight-making.” — The Encyclopedia o f Glass Paperweights. Diameter 2 15/i6". $ 3 5 0 0 -4 0 0 0 35. Saint Louis pompon weight, the flower, with feathered white petals around upright yellow stamens, on a stalk with a closed white bud and variegated spring green leaves, over a pink double-swirl latticinio ground. (See All About Paperweights, p. 23; Antique French Paperweights, p. 14 0 ; The Encyclopedia o f Glass Paperweights, pp. 10 5 - 10 7 ; Glass Paperweights, p. 57; Glass Paperweights o f The New- York Historical Society, plate 4 1, p. 59) Diameter 2 7he". $ 2 5 0 0 -3 2 5 0

36. Saint Louis fuchsia weight, the blossom, in crimson and cobalt blue with pink stamens, hangs from a pink stem, attached to an amber branch, with two closed buds and emerald green leaves, over a white double-swirl latticinio ground.“ The fuchsia was first cultivated in European greenhouses during the early eighteen hundreds. The flower caught on almost im m edi­ ately, becoming a status symbol among the bourgeoisie. The owner o f a fuchsia was viewed as an extremely fashionable person with good taste. The painterly portrayal immortalizes the Victorian predilection for the flower.” — The Art of the Paperweight— Challenging Tradition. “ The de­ tailing o f the large scarlet and blue blossom with buds in two stages, and prim ary and secondary leaves, combines to make an ensemble whose val­ entine grace and ravishing color are not soon forgotten.” — The Encyclo­ pedia o f Glass Paperweights. Diameter 2 3A'\ $ 2 5 0 0 -3 2 5 0

SPRING 2 0 0 0


37- Very nice Clichy pansy weight with deep violet upper petals and black-

Montalembert until 1933 or 19 34 when Dupont died.” — The Encyclopedia

spotted, cream-colored lower petals, on a stem with a dimensional purple

o f Glass Paperweights. Diameter 2 Vs".

bud and emerald green leaves. An almost imperceptible green glass rod,

40. Sandwich Glass Company red, white and blue weedflower weight,

commonly used to attribute this type o f weight, can be seen in the center of the flower. “ No two are more than superficially alike.” — The Encyclope­ dia o f Glass Paperweights/'People used the pansy as a subtle way to show support for Napoleon and the empire after he was deposed.” — The Art o f the Paperweight— Challenging Tradition. Diameter 3 V*". $ 4 0 0 0 -4 5 0 0

38. Very good Baccarat pansy weight, the flower, with royal purple upper petals and black-striped purple and yellow lower petals, around a stardust/bull s-eye cane, on a stalk with pale green leaves, over a star-cut ground. In nineteenth-century flower language, the pansy symbolized ten­ der thoughts. This design is often labeled as a type III or common pansy. Diameter 2 Vi". $ 12 0 0 - 14 0 0

39. Very rare dated engraved Baccarat Dupont pansy weight, the flower, with purple upper petals and black-striped purple and ochre lower petals, around a complex stardust/bulls-eye cane, on a stalk with a bud and emer­ ald green leaves, over a star-cut ground. The exterior o f the design is en­ graved with a fancy MS monogram and the w ords,“ Souvenir 1903.” Some scratches in part o f the engraving. “ His work shows that he was doing ev­ erything he could to recapture the spirit if not the letter o f the classic Bac­ carat weights, and his near success is testimony to his skill. Yet the trained eye spots the difference imm ediately— the color schemes o f the canes, m agnifying properties o f the glass, shapes o f the weights, all are different. The lower petals o f the pansy, for example, are amber instead o f yellow. Baccarat sold these weights through a small retail shop next to the Hotel

$ 12 0 0 - 14 0 0

the flower, with two cobalt blue upper petals and three red-and-whitestriped lower petals, around a complex red and white cross cane, on a stalk with two colors o f green leaves. From the Winters collection. “ Highly cov­ eted red, white and blue single flowers and floral bouquets conjure the world o f the patriots who fought under Abraham Lincoln in the Civil War. While the colors o f a cloth flag fade, these pieces possess the same color and vibrancy as they did the day artisans pulled them from the annealer. Like the United States’ flag, artisans created these brilliant stylized blooms to symbolize the ideals used to found America. Preserved like a fly trapped in amber, each bloom records the passions of a fascinating period in Am eri­ can history.” — The Art o f the Paperweight— The Boston & Sandwich and New England Glass Companies. From the Winters collection. Diameter 3".

$ 8 0 0 -12 0 0

4 1. Nice Baccarat faceted anemone weight, the petals with pointed cobalt blue tips and ridged white loops, around a red and white stardust/bull’seye cane, on a stalk with emerald green leaves over a star-cut ground. Six and one faceting. In the parlance o f Victorian flower language, the anemone represented love forsaken. (See The Art o f the Paperweight, p. 93; Identify­ ing Antique Paperweights— Lampwork, p. 1 and plate 1; Sotheby’s New York January 18 ,19 9 5 sale, lot 287) Diameter 3 Vs". $ 16 0 0 -2 2 0 0 42. Baccarat clematis buds weight containing five baby blue clematis buds with green sepals, on stems with emerald green leaves, over a starcut ground. Diameter 2 Vs".

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43. Good Baccarat close packed millefiori weight with the Gridel

46. Saint Louis patterned millefiori garland weight with five complex

silhouettes o f a rooster, deer, goat and dog amidst six-pointed star canes, whorl canes, arrow canes, trefoil canes, quatrefoil canes, fortress canes, cog canes, sham rock canes, honeycomb canes and bull’s-eye canes, in cobalt blue, ruby, turquoise, salmon, leaf green, emerald green, yellow, mauve and white. “ ‘Close’ millefiori refers to the close vertical packing together o f the canes, like people in a dense crowd. The patchwork quilt of one hundred or one hundred and fifty canes in a close millefiori paper­ weight offers a sampling o f many or most o f the canes made by a factory, and treats the eye to an almost endless variety .” — Glass Paperweights o f The New-York Historical Society. Bubble in the dome. Diameter 2 7he". $ 2 5 0 0 -3 0 0 0

six-pointed star canes, in pink, cadm ium green and white, around a central six-pointed star/cog cane. The arrangement is surrounded by a garland o f complex pink, white and powder blue six-pointed star canes, alternating with cobalt blue, white, ruby and chartreuse six-pointed star canes. The canes float above a grid-cut ground in a crystal dome with a circular top facet. Diameter 2 5/s". $ 4 0 0 -6 0 0

44. Nice Baccarat circular garland millefiori weight with circlets of white and green stardust/bull’s-eye canes, alternating with red, white and blue cog/six-pointed star canes, around a central arrow/six-pointed star cane, encircled by a row o f complex cog/stardust canes. Complex cog and arrow canes decorate the center of each circlet. Diameter 2 3/4 ". $ 10 0 0 - 15 0 0

45. Clichy spoked circular garland weight, with a pink and green rose in one o f the circlets. Spokes of pastry mold, cog and edelweiss canes divide circlets o f pastry mold, cog and stardust canes, in pink, watermelon, lilac, cobalt blue, cadm ium green, forest green and white. Complex canes decorate the center o f each circlet. Cullet in the glass visible on the side of the weight beneath the canes.“ Many garland weights contain both simple pastry-m old canes and complex florets with extremely detailed, minutely reduced interiors in a close association that is striking in its contrasts.” — The Encyclopedia o f Glass Paperweights. Diameter 3". $ 2 0 0 0 -3 0 0 0

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47. Saint Louis crown weight with red and green twists alternating with white latticinio filigree, projecting from a red, white and blue complex star cane. Bubbles near the base of the weight. Diameter 2 V16". $ 18 0 0 - 2 5 0 0 48. Clichy miniature open concentric millefiori weight with ten pink and green roses. A central pink and white edelweiss cane is encircled by a circlet o f cadmium green pastry mold canes, and a circlet o f roses, divided by com plex lilac p a stry mold canes. “ Though m ost Clichy canes are composed o f a center, an outer sheathing, and the part in between, the whole design is often so reduced in size, so beautifully executed, and so subtle in coloring as to defy comprehension .” — The Encyclopedia o f Glass Paperweights. (See The Art o f the Paperweight, p. 82; The Encyclopedia of Glass Paperweights, pp. 12 7 ,13 0 ) Diameter 1 u/i6". $ 10 0 0 - 1 4 0 0 49. Saint Louis upright bouquet weight. A red clematis, with a yellow matchead center, crowns a bouquet containing a Persian blue lampwork blossom, a sulphur yellow lampwork blossom and a white lampwork blos­ som. Bubbles have been placed in the center o f each flower. The flowers are nestled on a three-dimensional stem with green leaves, that extends to a star-cut ground, inside a red and white spiral twist filigree torsade. (See The Art o f the Paperweight, pp. 10 3 -10 4 ; The Art of the Paperweight— Chal-

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lenging Tradition, p. 22, ill. 18; The Encyclopedia o f Glass Paperweights, pp. 1 0 9 - 1 1 1 ; Glass Paperweights o f The New- York Historical Society, pp. 7 3 -7 5 ; Paperweights: <(Flowers which clothe the meadows”, p. 88, ill. 209; Ptfperweightsfor Collectors, p. 79, p.'8i, ill. 181) Diameter 2 u/i6n.

see side view p .

27. $ 3 0 0 0 -3 5 0 0

50. Saint Louis faceted upright bouquet weight. An Indian yellow clema­ tis, with a blue matchead center, crowns a bouquet with a Persian blue lampwork flower, a white lampwork flower, a salmon lampwork flower, a complex pink and white cog cane, and two red, white and blue six-pointed star canes. The flowers are nestled on a bed o f green leaves with a short three-dimensional stem that extends to the bottom of the piece. The pet­ als o f the top flower have been variegated to add realism — a nice and un­ usual touch. Six and one faceting. “A concrete example o f Victorian sensi­ bilities, this exquisite display merges the fineness o f the products of in­ dustry and nature.” — The Art o f the Paperweight— Challenging Tradition. “ Upright bouquets with torsade are complete and nearly perfect in them­ selves and should not be considered as dress rehearsals for the encased overlays.” — The Encyclopedia o f Glass Paperweights. From the Winters col­ lection. (See The Art o f the Paperweight, pp. 10 3 - 10 4 ; The Art o f the Paper­ weight— Challenging Tradition, p. 22, ill. 18; The Encyclopedia o f Glass Pa­ perweights, pp. 1 0 9 - 1 1 1 ; Glass Paperweights o f The New-York Historical Society, pp. 7 3 -7 5 ; Paperweights: uFlowers which clothe the meadows”, p. 88, ill. 209; Paperweights fo r Collectors, p. 79, p. 81, ill. 181) Diameter 2 15/ie\ $ 2 0 0 0 -3 0 0 0

51. Saint Louis faceted nosegay weight, also known as a flat bouquet, with four complex cog and six-pointed star cane flowers, in Persian blue, salmon, sulphur yellow and white, on a stalk inside a tiara o f emerald green

leaves. The top o f the piece is cut with a circular facet and there are two rows of circular side facets. “ The Saint Louis flat bouquet and the spiral latticinio ground are the two greatest influences on American paperweight making.” — The Encyclopedia o f Glass Paperweights. (See The Art o f the Paperweight, pp. 10 2 -10 3 ; The Encyclopedia o f Glass Paperweights, pp. 1 0 1 102; Glass Paperweights o f The Bergstrom-Mahler Museum, plate 52, ill. 632; Glass Paperweights in The Art Institute o f Chicago, p. 42; Paperweights for Collectors, p. 72) Diameter 3". $ 12 0 0 - 14 0 0

52. Saint Louis four-flower, nosegay garland weight, with a central pink and white crimped cog cane surrounded by complex cog and six-pointed star canes, in salmon, Persian blue, chartreuse and white, on a stalk inside a tiara o f spring green leaves, inside a garland o f Persian blue and white cog canes, alternating with powder blue, white and lake red six-pointed star canes. Two o f the leaves are separated. From the Winters collection. (See Identifying Antique Paperweights— Lampwork, p. 6 1 and plate 50; Pa­ perweights for Collectors, p. 72) Diameter 2 7he". $ 8 0 0 -12 0 0

53. Clichy nosegay weight with a ruby cog cane, a pink pastry mold cane and a white edelweiss cane on a stalk with five green leaves. “ Only a few nosegay paperweights were made by Clichy.” — The Art o f the Paperweight. Diameter 2 Vs". $ 7 0 0 - 10 0 0

54. Nice Clichy miniature nosegay weight with two pink and white roses, and a complex ruby, white and powder blue stardust cane flower, on a stalk inside a tiara of five green leaves. From the Winters collection. Diameter 1 “ As".

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55- Saint Louis double clematis weight, the flower, with a double tier of ridged fuchsia petals around a green-spotted yellow matchead center, on a stalk with variegated emerald green leaves, over a white double-swirl latticinio ground. (See The Encyclopedia o f Glass Paperweights, p. 104 ; Glass Paperweights in The Art Institute o f Chicago, p. 60; Glass Paperweights o f The Bergstrom-Mahler Museum, plate 40, ills. 116 5 ,112 9 ) Diameter 2 9/i6". $ 16 0 0 - 2 0 0 0 56. Baccarat yellow double clematis weight with a double tier o f ridged yellow petals around a stardust/bull’s-eye cane center, on a stalk with a pair o f opening yellow buds, over a star-cut ground. Six and one faceting. The yellow color o f this flower is rare. (See The Art o f the Paperweight, pp. 9 3 -9 4 ; The Encyclopedia o f Glass Paperweights, p. 65; Paperweightsfor Col­ lectors, pp. 74 -7 5 ) Diameter 2 $ 2 7 5 0 -3 2 5 0 57. Saint Louis miniature faceted double clematis weight, the flower, with a double tier o f ridged Persian blue petals, around a yellow matchead center, on a stalk with variegated spring green leaves, in a crystal dome with six and one faceting. (See The Encyclopedia o f Glass Paperweights, p. 104; Glass Paperweights in The Art Institute of Chicago, p. 60; Glass Paper­ weights o f The Bergstrom-Mahler Museum, plate 40, ills. 116 5 ,112 9 ) Diameter 2". $ 15 0 0 -18 0 0

58. Saint Louis triple clematis bouquet weight containing three blos­ soms in pink, white and Persian blue, with matchead centers, on a stalk with variegated spring green leaves. An annealing crack runs through one of the leaves. Diameter 2 5/s". $ 7 0 0 -15 0 0

59. Baccarat miniature double clematis weight with a double tier of ridged white petals around a red and white stardust/bull’s-eye cane center,

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on a stalk with a pair o f entwined buds and emerald green leaves, over a star-cut ground. In the parlance of Victorian flower language the clematis was employed as a symbol o f good luck. From the Winters collection. (See The Art o f the Paperweight, pp. 9 3 -9 4 ; The Encyclopedia o f Glass Paper­ weights, p. 65; Paperweights fo r Collectors, pp. 7 4 -75) Diameter 1 $ 7 0 0 - 10 0 0 60. Baccarat miniature marguerite weight, the flower, with a double tier o f slender, ridged, salmon petals around a large white and green stardust/bulls-eye cane, on a stalk with spring green leaves over a star-cut ground.“ Clematis-type flowers with large center canes and elongated pet­ als are sometimes referred to as marguerites’ o r‘daisies’.” — The Art o f the Paperweight. From the Winters collection. Diameter 1 u/i6". $ 10 0 0 - 1 6 0 0 61. Saint Louis cherries weight. A pair o f red cherries with yellow stems hang from a caramel-colored branch with three green leaves. (See Antique French Paperweights, p. 187; The Encyclopedia o f Glass Paperweights, p. 113 ; Glass Paperweights o f The Bergstrom-Mahler Museum, plate 54, ill. 1304; Paperweights: ‘‘Flowers which clothe the meadows”, p. 97, ill. 226) Diameter 3 Vs". $ 2 5 0 0 -3 0 0 0 62. Baccarat strawberry weight containing a dimensional pink berry with black seeds, on a stem with green leaves, over a star-cut ground. “ The arti­ sans at Baccarat ingeniously fused hexagonal rods together to create the dimensional berries in this interpretation o f the strawberry... In m id-nine­ teenth-century France, strawberries were presented as a gift to provide foresight.” — The Art o f the Paperweight— Challenging Tradition. Diameter 2 V i.

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63. New England Glass Company blown pear weight with a three-

65. Saint Louis fruit bouquet weight, a casual arrangement, with an

dimensional yellow fruit displaying a caramel-colored blush on a round

amber apple, an amber pear, a chartreuse pear and four ruby cherries with

cookie base. The fruit has a tan stem and a dark green glass stamp on the

green stems, nestled on a bed of emerald leaves. The blossom end o f the

blossom end. “ In many instances, they streaked or mottled the fruit with

apples and pears is decorated with a green stamp. The arrangement is set

colored glass to add to the realism.” — The Art o f the Paperweight— The

in a white double-swirl latticinio funnel basket. “ Perhaps because o f their

Boston & Sandwich and New England Glass Companies. Diameter 3 lA".

fruits are often associated with im m ortality and magic in folk legend,

seed-bearing nature, carrying life to future generations, apples and other $ 12 0 0 - 16 0 0

64. New England Glass Company fruit bouquet weight, a formal ar­ rangement containing five blushing pears and four ruby cherries, nestled in a bed o f green leaves on a white double-swirl latticinio basket. “ Both

mythology, and proverbs.” — Glass Paperweights in The Art Institute of

Chicago. (See Glass Paperweights in The Art Institute o f Chicago, pp. 7 0 - 7 1) Diameter 2 9/i6M.

$ 14 0 0 - 16 0 0

factories manufactured this type o f weight, which usually comprised five

6 6. New England Glass Company fruit bouquet weight, a form al

pears and four cherries or radishes in a latticinio basket.” — The Art o f the

arrangement containing five blushing pears and four ruby cherries, nestled

Paperw eight— The Boston & Sandwich and New England Glass Companies. (See The Art o f the Paperweight, pp. 1 0 9 - 1 1 0 ; The Art of the Paperweight— The Boston & Sandwich and New England Glass Compa­ nies, pp. 16 4 -16 7 ; The Encyclopedia of Glass Paperweights, pp. 2 0 6 -2 0 7 ; Glass Paperweights of The Bergstrom-Mahler Museum, plate 56, ill. 130; Glass Paperweights of The New-York Historical Society, p. 125; L. H. Selman Ltd. Spring 19 9 1 Mail Auction, lot 90; Paperweights for Collectors, p. 86) Diameter 2

$ 10 0 0 - 16 0 0

in a bed o f green leaves on a white double-swirl latticinio basket. The blossom end o f each fruit is decorated with green glass. Chips on bottom o f weight. From the Winters collection. (See The Art o f the Paperweight,pp. 1 0 9 - 1 1 0 ; The Art o f the Paperweight— The Boston & Sandwich and New

England Glass Companies, pp. 16 4 -16 7 ; The Encyclopedia o f Glass Paper­ weights, pp. 2 0 6 - 2 0 7 ; Glass Paperweights o f The Bergstrom-Mahler Museum, plate 56, ill. 130; Glass Paperweights o f The New-York Historical Society, p. 125; L. H. Selman Ltd. Spring 19 9 1 Mail Auction, lot 90; Paper­ weights for Collectors, p. 86) Diameter 2 n/i6n. $ 12 0 0 - 13 0 0

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67. Baccarat red and white dogrose weight, the flower, with a cupped

cog cane center, on a stalk with variegated green leaves, over a white double­

double tier o f white-rim med, heart-shaped petals, around a red and white

swirl latticinio ground. “ NEGC poinsettias are much less common than

stardust/bull’s-eye cane, on a stalk with two types o f spring green leaves

those made by Sandwich.” — The Art o f the Paperweight. From the Winters

over a star-cut ground. Six and one faceting. Minor chips in some o f the

collection. (See The Art o f the Paperweight, p. 98; The Encyclopedia o f Glass Paperweights, p. 205) Diameter 3 7he". $ 7 0 0 -15 0 0

facets. (See The Art o f the Paperweight, p. 95; The Encyclopedia o f Glass

Paperweights, pp. 6 4 -6 5 ; Glass Paperweights in The Art Institute o f Chi­ cago, p. 52; Identifying Antique Paperweights— Lampwork, p. 1 1 and plate 2; Paperweights for Collectors, pp. 7 2 -7 4 ; Sotheby’s New York January 18, 1995 sale, lot 33) Diameter 2 Vie”.

