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Part I: Antique Paperweights & Related Objects “I attribute (paperweights) holding powers to the fertile imaginations o f their makers—makers who have mastered a demanding technology and demonstrated an elegant sense o f design. Fortunately, we live in a time when these virtues are no less abundant... although it sometimes takes considerable effort to fin d the evidence. ” — Dwight P. Lanmon
The Art o f the Paperweight • 1. Very rare antique Clichy magnum chequer paper weight, with two pink roses. Unusual for its proportions, its variety of canes, including an auburn-cloaked cog cane next to a sky-blue pastry mold, and for the abundance of good, clean 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 parallel fil igree rods placed beneath it.” — The Encyclopedia o f Glass Paperweights. See Antique French Paperweights, p. 114; The Art o f the Paperweight , p. 85; Classic French Paperweights, p. 51; A Collectors Guide to Paperweights, p. 49; The Encyclopedia o f Glass Paperweights, pp. 128-130; Glass Paperweights o f the Bergstrom-Mahler Museum, plate 25, ill. 1181; Paperweights fo r Collectors, p. 57. Diameter 4 5/16". $12,000-15,000 — Provenance: Sold by Sothebys 12/18/89, Lot 132, Spink and
• 2. Very rare antique Baccarat dated magnum close packed millefiori paperweight. Brightly colored canes, including sil houettes of an elephant, monkey, bird, shamrocks, goat, flower, rooster, horse, and two dogs. A blanket of wildly different canes, compels the eye to try and identify each and every one. “‘Close’ millefiori refers to the close vertical packing together of the canes, like people in a dense crowd. The patchwork quilt of one hundred or one hundred and fifty canes in a close millefiori paperweight offers a sampling of many or most of the canes made by a factory, and treats the eye to an almost endless vari ety.” — Glass Paperweights o f the New-York Historical Society. See The Art o f the Paperweight, p. 80; Collectors Paperweights Price Guide and Catalogue (1983), p. 81; The Encyclopedia o f Glass Paperweights, pp. 53-54. “B1847” signature and date cane; on diamond-cut base with applied paper labels. Diameter 4". $14,000-18,000
Son Ltd., London, from the collection o f Mike Belkin; sold Sothebys New York, Sale 6512, 12/6 and 8/93, Lot 81
D etail o f Lot 2
• Collection o f Seymour Segan. Spring 2002
flowers. There is a gestural quality to the ribbon-like petals, and the three-dimensional aspect of this antique can even be appre ciated when looking at the work underneath. Diameter 3 1/8". $14,000-16,000 — Provenance: Featured in Sotheby’s New York Sale, 7123,
4/29/98, Lot 230, from a Private Collection • 4. Rare antique Baccarat butterfly and wheatflower paperweight. The marbling on the butterfly’s wings is rich, its velvety, deep-purple body is well proportioned, and the anten nae are sensitively realized. It hovers just off-center from a splendid white wheatflower, with periwinkle dots on its fur rowed petals, and evenly matched, fanning leaves. Both objects live in harmony under the glass, in this collectible antique. Star-cut base. Diameter 3". $6000-8000 — Provenance: Featured in Sotheby’s New York, Sale 7123,
4/29/98, Lot 45, from a Private Collection
• 3. Rare antique Clichy clematis bouquet paperweight, with overlapping, ribbed flowers in amethyst, pink-hued and salmon-pink to crimson shaded blossoms. Tight green sepals, wrap the companion buds, and copious leaves fill out the body, while a demure pink ribbon bundles the group. Clichy made far fewer bouquets than their competitors, and so this rare design is considered more valuable than the popular “candy” weights. This exceptional design makes the most of blending millefiori (the stamen), crimped glass (the leaves), and lampwork (the pleated petals) in a plush, fulsome arrangement of
5. Unusual antique, possibly Pantin, green strawberries paperweight, on clear ground. Pantin is associated with lampwork flowers, fruits and reptiles with wonderful dimensionali ty seen in few other antique weights. The berries show realistic dimpling and proportions, and the trio of green crimped leaves are gathered around a separated stem. Strawberries of this late 19th-c. era were known for their sourness, so the bright green hue we think of now as under ripe was likely common to palates then. The Pantin attribution is not as well substantiat ed as other French factories, partially because this glass house produced so few weights. Diameter 2 11/16". $3500-5000