$ 14 0 0 - 16 0 0

68. Baccarat white double clematis weight, the flower, with a double

71. Sandwich Glass Company red poinsettia weight, the large blossom, with a double tier o f six petals around a yellow, white, red and blue com ­ plex cog, blooms on a stalk with forest green leaves. “ There is something endearing about the poinsettia and clematis blossoms that appear with all the variation of those found in nature.” — The Art o f the Paperweight—

tier o f ridged petals, around a stardust/bull s-eye cane, grows on a stalk

The Boston & Sandwich and New England Glass Companies. From the W in­

with two different types o f emerald green leaves, above a star-cut ground.

ters collection. (See The Art o f the Paperweight, p. 98; The Art of the Paper­

(See The Art o f the Paperweight, pp. 9 3 -9 4 ; The Encyclopedia of Glass Pa­ perweights, p. 65; Paperweights for Collectors, pp. 7 4 -7 5 )

13 5 - 14 3 ; The Encyclopedia o f Glass Paperweights, pp. 2 0 5 ,2 16 - 2 18 ; Glass

Diameter 2 5/s".

Paperweights of The New-York Historical Society, p. 114 )

$ 16 0 0 - 2 0 0 0

69. Rare New England Glass Company red rose weight, the flower, with

weight— The Boston & Sandwich and New England Glass Companies, pp.

Diameter 2 13/i6".

$ 8 0 0 -12 0 0

a double tier o f pointed petals around a furled center, grows on a stalk

72. Very good New England Glass Company violet poinsettia weight

with a realistic ruby bud and emerald green leaves. The arrangement deco­

with a double tier of pointed petals around a pink, white and green com ­

rates a white double-swirl latticinio ground. The furled center o f the bloom

plex cog cane center, on a stalk with variegated green leaves, over a white

is formed from a twisted rod. Cullet in the dome. From the Winters collec­ tion. (See The Art o f the Paperweight— The Boston & Sandwich and New

double-swirl latticinio ground. (See The Art o f the Paperweight, p. 98; The Encyclopedia of Glass Paperweights, p. 205)

England Glass Companies, pp. 13 5 - 14 3 ,14 6 )

Diameter 2

Diameter 2 15/i6,T. .

$ 2 7 5 0 -4 0 0 0

70. Good New England Glass Company Persian blue poinsettia weight with a double tier of pointed petals around a pink, white and blue complex

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73* A matching pair of Bohemian millefiori drawer pulls with seven pink and green roses in the outer row of each piece. A central complex

78. Clichy miniature open concentric millefiori weight with a central pink and green rose, encircled by a row o f amethyst pastry mold canes,

white, pink and royal blue cog/bulfs-eye cane is encircled by a row o f pink

and a row o f pink pastry mold canes alternating with cadmium green and

pastry mold canes, and a row o f pink, white and turquoise bundled tubes,

lilac stardust canes. Diameter 1 3A".

alternating with roses, in each knob. Each piece is fitted in a brass mount stamped with the name o f the metal smith. Diameter o f each knob 1 3A".

$ 7 0 0 - 10 0 0

79. Clichy miniature open concentric millefiori weight with a central cadmium green cog, encircled by a row o f amethyst pastry mold canes,

$ 6 0 0 - 10 0 0

and a row o f pink pastry mold canes alternating with white edelweiss canes.

74. A matched pair of Bohemian millefiori drawer pulls, each with a

In an unusual design variation, the outer row o f canes is turned sideways.

central ruby and white pastry mold/bull s-eye cane, encircled by complex

Diameter 1 3A".

$ 4 0 0 -7 0 0

cog canes, pastry mold canes and collapsed tubes, in ruby, white, pink, royal blue, turquoise and yellow. The canes in the middle row o f each piece are different. Each piece is fitted in a brass mount stamped with the name o f the metal smith. Diameter o f each knob 1 3A".

$ 6 0 0 - 10 0 0

73. Bohemian millefiori drawer pull with a central ruby, white and royal blue cog/bulfs-eye cane, encircled by a row of complex bundled pink, white and turquoise tubes, and a row o f pink pastry mold canes, alternating with royal blue,pink, white and green cog/bulls-eye canes. The knob is fitted in a brass mount stamped with the name o f the metal smith. Diameter 1

$30 0 -4 0 0

76. Bohemian concentric millefiori drawer pull with a central pink, white and royal blue cog/bulfs-eye cane, encircled by a row o f pink pastry mold canes and a row of complex bundled pink, white and turquoise tubes, alternating with royal blue, pink, white and green cog/bulfs-eye canes. The knob is fitted in a brass mount stamped with the name o f the metal smith. Diameter 1 3/4 ".

$30 0 -4 0 0

77. A matched pair of Bohemian millefiori drawer pulls, each with an outer row o f complex ruby, white and cobalt blue cog canes, alternating with pink and white bundled collapsed tubes and a row o f pink and white pastry mold canes, around a central cane. In one knob the central cane is a complex green, pink and turquoise cog, and in the other a cobalt blue, white and pink pastry mold cane. Each piece is fitted in a brass mount stamped with the name o f the metal smith. Diameter o f each knob 1

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80. Rare and excellent Clichy lace ground millefiori scent bottle, with a chain of twelve pink and green roses in the base. A cinquefoil garland composed o f five question mark-shaped loops o f pastry mold and rose canes, in thalo blue, cobalt blue, cadmium green, pink, cherry, ruby and white, is centered on a thalo blue pastry mold cane, encircled by a row of sable cog/star canes in the base. A complex cane has been placed inside each loop o f the garland, which decorates a white lace ground. The stopper contains a thalo blue cog encircled by a row of sable cog/star canes on a white lace ground. The elegant flared bottle and stopper have been cut with raised oval punties and fancy vertical printies. Very minor chip in one o f the flutes. Height 7". $ 7 0 0 0 - 10 ,0 0 0

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81. Very good Saint Louis upright bouquet carafe containing an up­ right bouquet in the fancy honeycomb-faceted stopper. A royal blue clema­ tis, with a fancy cog/star center, crowns an arrangement o f three lampwork blossoms, in sulphur yellow, salmon and white, alternating with com­ plex cog/star cane flowers, in royal blue, white, lime, powder blue, sulphur yellow, salmon and chartreuse. The flowers nestle in a bed of emerald green leaves. The entire carafe has been decorated with fancy cutting. Height 7".

$ 2 5 0 0 -3 5 0 0

82. Whitefriars-type cone-shaped concentric millefiori inkwell with a concentric arrangement of cog canes, in pink, white, lime and cobalt blue, in the base. A matching lime cog has been flattened to create a distinctive swirl design in the stopper. “ From the same glasshouse as the previous example with a good swirl stopper. This type o f shape is not as common as the bulbous-shaped inkwells. The bases show a good amount o f wear and may be from an earlier period than the Arculus, Richardson and WalshWalsh pieces.” — Old English Paperweights. Height 5 V i.

$ 16 0 0 -2 2 5 0

83. Rare Baccarat Dupont millefiori inkwell with matching 1848 date canes in the base and stopper. The base contains circlets o f stardust/bullseye and six-pointed star canes, in pink, cadmium green, cobalt blue and white, around a central fake 1848 date cane. The matching stopper con­ tains six-pointed star and stardust/bull’s-eye canes around a central fake 1848 date cane. “ Scholars consider these false dates and believe they were made at Baccarat in the early 19 0 0 s, perhaps as late as 1930.” — The Dic­

tionary o f Paperweight Signature Canes. Height 5".

$ 8 0 0 -10 0 0

84. Nice Saint Louis scrambled millefiori wafer stand with the silhou­ ette o f Punch amidst whole and broken canes, twists and pieces o f filigree, in pink, salmon, ruby, turquoise, cobalt blue, powder blue, amber, yellow, chartreuse, spring green, cadmium green and white, in a paperweight base. The fancy pinched bowl is decorated with a pink and white latticinio twist torsade.“ These infrequent items usually have scrambled paperweight bases and a bowl with a spiral twist rim in white or color.” — The Encyclopedia of Glass Paperweights. Height 3". $ 3 0 0 0 -3 5 0 0

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85. Opaline goblet, probably Clichy or Saint Louis, the fancy pinched bowl o f the glass is decorated with a turquoise and white spiral twist. The

89. Rare Whitefriars-type/Richardson concentric millefiori newel post with cog canes in periwinkle, Persian blue, white and lake red. The

bowl of the goblet is fit with a skillful brass portrayal o f lilies. The foot of

glass is set in a brass mount with a hand-carved wood base. The base o f

the cup is decorated with the brass portrayal of a prim rose garland. The

this piece and the previous lot appear to have been created by the same person. Bruises in the side o f the dome. $ 6 0 0 - 10 0 0 Height 4 15/i6Tf, diameter of dome 2 13/i6".

direction o f the torsade identifies this piece as a product o f Clichy or Saint Louis. It is interesting to consider the Victorian meaning o f the flowers, youth and happiness, both the common subject of toasts. (See Identifying

Antique Paperweights— Millefiori, p. 30) Height 6 V4".

$ 10 0 0 - 15 0 0

86. Good Whitefriars-type close concentric millefiori inkwell with complex cog and quatrefoil canes, in Persian blue, pink, white, lavender, pale yellow and aquamarine, in the base and the stopper. From the W in­ $ 9 0 0 -12 0 0 ters collection. Height 6 V i. 87. Magnum overlay newel post, possibly Bohem ian, with a hollowblown, ruby-flash overlay dome, connected to a glass foot mounted on a wood base. The top o f the piece is cut with a fancy flower-shaped facet, and the sides are cut with three rows o f circular facets. Tiny chips and scratches. One bubble near the surface o f the glass. Height 8", diameter o f globe 4 Vi".

$ 5 0 0 -7 0 0

88. Rare Whitefriars-type/Richardson faceted close concentric mille­ fiori newel post with cog canes, in periwinkle, turquoise, white and salmon, inside a geometric faceted dome. The glass is set in a brass mount with a hand-carved wood base. Bruise in one o f the facets. Height 4 3/4 ", diameter o f dome 3 V4 " . $ 6 0 0 - 10 0 0

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90. Excellent Bohemian scattered millefiori on lace weight with four monkey silhouettes, two horse silhouettes, and a rare nosegay portrait cane, amidst complex cog, arrow, star and bull’s-eye canes, in cobalt blue, aqua­ marine, forest green, pale green, pink, ruby, white and pale yellow, on a white lace ground. The exterior o f the design is decorated with a spaced garland o f colorful broken canes. Only one other nosegay portrait cane like the one in this design has been documented. “ What differentiates Bo­ hemian silhouettes such as this from most o f their French cousins is that they normally form the centerpiece of a complex cane, which often is com­ prised o f various combinations o f multi-colored cog, star or rod canes.” —

The Glass Menagerie: A Study o f Silhouette Canes in Antique Paperweights. (See The Encyclopedia o f Glass Paperweights, pp. 2 6 -3 1; The Glass Menag­ erie: A Study o f Silhouette Canes in Antique Paperweights, pp. 2 4 ,4 7 -4 8 ) Diameter 3 VT\ $ 3 0 0 0 -4 0 0 0

91. Bohemian scattered millefiori on lace weight with complex cog, star, quatrefoil and bull’s-eye canes, in royal blue, Persian blue, aquamarine, turquoise, pink, ruby, white, sherbet, tan and yellow, on a white lace ground. The lace ground is decorated with pieces o f colorful filigree and twists. (See The Encyclopedia o f Glass Paperweights, pp. 2 6 -3 1) Diameter 2 $ 12 0 0 - 18 0 0 92. Bohemian scattered millefiori on lace weight with a horse silhou­ ette amidst bundled rods, six-pointed star canes and cog canes, in cobalt blue, forest green, pink, ruby, white and yellow, on a white lace ground. (See The Encyclopedia o f Glass Paperweights, pp. 2 6 -3 1; The Glass Menag­ erie: A Study o f Silhouette Canes in Antique Paperweights, p. 24) Diameter 2 13/i6". $ 8 0 0 -12 0 0

93. Clichy chequer weight with a green and white rose amidst complex pastry mold, cog, quatrefoil, star and bull’s-eye canes, in pink, watermelon, cadmium green, ruby, cherry, Naples yellow, lilac, mauve, thalo blue and cobalt blue, divided by cables o f white filigree. “ However, usually, the very large florets, including fine Clichy roses in various colors, stand out rich and bold against the white filigree, the ground’s opacity reinforced by par­ allel filigree rods placed beneath it.” — The Encyclopedia o f Glass Paper­ weights. (See Antique French Paperweights, p. 114 ; The Art o f the Paper­ weight, p. 83; Classic French Paperweights, p. 51; A Collectors Guide to Pa­ perweights, p. 49) Diameter 2 9he". $ 2 5 0 0 -3 0 0 0 94. Clichy chequer weight with complex pastry mold, cog, quatrefoil, star and bull’s-eye canes, in pink, cadmium green, ruby, chocolate, Naples yel­ low, lilac, thalo blue and cobalt blue, divided by cables o f white filigree. (See Glass Paperweights of The Bergstrom-Mahler Museum, plate 25, ill. 118 1; L. H. Selman Ltd. Spring 1995 Mail Auction, lot 28; Paperweights for Col­ lectors, p. 57) Diameter 2 13/i6M. $ 12 0 0 - 16 0 0

95. Good Baccarat scattered millefiori weight with the Gridel silhou­ ettes o f a deer, a rooster, lovebirds, a pelican and a goat, interspersed with complex cog canes, arrow canes, six-pointed star canes, trefoil canes, qua­ trefoil canes and shamrock canes, in cobalt blue, ruby, cherry, turquoise, yellow, salmon, amethyst and cadmium green, on a white lace ground. “ The separation o f the large canes gives them a breathing space they do not have in the close millefiori and makes their colors look as bright as Clichy.” — The Encyclopedia o f Glass Paperweights. (See The Art o f the Pa­ perweight— Challenging Tradition, p. 32; The Encyclopedia o f Glass Paper­ weights, pp. 5 4 -5 5 ; Glass Paperweights, p. 34; Glass Paperweights in The Art

Institute o f Chicago, p. 36) Diameter 3 V*".

SPRING 2 0 0 0

$ 2 0 0 0 -3 0 0 0

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96. Saint Louis scrambled weight with whole and broken complex canes,

100. Whitefriars-type/Arculus close concentric millefiori weight with

including complex six-pointed star, fortress and cog canes, twists and pieces

complex cog and quatrefoil canes in pink, powder blue, cobalt blue and

o f latticinio filigree in sulfur yellow, chartreuse, pink, salmon, thalo blue,

white. Diameter 3 5/s".

cadmium green, copper aventurine and lake red. (See L. H. Selman Ltd. Spring 1995 Mail Auction, lot 24) Diameter 3 3/s".

$ 8 0 0 -15 0 0

$ 10 0 0 - 1 4 0 0

101. Whitefriars type/Walsh-Walsh concentric millefiori weight with circlets o f complex cog and quatrefoil canes, in pink, amethyst, lime, Per­

97. New England Glass Company scrambled weight with a running rab­

sian blue and white, around a central complex cog cane. “ We know that the

bit silhouette amidst whole and broken complex cog canes, pressed into a

Arculus company was making paperweights and inkwells in the early 1920 s

bed o f more finely crushed canes, in cobalt blue, powder blue, ruby, yellow,

with fake dates, and it is probable that Walsh-Walsh did so around the

pink, white, lime green and forest green. “ The New England variety typi­

same time, or shortly afterwards. It has been established that Walsh made

cally proves more colorful and tightly packed.” — The Art o f the Paper­

paperweights before 1928, thanks to a letter sent to the English newspaper

weight— The Boston & Sandwich and New England Glass Companies. From

The Daily Express. A Mr. Parkes wrote to the Express in 19 7 7 referring to

the Winters collection. Diameter 2 V .

an article published by the newspaper on paperweights, and went on to

$ 15 0 - 3 0 0

98. Baccarat rock weight, also called mountains o f the moon and sand dunes, this weight features a sandy ground flecked with green glass and mica. Annealing crack in base. “ In 1880, Baccarat issued for the first time the so-called rock weights, some of them including reptiles and a few in­ cluding flowers.” — Paperweights. From the Winters collection. (See Paper­

weights [Jargstorf], p. 116 ) Diameter 2 V i.

$ 15 0 - 2 5 0

99. Val Saint Lambert concentric millefiori colorground weight, with

describe how he made cane setups for Walsh-Walsh Co. Ltd. in January 1928, as his first job with the company. He described in some detail how he inserted the 1848 canes in the second row from the outside in blue let­ ters on an opal ground. He also described how the millefiori paperweights were antiqued’ by rubbing the bases with coarse sand ready to sell to the Am ericans and other so called experts’ as genuine antiques.” — Old En­

glish Paperweights. (See Old English Paperweights, pp. 1 0 8 - 12 2 ) Diameter 2 3/s".

six large ruffle canes around a central chartreuse, forest green, ruby and white ruffle/cog cane, on a translucent blue ground flecked with bits of red glass. The interior o f the outer circlet o f ruffle canes is colored violet and cobalt blue. Signed on the base. (See The Encyclopedia o f Glass Paperweights, pp. 18 5 -18 9 ) Diameter 3 5/i6".

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$ 4 0 0 -6 0 0

SPRING 2 0 0 0

$30 0 -6 0 0


102. Whitefriars-type tricolor close concentric millefiori weight with alternating circlets o f red and white, and blue and white ruffle canes, around a large central ruffle. Cullet in the dome. (See Old English Paperweights, p. 176 ) Diameter 3 5W .

$ 4 0 0 -6 0 0

103. Very nice English close concentric millefiori weight, possibly Bac­ chus, with circlets o f complex cog, quatrefoil and ruffle canes, in pale sky blue, cobalt blue, pink, ruby and white, around a central quatrefoil cane. The central cane in this design is often found in Bacchus weights. (See Old

English Paperweights, pp. 17 4 ,17 9 ) Diameter 3 V4".

$ 9 0 0 -12 0 0

104. Whitefriars/H. G. Richardson Ltd. footed concentric millefiori weight containing circlets o f complex lime, lake red, pink, cobalt blue, yel­ low and white cog and quatrefoil canes, around a central cobalt blue and

105. English close packed millefiori weight with 21 Queen Victoria silhouettes, origin unknown. A large central turquoise, Persian blue, white and ruby cog cane is encircled by a chain o f 14 Queen Victoria silhouettes inside a close packed arrangement o f cog canes, ruffle canes, Victoria sil­ houettes and trefoil canes, in pink, turquoise, cobalt blue, ruby and white. The exterior o f the design is decorated with a border o f white cogs. Other designs o f this type have been attributed to Bacchus. Diameter 3 9/ie".

$ 6 0 0 -9 0 0

106. Whitefriars type/Walsh-Walsh concentric millefiori weight with circlets of complex cog and quatrefoil canes, in pink, blue and white, around a central complex cog cane. (See Old English Paperweights, pp. 10 8 - 12 2 ) Diameter 3".

$30 0 -4 0 0

white cog cane. This piece is identified as a product of H. G. Richardson

107. English concentric millefiori weight, origin unknown, with com­

because o f its very fine cane work. The footed dome is also a characteristic

plex cog, star and ruffle canes, in pink, white and cobalt blue, around a

o f many Richardson weights. “ The skills in cane sizing and dexterity dem­

central ruffle. The design is decorated with a border garland o f turquoise

onstrated by the cane sizers are quite remarkable. The use o f small canes

rods. “ This example, with the powder blue outer row o f canes, has open

is sim ilar to the modern styles o f Baccarat and Saint Louis.” — Old English

and ruffle canes that suggest it is from the Bacchus factory; it m ay be an

Paperweights. (See Old English Paperweights, pp. 8 4 -9 2 )

early weight from this glassworks. It has a perfectly flat base with a rough

Diameter 3 V .

$ 7 0 0 - 10 0 0

pontil mark.” — Old English Paperweights. (See Old English Paperweights, p. 177) Diameter 2

SPRING 2 0 0 0

$ 7 0 0 - 10 0 0

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108. Pairpoint pedestal weight with a ruby and white filigree design, in­

tral bubble, growing from a red and yellow pot. The arrangement is set in

side a crystal globe on a fancy-cut foot, engraved with flowers on stems of

an egg-shaped crystal globe with geometric cutting. This piece is believed

leaves.“ These distinctive weights comprise a solid glass sphere whose m otif

to have been produced between 19 0 0 and 1930 . From the Winters collec­

is an upright, two-colored, spiral roughly in the shape o f an egg, the sphere

tion. (See Paperweights [Jargstorf ], p. 105) Height 3 V i.

mounted on a base that may be plain, or engraved with leaves, or simple cross-hatching.” — The Encyclopedia o f Glass Paperweights. Diameter o f globe 2

height 3 n/i6".

$ 6 0 0 -8 0 0

$ 15 0 - 2 5 0

1 1 1. Edward Rithner matching paperweight bookends, each piece con­ taining an eight-petaled flower, with white-edged teal petals around a white center with a bubble, growing from a bed o f teal and white glass. Each

109. John Degenhart amethyst flash overlay window weight with a yel­

piece is mounted on a cookie base, which is flattened on one side (the side

low and red upright lily set in an amber-flashed crystal cube, with an opaque

meant to press up against books). “ The type of flower made by Ed, with

top facet, four side windows and a bottom window. A bubble decorates the

M ary Rithner’s assistance in the setup, is most beautiful and is easily dis­

flower center. “ During off-duty hours John and Charles made some pressed

tinguished. No other weight maker has achieved this type setup to my

ware (glass formed in a mold), but their first love was always paperweights.

knowledge.” — American Glass Paperweights and Their Makers. From the

The brothers’ experimentation led to the production of some paperweights

Winters collection. (See American Glass Paperweights and Their Makers,

incorporating novel techniques and ideas. These pieces include rare photo­

pp. 12 3 -13 3 ) Height of each bookend 3 5/s".

graphic weights and the brothers’ most spectacular creation— six-sided en­

112. Gillinder Moses in the bulrushes plaque with the pressed image of Moses

cased blocks that became known as window weights.” — Paperweight News (Vol. XIV, No'. 2). From the Winters collection. Height 2 3A".

$ 4 3 0 -6 0 0

$30 0 -50 0

floating inside a basket in a fancy ridged plaque.“ The Gillinder sons may have gotten the idea from New England, which had made a similar portrait weight

110. Czechoslovakian fantasy flower bouquet weight containing three-

of Victoria and Albert in 1851.” — The Encyclopedia of Glass Paperweights. (See

dimensional orange blossoms, each with five petals arranged around a cen­

The Encyclopedia of Glass Paperweights, pp. 2 30 -2 31) Length 4

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SPRING 2 0 0 0

$12 5 -2 5 0


113 . Czechoslovakian lion sulphide weight. The king o f beasts reposes

117 . New England Glass Company Louis Kossuth sulphide weight with

on a bed of colored glass in front o f a blue fern, inside an egg-shaped dome,

a cameo o f the Hungarian freedom fighter set over clear ground. The base

which has been elaborately cut with geometric facets. A garland o f curved

o f the cameo is inscribed, “ Kossuth.” The underside of the sulphide is in­

orange threads encircles the scene. This type o f weight is believed to have

scribed, “ EX-GOVERNOR OF HUNGARIA, SET AT LIB ER T Y BY THE

been produced as a toy for wealthy children. Two bubbles on the sulphide.

PEOPLE OF THE UNITED STATES OF AM ERICA 1851.” “ Finally, we meet

From the Winters collection. Height 4 lA".

$30 0 -4 0 0

114 . English green glass doorstop with the sulphide of a rooster sleeping on a pedestal made o f tiny bubbles. Some bruises. “ Doorstops with no ar­ tistic content would be used, abused, and discarded, whereas the better

Lajos Kossuth, a liberal Hungarian statesman and opposition leader, who sought extensive political and social reform, and independence from an oppressive Austrian rule. He fled Hungary and toured Britain and the United States in an unsuccessful effort to gain Western support for his party’s cause. His fight for liberty obviously struck a sympathetic chord with the politi­

made pieces would be cherished and cared for as ornamental objects.” —

cally liberal New Englanders, who saw fit to commemorate his visit in glass

Old English Paperweights. From the Winters collection. (See Old English Paperweights, pp. 7 6 -8 3 ) Height 4". $ 4 0 0 -6 0 0

and create a few souvenirs for themselves.” — The Art o f the Paperweight—

113 . Nailsea/Stourbridge footed green bottle lily weight with three large

Diameter 2 9/ie\

lily-type flowers growing from a pot. The pot and flower are created from

118. Rare French Queen Victoria painted weight containing a very fine

thousands o f tiny bubbles. Small chip. Height 3 3/s".

enamel portrait o f the queen dressed in a low-cut gown and wearing a crown. This piece is believed to date from the early 1840s, when other pieces

$30 0 -4 0 0

New England Glass Company Queen Victoria and Prince Albert sulphide weight with a side-view cameo o f the royal pair who created the 116 .

Crystal Palace for the Great Exhibition o f 1851. Minor chips and bruise to the base.“ Sulphide paperweights, though not as prevalent as their intaglio cousins, still present fascinating glimpses of nineteenth-century history.” —

The Art o f the Paperweight— The Boston & Sandwich and New England Glass Companies. Diameter 2 5/s". $ 3 5 0 -4 5 0

The Boston & Sandwich and New England Glass Companies. $ 2 5 0 -3 5 0

o f this type are known to have been produced. It is constructed in a m an­ ner sim ilar to a Pinchbeck weight, with a glass dome mounted on a porce­ lain plaque. “ In the basic form o f a base affixed to a m agnifying glass top, there exist several paperweights in which the subject is painted on an opaque white glass ground, the form relates them to Pinchbeck while the painting style relates them to miniature painting.” — The Encyclopedia of

Glass Paperweights. Diameter 3 Vs".

SPRING 2 0 0 0

$ 17 5 0 -2 5 0 0

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Part II: Modern Paperweights and Related Objects 119 . Rick Ayotte 199 5 magnum On Golden Pond weight. A loon paddles

Signed/dated. Limited edition of 75. “An attempt to correlate the unique

gracefully past floating yellow water lilies, in this scene named after one o f

and vivid colors of the black-eyed Susan with the standout oriole.” — Rick

the artists favorite ice fishing spots. A rainbow trout attempts to elude a

Ayotte from Songs Without Words. (See Songs Without Words: The Art o f the Paperweight— Rick Ayotte, p. 86) Diameter 3 3/ s . $ 9 0 0 -14 0 0

second diving loon. A mossy bank with blueberries, white daisies and pink hepatica rests at the ponds edge. Signed/dated. Limited edition of 25.“ This design brought breakthroughs in the feathering technique of the bird and in many areas of lampwork. It was a pleasure to be able to reproduce one of the most enjoyable sights that I have shared with my fam ily in the up­ per lakes o f New Hampshire. The loon is a truly remarkable bird, capable of arousing deep emotion through its desperate soulful song.” — Rick Ay­ otte, Songs Without Words. (See Songs Without Words: The Art o f the Paper­

weight— Rick Ayotte, p. 134) Diameter 4 Vs".

see

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view p .

18. $ 2 3 0 0 -3 0 0 0

120. Rick Ayotte 1993 yellow-breasted chats weight. A pair of yellow­ breasted chats watch over a nest with three eggs, in branches o f hawthorne blossoms and berries. Signed/dated. Limited edition of 50. “ The delicate nest was constructed piece by piece out o f glass twigs I created.” — Rick Ayotte, Songs Without Words. (See Songs Without Words: The Art o f the Pa­

perweight— Rick Ayotte, p. 116 ) Diameter 3 13/i6".

$ 12 0 0 - 15 0 0

121. Rick Ayotte 1986 Baltimore oriole with black-eyed Susans com­ pound weight, the male bird, with a brilliant orange breast and detailed black and white wings, cranes its head backwards to look at a flower. The bird is perched in stems o f overlapping black-eyed Susans and buds.

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12 2 . Rick Ayotte 1985 compound scarlet tanager weight, the bird, with bright red and brown plumage, perches amongst yellow tulip tree blos­ soms and buds over a clear ground. Signed and dated. Limited edition of 75. “ I have always enjoyed this bird which clings like a little red jewel to the trees.” — Rick Ayotte from Songs Without Words. (See Songs Without Words:

The Art o f the Paperweight— Rick Ayotte, p. 83) Diameter 3 7he".

$ 6 0 0 -8 0 0

123. Rick Ayotte 1987 robin with flowering dogwood compound weight containing a chirping red-breasted male robin perched in overlapping branches of amber-edged white dogwood blossoms with yellow centers. Signed/dated. Limited edition of 75. (See Songs Without Words: The Art of

the Paperweight— Rick Ayotte, p. 82) Diameter 3 7he".

$ 7 0 0 -110 0

124. Rick Ayotte 1985 hermit thrush weight. A hermit thrush scurries under a bouquet o f violets and fall leaves. Signed and dated. Limited edi­ tion o f 75.“ I was first drawn to this bird because o f its awe-inspiring voice. The deep purple o f the violets expresses this bird’s passionate nature.” — Rick Ayotte from Songs Without Words. (See Songs Without Words: The Art

of the Paperweight— Rick Ayotte, p. 80) Diameter 3 lA".

SPRING 2 0 0 0

$7 0 0 -110 0


125. Rick Ayotte 1992 American bald eagle weight with the bird perched

128. Rick Ayotte 1994 Sweet Summer bouquet weight with carnations,

in the topmost branches o f a pine tree amidst pinecones. Signed and dated.

daisies, freesias, miniature mums and buds on a clear ground. Signed and

Limited edition o f 5 0 .“A large three-dimensional bird which is difficult to

dated. Limited edition o f 50. “ I enjoyed the light sum mer feeling o f this

create because o f its size. When I began the Endangered Species series

arrangement.” — Rick Ayotte from Songs Without Words. (See Songs With­

there was little question about whether or not I would create an eagle. The

out Words: The Art o f the Paperweight— Rick Ayotte, p. 126)

tradition and strength that surround this bird have always filled me with

Diameter 3 5/s".

respect and admiration.” — Rick Ayotte from Songs Without Words. (See

Songs Without Words: The Art o f the Paperweight— Rick Ayotte, p. 117 ) Diameter 4 3/4".

$ 8 0 0 -12 0 0

$ 9 0 0 -12 0 0

129. Rick Ayotte 1992 Paradisea butterfly weight. A paradisea butterfly flutters above yellow cosmos blossoms. Signed and dated. Limited edition o f 5 0 .“ The intricate color combinations o f this butterfly sparked m y inter­

126. Rick Ayotte 1991 cardinal in dogwood blossoms weight, the male

est. My technical ability was challenged by the wings.” — Rick Ayotte from

bird poses amidst a cluster o f seven amber-tipped white blossoms with

Songs Without Words. (See Songs Without Words: The Art o f the Paper­ weight— Rick Ayotte, p. 118 ) Diameter 3 7Re". $ 9 0 0 -13 0 0

three-dimensional centers. Signed and dated. Limited edition o f 50. “Ay­ otte is among those artists who is not often satisfied with what they create. They continue to confront themselves, question their efforts and evaluate

130. Rick Ayotte 1986 Wonders of Spring weight. A pink-eared field

their work by a set of profound personal standards. As an artist, he is among

mouse, sitting on top of a mushroom, watches a bright yellow butterfly

those who are excited by facing challenges and striving to create new, sig­ nificant work that can only be judged by the test o f time.” — Songs Without

leaves. Signed and dated. Limited edition o f 50. “ With this design I at­

Words: The Art o f the Paperweight— Rick Ayotte.

tempted to capture the birth o f spring.” — Rick Ayotte from Songs Without

Diameter 3 5/s".

$ 8 0 0 -12 0 0

127. Rick Ayotte 1995 English Garden weight with tiger lilies, delphini­

flutter across a field of vibrant crocus blossoms and yellow and brown

Words. (See Songs Without Words: The Art o f the Paperweight— Rick Ay­ otte, p. 84) Diameter 3 3/4". $ 8 0 0 -12 0 0

ums, marigolds, buds and leaves. Signed and dated. Limited edition o f 50. “ While walking through a friend’s flower garden I was struck with this design. While it may not really exist, it is how I envision an English gar­ den.” — Rick Ayotte from Songs Without Words. (See Songs Without Words:

The Art o f the Paperweight— Rick Ayotte, p. 126) Diameter 3 5/s".

$ 9 0 0 -12 0 0

SPRING 2 0 0 0

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13 1. Rare Rick Ayotte 19 9 2 hummingbird window. A starthroat hummingbird searches for nectar in a cluster o f mirabilis flowers in this fancy window, that contains sections o f translucent blue glass and fancy beveled glass, connected by metal joints in a geometric pattern, with a chain meant to hang the piece in a window. “ Over the years Ayotte has successfully explored many different encasement formats, producing most notably bowls, cylinders, cubes and some rare and magnificent windows, but he always seems to return to the traditional paperweight dome.” — Songs Without Words: The Art o f the

Paperweight— Rick Ayotte. (See Songs Without Words: The Art o f the Paperweight— Rick Ayotte, p. 22) Height 13 Vs".

$ 10 0 0 - 1 3 0 0

132. Rare Rick Ayotte 19 9 2 cardinal window. A male cardinal perches amidst a cluster o f five white dogwood blossoms in this fancy window, which contains sections o f clear glass streaked with translucent white to create a cloud effect, and fancy beveled glass connected by metal joints in a geometric pattern. Includes a copper chain to hang the piece in a window. (See Songs Without Words: The Art o f the Paperweight— Rick Ayotte, p. 22) Height 11".

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$ 10 0 0 - 1 3 0 0

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SPRING 2 0 0 0

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133* Paul Stankard 1980 compound apple blossom weight containing layered stems of white blossoms, with pink-tipped stamens, and pink buds. Seven and one faceting. Signature cane. Dated. Limited edition o f 25. “ In the compound form Stankard was struggling with the medium to find a new approach for his statements. It clearly demonstrated a striving for a more complete understanding of the image through the use o f dimension­ ality and sculptural space. This still took place within the confines o f the traditional paperweight boundaries.” — Paul J. Stankard: Poetry In Glass. (See Paul J. Stankard: Poetry In Glass, p. 23) Diameter 3 V2". $ 3 0 0 0 -4 0 0 0 134. Paul Stankard 1980 apple blossom and yellow jacket weight, the flower, with pale pink petals, around a yellow center with upright pink-tipped white stamens, blooms on a brown-green stem with numer­ ous buds. A yellow jacket, created by artist Rick Ayotte, flies toward the blossom. Six and one faceting. Signature cane. Dated. (See Flora In Glass, p. 35)

see detail

p. 29. Diameter 3 Vs".

$ 2 5 0 0 -3 5 0 0

135. Paul Stankard 1978 Carolina rose weight, the pink flower, with up­ right yellow filament stamens, grows on a green stem sprouting from a thorny brown branch with leaves. This design was produced exclusively for clients o f the Smithsonian Institution. Five and one faceting. Signature cane. Dated. Limited edition of 50. (See Paul Joseph Stankard: The First Decade, p. 56) Diameter 2 5/s". $ 15 0 0 -2 5 0 0

136. Paul Stankard 1973 blue forget-me-not blossoms weight contain­ ing three four-petaled opaque blue blossoms, on a stem with three stalks o f buds and yellow-green leaves, in a dome with a circular top facet and two rows o f scalloped side facets. Signature cane. Dated. (See Paul Joseph Stankard: The First Decade, p. 20) Diameter 2 3/s". $ 14 0 0 - 18 0 0

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13 7 . Paul Stankard triple Saint Anthony’s Fire bouquet weight con­ taining three red St. Anthony’s Fire blossoms, with black upright filament stamens around a central yellow pistil, stalks of white foxglove, and purple wildflowers with yellow filament stamens, on gathered stems with slender yellow-green leaves. Signature cane. Dated. “A bolt from the blue struck him from the radio, from a program on WHYY, a classical station out o f Philadelphia. Two commentators were discussing excellence, and one o f them stated that in order to do excellent work, you had to be able to recog­ nize excellence, not just in your own field but in art, in literature, and in music. Artistic achievement was a constant quest for excellence. A simple enough concept, but it hit Paul like an electric charge, and made him de­ termined to take risks, to be original, to truly become the artist he wanted to be. Paul had a new goal: to contribute to the history o f glass, not just at the periphery, but at its center.” — Paul J. Stankard: Homage to Nature. Diameter 3". $ 2 5 0 0 -3 5 0 0

138. Paul Stankard 1979 Sippewisset Bouquet weight containing a pair of pink wild roses, with upright yellow filament stamens, stalks o f white foxglove, blackberries, and yellow cactus blossoms with upright orange stamens, on gathered stems with green leaves. Signature cane. Dated. Lim ­ ited edition o f 50. “ The compelling beauty o f the wildflower m otif belies the true to nature message in Stankard s work. For a fleeting moment, one can be captivated by the exquisite detail o f the image and the varying ground textures. However, closer inspection suggests the artist’s deeper response to the cycle o f the environment.” — Paul J. Stankard: Poetry in Glass. (See Paul Joseph Stankard: The First Decade, pp. 34 ,36 ) Diameter 2 15/i6M. $ 2 8 0 0 -3 5 0 0

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139- Paul Stankard 1987 orange and green Indian gourds weight with

flowers with yellow centers. Signature cane. “ Delmo Tarsitano was born in

orange and green gourds ripening on a vine with an orange blossom, a

northern Italy and grew up in the New York City area. He was first intro­

bud, green tendrils and large green leaves. Signature cane. Dated. Limited

duced to paperweights by seeing and purchasing an antique weight at an

edition of 75. Diameter 3 5/i6n.

auction. He was fascinated enough to begin studying and collecting them,

$ 10 0 0 - 1 3 0 0

140. Paul Stankard 1985 blackberries weight. Three ripening blackber­

and eventually became an expert in the identification o f antique paper­

ries hang on green stems from a brown branch with a large white blossom

weights. In addition to appreciating the beauty o f paperweights, Tarsitano

and buds, over an opaque red ground. Signature cane. Dated. “ Between

took an interest in the technical aspects o f paperweight m aking and

196 9 and 19 7 1 he experimented with paperweights, m aking what he looks

began experimenting with making weights on his own. He produced his

back on as stupid mistakes (sometimes repeatedly) and gradually teach­

first successful paperweight in 1976. Three years later he and his daughter

ing him self the new technical skills he needed to know. Reinventing the

Debbie began making paperweights full-time.” — All About Paperweights.

wheel, so to speak, was a difficult task, but Paul kept at it simply because

Diameter 3 Vs".

$ 3 0 0 0 -5 0 0 0

he was in love with the idea of m aking beautiful things.” — Paul J. Stan­

14 3. Excellent Delmo Tarsitano pears on lace weight containing four

kard: Homage to Nature. Diameter 3 Vs".

$ 3 0 0 0 -4 0 0 0

yellow pears with an amber blush, nestled about a central blue clematis

141. Debbie Tarsitano 1996 magnum mosaic fiber ground butterfly weight, the insect, with intricately patterned orange, yellow, emerald and

with upright yellow stamens, on a white lace ground inside a garland of

blue wings, attached to a black body with filigree antennae, flutters over a

der blue, cobalt blue, brown, pistachio, forest green and white. Signature

large pink dahlia nestled on a multicolored fiber ground, inside a garland

cane. “ He drew his subject matter from things that delighted him as a boy.

complex star, rose and pastry mold canes, in pink, lime, chartreuse, pow­

o f green and white moss, and pink camomile canes. Signed and dated.