• 6. Antique Baccarat bouquet paperweight, with a dazzling and rare floral group composed of a large, central, double clematis, surrounded by two Type-II pansies, a bud, and an opening rose bud of deep red petals. Baccarat distinguishes itself by using millefiori as details for the flowers’ stamen, but this composition is finer still for its exquisite and sensitive lampwork; plush pansy petals like wine-filled balloons, the rose and its clingy sepals a study of breathless, budding anticipation, and the broad pleated face of the clematis a center of energy, like a white flame. Star-cut base. Diameter 3 1/2". $13,000-15,000 • 7. Antique Clichy concentric millefiori piedouche paper weight, with seven rows of assorted complex millefiori, a row of fifteen pink and green roses, a row of ten white roses, and a large pink and green rose in the center, within a basket of turquoise and white staves. A similar base is seen on a Clichy weight pictured in Evangeline Bergstrom’s, Old Glass Paperweights, ill. 31, p. 48. Height 2 3/16"; Diameter 2 5/8". $8000-11,000 — Provenance: Sothebys New York, Sale 6512 on 12/6 and 8/93,
Lot 105 • 8. Very rare antique dated Baccarat scattered millefiori in blue carpet ground paperweight. The Gridels stand out like bits of cruise ship party favors drifting on an ocean’s white-caps. The numerous silhouette canes include a dog, butterfly or moth, goat, bird (framed within two shamrocks), deer, squirrel, mon key, rooster, and pelican. But the detail in the complex canes themselves exhibit that unerring confidence Baccarat artisans had in their invention and taste. “...(T )he carpetgrounds most prized by connoisseurs are the tightly packed miniature canes in
combinations of colors, such as blue and w h ite ...” —
Paperweights and Other Glass Curiosities. “Carpetgrounds, usual ly associated with clustered paperweight designs, are among the most appealing foils for colored and silhouette canes.”— Paperweights, \Flowers which clothe the meadows. ’ Signed/dated B1848, signed upside down. Diameter 2 3/4". $9000-12,000 — Provenance: Sothebys New York Sale, 12/2/97, Lot 124
• 1 0 . Antique Baccarat patterned millefiori shamrock and butterfly paperweight, containing four rows of complex canes around a central claret-colored cog cane. The center design is composed of claret and white millefiori, including a ring of seven green shamrocks framed in opaque white, with an outer circle of cobalt-blue, white and red arrow-head canes, with a spaced garland of single butterfly silhouette canes at the edge, all of it resting on tumbled, white latticinio. The six rarely seen shamrocks are quite large, as are the butterfly or “moth” canes around the perimeter. “These are weights of power and impact, whose design must have taken considerable thought.” — The
Encyclopedia o f Glass Paperweights. Diameter 3".
— Provenance: Applewhaite-Abbott Sale, Part II, Sotheby and Co.
London, Oct. 21, 1952, Lot 353; Christie's New York, Sale 8728, 9/24/97; The Henry Stern Collection o f Antique Glass Paperweights, Lot 122
9. Rare antique Baccarat dated red carpet ground paper weight. Every Gridel cane is an excellent example of Baccarat’s menagerie, including the horse, cockerel, stag, monkey, ele phant and the moth (or butterfly). A fine white bird with shamrocks, and a complex whorl and hollow stave cane design, indicate the intense work that went into these compositions. “The carpet ground is the most sophisticated version of millefiori glass.” — Paperweights. PCA Bulletin (1980), p. 28; PCA Bulletin (1979), p. 27; One H undred o f the Most Important Paperweights, p. 54; Paperweights: Flowers which clothe the meadows ,’ p. 32. Signed and dated “B1848” in blue and red lettering. Diameter 2 15/16". $13,000-18,000
• 1 1 . Rare antique Saint Louis all-over faceted mushroom paperweight, with white and blue floret canes at center, sur rounded by four rings of canes pulled down to a solid, rare, lime-green stem. The rather homely-named mushroom belies that these designs were among the most architectural of the concentric millefiori arrangements. The tuft is in tight forma tion, with well-matched complex canes, appearing like a fresh bouquet, with the outer rings all pulled down to a fine stempoint. This presentation is delightful, not only for its citroncolored ring of stave canes (with a delicate flower pattern inside, placed throughout the bouquet), but the all-over printies have one’s eye darting all about the surface. Diameter 3". $4000-5000