Growing up in Queens, just outside o f New York City, during the Depres­

“After receiving a sound education in art, she made her first weight in 1970.

sion, Del saw vegetables, peaches and other farm ing scenes that formed

Her works are unique and Debbie is the first woman practicing the art in

his character and love for nature.” — Annual Bulletin o f the Paperweight

the United States. Her inspiration and talent are constantly renewed.” —

Collectors Association, Inc. (19 91). Diameter 3 Vs".

Paperweights of the 19th and 20th Centuries. Diameter 4 Vs".

14 4 . Delmo Tarsitano strawberry weight containing a ripe ruby b erry

$ 3 0 0 0 -5 0 0 0

$ 2 7 5 0 -3 5 0 0

with yellow seeds, on a stem with a pair o f white blossoms and emerald

142. Delmo Tarsitano snake weight, the reptile, with ruby and yellow

green leaves, over a star-cut ground. Five and one faceting. Signature cane.

coils, slithers over a sandy ground containing a branch o f pink and purple

Diameter 2 V .

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$ 8 0 0 - 110 0


145* One-of-a-kind Chris Buzzini jack-in-the-pulpit weight, the brown-

liant, bright and seductive; yet it is untouchable. You can look all you want

striped ivory blossom with brown spathe grows on a stem with three large

but you can never touch those flowers. They are captured under that bril­

green leaves and two twisted leaves. Signed and dated. “ Christopher Lee

liant, pristine gla ss— sealed in that environm ent for eternity.” — Ken

Buzzini was born in Yosemite National Park in 1949. The magnificent natu­

Rosenfeld, All About Paperweights.

ral beauty o f his birthplace was to have a great influence on his future

Diameter 3 3/s".

career, giving him a strong connection to nature, and a love o f color and d etail.. .In the fall o f 1986, he set up his own studio in Southern Califor­ nia, where he could be free to formulate and create the type o f detail and realism that his personal aesthetic demands. From that moment he began m aking the superb botanically accurate weights for which he is now know n .” — All About Paperweights. Diameter 3 V .

$ 9 0 0 -15 0 0

$ 5 5 0 -7 0 0

149. Ken Rosenfeld 1990 rose weight containing two furled ruby blos­ soms on a stem with a large closed bud and striped green leaves over an opaque white ground. “ When his first weights were offered for sale, the response was immediate and gratifying. Rosenfeld’s work reflects his skill as a craftsman as well as his accomplishments as an artist and designer. He creates his own glass rods so that the colors, so essential to his designs,

146. Chris Buzzini 1995 Velvety Stickseed from the Botanical Studies of Yosemite series weight, the scene, detailing three bright blue blossoms

are exact. What interests him most is the color and the liveliness o f the

with cupped white centers containing yellow filament stamens, on a stalk

important, he feels that the color is most im portant .” — All About Paper­

with buds and slender green leaves. The plant grows from a moss-covered log with visible age rings. Signed and dated. Limited edition o f 10. Diameter 3 V .

$ 14 0 0 - 18 0 0

147. Chris Buzzini 1986 ruby wildflower weight containing two clus­

design. While the technical aspects o f quality and composition are very

weights. From the Winters collection. Diameter 2

$ 4 0 0 -6 0 0

150. Ken Rosenfeld 1984 moss ground fantasy flower bouquet weight containing three blossoms, edged and veined in intricate patterns o f pink, maroon, blue, brown and amethyst, each with a millefiori center, on gath­

ters o f ruby calla lily-type blossoms, each with a central yellow stamen, on

ered green and brown stems. The flowers nestle on a pale green moss

stems with emerald green leaves. Signature/date cane.

ground. Signature cane. Signed and dated. From the Winters collection.

Diameter 3".

$ 9 0 0 -15 0 0

Diameter 2 n/i6".

$ 5 5 0 -7 0 0

148. Ken Rosenfeld 1994 orange fantasy flower bouquet weight con­ taining five blossoms with yellow millefiori centers on stems with striped green leaves and green and brown tendrils over a translucent blue ground. “ The inner space has a lot o f magical powers. The inside im agery is bril­

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151. Victor Trabucco 1992 strawberry weight containing a ripe ruby berry

Choko from Millville. Also, the Banford family has its roots in the Vine-

with yellow seeds, hanging on a stem bearing a large white blossom, with

land, New Jersey area, a region rich in glassm aking history and tradi­

orange-tipped yellow stamens, and closed white buds. The upright design

tion.” — The Art o f the Paperweight. From the Winters collection. {The Art

floats in a crystal dome with a flat front facet and frosted back. From the

o f the Paperweight, pp. 5 5-5 6 ) Diameter 3

Winters collection. Diameter 3 Vs".

$ 6 0 0 - 12 0 0

$ 18 0 0 - 2 5 0 0

154. Bob Banford fruit bouquet weight, a formal arrangement, contain­

152. Victor Trabucco 1986 red rose weight containing a large furled blos­

ing four yellow pears, with an orange blush, and five ruby cherries, on a

som on a stalk with three closed buds and green leaves over a translucent

bed o f green leaves set on an upset muslin ground, inside a spiraling pink

cobalt blue ground. Signature cane. Signed/dated.“ In 1977, after exam in­

and green torsade. Signature cane. Diameter 3 V*".

ing a number of antique French paperweights, he began experimenting with paperweight making. He was fascinated with the possibilities inher­ ent in melding delicate lampwork arrangements with solid crystal; after a year of trial and error he successfully mastered the technique. He finds the paperweight format to be demanding, restrictive, and the ultimate chal­ lenge for him as a glass artist.” — The Art o f the Paperweight. Diameter 3 V4".

$ 5 0 0 -8 0 0

153. Bob Banford magnum pansy bouquet weight containing a central purple and yellow pansy, with stardust stamens, encircled by a garland o f clematis, wheatflower and fantasy blossoms, in pink, ruby, turquoise, sky blue, cobalt blue, yellow, brown and white, on stems with closed and twisted buds and emerald green leaves, over a diamond-cut ground. Signature cane. “ Bobs fascination with glassmaking is very much in keeping with the long­ time interest his fam ily has had in the profession. Bobs grandfather knew

$ 7 0 0 -9 0 0

155. Ray Banford cabbage rose and morning glories weight contain­ ing a furled pink rose on a stalk with a pair of twisted buds and emerald green leaves. A vine bearing tiny purple and white morning glories spirals up the stem o f the flower. Signature cane. (See All About Paperweights, p. 54) Diameter 2 15/ie\

$ 6 0 0 -9 0 0

156. Ray Banford double pink rose weight containing a pair o f threedimensional cupped blossoms, with ridged petals in two shades o f pink, on a twisted stem with closed buds and striped yellow green leaves, over a star-cut ground. Signature cane. “After watching Adolph Macho, an old South Jersey tank glassblower make a few paperweights, Ray was inspired to try his own hand at glass work, but with a torch.” — All About Paper­

weights. (See All About Paperweights, pp. 54 -5 5) Diameter 2 15/i6M.

$ 6 0 0 -9 0 0

Em il Larson, an Am erican glass craftsman well known for his crimped

157. Gordon Smith 1986 trumpet flower weight containing three white

rose paperweights. Bobs father worked as an antique glass dealer for many

blossoms with yellow filament stamens, on a vine with slender, twisted,

years and often did business with paperweight makers Pete Lewis and John

yellow-green leaves, over a translucent cobalt blue ground. Signed and

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dated. “Gordon Smith first became interested in glassm aking at the age of

“ Grubb currently designs and creates his own line of lampwork paper­

fifteen while visiting a demonstration at Wheaton Village in 1975. The glass-

weights in his Oregon studio. Because he pulls his own canes to obtain

blower, noting his interest, encouraged him to enroll in the scientific glass-

exactly the right shades, his use o f color is exceptionally delicate and satis­

blowing course at Salem College in Salem, New Jersey” — All About Paper­

fying. Grubb engraves his name and the date on the side o f each weight,

weights .“As a glass artist, I feel blessed to have the opportunity to express

and now includes a signature cane in his work.” — All About Paperweights.

my love for the natural beauty that our planet has to offer us.” — Gordon

(See All About Paperweights, pp. 6 1-6 2 ) Diameter 3 Vs".

Smith, All About Paperweights. (See All About Paperweights, p. 93) Diameter 2

$ 5 0 0 -8 0 0

$ 5 0 0 -8 0 0

16 0 . Jim Donofrio 19 9 6 cowboy weight. A white-hatted, mustachioed cowboy, in brown chaps, with whip in hand, stands up in the saddle o f a

158. Randall Grubb 1997 white moonflower weight, the trumpet-shaped

horse galloping across a desert prairie. Signed and dated. Jim Donofrio

white flower grows on a stem, with twisted buds and heart-shaped green

began to work as an assistant to Paul Stankard in 1980. His pieces are

leaves, over a translucent cobalt blue ground, inside a garland o f complex

heavily influenced by his time with Stankard and his background in metal

white heart and star canes. Signed and dated. Limited edition o f 10. “ Ran­

sculpture. Diameter 3 3/s".

dall Grubb was first introduced to hot glass in the University o f Southern California’s art department. He fell in love with the hot glass process for its seemingly unlimited potential. Grubb wrote his senior business plan on opening a hot glass studio. As part o f his study he worked for Correia Art Glass as an equipment builder. At the studio he met paperweight artist Chris Buzzini, who greatly influenced his future career, giving him guid­ ance and training in the art o f m aking paperweights.” — All About Paper­

ground weight with circlets o f rose, pansy and moss canes, in yellow, pink and green, arranged around a large central pink and green rose on an opaque turquoise ground. The moss canes in the outer row contain tiny hidden ruby hearts. Signed and dated. (See All About Paperweights, pp. 7 8 -7 9 ) Diameter 3 3/i6,?.

$ 12 0 0 - 16 0 0

162. Parabelle Glass 19 9 7 concentric millefiori weight with circlets o f

weights. (See All About Paperweights, pp. 6 1-6 2 ) Diameter 3 Vs".

$ 10 0 0 - 1 4 0 0

16 1. Parabelle Glass 199 8 artist’s proof concentric millefiori color-

$ 8 0 0 -10 0 0

159. Randall Grubb 1996 sugar peas weight containing a ripe pea pod, that has split open to reveal its peas, hanging on a stem with three white

cog, edelweiss, pastry mold and pansy canes, in turquoise, cobalt blue, yel­ low and white, around a central cobalt blue pansy, on a white lace ground. Signed and dated. Limited edition o f 10. Diameter 3 V4".

$ 8 0 0 - 10 0 0

blossoms, green and brown tendrils and green leaves. Signature cane.

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163. Parabelle Glass 1997 artist’s proof magnum concentric millefiori weight with circlets o f complex cog, pastry mold, pansy, and edelweiss

Signed and dated. “ With only the most general information available, Gary spent the first year in his new studio unraveling the mystery— experiment­

canes, in pink, ruby, candy apple red, lime, aventurine green, amethyst,

ing with the making o f glass and the development of techniques... In con­

white and yellow, around a large central pink and green rose, on a white

trast to many studio artists, Gary makes all his own colors, purchasing his

lace ground. Signed and dated. “ The final ingredient that made Scrutton a

raw materials from a local supplier. In this way he can have everything in

success was ingenuity. Although he had studied information about mate­

his control.” — The Art o f the Paperweight. Diameter 3 Vi6n.

rials, tools, and techniques, he had not worked with hot glass or even had the opportunity to watch anyone else work with it! When asked about it now, he just smiles and explains that he was brought up to believe that he was capable o f doing anything he set his mind to. ‘I was fortunate to be raised in the 40s and 50s, which was an optimistic time, ’ he says/We were through the Depression, the war was over and we came out the most pow­ erful and richest nation in the world. I remember very well my high school teachers telling me I could be or do anything I wanted if I applied myself. The opportunities seemed unlimited and these must have been the first

$ 8 0 0 - 10 0 0

1 66. Parabelle Glass 1998 artist’s proof concentric moss ground mille­ fiori weight with alternating circlets o f moss and rose canes around a large central butterscotch rose. Signed and dated. “A visit with Gary and Doris Scrutton o f Parabelle Glass brings to mind the time-honored Am eri­ can ideals o f self-reliance and know-how. If you think o f the pioneering spirit embodied in men like Thomas Edison or the Wright brothers in con­ nection with the Scruttons, you’ll be closer to understanding this glass stu­ dio.” — Paperweight News (Vol. XV, No. 1). Diameter 3 Vie".

$ 10 0 0 -14 0 0

classes o f entrepreneurs. M any o f my classmates were very successful as

167. Parabelle Glass 1998 artist’s proof patterned millefiori weight

businessmen and have gone on to become millionaires.” — Paperweight

with a central ruby rose encircled by a row o f amethyst pastry mold canes,

News (Vol. XV, No. 1). Diameter 3

a row o f eight spaced ruby rose canes and a row o f alternating amethyst

$ 14 0 0 - 2 0 0 0

164. Parabelle Glass 1993 looped garland moss carpet ground weight

and aventurine green pastry mold canes, on a white lace ground. Signed

containing loops of pink and ruby complex pastry mold canes, arranged

and dated. (See All About Paperweights, pp. 7 8 -7 9 )

around a complex pink and ruby cog cane, set in a green moss ground

Diameter 3".

studded with red and white prairie canes. Signature/date cane. Limited

168. Parabelle Glass 1997 moss ground concentric millefiori weight.

edition o f 10 . Diameter 2

Garlands, composed o f pink and green roses and millefiori hearts, encircle

$ 5 0 0 -7 0 0

$ 8 0 0 -10 0 0

165. Parabelle Glass 1998 artist’s proof jasper ground rose weight con­

a central pink heart surrounded by a garland o f tiny green and white roses.

taining two circlets o f green and white roses, around a central green and

The design decorates a green moss ground studded with white prairie

yellow rose, on a blue, pink, white and copper aventurine jasper ground.

canes. Signed and dated. Limited edition o f 1 0 .“ There’s more mystery for

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me in millefiori than in lam pwork— and at that time there was no one in

172. Parabelle Glass 1994 artist’s proof Allegro upright bouquet weight

this country doing that type of work. I had many people tell me that I could

with three flowers, in pink, yellow and turquoise, each with a complex mille­

not do it— and that’s the wrong thing to say to me.” — Gary Scrutton, All About Paperweights. (See All About Paperweights, pp. 7 8 -7 9 ) Diameter 3 Vs". $ 10 0 0 - 1 2 0 0

fiori center, arranged on a bed o f emerald green leaves flecked with green

169. Parabelle Glass 1997 Sweet Expression close concentric mille­ fiori weight. Pink and green roses, and white and green roses, emanate from a large central rose, on a white lace ground, with edelweiss and cog

aventurine, in a swirling latticinio funnel basket, with an encased pink and white filigree ribbon handle. Signed and dated. “ Doris Scrutton pri­ m arily creates the setups for the millefiori designs. She is also the walker in stretching the millefiori canes .” — All About Paperweights. (See All About Paperweights, pp. 7 8 -7 9 ) Diameter 2 Vs". $ 9 0 0 -12 0 0

canes in emerald and white. Signed and dated. Limited edition o f 1 0 .“ Gary

173. Parabelle Glass 1997 artist’s proof rose piedouche weight with a

Scrutton first began working with glass in the 194 0s. He started as an ap­

circlet of large ruby and green roses, alternating with small green and white

prentice after high school, learning general glassworking techniques such

roses, around a large central ruby rose cane on a white lace ground. The

as beveling, etching and m irror silvering .” — All About Paperweights. (See All About Paperweights, pp. 7 8 -7 9 ) Diameter 3 3/i6M. $ 9 0 0 -12 0 0

design is set on a pink and white stave basket, decorated with a fancy pink,

170. Parabelle Glass 1997 artist’s proof rose moss millefiori weight with circlets o f pastry mold and bell-shaped canes, around a central smol­

white and cobalt blue spiral torsade, around the exterior o f the design at the top and the foot. “ Gary makes all his own colors, purchasing his raw materials from a local supplier .” — All About Paperweights. (See All About Paperweights, pp. 7 8 -7 9 ) Diameter 2 15he". $ 12 0 0 - 16 0 0

dering heart, placed inside a garland of tiny stars. The center o f each bell­ shaped cane contains a hidden yellow rose. The center of each pastry mold

174. Parabelle Glass 1997 artist’s proof aventurine piedouche weight

cane, in an inner circlet o f canes, contains a hidden pink pansy. The ar­

with spaced circlets o f pink and yellow pansies, and pink and green roses,

rangement decorates a green moss ground studded with tiny white roses. Signed and dated. Diameter 2 Vs".

$ 9 0 0 -12 0 0

171. Parabelle Glass 1997 artist’s proof concentric millefiori weight

around a central rose cane on a green aventurine ground. The design is set on a pink and white stave basket, decorated with a fancy green and white spiral torsade, around the exterior of the design at the top and the foot. “ Gary has developed a highly sophisticated glass studio with computers

with circlets o f pastry mold and primrose canes, in amethyst, lime, cobalt

regulating the temperatures o f the furnace and the glass formulas. With

blue, pink and orange, around a large central pink and green rose, on a

these methods, the Scruttons are able to maintain a high level o f quality

white lace ground. Signed and dated. Diameter 3 lA".

control over their finished weights .” — All About Paperweights.

$ 9 0 0 - 12 0 0

Diameter 2 15/ie\

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$ 16 0 0 - 2 0 0 0

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175* Yaffa Sikorsky-Todd and Jeffrey M. Todd 1992 Ornamental Tree weight. Vines of pink and yellow millefiori flowers hang from a leafy tree,

178. Yaffa Sikorsky-Todd and Jeffrey M. Todd 1997 In the Woods weight.

with a curved trunk, in a grassy meadow dotted with blue wildflowers and

trees and another tree, turning brilliant orange and yellow fall colors. Signed

rocks. Signed and dated. Diameter 3 lA".

and dated. “ When Yaffa Sikorsky-Todd and Jeffrey Todd first began work­

$ 3 5 0 -4 5 0

176. Yaffa Sikorsky-Todd and Jeffrey M. Todd First Sign of Fall weight containing a tree, with leaves turning from green to orange, on a grassy ground with white millefiori wildflowers and rocks. Signed and dated. Lim ­ ited edition o f 3 0 .“ Yaffa and Jeff s ‘Natureweights’ are traditional-style pa­

A blue stream winds through a grassy meadow with rocks, three leafy green

ing together in glass, they made goblets and perfumes. They next added lampworked flowers to the bottles which evolved into larger glass forms.” —

All About Paperweights. (See All About Paperweights, p. 92) Diameter 3 Vs".

$ 3 5 0 -4 5 0

dow for the viewer to look through. Most o f their images come from child­

179. Yaffa Sikorsky-Todd and Jeffrey M. Todd 1997 Let’s Go Fishing weight. A black, white and orange striped rowboat is tied to a tree grow­

hood mem ories and their present environment. They use the gardens

ing from a grassy shore by the side o f a lake. Signed and dated.“ Yaffa Sikor­

around their house, the river behind their studio and the magnificent North

sky-Todd and Jeffrey Todd exhibit nationally and internationally, their work

Carolina mountains for their inspiration.” — All About Paperweights.

is included in many private and museum collections.” — All About Paper­

Diameter 3 5/i6".

weights. (See All About Paperweights, p. 92) Diameter 3 Vs".

perweights. By using the lens-shaped horizontal form, they create a w in­

$ 3 5 0 -4 5 0

$ 3 5 0 -4 5 0

177. Yaffa Sikorsky-Todd and Jeffrey M. Todd 1995 Camouflage weight.

180. Yaffa Sikorsky-Todd and Jeffrey M. Todd 1998 Dinner weight. A

A brown and yellow frog hides amidst stalks o f pink, amethyst and yellow

frog leaps from a rock after an insect, flying above a pond with lily pads, by

flowering plants on a grassy ground with brown rocks. Signed and dated.

a grassy shore with orange and brown cattails. Signed and dated. “ Yaffa

Limited edition o f 30. “ Yaffa Sikorsky-Todd worked as a studio potter for

Sikorsky-Todd and Jeffrey Todd have worked together for eleven years in

two years after completing her BFA in Ceramics at the Philadelphia Col­

their Burnsville, North Carolina studio. Each piece is signed and dated.” —

lege o f Art. She then went on to receive her m asters degree in glass at the

All About Paperweights. (See All About Paperweights, p. 92)

Rochester Institute o f Technology in 1977. Jeffrey M. Todd majored in jew ­

Diameter 3".

elry and glass at Southern Illinois University. He became interested in glass in the early 1970^, taking classes at SIU and at the Penland School of Crafts in metal-working and glassblowing.” — All About Paperweights. (See All About Paperweights, p. 92) Diameter 3 Vs". $ 3 5 0 -4 5 0

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$ 3 5 0 -4 5 0

181. Johne Parsley 1989 dogwood bouquet weight containing three green-spotted dogwood blossoms, with upright green and yellow stamens, on gathered stems with clusters o f orange and yellow buds, and striped yellow and green leaves. “ Using techniques and skills polished over many

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years, Parsley’s paperweights reveal an extraordinary level o f perfection,

184. Mayauel Ward 1994 primrose bouquet weight containing an or­

especially when one considers that most o f his weights are miniatures. For

ange primrose, with black filament stamens, on stems with two yellow

Johne, a weight measuring 2 Vi to 3" is a super m agnum !” — Paperweight

clematis blossoms, a pale blue bellflower and a stalk o f white morning

News (Vol. XIV, No. 1). From the Winters collection.

glories. Signed and dated. From the Winters collection.

Diameter 2 n/i6".

$ 11 0 0 - 1 4 0 0

Diameter 2 3/4".

$ 4 0 0 -6 0 0

182. Mayauel Ward 19 9 7 orchid weight containing two pink blossoms

185. Mayauel Ward 1990 braided bouquet weight containing two white

with complex orange, yellow and green centers, on a white stalk with slen­

primrose blossoms, with black filament stamens, a cluster o f blue calla

der green leaves, a rhizome and a trailing root system, over an opaque black

lily-type blossoms, two yellow morning glories and a purple bellflower, on

ground. Signed and dated. “ While Ward s flowers exhibit the delicacy and

green, brown and white stems, with closed buds and green leaves. Signed

vibrancy o f a real flower, they are seldom one hundred percent botanically

and dated. From the Winters collection. Diameter 2 lA".

accurate. He begins his work by closely studying different blooms that in­ trigue him. Ward often takes details of several different flowers and com­ bines them to create a new flower. This is one o f the aspects that make studying his bouquets exciting. For example, sometimes a violet will have a daisy center, or a single orchid will take into account the best qualities of several different species o f the genus. These charming details— usually lost on the inexperienced botanist, make his pieces a source o f continual enjoyment and discovery to seasoned flower growers.” — Paperweight News (Vol. XV, No. 1). From the Winters collection. Diameter 2 Vie".

$ 3 0 0 -4 5 0

$30 0 -4 0 0

186. Perthshire Paperweights/Johne Parsley collaborative warden pears on lace piedouche weight displaying a pair o f ripening yellow pears on a stem with a white blossom and green leaves, inside a garland o f pink complex canes, on parallel strips o f white latticinio. The arrangement is set on a swirling white latticinio pedestal with a pair of pink, white and blue spiral torsades. Circular top facet with two rows of circular side fac­ ets. Limited edition of 35. A signature cane identifies this as the work of Johne Parsley and Perthshire master gaffer Peter McDougall. “ Parsley s lampwork captures the splendor of the fruit as portrayed in the famous

183. Mayauel Ward 19 9 0 white bellflower bouquet weight containing a

Traite des arbre fruitiers by Pierre Jean Francois Turpin, while McDougalPs

cupped blossom, with ridged petals around yellow stamens and white pis­

canework heightens the delicacy o f this grand presentation.” — The Art o f

til, next to a partially open blossom, on brown stems with three closed buds and green leaves. Signed and dated. From the Winters collection.

the Paperweight— Challenging Tradition. (See The Art of the Paperweight— Challenging Tradition, p. 48; The Complete Guide to Perthshire Paperweights,

Diameter 2 5/i6".

p. 153)

$ 4 0 0 -6 0 0

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see side view

p. 27. Diameter 2 W*", height 2 “ Ae".

$ 18 0 0 - 2 5 0 0

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187. Perthshire Paperweights 1993 magnum concentric millefiori weight with a central blue double clematis encircled by rows of complex

190. Perthshire Paperweights 1994 ruby flash overlay floral basket weight, containing an o range-speckled yellow blossom and a blue-

cog, six-pointed star, quatrefoil and square-shaped canes, in pink, amber,

speckled white blossom, on stems with four closed buds, inside a ruby

yellow, blue, turquoise, grass green, pistachio and white, on a translucent

flash overlay cut to resemble a basket. The arrangement is set on a clear

blue-purple ground. Circular top facet with three rows of circular side fac­

grid-cut base. Signed. Limited edition o f 300 . (See The Complete Guide to

ets. The design includes a special PMcD signature cane identifying Perths­

Perthshire Paperweights, p. 59) Diameter 2 9he".

hire master gaffer Peter McDougall as the maker. Signature/date cane. Lim ­ ited edition o f 50. “ Perthshire Paperweights was founded in 1968 by Stu­ art Drysdale, a Scottish country lawyer and businessman, who died in 1990. The factory is located in Crieff, a small farm ing community in central Scot­ land.” — The Complete Guide to Perthshire Paperweights. (See The Complete

Guide to Perthshire Paperweights, p. 57) Diameter 4 V *".

$ 17 0 0 -2 2 0 0

188. One-of-a-kind Perthshire Paperweights 1978 encased double overlay clematis weight, the flower, with five blue petals around white stardust stamens, grows on a stalk with an opening bud and green leaves. The design nestles on an opaque pink cushion, inside a fancy-cut, clearencased, red-and-white double overlay. The exterior o f the piece is deco­

$ 5 0 0 -8 0 0

191. Perthshire Paperweights 1997 fantasy flower bouquet weight con­ taining four fantasy flowers with complex millefiori centers, in amethyst, pink, yellow, sky blue, orange and white, on gathered stems with closed buds and green leaves, over a star-cut ground, inside a blue flash overlay cut with a circular top facet and three rows of oval-shaped side facets, in­ terspersed with diagonal flutes. Signed. Limited edition o f 250. (See The

Complete Guide to Perthshire Paperweights, p. 64) Diameter 3".

$ 5 0 0 -8 0 0

192. Perthshire Paperweights 1996 clematis in crown basket weight, the flower, with pointed white petals around yellow stamens, on stems with

rated with four and one faceting. Signature/date cane. From the Winters

closed yellow buds and green leaves. The flower floats inside a crown bas­

collection. Diameter 3 Vs".

ket formed from pink and blue twists alternating with white latticinio

$ 2 0 0 0 -3 0 0 0

189. Perthshire Paperweights 1979 pink flash overlay hollow seal weight with a circus seal balancing a red and white ball on its nose, as it rests on a swirling red and white stand. The display is set in a pink flash

cables. Circular top facet. Signature/date cane. Limited edition o f 300 . (See

The Complete Guide to Perthshire Paperweights, p. 62) Diameter 2 9he".

$30 0 -4 0 0

overlay with a circular top facet and two rows of side facets. P signature

193. Perthshire Paperweights 1973 patterned millefiori weight con­

cane. Limited edition o f 275. (See The Art o f the Paperweight— Perthshire,

taining a central disc composed o f complex cog and star canes, in pink,

p. 75; The Complete Guide to Perthshire Paperweights, p. 31)

lime, white, turquoise and yellow, encircled by a garland o f spaced pink

Diameter 3 V4".

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$ 4 0 0 -6 0 0

and white cog canes and a garland o f alternating blue and beige cog canes,

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on a translucent cobalt blue ground. Signature/date cane. (See The Com­

blue cushion. Signature/date cane. Limited edition of 190 . (See The Com­

plete Guide to Perthshire Paperweights, p. 91)

plete Guide to Perthshire Paperweights, p. 58)

Diameter 3 W .

$30 0 -50 0

194. Perthshire Paperweights 1992 pink and white clematis trellis weight containing vines o f four-petaled blossoms, each with a millefiori

Diameter 3 3/i6".

$ 3 5 0 -5 5 0

19 6 . Perthshire Paperweights 19 9 6 ladybug weight, the black-spotted red insect, with black head, white eyes and antennae, crawls over a leaf on

center, and buds, on green and brown vines with different types o f green

a rose plant containing three furled blue blossoms with yellow stamens.

and brown leaves, clinging to a golden trellis above a translucent emerald

Top facet and two rows o f circular side facets. Signature cane. Limited edi­

ground. Signature cane. Limited edition of 300 . “ Sometime in 1 9 6 7 1 was

tion of 250. (See The Complete Guide to Perthshire Paperweights, p. 62)

sent from the States a copy o f the drugstore m agazine‘Womans Day’ pub­

Diameter 2 3A".

lished in 1965, which contained a magnificent article on the weights of the

197. Perthshire Paperweights 19 7 3 patterned millefiori carpet ground weight containing the spaced silhouettes o f a dog, a cat, a kangaroo and a

Bergstrom Art Center and Museum. I nearly choked. Up to that time I knew nothing o f the existence o f antique weights and as Paul Hollister said in his book, I thought ‘Baccarat was a card game and Saint Louis a town on the M ississippi River. *I thumbed through that volume and compared the pieces with the junk and rubbish with which I had been so proudly fam il­ iar for the last seven years. I showed it to the craftsmen and they, as all

$ 4 0 0 -6 0 0

penguin around a central sailboat silhouette, set in a sea o f pink and t urquoise canes over a translucent violet ground. Five and one faceting. Signature/date cane. Limited edition of 348. (See The Complete Guide to

Perthshire Paperweights, p. 23) Diameter 2 5/s".

$20 0 -30 0

— Perths­

198. Perthshire Paperweights 19 7 3 faceted pink clematis weight, the

hire Paperweights’ founder Stuart Drysdale, The Art o f the Paperweight—

flower, with white and fuchsia petals around a central signature cane, grows

Perthshire. (See The Complete Guide to Perthshire Paperweights, p. 54)

on a stem with green leaves over a grid-cut ground. Circular top facet with

Diameter 3 Us".

fancy connected finger facets on the sides. From the Winters collection.

craftsmen do, said,‘We can do as well as that, ’ and I said,‘Do it.

$ 3 0 0 -4 5 0

195. Perthshire Paperweights 1994 clematis bouquet weight contain­ ing a central pink clematis, with a complex millefiori center, on a stalk

(See The Complete Guide to Perthshire Paperweights, p. 23) Diameter 2 Vs".

$20 0 -4 0 0

with smaller clematis, flax and fantasy flowers, in turquoise, cobalt blue, pink, periwinkle, white and pale yellow. The design decorates a webbed

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199- Perthshire Paperweights 1991 square-pattern millefiori weight

202. William Manson 1998 yellow clematis perfume bottle containing

containing a square-shaped arrangement of lime and pistachio twists deco­

a yellow flower with an orange center, on brown stems with two closed

rated with complex cog, star and pompon-type canes in pink, powder blue,

buds and striped green leaves, inside a fancy crystal bottle with a stopper.

cobalt blue, turquoise, lime, brown and white. From the Winters collec­

Signed and dated. “William Manson’s business was founded only recently

tion. (See The Complete Guide to Perthshire Paperweights, p. 128)

in Perth, Scotland. Willie, as he prefers to be called, has a career in glass

Diameter 2 V2".

making that began with Caithness Glass in the late 19 6 0 s . Willie states, ‘At

$ 8 0 0 -15 0 0

200. Perthshire Paperweights 1972 miniature primrose basket weight containing a pink blossom, with a central signature cane, on a stalk with slender green leaves, inside a blue millefiori stave basket. “ Perthshire Pa­

— Scot­ tish Paperweights. Signature cane. Limited edition o f 10 0 . (See Scottish Paperweights, pp. 14 5 -15 5 ) Height 5 Vs". $ 4 5 0 -6 5 0 last, I can design and develop paperweights to my satisfaction.

in 1968.” — The Complete Guide to Perthshire Paperweights. From the W in­

203. Caithness Glass/Whitefriars/Allen Scott 1998 Daisy Bouquet weight containing three Michaelmas daisies, in yellow, white, pink and

ters collection. (See The Complete Guide to Perthshire Paperweights, p. 22)

amethyst, with yellow centers, on stems with slender green leaves above a

Diameter 1 15/i6M.

star-cut ground. Signature cane. Signed. Limited edition o f 75. (See The

perweights has enhanced Scottish glass making ever since its doors opened

$ 4 0 0 -6 0 0

201. J Glass/John Deacons 1983 pink and white dahlia weight, the flower composed o f five tiers o f petals around a blue cog cane. Green leaves peek out from beneath the flower. Signature/date cane. “ John Deacons, a skilled designer trained at the Edinburgh College o f Art, formed ‘J’ Glass in 1979

Charlton Standard Catalogue o f Caithness Paperweights, p. 4 10 ) Diameter 3".

$30 0 -4 0 0

204. Caithness Glass/Whitefriars/Allen Scott 1998 Red Rose Bouquet weight containing a pink-violet blossom with a double tier o f petals,

in Crieff, Scotland. The company derived its name from the enigmatic ‘J ’

around yellow stardust stamens, on a stalk with an opening bud, a closed

signature cane found in certain nineteenth-century Bohemian weights.

bud and emerald green leaves, over a star-cut ground inside a garland of

Deacons chose this same m ark to honor the unknown creator o f those

alternating blue and olive pastry mold canes. Five and one faceting. Signed.

ingenious weights and to identify his own skillful creations. The company

Limited edition o f 50. (See The Charlton Standard Catalogue of Caithness

produced paperweights in the classic style until it ceased operation in

Paperweights, p. 409) Diameter 3".

1983.” — All About Paperweights. From the Winters collection. (See All About

Paperweights, p. 66) Diameter 2

$ 3 5 0 -6 0 0

$ 5 5 0 -6 5 0

205. Caithness Glass/Whitefriars/Margot Thomson 1996 Pansy weight, the flower, with purple upper petals and blue lower petals around a central complex cog cane, grows on a stem inside a tiara o f green leaves,

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over a swirling am ber ground, inside a garland o f amethyst and white cog/

amber ground. Hexagonal top facet with scalloped side facets. Signature

quatrefoil canes. Geometric faceting around the top of the design with fancy

cane. Signed. Limited edition o f 50. (See The Charlton Standard Catalogue

cutting around the sides. Signature cane. Signed. Limited edition o f 50.

o f Caithness Paperweights, p. 375) Diameter 3 7i6M.

(See The Charlton Standard Catalogue o f Caithness Paperweights, p. 346) Diameter 3 Vs".

$800-1000

$ 4 5 0 -5 5 0

209. Caithness Glass/Whitefriars/Margot Thomson 1996 Auricula weight containing three brown-edged yellow blossoms on a green stalk

206. Caithness Glass/Whitefriars/Rosette Fleming 1998 Alpine Sum­ mer weight. A central black-striped orange-red clematis blossom is en­

growing from a maroon pot with green leaves, inside a garland o f complex

circled by two orange-red blossoms, a white blossom and closed buds, in

ground. This flower, a member o f the primula family, is sometimes called

amethyst and white cog/quatrefoil canes, over a translucent teal blue

this design inspired by traditional Swiss embroidery. Signature cane.

‘Bear’s Ear’ because of its distinctive petal shape. Circular top facet and

Signed. Limited edition o f 50. Five and one faceting with fancy h alf circles

oval side facets alternating with circular facets on the side. Signed. Lim ­

attached to the top facet. (See The Charlton Standard Catalogue o f Caith­

ited edition o f 50. (See The Charlton Standard Catalogue o f Caithness Pa­ perweights, p. 347) Diameter 3 V*". $ 5 0 0 -6 5 0

ness Paperweights, p. 408) Diameter 2 15he".

$400-500

207. Caithness Glass/Whitefriars/Rosette Fleming 1997 Pretty in Pink weight. A pink millefiori butterfly flutters past a white daisy, two pink lil­

210. Caithness Glass/Whitefriars/Rosette Fleming 1997 Diamond Bou­ quet weight containing four clematis blossoms, in pink, amethyst and

ies and a yellow blossom on green, yellow and white stems, with pink and

yellow, on stalks with clusters o f amethyst lilacs, closed buds and green

yellow buds over an opaque pink ground. Geometric cutting around the

leaves, over a teal green ground, in a fancy geometric faceted dome. Signa­

top and sides, with a special facet that allows the piece to be displayed

ture cane. Signed. Limited edition o f 50. (See The Charlton Standard Cata­

upright or in the traditional paperweight manner. Signature cane. Signed.

logue o f Caithness Paperweights, p. 375) Diameter 2 % ".

$ 6 0 0 -7 5 0

Limited edition o f 50. (See The Charlton Standard Catalogue o f Caithness

Paperweights, p. 395) Diameter 3 Vs".

$800-1000

208. Caithness Glass/Whitefriars/Rosette Fleming 1997 Autumn Gold weight containing four blossoms, in amber, gold and pink-violet, on stems with pink-violet and copper aventurine buds and yellow leaves over an

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211. Caithness Glass/Helen MacDonald 1998 The Raj weight. An

214. Caithness Glass/Helen MacDonald 1998 Aquaflora weight. An

abstract Indian palace, created from amber glass and bubbles, rests inside

abstract blossom, composed o f four cobalt blue petals around a central

a teardrop-shaped crystal dome engraved with an intricate pattern, in­

spiked chartreuse form, decorated with four large bubbles, is cradled in­

cluding a train of walking elephants bearing the Raj and his servants. The

side a field o f evenly spaced bubbles on an aqua ground. Four and one

design, which is cut with a flat front window, is mounted on an amber foot.

faceting with fancy cutting around the sides o f the piece. Signed. Limited

Signed. Limited edition o f 50. “ She joined Caithness Glass in Wick as a

edition of 75. “ In 1985, Helen MacDonald transferred to the Perth factory

trainee glass engraver in 1974 and, by 1979, had attained the highest skill

and engraved many prestige presentation pieces, including a number for

rating in the engraving studios.” — The Charlton Standard Catalogue o f

members o f the Royal Family.” — The Charlton Standard Catalogue o f Cai­

Caithness Paperweights. (See The Charlton Standard Catalogue o f Caith­ ness Paperweights, Introduction & p. 399) Height 4 Vs". $ 12 5 0 - 14 5 0

thness Paperweights. (See The Charlton Standard Catalogue of Caithness Paperweights, Introduction & p. 425) Diameter 3 W*", height 3 7he". $ 8 0 0 -9 0 0

212. Caithness Glass/Alastair Macintosh 1997 Hermitage weight. An elongated bubble floats above a plain o f tiny bubbles, encircled by a gar­ land o f translucent emerald glass, inside an amethyst-flashed dome with fancy cutting. This design was inspired by the definition o f a hermitage: A solitary dwelling place, usually remote, to attain peace and tranquillity. Signed. Limited edition o f 50. “A graduate o f the Edinburgh College o f Art, he specialized in glass design and was taught by master glassmakers Ken Wainwright and Andrew Scott” — The Charlton Standard Catalogue o f

Caithness Paperweights. (See The Charlton Standard Catalogue o f Caith­ ness Paperweights, Introduction & p. 362) Height 4 Vs". $ 8 0 0 -10 0 0 213. Caithness Glass/Whitefriars/Alastair Macintosh 1997 Golden Mi­ tre weight. A wispy yellow freeform floats above a sparkling goldstone ground inside a chisel-cut amber-flashed overlay, decorated with a fancy grid-cut pattern around the base. Limited edition o f 50. (See The Charlton Standard Catalogue o f Caithness Paperweights, Introduction & p. 36 1) Height 4".

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215. Caithness Glass/Colin Terris 1997 Firework Fiesta weight. A large bubble nestles inside a translucent pink and amber form, below a field of bubbles and an abstract amethyst form, in a mitre-cut crystal dome deco­ rated with a spiral green thread. Signed. Limited edition o f 50 .“ Colin Terris, a graduate o f the Edinburgh College of Art, specialized in glass design and, in i96 0, went to Norway to further his skills in the intricate art of copper wheel glass engraving. He spent a year there, and on his return to Scotland he taught art for eight years before joining Caithness Glass to establish an engraving studio in 1968.” — The Charlton Standard Catalogue o f Caithness Paperweights. (See The Charlton Standard Catalogue o f Caithness Paper­ weights, Introduction & p. 387) see side view p . 59. Height 3 Vs". $ 9 0 0 -110 0 2 16 . Caithness Glass/Colin Terris 19 9 6 Serendipity weight. A large di­ mensional white eight-toothed cog form, cradles an organic cupped blue form with tendrils, on a teal green ground, inside a geometric faceted dome

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with fancy vertical flutes around the base. Signed. Limited edition of 50.

fuchsia, amethyst, lilac, yellow, amber, chartreuse, pistachio, emerald, cop­

“ Colin Terris was made a Member of the Order o f the British Empire (MBE)

per aventurine, orange and white. The colors and patterns o f the canes are

in 19 9 1 in recognition o f his contribution to British glass, and his work

reflected in evenly spaced balloon-shaped bubbles placed in the center

can be seen in most major paperweight collections. He his recognized in­

and around the exterior o f the design. “ These pieces are quite rare from

ternationally as The Father o f Modern Paperweight Design.” — The Char­

Paul Y sart. This piece has the added attraction o f a row o f spaced

lton Standard Catalogue o f Caithness Paperweights. (See The Charlton Stan­ dard Catalogue o f Caithness Paperweights, Introduction & p. 351) see side view p. 59. Height 2 V2". $ 8 0 0 -9 0 0

bubbles.” — Scottish Paperweights. From the Winters collection. (See Scot­

tish Paperweights, p. 20) Diameter 3 Vs".

$ 6 0 0 - 10 0 0

220. Paul Ysart Robert Burns sulphide weight with a central white

2 17 . Paul Ysart close packed millefiori perfume bottle containing com­

cameo o f the Scottish poet, encircled by a feathered blue and mauve

plex cog, quatrefoil and star canes, in pink, fuchsia, amethyst, powder blue,

torsade on an opaque black ground. The torsade was cleverly created with

turquoise, cobalt blue, lime, emerald, chartreuse, yellow, amber, orange and

m illefiori rods whose pattern is visible from the side. “ Paul made his

white, in the stopper and the base o f the cone-shaped bottle. A garland of

discovery that a ceramic clay pipe could be encased in glass without the

amber and white complex cog canes encircles the arrangement in both

piece fracturing. This led Paul to experiment with the old French tech­

the base and the stopper. (See Scottish Paperweights, p. 36) Height 5 V .

niques o f sulphide paperweights, perfected by the Baccarat and Clichy fac­ $ 2 0 0 0 -3 5 0 0

2 18 . Early Paul Ysart magnum spoked millefiori weight with eight

tories in the 18 5 0 s.” — Scottish Paperweights. (See Scottish Paperweights, pp. 2 6 -2 7 ) Diameter 3 lA".

$ 8 0 0 -10 0 0

spokes o f complex cog canes emanating from a central concentric disc of

221. Paul Ysart signed double aventurine fish weight. A pair o f

complex cogs, in cobalt blue, Persian blue, fuchsia, chartreuse, orange, ruby,

pisciforms, in green and gold aventurine with red spots, swim over a sandy

emerald and white. “ Paul Ysart is generally recognized as the finest paper­

ground with white rocks and a signature cane. (See Scottish Paperweights,

weight maker o f his time. His skills were learned from his father Salvador,

pp. 12 2 - 12 3 ) Diameter 2 ' V .

an immigrant glassmaker from Barcelona, Spain.” — Scottish Paperweights. From the Winters collection. (See Scottish Paperweights, pp. 18 -3 9 ) Diameter 4".

$ 10 0 0 - 2 0 0 0

2 19 . Paul Ysart scrambled millefiori weight containing whole and bro­

$ 18 0 0 - 2 5 0 0

222. Paul Ysart signed open concentric millefiori weight with com­ plex cog and star canes in amethyst, pink, yellow, leaf green and white. From the Winters collection. (See Scottish Paperweights, pp. 18 -3 9 ) Diameter 2 13/i6M.

$ 3 0 0 0 -4 0 0 0

ken canes, including complex cog, quatrefoil and star canes, in pink, ruby,

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223. Paul Ysart signed ribbon bouquet garland colorground weight

226. Paul Ysart jasper ground trefoil weight containing five trefoil­

containing five flowers, in pink, turquoise, Persian blue and yellow on gath­

shaped clusters of complex cogs, in fuchsia, amber, cobalt blue, chartreuse,

ered stems tied with a gold aventurine ribbon, over a translucent cobalt

spring green and white, around a central powder blue cog cane on a green

blue ground, inside a spaced garland o f pink complex cog canes. From the

and white jasper ground. A spaced garland of fuchsia, white and chartreuse

Winters collection. (See Scottish Paperweights, pp. 2 4 - 2 5 ,7 6 ,1 2 3 )

cog canes has been placed around the exterior of the design. (See Scottish

tail p . 53.

Diameter 2 13/i6M.

see de ­

$ 2 0 0 0 -3 0 0 0

224. Paul Ysart/Harland signed circular garlands millefiori colorground weight containing five circlets o f complex cog canes, in cobalt

Paperweights, pp. 11 0 - 1 2 8 ) Diameter 3 V16".

$ 6 0 0 - 10 0 0

227. Charles Kaziun snake weight, the reptile, with red and yellow coils, slithers across a bed o f chartreuse and white pebbles. The head of the snake

blue, fuchsia, amethyst, spring green, and white, around a central flattened

is raised in the air. “ Even from a distance, a ‘Kaziun’ is recognizable

pink and white complex cog, on a translucent cobalt blue ground. A spaced

because o f his use o f rich colors, which the artist feels is o f prim ary

garland of complex fuchsia and white cogs decorate the outside o f the de­

importance. Close inspection of his pieces reveals the high quality o f his

sign. “ Paperweights produced during the four or five years o f Harland’s

workmanship and his obvious respect for perfection, lessons learned early

existence usually had an H cane inserted. Many of the weights with the H

in his career.” — All About Paperweights. (See All About Paperweights,

canes were sent to an agent in Glasgow, who called on the quality gift trade

pp. 6 7-6 8 )

retailers in the North o f England and Scotland.” — Scottish Paperweights. From the Winters collection. (See Scottish Paperweights, pp. 11 0 - 1 2 8 ) Diameter 2

$ 2 0 0 0 -3 5 0 0

see side view

p. 57. Diameter 2 Vs".

$ 18 0 0 - 2 5 0 0

228. Charles Kaziun miniature yellow daffodil weight with six petals around a flared millefiori cane containing stardust stamens. The blossom, which rests on three green sepals, floats on a translucent turquoise ground.

225. Paul Ysart latticinio spoked millefiori weight containing a central

Signature cane. “ Charles Kaziun, one o f the pioneers o f paperweight

millefiori disc composed of complex cog, quatrefoil and latticinio canes,

making, has been working since 1939 to rediscover the lost techniques of

in orange, emerald, pink, amethyst, yellow and white on an opaque blue

the French glass factories. His work includes a wide range o f millefiori,

cushion. Colored latticinio spokes, in orange, copper aventurine, powder

lampwork and crimp flower paperweights.” — All About Paperweights. (See

blue and white, radiate from the disc. A balloon-shaped bubble has been

All About Paperweights, pp. 6 7-6 8 ) Diameter 2".

placed at the end o f every other spoke. (See Scottish Paperweights, pp. 1 1 0 128) Diameter 3 V .

$ 6 0 0 - 10 0 0

$ 9 0 0 -12 0 0

229. Francis Whittemore footed blue crimp rose pedestal weight con­ taining a fifteen-petaled blossom cupped inside four green leaves, on a fancy footed crystal pedestal. Signature cane. “ I started blowing glass in

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1 9 3 8 .1 saw someone dem onstrating the technique, got interested, and

field. Whittemore began m aking paperweights in preparation for teaching

fooled around with it. My father finally purchased some decent equipment.

a class on decorative glassblowing in Salem County, New Jersey.” — All About Paperweights. From the Winters collection. (See All About Paper­ weights, p. 105) Height 2 3/i6m. $30 0 -50 0

Then I really went to work blowing glass. I got a lot o f help, but essentially taught myself. I’ve done just about everything in the glass and scientific fields. I have an excellent technical background in botany and biology as well.” — All About Paperweights. From the Winters collection. (See All About

Paperweights, p. 105) Height 2 3/s".

$30 0 -4 0 0

233. Ronald Hansen burnt-orange cabbage rose ring stand containing a furled blossom on a stalk with emerald green leaves on an opaque apri­ cot ground. Signed. “As a glassblower, he specialized in the manufacture o f

230. Wesley Lutz purple crimped rose weight containing a fifteen-pet-

neon tubing. His interest in antique glass and the creative potential of the

aled blossom cupped inside four green leaves. Signature cane.“ Even though

medium led him to paperweight making. Using only torches, he experi­

Wesley Lutz started m aking paperweights in the late 19 6 0 s (1975 by some

mented with many different paperweight motifs, especially those popular

accounts) just after Jack Choko started, he does so now as a hobby and not

in antique French weights.” — All About Paperweights. (See All About Pa­ perweights , p. 64) Height 2 7/i6". $ 20 0 -30 0

as a business. He made crimp roses and a few crimp tulips through the 19 7 0 s and early 1980s, but only makes a few currently to give as gifts.” —

234. Robert Hansen lilies of the valley ring stand containing a leafy

The Dictionary o f Paperweight Signature Canes. From the Winters collec­ tion. Diameter 2 lA". $250 -4 0 0

emerald stalk o f white bell-shaped blossoms, with yellow stamens, on an

231. Joe Barker double clematis weight, the flower, with a double tier of

Michigan, Robert Hansen, son o f Ronald Hansen, specializes in glass ani­

white petals around a yellow-speckled green center, nestles on a bed of

mals and figures. Robert Hansen signs his weights with a full signature in

striped green leaves, over a translucent cobalt blue ground. From the Win­

script on the base.” — All About Paperweights. From the Winters collection.

ters collection. Diameter 2 3/i6".

(See All About Paperweights, p. 64) Height 3 n/i6".

$20 0 -30 0

opaque tangerine ground. “A professional lampworker from Bridgeport,

$ 5 0 0 -8 0 0

232. Francis Whittemore yellow crimp rose scent bottle containing a furled blossom cupped inside four green leaves, in the base o f a pitcher­ shaped scent bottle, containing a pointed stopper decorated with swirled yellow filigree. “ Whittemore studied at Harvard University for two years before entering m ilitary service. After 1946, he spent sixteen years work­ ing as a technical glassblower developing and perfecting his skills in the

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235. Andrew Fote artistâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s proof magnum angel weight with a blond cherub

239. Harv Harris 1996 Rose & Crocus weight containing red and yellow

in a white robe with a basket of flowers and feathered wings. The design is electroformed with a copper vine pattern. Diameter 4 9he". $ 4 0 0 -6 0 0

roses, arranged with sprays of purple and yellow lupine and pale blue crocus blossoms with green leaves, in a crystal dome with a scallop-faceted base. Signed and dated. Diameter 3 V*". $ 2 0 0 -3 0 0

236. Andrew Fote electroformed dancing figure weight with a crystal fig­ ure dancing amidst circles of various sizes in a gold electroformed dome with a pink swirl interior. Signed. Diameter 3 V*". $ 3 0 0 -4 0 0

237. Andrew Fote golden frog weight, the electroformed amphibian floats on a crystal dome above pebbles. Signed. Diameter 3 3/i6". $ 3 0 0 -4 0 0 238. Carlson Art Glass Fusion weight. Dichroic strips, colored ribbons and bubbles form an abstract design. Signed. Diameter 3

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240. David Lotton 1991 swirl crown weight containing pink spiral twists alternating with green ribbons emanating from a central bubble. Signed and dated. (See All About Paperweights, p. 70) Diameter 2 u/i6". $ 15 0 -2 0 0

241. Ronald Hansen pink fantasy flower weight, the blossom, with six rounded petals around a signature cane, grows on a stalk with green leaves

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on an opaque pink ground inside a garland o f brown, yellow, white and blue complex cog canes. Diameter 2 V . $30 0 -4 0 0

242. Lundberg Studios/Daniel Salazar 1992 undersea scene weight. A pink crab crawls towards an amethyst starfish on an iridescent yellow ground decorated with white barnacles. This design was created for the 199 2 International Paperweight Festival. (S ee All About Paperweights, pp. 7 1- 7 3 ) Diameter 2 Vs". $20 0 -30 0 243. Francis Whittemore blue clematis weight, the flower, with slender pointed petals around a yellow cog cane, on a stem with a closed bud and green leaves over a snowy white ground. Signature cane. (See All About Paperweights, p. 105) Diameter 2 Vs". $20 0 -30 0 244. Whitefriars 1973 close concentric piedouche weight with circlets o f cog and star canes, in Persian blue, aqua, lilac, white, emerald, pale blue and ruby, on a pedestal with a star-cut base. Five and one faceting. Signature/date cane. (See Old English Paperweights, pp. 14 2 -15 9 ) see side view p . 27. Diameter 2 15/i6". $ 3 5 0 -5 0 0

245. Whitefriars 1972 faceted paneled millefiori weight containing five pie-shaped wedges of complex cog/six-pointed canes, in pink, lime, pale blue and yellow, divided by white latticinio cables. Circular top facet and two rows o f side facets. From the Winters collection. (See Old English Pa­ perweights , pp. 14 2 -15 9 ) Diameter 3 Vs". $30 0 -4 0 0 246. Whitefriars 1978 star millefiori weight containing a central red, white and blue star/cog cane encircled by rows o f cog/six-pointed star canes and bundled rods, in pink, blue, white and lime. An inner circlet o f canes is highly complex, with each cane composed o f more than fifty elements. Signature/date cane. Five and one faceting. (See Old English Paperweights, pp. 14 2 -15 9 ) Diameter 2 15/i6". $30 0 -4 0 0

247. Whitefriars 1975 Christmas angel weight with the central millefiori mosaic portrait cane o f an angel encircled by three rows o f canes, including a row of twelve smaller angel portraits, blue stardust canes and pistachio complex cog/star canes. Five and one faceting. Signature/date cane. Limited edition o f 10 0 0 . “ The 19 70 s, with the designs o f Geoffrey Baxter, brought Whitefriars to the forefront o f paperweight making, and in the follow ing years they produced Christm as and lim ited edition paperweights and inkwells that were the match o f any modern paperweight o f the day.” — Old English Paperweights. (See Old English Paperweights, pp. 14 2 -15 9 ) Diameter 3 Vs. $ 7 5 0 -9 5 0

248. Whitefriars 1977 millefiori mosaic nativity scene weight contain­ ing a central millefiori mosaic o f the manger, with the blue silhouette of M ary looking down on a manger in a barn, beneath a yellow millefiori star flanked by the millefiori mosaic portraits o f two angels. The angels are set in a sea o f blue and white stardust canes encircled by a double garland of pink, white and blue cog/six-pointed star canes. Signature/date cane. Five and one faceting. Limited edition o f 10 0 0 . “ The Christmas weight is part o f a limited edition of five hundred, but the Whitefriars records held by Caithness Glass, who bought the company in receivership, show that most limited editions were never produced in full. In many cases an edition of one thousand m ay have resulted in only three or four hundred being pro­ duced.” — Old English Paperweights. (See Old English Paper weights, p. 151) Diameter 3 V16". $ 7 5 0 -9 5 0

249. Whitefriars 1976 Christmas wise men weight with a central millefiori mosaic portrait cane o f the three wise men, walking across a blue stardust carpet towards a large six-pointed star, inside a garland o f pista­ chio complex cog/star canes. Five and one faceting. Signature/date cane. Limited edition o f 10 0 0 . (See Old English Paperweights, pp. 14 2 -15 9 ) Diameter 3 Vs". $ 7 5 0 -9 5 0

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250. Drew Ebelhare 1996 concentric millefiori weight containing a cen­ tral signature cane encircled by complex cog, star, rose and square-shaped canes, in leaf green, lemon, pink, royal blue and white, set inside a green and white stave basket. Signed and dated. “ There are three things Drew hopes a collector will look at in any o f his pieces. ‘First and foremost, I’d like them to enjoy the combination o f colors and the design. Then I’d like them to take out a m agnifying glass and study the intricacies o f the canes. As they become more acquainted with a piece, I’d like them to find the tricks I used to create the colors.’ Ebelhare talks proudly about the illusory colors in his work, a trick he learned through his careful observation of antique weights. By applying small areas o f pink and blue in a cane, for example, he often creates a cane that has an overall purple tonality. Som e­ times the color play is more subtle, but every bit as delightful.” — Lawrence Selman, “ Drew Ebelhare: A New Heir to the M illefiori Throne” from the Annual Bulletin o f the Paperweight Collectors Association, Inc. (1997). Diameter 2 Vs". $ 2 5 0 -3 5 0

weights and Their Makers. He was not impressed by the work of most of the glassworkers featured in Jean Melvin’s historic work, but the millefiori of Charles Kaziun caught his eye. At a meeting o f the Texas Bluebonnet Chapter o f the PCA later that year, he met former chapter President Har­ vey Jones who was to become instrumental in his growth as an artist.‘He wouldn’t leave me alone, ’ says Ebelhare.‘He collected millefiori and wanted me to make some, but I just couldn’t do it. In the following year, I tried countless times. At the same time, I was successfully producing torchwork floral pieces, but I had a lust for that Kaziun millefiori rose. ’” — Lawrence Selman, “ Drew Ebelhare: A New Heir to the Millefiori Throne” from the Annual Bulletin o f the Paperweight Collectors Association, Inc. (199 7). Diameter 2 3/i6M. $ 2 5 0 -4 5 0

251. Drew Ebelhare 1996 bull’s-eye carpet ground weight with a cen­ tral complex signature cane, encircled by a ring of blue and white star canes, set inside a sea of white bull’s-eye canes studded with green cogs and yel­ low and white pastry mold canes. The arrangement is set in a red and white stave basket. Signed and dated. Diameter 2 3he". $ 2 5 0 -3 5 0

254. Drew Ebelhare 1996 close concentric millefiori weight with a cen­ tral green and white rose surrounded by rose, star and cog canes, in blue, pink, green, yellow and black, in a cobalt blue and white stave basket. Sig­ nature cane. Signed and dated. Diameter 2 lA". $ 2 5 0 -4 5 0

252. Drew Ebelhare 1996 close concentric millefiori rose weight with a central green, yellow and white rose encircled by rows of cog, pastry mold, star and quatrefoil canes, in ginger, leaf green, royal blue, yellow and white, inside a blue and white stave basket. Signature cane. Signed and dated. “ Ebelhare’s next inspiration came from a copy of American Glass Paper­

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253. Drew Ebelhare 1996 close concentric millefiori weight with cir­ clets o f rose, star, cog and quatrefoil canes, in cobalt blue, lemon, pink, turquoise and white, arranged around a central signature cane in a ginger and white stave basket. Signed and dated. Diameter 2 Vs". $ 20 0 -30 0

255. Drew Ebelhare 1996 Pele miniature concentric millefiori weight with a central signature cane encircled by complex cog, rose and star canes, in leaf green, pistachio, lime, royal blue, cerulean blue, and white, set in­ side a ginger and white stave basket. Signed and dated. Diameter i 3/4 ". $ 15 0 - 2 0 0

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256. D’Albret Jenny Lind sulphide weight with a front-view cameo of

258. Baccarat 1959 Pope Pius XII sulphide weight with a side-view

the famous soprano on a star-cut caramel ground. Eight and one faceting.

cameo o f the Catholic leader praying, as sculpted by Albert David, on a

Acid etched with the factory’s insignia. Limited edition of 4 10 . “As with

translucent garnet ground. Six and one faceting. Dated. Limited edition o f

Baccarat and Saint Louis, Paul Jokelson also encouraged Cristalleries et

2157. Acid etched with the Baccarat insignia. (See Collectors’ Paperweights

Verreries de Vianne of France to begin producing paperweights. The glass

Price Guide and Catalogue (1978), p. 16) Diameter 2 3/4 ".

factory, which was founded in 19 18 by Roger Witkind, began producing sulphide weights under the name Cristalleries d’Albret.” — All About Pa­

perweights. (See All About Paperweights, p. 49) Diameter 3 Vs".

$ 8 0 -12 0

$ 12 0 - 2 0 0

259. Baccarat 1954 Winston Churchill sulphide weight with a side-view cameo o f the English prime minister on a ruby ground inside a crystal dome with six and one faceting. The sculptor Dora Maar, well known as

257. Baccarat 1953 coronation sulphide weight with a side-view cameo of

Picassos mistress, designed this piece. The cameo mold was accidentally

Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, as sculpted by Gilbert Poillerat, on a

destroyed before the norm al run was completed and only 558 o f these

ruby ground in a crystal dome with six and one faceting. Signed and dated.

weights were produced. Signed and dated. Diameter 2 3A".

Limited edition of 1492. “ Gilbert Poillerat was an engraver, painter, sculptor and jewelry designer (for the clothes designer Jacques Heim), known above all for his metalwork. A graduate of the Ecole Boulle in Paris, he made iron and bronze into mirrors, furniture and chandeliers, often using the theme of the sun as his point of departure. His profoundly classical art revived the tradition of baroque metalwork in the style o f grilles o f Place Stanislas in

$ 9 0 0 - 12 0 0

260. Baccarat/Franklin Mint 1975 Baron de Montesquieu sulphide weight containing a front-view cameo o f the French philosophical writer (16 8 9 -17 5 5 ), on a sunburst-cut, translucent garnet ground. Six and one faceting. Acid etched with a special Baccarat/Franklin Mint insignia. Diameter 2 15/i6m.

$ 8 0 - 10 0

N an cy... He was the first sculptor to be taken on in 19 3 2 -19 3 3 when Bac­

261. Baccarat/Franklin Mint 1975 Marquis de Lafayette sulphide

carat decided to relaunch its paperweights. By 1953, Poillerat had designed

weight containing a front-view cameo o f the French general and states­

twelve prototypes, including portraits of the Marquis de La Feyette and Queen

man (17 5 7 -18 3 4 ); who fought for the United States during the American

Elizabeth II, as well as the twelve signs of the zodiac based on drawings by

Revolution, on a sunburst-cut, translucent garnet ground. Six and one

Raphael.” — Baccarat. (See The Art of the Paperweight, pp. 12 2 - 12 3 ,12 5 - 12 6 ;

faceting. Acid etched with a special Baccarat/Franklin Mint insignia.

Baccarat, p. 291; Collectors Paperweights Price Guide and Catalogue (1986),

Diameter 2 15/i6M.

p. 7 1) Diameter 2 13/i6n.

$ 8 0 - 10 0

$30 0 -4 0 0

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262. Baccarat experimental 1952 Dwight D. Eisenhower sulphide weight with a side-view cameo of the thirty-fourth United States presi­

on a translucent purple ground inside a small circular plaque. Signed. “ George Simon, a well-known engraver for the French Mint, was the first

dent based on the image displayed in his campaign medal, as sculpted by

artist to create sulphide cameos for the factory. His pieces included the

Gilbert Poillerat, on a grid-cut ground.“ While Baccarat, together with Saint

first four sulphides produced at d’Albret: Christopher Columbus, Franklin

Louis and Clichy,was one o f the great creators of crystal paperweights in

R oosevelt, K in g G ustav V I o f Sw eden, and John F. and Jacqu elin e

the middle o f the nineteenth century, its reemergence in the field dates

Kennedy .” — All About Paperweights. (See All About Paperweights, p. 49) Diameter 2 7Be". $ 8 0 - 12 0

back to 19 52 when the factory made a sulphide of Dwight Eisenhower” —

A History o f Baccarat Modern Paperweights. (See Glass Paperweights o f The Bergstrom-Mahler Museum, plate 10 8 , ill. 634) Diameter 2 9Be". $ 15 0 - 2 5 0

266. D’Albret 1967 green flash overlay John F. and Jacqueline Kennedy sulphide weight with a cameo o f the United States president and his wife,

263. Baccarat /Franklin Mint 1974 George Washington sulphide weight

as sculpted by Gilbert Poillerat, on a fancy starburst-cut ground inside a translucent green flash overlay. Four and one faceting with fancy starburst-

containing a front-view cameo of the first United States president, on a sunburst-cut, translucent cobalt blue ground. Six and one faceting. Acid etched with a special Baccarat/Franklin Mint insignia. (See All About Pa­ perweights, pp. 18 -2 0 ) Diameter 2 $ 8 0 - 10 0

cuts on the sides. Acid-etched signature on the bottom o f the piece. Lim ­ ited edition o f 3 0 0 .“ D’Albret sulphides are produced in both regular and overlay editions. All weights o f the same subject are finished with identi­ cal faceting and the same color or color combinations .” — All About Paper­

264. D’Albret 1970 Prince Charles sulphide weight with a front-view cameo o f the prince in full regalia, as designed by Gilbert Poillerat, on a translucent purple ground. Inscribed “ H. R. H. Prince Charles” on the base of the cameo. Top and side facets with a diamond-cut base. Acid etched with the company’s insignia. Limited edition o f 10 0 0 . “ The engraver Gil­ bert Poillerat, who had worked extensively with sulphides at Baccarat, be­ gan m aking sulphides for d’Albret in 1968. Poillerat was responsible for most o f the sulphides in the d’Albret series .” — All About Paperweights. (See $ 15 0 - 2 0 0

All About Paperweights, p. 49) Diameter 2

265. D’Albret Franklin D. Roosevelt sulphide letter weight with a cameo of the thirty-second United States president, as sculpted by George Simon,

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weights. (See All About Paperweights, p. 49) Diameter 3 V*".

$20 0 -250

267. D’Albret 1969 double overlay Paul Revere sulphide footed weight with a front-view cameo o f the patriot, as sculpted by Gilbert Poillerat, on a star-cut ground. The arrangement is set in a gray-over-white double over­ lay with eight and one faceting. Signed. Limited edition o f 200. “ Weights are signed on the base with acid-etched letters arranged in a circle reading cCR. D’Albret— France’. The cameo within the weight is signed on the edge of the bust with one or more o f the following: the name o f the subject, the date the sculpture was made, and the name or initials o f the artist .” — All About Paperweights. (See All About Paperweights, p. 49) Diameter 3 Vs". $20 0 -250

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268. Baccarat 1973 interlaced trefoil garlands weight with interlock足

273. Baccarat 1987 interlaced trefoil garlands weight with interlocking

ing trefoils o f ruby and yellow pastry mold canes, around a central ruby

trefoils o f amethyst and honey-colored complex pastry mold/cog canes,

pastry mold/cog cane encircled by a row o f blue and white star canes, on a

around a central amethyst cog encircled by a row of complex honey-col足

white lace ground. Signature/date cane. Acid etched with the Baccarat in足 signia. Diameter 3 Va". $30 0 -50 0

ored cog/star canes and a row o f complex lime cog canes, on a white lace ground. Signature/date cane. Limited edition o f 200. Acid etched with the Baccarat insignia. Diameter 3 Vs". $ 5 0 0 -8 0 0

269. Baccarat 1971 looped garland millefiori weight containing an eight-loop garland of complex Persian blue cog canes, around a central salmon and white cog/star cane encircled by a row o f yellow and white trefoil/cog canes, on a white lace ground. Signature/date cane. Acid etched with the Baccarat insignia. Diameter 3 Vs". $30 0 -50 0

270. Baccarat 1989 close concentric millefiori weight with circlets o f complex cog, star, trefoil and diamond canes, in shades o f pink, white, yel足 low and tan. Signature/date cane. Acid etched with the Baccarat insignia. Diameter 3 Vs". $ 6 0 0 -8 0 0

271. Baccarat 1968 spaced millefiori on lace weight with complex cog, trefoil, arrow, diamond and star canes, in pink, red, Persian blue, powder blue, aqua, yellow, pistachio, leaf green and white. Date cane. Acid etched with the Baccarat insignia. From the Winters collection. Diameter 2 Vs". $30 0 -50 0 272. Baccarat 1969 close concentric millefiori weight with circlets o f complex cog, quatrefoil and diamond-shaped canes, in orange, Persian blue, royal blue, green, pale aqua, pale yellow, pink and white, set in a pale blue stave basket. Date cane. Acid etched with the Baccarat insignia. From the Winters collection. Diameter 3 Vu,". $30 0 -50 0

Side view o f Lot 298

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274* Baccarat 1979 emerald green snake weight, the yellow-bellied rep­

278. Baccarat 19 76 rose weight, the furled ruby blossom grows on a stalk

tile coils on a translucent blue-green ground decorated with chartreuse and

with a closed bud and spring green leaves, over a star-cut ground. Signa­

pale yellow pebbles. Signature/date cane. Limited edition of 300. Acid etched

ture/date cane. Limited edition of 150. Acid etched with the Baccarat in­

with the Baccarat insignia, see side view p . 55. Diameter 3 V*".

signia. From the Winters collection. Diameter 3".

$ 5 0 0 -7 0 0

$30 0 -50 0

275. Baccarat 1978 blue butterfly weight, the insect, with flattened mille-

279. Baccarat 1994 magnolia weight, the pink and white blossom, with

fiori wings attached to a brown body with yellow antennae and white eyes,

orange stamens, grows on a curved stem with a closed bud and green leaves

flutters above a bed of chartreuse and emerald pebbles. Signature/date cane.

over an opaque blue ground. Signature/date cane. Acid etched with the

Acid etched with the Baccarat insignia. From the Winters collection. Di­

Baccarat insignia. Limited edition o f 10 0 . Diameter 3 Vs".

ameter 3 V16".

$600-1000

276. Baccarat 1993 butterfly and roses weight, the insect, with pale pink

$ 7 5 0 -9 0 0

280. Baccarat 1971 concentric latticinio tube millefiori weight with circlets of complex cog, trefoil, star and quatrefoil canes interspersed with

and yellow millefiori wings, flutters over a pair of red roses with furled

circlets of hollow latticinio tubes inside a pink, pale green and yellow stave

centers, growing on stems with a closed bud and green leaves, over an

basket. Signature/date cane. Acid etched with the Baccarat insignia.

opaque yellow ground. Limited edition o f 150. Signature/date cane. Acid

Diameter 3 7he".

etched with the Baccarat insignia.“ Because Baccarat had no records o f the millefiori technique, it took several years o f research and experimentation before they succeeded in producing millefiori pieces in 1957. With the ad­ vice and help o f Francis Whittemore, Baccarat craftsman Jean Benoit m as­ tered the technique of lampwork style paperweights, and in 1974 began an annual lampwork collection. These weights present a variety o f flowers, fruit, or anim als on clear and colored grounds .” — All About Paperweights. Diameter 3 lA".

$ 6 0 0 -8 0 0

277. Baccarat 1971 clematis weight, the flower, with white-striped blue

$ 4 0 0 -6 0 0

281. Baccarat 1976 Gridel white monkey paneled carpet ground weight with a large monkey silhouette cane set into an alternating green and blue carpet o f complex cogs, with the colors divided into panels by white m ille­ fiori spokes containing the other seventeen Gridel silhouette canes. Signa­ ture/date cane. Acid etched with the Baccarat insignia. Limited edition of 350. “ Last but not least, Baccarat had the idea, around 1970, o f producing millefiori weights based on the collection o f the 18 Gridel animals that had adorned and became the trademark o f the Baccarat millefiori o f the nineteenth century .” — A History o f Baccarat Modern Paperweights. (See

petals around a white, yellow and ruby cog, grows on a stalk with varie­

Collectors'Paperweights— Price Guide and Catalogue (1986), p. 73)

gated green leaves, over a translucent amber ground. Signature/date cane.

Diameter 3 Vs".

Acid etched with the Baccarat insignia. Diameter 3 Vis".

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$30 0 -4 0 0

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282. Baccarat 1990 Maltese cross millefiori weight with a patterned arrangement o f yellow cog canes in the shape o f a Maltese cross, set inside a double garland o f pink, white and blue complex canes on an opaque black ground. Signature/date cane. Acid etched with the Baccarat insignia. Lim ­ ited edition o f 200 . Diameter 3 lA".

$ 5 0 0 -6 0 0

283. Baccarat open concentric millefiori weight with circlets o f com­ plex cog, triangle and bull’s-eye canes, in powder blue, pink, amber, lime, and white. Acid etched with the Baccarat insignia. Diameter 2 V i.

$ 18 0 -2 5 0

284. Baccarat 1970 double overlay concentric millefiori mushroom weight, the tuft, with circlets o f complex cog, star and triangle-shaped canes, in pink, pale green, yellow, powder blue, cobalt blue and white. A three-dimensional blue stem extends down to a star-cut ground, inside a blue-over-white double overlay cut with a fancy top facet and six side facets. Signature/date cane. Acid etched with the Baccarat insignia, see side view

p. 27. Diameter 3 Vi6n.

$ 5 0 0 -7 0 0

285. Baccarat 1973 double overlay concentric millefiori mushroom weight, the tuft, with circlets o f complex cog, star and trefoil canes, in pink, ruby, white and powder blue. A three-dimensional pink stem extends down to a star-cut ground inside a tomato-over-white double overlay. Five and one faceting. Signature/date cane. Acid etched with the Baccarat insignia. see side view

p. 27. Diameter 3 Vs".

$ 5 0 0 -7 0 0

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2 8 6 . Saint Louis 19 9 2 Sarah carpet ground weight with a sea o f complex pink and white complex star/cog canes arranged to form a curved cushion that gradually magnifies the canes so they appear larger at the periphery of the design. Signature/date cane. Limited edition o f 300. (See The Art o f the Paperweight— Saint Louis [revised editio n], A n nu al Limited Editions section) Diameter 3 V16". $ 8 0 0 -12 0 0 287. Saint Louis 19 9 6 Serpentine millefiori weight. Wavy stripes of complex cog, star and quatrefoil canes, in pink, cerulean blue, lime and white decorate an opaque white ground in this layered compound design. Signature/date cane. Limited edition o f 200. (See The Art o f the Paper­ weight— Saint Louis [revised edition], Annual Limited Editions section) Diameter 3 3/i6M. $ 110 0 -13 0 0 288. Saint Louis 19 7 3 white millefiori fantasy flower weight, the flower, with yellow, ruby and white ruffled m illefiori petals, around a signature/date cane center, on a stalk with a white bud and green leaves, over an opaque chartreuse ground. Limited edition o f 800. (See The Art of the Paperweight— Saint Louis, p. 85; The Art o f the Paperweight— Saint Louis [revised edition], Annual Limited Editions section) Diameter 3 5/i6v. $ 2 7 5 -4 0 0 289. Early Saint Louis cherries on latticinio weight containing six ruby cherries, on stems with green leaves, nestled on a white double-swirl latti­ cinio ground. “ The first attempts were difficult and often disappointing, but the glassmakers became enthusiastic about this strange q u est.5 One o f them, Paul Gossman, demonstrated particular zeal. He never stopped trying. Due to his youth and his persistence, he was clever enough to make an old retired glassm aker speak. The man was Louis Lutz, known for his

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high degree o f confidence, maybe even a relative o f Nicholas Lutz. At the end o f a day when he had almost been successful m aking a wonderful piece, he went to see the old man and told him about his difficulties. Little by little the miracle took place: the young glassworker’s problems kindled the old m ans m em ory and day after day he divulged secrets that he, him ­ self, had all but forgotten. What a charming thought, that the rebirth o f the exacting work should come from the friendship an old man had for a young one!” — The Art of the Paperweight— Saint Louis [revised edition]. From the Winters collection. Diameter 3 Vs". $ 8 0 0 -12 0 0 290. Saint Louis 19 8 4 plums weight with four dark blue fruits, on stems attached to a branch with emerald green leaves, over an opaque white ground. Limited edition o f 250. (See The Art o f the Paperweight— Saint Louis [revised edition], Annual Limited Editions section) From the W in­ ters collection. Diameter 3". $ 4 0 0 -6 0 0 2 9 1. Saint Louis 19 7 7 upright bouquet weight with seven lampwork flowers, in turquoise, chartreuse, ruby, orange, cobalt blue and white, with complex millefiori trefoil centers, arranged on a bed o f green leaves inside a white double-swirl latticinio basket, with a pink and white spiral filigree torsade. Signature/date cane in the center o f one o f the flowers. Limited edition o f 450. (See The Art o f the Paperweight— Saint Louis [revised edi­ tion], Annual Limited Editions section) Diameter 3". $ 3 5 0 -5 0 0 292. Saint Louis 19 7 0 ruby clematis weight, the flower, with a double tier o f petals surrounding a yellow and white signature/date cane, on a stalk with a ruby bud and green leaves over a dark translucent royal blue ground. Six and one faceting. Limited edition o f 800. This design was pro­ duced in the first year that Saint Louis began to make annual limited edi-

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tions. (See The Art of the Paperweight— Saint Louis, p. 82; The Art of the Paperweight— Saint Louis [revised edition], Annual Limited Editions sec­ tion) Diameter 3 3/s".

$ 4 0 0 -6 0 0

293. Saint Louis 19 7 0 chartreuse dahlia weight with five tiers o f petals around a complex signature/date cane. Six and one faceting. Limited edi­ tion of 800. This design was produced in the first year that Saint Louis began to make annual limited editions. (See The Art o f the Paperweight— Saint Louis, p. 82); The Art o f the Paperweight— Saint Louis [revised edi­ tion], Annual Limited Editions section) Diameter 3 Vs. $ 4 0 0 -6 0 0

297. Saint Louis 1979 fruit bouquet weight with two amber pears, four blue plums and yellow-stemmed ruby cherries nestled on a bed o f green leaves inside a white double-swirl latticinio funnel basket. Six and one face­ ting. Signature /date cane. Limited edition o f 450. (See The Art o f the Pa­ perweight— Saint Louis [revised edition], Annual Limited Editions sec­ tion) Diameter 3 Vie". $ 6 0 0 -8 0 0

294. Baccarat 19 7 0 tulip weight containing three pink-striped white blos­ soms, with dark pink centers, on a stalk with green leaves, over a translu­ cent aqua ground. Signature/date cane. Six and one faceting. Acid etched with the Baccarat insignia. Diameter 3 V . $ 4 0 0 -6 0 0 295. Saint Louis 1975 clematis bouquet double overlay weight con­ taining double clematis blossoms, in turquoise and tomato, each with com­ plex millefiori centers, on a stalk with green leaves, in a blue-over-white double overlay. Five and one faceting. Signature/date cane. Limited edition o f 450. (See The Art o f the Paperweight— Saint Louis [revised edition], Annual Limited Editions section) Diameter 3". $ 4 5 0 -6 5 0 296. Saint Louis 19 7 7 double overlay clematis bouquet weight, the fiveflower bouquet, in orange, ruby, Persian blue, turquoise and white, grows on stems with emerald green leaves, over a star-cut ground inside a redover-white double overlay. Circular top facet and two rows o f circular side facets. Signature/date cane. Limited edition o f 450. (See The Art o f the Paperweight— Saint Louis [revised edition], Annual Limited Editions sec­ tion) Diameter 3 Vs". $ 4 5 0 -6 5 0

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298. Saint Louis 1996 Anthemis magnum clear encased double over­ lay moss ground mushroom bouquet weight. The tuft, decorated with twenty clematis blossoms, in pink, ruby, violet, turquoise, cobalt blue, powder blue, baby blue, chartreuse, yellow, cream and white, on a green moss ground. A three-dimensional stem extends to the base o f the piece, inside a clear encased blue-over-white double overlay cut with a circular top window and three large side windows. Signature/date cane. Limited edition o f 50. (See The Art o f the Paperweight— Saint Louis [revised edi­ tion], Annual Limited Editions section) Diameter 4 5/i6m.

see side view p .

51. $ 16 0 0 - 2 0 0 0

299. Saint Louis 1990 clear encased blue-over-white double overlay gingham upright bouquet weight, the bouquet showing lampwork flow­ ers in red, white, royal blue, baby blue, maroon and chartreuse, with com ­ plex m illefiori centers, on a bed o f green leaves. A three-dimensional stem extends down to the bottom o f the weight. The arrangement is encased inside a fancy gingham-cut blue-over-white double overlay, which has been encased in crystal. An SL 199 0 signature/date cane can be seen inside a white flower. This piece was inspired by a famous Saint Louis antique weight, which sold for $ 117 ,6 0 0 at auction. It is known as one o f the most difficult of all paperweights to create. Limited edition o f 50. (See The Art o f the Paperweight— Saint Louis, front cover; The Art o f the Paperweight— Saint Louis [revised edition], Annual Limited Editions section) Diameter 3 13/i6M. $ 4 7 5 0 -6 0 0 0

300. Saint Louis 1992 Fascination weight displaying five antique-style cherries hanging from a yellow stem with variegated green leaves on a clear grid-cut ground. Allover honeycomb faceting multiplies the fruit in fascinating ways. By viewing the weight from the right angle, the internal

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m otif appears as a branch ripe with as many as fifty cherries. Signature/ date cane. Limited edition o f 150 . (See The Art o f the Paperweight— Saint Louis [revised edition], Annual Limited Editions section) Diameter 3 V2". $ 2 0 0 0 -2 5 0 0

301. Saint Louis 1974 dahlia weight with numerous thin white petals around stardust stamens on a stalk with green leaves over an opaque mauve ground. Signature/date cane. Limited edition of 400. (See The Art o f the Paperweight— Saint Louis [revised edition], Annual Limited Editions sec­ tion) Diameter 3 V*". $ 3 2 5 -4 5 0

302. Saint Louis 1992 Corona weight containing a central cobalt blue clematis with stardust stamens, encircled by a garland o f florets and lampwork blossoms, in red, white and blue, on a curved stem with green leaves over a star-cut ground, in a low-profile dome. Signature/date cane. Lim ­ ited edition of 300. (See The Art of the Paperweight— Saint Louis [revised edition], Annual Limited Editions section) Diameter 3 7he". $ 7 0 0 -9 0 0

303. Early Saint Louis concentric millefiori piedouche weight with circlets o f complex cog and star canes, in pink, ruby, cerulean blue, cobalt blue, leaf green, chartreuse and white, on a white latticinio pedestal deco­ rated with a pink and white twist at the top, and a green and white twist on the base. Stamped “ Cristal St. Louis France” on the base. From the Winters collection. Height 2 3/4 ", diameter 2 15he". $ 15 0 0 -2 5 0 0

304. Saint Louis 1992 swirl weight with alternating green and white threads spiraling from a pink millefiori rose on a turquoise globe. Limited edition o f 300 . Signed and dated. (See The Art o f the Paperweight— Saint Louis [revised edition], Annual Limited Editions section) Diameter 3 3/i6M. $ 7 0 0 -9 0 0

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305. Saint Louis 1971 swirl weight with alternating blue and white pinwheels emanating from a central white and chartreuse signature/date cane. Limited edition o f 400. (See The Art o f the Paperweight— Saint Louis, p. 83; The Art o f the Paperweight— Saint Louis [revised edition], Annual Limited Editions section) Diameter 3 Vs". $ 5 0 0 -7 5 0 306. Saint Louis 1994 Nuit d’ete weight. Four white clematis with yel­ low centers grow on a curved vine with a pair o f closed white buds and striped green leaves, on an opaque Persian blue ground. Signature/date cane. Limited edition o f 250. (See The Art o f the Paperweight— Saint Louis [revised edition], Annual Limited Editions section) Diameter 3 Vs". $ 6 0 0 -8 0 0

309. Saint Louis 1978 hollow carpet ground millefiori weight with the silhouettes o f a dancing man, a dancing woman, a horse and a dog set in a sea of hollow ruby and white cog canes around a central complex pink, lime and white cog/star cane. Signature/date cane. Limited edition of 350. From the Winters collection. (See The Art o f the Paperweight— Saint Louis [revised edition], Annual Limited Editions section) Diameter 3 3/i6". $ 17 0 0 -2 2 0 0

307. Saint Louis 1972 doily patterned millefiori weight with six clus­ ters of pink, yellow and white complex star/cog canes over a translucent turquoise ground. An SL1972 signature/date cane sits near one o f the mille­ fiori clusters. Limited edition o f 400. From the Winters collection. (See The Art of the Paperweight— Saint Louis, p. 84; The Art o f the Paperweight— Saint Louis [revised edition], Annual Limited Editions section) Diameter 3". $ 8 0 0 - 110 0

308. Saint Louis 1992 Dentelure cinquefoil garland weight with loops o f alternating ruby and blue complex star canes, around a central cog/quatrefoil/star cane encircled by a row of ruby, white and blue complex cog/ star canes, on a white lace ground. The silhouette canes o f a dancing man, a dancing woman, a dog and a horse decorate the inside o f the loops. Sig­ nature/date cane. Limited edition o f 250. (See The Art o f the Paperweight— Saint Louis [revised edition], Annual Limited Editions section) Diameter 3 3/i6". $ 11 0 0 - 1 4 0 0

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310. Important Saint Louis 1981 magnum millefiori basket weight. This rare presentation piece was created for Paul Jokelson to honor his incredible contribution to the art o f the paperweight. The design, inspired by a famous antique Clichy piece, is composed o f a pinched oval containing fourteen rows o f complex canes, including star, cog, stardust and quatrefoil canes, in ruby, pink, thalo blue, cobalt blue, pistachio, leaf green, lime, Indian yellow and white. The arrangement is placed on a swirling white latticinio pedestal, decorated with a pink and white filigree ribbon twist, around the base and the top of the design. A pink and white filigree ribbon twist handle completes the basket. “A highlight of the banquet was the presentation o f two gifts to Mr. Jokelson in recognition o f his many years o f devoted service as President o f the PCA. Representing Cristalleries de Saint Louis, Gerard Ingold presented a magnum crystal basket filled with millefiori canes in a concentric pattern and topped with a twist handle.” — Annual Bulletin of the Paperweight Collec­

tors Association (1981). (See Annual Bulletin o f the Paperweight Collectors Association (19 81), cover, p. 36) Height 8". Width 8 lA".

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3ii. Saint Louis 1977 Legion of Honor tumbler containing a gold medal,

312. Saint Louis 1984 Order of Merit tumbler containing a gold medal,

enameled in ruby, green and white, encased in the surface o f a fancy crys­

enameled in blue, encased in the surface o f a fancy crystal tumbler deco­

tal tumbler decorated with oval facets. “ Tumblers o f this type were made

rated with oval facets. “ Very limited edition.” — The Art o f the Paper­

between 1830 and 1849. Some are on display at the M useum o f the Legion

weight— Saint Louis [revised edition]. Height 4".

$ 10 0 0 - 2 0 0 0

o f Honor in Paris. This tumbler was developed with the help o f ArthusBertrand, Paris.” — The Art o f the Paperweight— Saint Louis [revised edi­ tion] . Height 4 Vs".

$ 10 0 0 - 2 0 0 0

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Paperweight Books & Literature 313. G la ss P a p e r w e ig h ts o f the B e rg s tro m A r t C e n te r by Evelyn Campbell Cloak (1969), the first book to document the important collec­

A partner in the New York investment firm o f Lehm an Brothers talks about the investment potential of paperweights. Limited to 10 0 0 copies.

tion o f the museum with 70 0 weights illustrated in full color. The book

Signed by the author. Hardcover. Dust jacket torn and worn; otherwise a

includes an introduction by Helen McKearin with insightful comments

very fine copy.

about the life o f Evangeline Bergstrom, one o f history’s most respected paperweight collectors. Hardcover. Some aging/curling to the dust jacket; otherwise very good condition.

$ 8 0 - 10 0

314 . A m e r ic a n G la ss P a p e r w e ig h t s a n d T h e ir M a k e r s by Jean Sutherland Melvin, the 19 7 1 edition. A very fine copy of this important book, with original dust jacket, that contains insightful interviews and in­ formation about the early American paperweight makers, including Choko, Degenhart, Gentile, Hacker, Hanson, Labino, Littleton and Kaziun. Some wear to the dust jacket, otherwise very good.

$ 6 0 -10 0

315. Old Glass P aperw eigh ts by Evangeline H. Bergstrom (1948). An autographed second edition o f the book that tremendously increased the popularity o f paperweight collecting, containing some o f the first accu­ rate information about paperweights and many inspiring words. Hard­ cover. The owner o f this book took the liberty of pasting in some paper­

$ 8 0 - 10 0

324. The E n c y clo p ed ia o f Glass P a p e rw eig h ts by Paul Hollister, Jr. (1969). A fine copy of the 1970 Clarkson N. Potter, Inc., edition o f this highly respected reference guide. Hardcover. Wear and tears in the dust jacket and some writing on an end page; otherwise very good.

$50 -80

325. Su lphides: The A rt o f Cam eo Incru station by Paul Jokelson (1968). An informative book that documents numerous examples o f this rare art form . Hardcover. M int condition; sealed in plastic with original dust box.

$ 2 0 -30

326. A m erican Glass P aperw eigh ts by Francis Edgar Smith (1939). A fine copy o f the first paperweight reference book that identifies several French paperweights as American. Despite its inaccuracies, Smiths book had a tremendous impact on collectors o f paperweights and introduced many new ones to the art form.

$ 11 0 - 2 0 0

weight photos and an article about the creation of The Bergstrom-Mahler

327. Glass Paperw eights fro m The Estelle D oheny Collection at St. Jo h n ’s

Museum on blank pages. These pictures are peeling from the pages due to

Sem in ary, C am arillo, C alifo rn ia a n d St. M a ry ’s o f The B a rren s S e m i­

the age o f the glue and there is some discoloration as well as writing on the

nary, P e rry v ille , M isso u ri by Mary Redus Gayle. This extremely rare

end sheet. Some indentations on the cover.

hardcover 19 7 1 Science Press book documents the exquisite collection of

$ 10 0 - 15 0

316. A n tiq u e French P a perw eigh ts by Paul Jokelson (1955). 360 blackand-white illustrations and eight color plates, including the “ bird in the nest,” Pantin silkw orm s and m any others; no dust jacket as issued. Limited to 2 0 0 0 copies. Some wear to the cover, and w riting on the inside cover; otherwise fine.

$ 15 0 - 2 0 0

317. A sealed copy of One H undred o f the M ost Im portant Paperw eights by Paul Jokelson. This early color book docum ented m any o f the finest antique French paperweights in the world. Lim ited edition o f 2 0 0 0 copies. This never-opened copy is sealed in its original cardboard packaging.

$20 0 -30 0

318. An extremely rare copy of Les Presse P apiers Fran^ais De C ristal by Roger Imbert and Yolande Amic (1948). A very fine copy of this im ­ portant early book, in o rigin al papercovers as issu ed, with text in English and French. Along with Old Glass Paperweights, this book did much to popularize the art form. Aging/wear to the cover and interior pages; overall fine.

$ 3 0 0 -3 5 0

319. P a perw eigh ts a n d O ther Glass Curiosities by E. M. Elville (1967 Spring Books reprint). This early book presents many interesting obser­ vations about the art form. Wear to the dust jacket; some yellowing o f the pages; otherwise fine.

$ 3 0 -5 0

320. A n tiq u e Glass P aperw eigh ts fro m F ran ce by Patricia K. McCawley (1968). Deluxe limited edition of 250, in quarter leather with gilt top. No dust jacket as issued; very fine.

$4 0 -6 0

321. Glass F low ers in the Ware C ollection by Fritz Kredel (1940). An informative text about the realistic glass flowers that inspired contempo­ rary artists such as Paul Stankard and Chris Buzzini. Very fine.

$ 3 0 -5 0

the Papal Countess who was m arried to the man at the center o f the infa­ mous Teapot Dome scandal. Gayle’s text provides insight into the life of one o f the world’s first legendary paperweight collectors. Full color. 85 pp. Very good.

$30 0 -4 0 0

328. W oman’s D ay July 1965 magazine with “ Special Bonus Book in full color: Dictionary o f Antique Paperweights” by Dorothy Jenkins. This is the issue that inspired Stuart Drysdale to found Perthshire Paperweights. Some aging and wear to the pages.

$ 3 0 -5 0

329. Nine auction catalogues from Sotheby’s including May 20 1963, “ The Property of Paul Jokelson” (m issing prices realized); May 13 ,19 6 8 with the celebrated liver red salam ander; December 1 0 ,19 8 0 with a rare Clichy rose and convolvulus; November 1 ,19 8 4 with Mount Washington rose and butterflies; June 15,19 8 5 from The Corning Museum o f Glass and The Franklin Schuell Miniature Collection; November 6 ,19 8 6 with a pair of dated Baccarat concentric millefiori vases; March 12 ,19 8 6 with a Bac­ carat thousand petaled rose bouquet weight; July 13,19 8 7 with Pantin pears weight; and December 1 8 ,19 8 9 with a Pantin snake weight. Condition ranges from satisfactory to very good.

$ 15 0 - 18 0

330 . A n n u a l B u lletin o f the P a p e rw eig h t Collectors’A ssociation, six is­ sues; 1 9 6 8 ,19 6 9 ,19 7 0 ,19 7 1,19 7 2 and 1973, including articles by Theresa Greenblatt, Jean Melvin, Paul Jokelson, Francis Whittemore, Harold Hacker, Charles Kaziun and others. All in good condition.

$ 15 0 - 2 0 0

331. Two rare paperweight catalogues including the 1955 Bulletin of the Paperweight Collectors’ Association and one o f the earliest editions with articles by Ruth Webb Lee, T. H. Clarke and Paul Jokelson; and Glass Paper­ weights at Old Sturbridge Village with black-and-white photos and text by Paul Hollister documenting the J. Cheney Wells collection.

$ 7 0 -10 0

(19 75). A b rie f account o f Perthshire Paperweights. Hardcover. Good

332. Cam eo Incru station : The G reat S u lp h id e Show with introduction by Dena K. Tarshis, the limited edition o f 10 0 , cloth-bound hardcover

condition.

catalogue created especially for the important Corning Museum o f Glass

322. G lass P a p e rw e ig h ts— A n O ld C raft R e v iv e d by Paul Hollister $ 3 0 -5 0

323. A G a rla n d o f Weights: Som e notes on C ollecting A n tiq u e French Glass P aperw eigh ts f o r Those Who D on’t by Frank J. Manheim (1967).

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show that featured many o f the world’s greatest sulphides. Color and black and white. 40 pages. Very good condition.

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Select Bibliography A n n u al Bu lletin o f the P aperw eight C o lle cto rs’ A ssociatio n . N e w York: P aperw eight C o lle cto rs’ A ssociatio n , 19 5 5 - . Casper, G e rald in e J . Glass Paperweights o f The Bergstrom -M ahler M useum . R ic h m o n d , V irgin ia: U .S . H isto rical So ciety Press, 1989.

------------------------- . Glass Paperweights in The A rt Institute o f Chicago. Chicago, Illinois: The Art Institute o f Chicago, 19 9 1. C atalo gu es o f p aperw eigh t sales at C h ristie’s, L o n d o n ; So th eb y’s, L o n d o n and N e w York; L. H . Selm an L td ., Santa C ru z, C alifo rn ia. D ietz, U lysses G ran t. P au l J . Stankard: Hom age to N ature. N e w York: H a rry N . A b ram s, Inc., 1996.

Dohan, Andrew H. The D ictionary o f Paperweight Signature Canes: Identification an d D ating. Santa Cruz, California: Paperweight Press, 1997 D u n lo p , Paul H . The Jokelson Collection o f A ntique Cameo Incrustation. Ph oen ix, A rizo n a: Papier Presse, 19 9 1. E lville, E . M . Paperweights an d Other Glass Curiosities. 2n d ed. L o n d o n : Sp rin g B o o k s, 1967.

Flora in Glass: Paperweights by P au l J . Stankard. L o n d o n : S p in k & So n L td ., 1981.

Hall, Robert G . O ld English Paperweights. Atglen, Pennsylvania: Schiffer Publishing Ltd., 1998. ------------------------- 1 Scottish Paperweights. A tglen , Pennsylvania: Sch iffer P u blish in g L td ., 1999. H aw ley, Jo h n D . The A rt o f the Paperweight— The Boston & Sandw ich an d N ew En gland Glass Companies. Santa C ru z, C alifo rn ia: Paper­ w eigh t Press, 1997.

------------------------- . The Glass M enagerie— A Study o f Silhouette Canes in A ntique Paperweights. Santa Cruz, California: Paperweight Press, 1995 . H ollister, Paul, Jr. The Encyclopedia o f Glass Paperweights. N e w York: C la rk so n N . Potter, B ram h all H ou se, 1969.

------------------------- . Glass Paperweights o f the N ew -York H istorical Society. N e w York: C la rk so n N . Potter, 1974. ------------------------- . Paperweights from the H enry M elville Fu ller Collection. N e w H am p sh ire: C u rrier G a lle ry o f A rt, 1993. H ollister, Paul an d D w ig h t P. L an m o n . Paperweights: ‘Flow ers which clothe the m eadows”. C o rn in g , N e w York: T h e C o rn in g M u seu m o f G lass, 1978.

Ingold, Gerard. The A rt o f the Paperweight— Sain t Louis. Santa Cruz, California: Paperweight Press, 19 8 1. ------------------------- . The A rt o f the Paperw eight— Sain t Louis [revised edition]. Santa Cruz, California: Paperweight Press, 1996. Jargstorf, Sib ylle. Paperweights. W est Chester, Pennsylvania: Sch iffer P u b lish in g L td ., 19 9 1. Jo k e lso n , Paul. One H undred o f the M ost Im portant Paperweights. P rivately pu blished, 1966.

------------------------- #Sulphides: The A rt o f Cameo Incrustation. N e w York: T h o m a s A . N elso n , 1968. Jo k e lso n , Paul an d D e n a T a rsh is. Baccarat: Paperweights an d Related Glass 1820-1860. Santa C ru z, C alifo rn ia: P aperw eight Press, 19 9 0. K ulles, G e o rg e N . Identifying Antique Paperweights— Lampwork. San ta C ru z, C a lifo rn ia: P aperw eight Press, 1987.

------------------------- #Identifyin g A ntique Paperweights— M illefio ri. Santa C ru z, C alifo rn ia: Paperw eight Press, 1985. M ackay, Jam es. Glass Paperweights. N e w York: V ik in g Press, 1973. M ahoney, C o lin & D e b b y an d M cC la n a h a n , G a r y & M arge. The Com plete G uide to Perthshire Paperweights. Santa C ru z, C alifo rn ia: Paper­ w e igh t Press, 1997.

Paperweight News. Santa C ru z, C alifo rn ia: P aperw eight Press, 19 7 5 - . Reilly, Pat. Paperweights— The Collectors G uide to Identifying, Selecting an d Enjoying N ew an d A ntique Paperweights. L o n d o n , E n glan d : Q u in te t P u b lish in g L im ited , 19 9 4

Rossi, Sara. A Collectors G uide to Paperweights. Secaucus, New Jersey: Wellfleet Press, 19 9 0. Selman, Lawrence H . A ll A bout Paperweights. Santa Cruz, California: Paperweight Press, 1992. ------------------------- . The A rt o f the Paperweight. Santa Cruz, California: Paperweight Press, 1988. ------------------------- # The A rt o f the Paperweight— Perthshire. Santa Cruz, California: Paperweight Press, 1983. ------------------------- # Collectors’ Paperweights— Price G uide a n d Catalogue. Santa C ru z, C alifo rn ia: P aperw eight Press, 1 9 7 9 ,1 9 8 1 ,1 9 8 3 ,19 8 6 . ------------------------- . Songs W ithout Words: The A rt o f the Paperweight— R ick Ayotte. Santa C ru z, C alifo rn ia: Paperw eight Press, 1997. Selm an , Law ren ce H . and L in d a Pope-Selm an. Paperweights fo r Collectors. Santa C ru z, C alifo rn ia: P aperw eight Press, 1975.

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$ 10

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$25

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$ 50

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$ 10 0

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L.H. Selman Ltd.'s Spring 2000 Paperweight Price Guide & Mail Auction  

Auction Number 23