12. Antique Bohemian overlay spaced concentric complex millefiori paperweight, in red, blue, green and white, on a cushion of white upset muslin with bits of blue and red filigree; red-over-white double overlay with all over circular facets. Diameter 2 7/8". $6000-8000 • 1 3 . Antique Baccarat carpet panel paperweight, made of complex canes in star, cog, and arrowhead designs. The shape resembles the outline of a flower, comprised of bundles of aqua tubes sheathed in white, the dense carpeting masks bits of brightly colored twists and filigree, that one can see through the bottom of the weight. Diameter 2 1/2". $7000-12,000 • 14. Antique Saint Louis dated concentric millefiori paperweight, with a white silhouette of a camel in the center. This response to Baccarat’s Gridel canes is, to quote Hollister, “a hyper-lumpy, rubber-kneed camel,” yet was surely appealing to clients who romanticized adventurers in the Far East and their fantastic creatures. Eighteen canes in an outer ring con tain the tiny silhouette of a dancing couple. In the magical world of glass, what may have began as a molded cane as large as the weight itself, has been pulled down so the lilliputian figures take up less than a millimeter. Signed and dated aSL1848”. “In the late 1930’s two Chicago friends, Mr. W. Russell Button and Mr. Alvin E. Bastian, acquired the former collection of the celebrated Mr. Oscar Wilde. Both of these gentlemen had stated that paperweights presented here were once segments of this notable selection.” — Fred Nagel, “Remembering,” Annual Bulletin o f the Paperweight Collectors Association (1970). See Annual Bulletin o f the PCA (1970), fig. 7, p. 29. Diameter 3 1/8M. $6000-8000 — Provenance: Collection o f Oscar Wilde. Spring 2002
16. Rare antique Baccarat dated scattered Gridel canes on upset muslin paperweight. Gridel canes, including the faith ful dog, horse, goat, stag and cockerel make an appearance; as well as a ghostly white squirrel silhouette, cooing lovebirds, moth, and a white monkey cane facing off with a man with a staff. The canes are all bedded in lovely, clean tufts of latticinio, with some colored filigree here and there. Signed and dated “B1848”. Diameter 2 13/16". $3000-4000 17. Very rare antique Baccarat dated scattered millefiori on lace paperweight, with a central shamrock cane. A superior example of the craft, the cane designs offer very bold, complex millefiori faces, and they are all presented meticulously over the drifts of latticinio. This weight and its distinctive millefiori, may represent an influx of glass workers from Eastern Europe, bringing their sensibilities to the French factories. This design is notable for the absence of silhouette canes and the “1849” red date cane. See The Art o f the Paperweight , pp. 72-73; The Encyclopedia o f Glass Paperweights , p. 33; Glass Paperweights o f the Bergstrom-Mahler Museum, plate 15, ill. 406. Diameter 2 7/8". $3000-4250 • 1 5 . Antique Baccarat dated scattered millefiori and sil houette cane paperweight, with nine silhouettes over lace. Part barnyard, part safari, this Baccarat menagerie sports two roosters, horse, goat, butterfly, grouse, shamrocks, stag, mon key, elephant and a lovely picture cane in the center of a pansy shaped flower. The tumbled lace includes streamers of color (the yellows and other warm colors come off very well). See The Art o f the Paperweight , pp. 72-73; The Encyclopedia o f Glass Paperweights , p. 53; Glass Paperweights o f the Bergstro m -Mahler Museum., plate 15, ill. 406. Signed and dated “B1848”. Diameter 3 1/16". $3250-4000
18. Antique Baccarat dated scattered Gridel canes on upset muslin paperweight. The usual silhouette suspects are on dis play: horse, squirrel, dog, stag, moth, cockerel and goat, as well as some avians with wildly different personalities—from a plucky white bird, a downcast duck (or goose), to an ethereal swan. The remaining complex millefiori all nestle in a tight cushion of lacey segments, with a few streamers of color throughout. Faceted. Signed and dated “B1848”. Diameter 3 1/16". $2500-3500 • 1 9 . Antique Baccarat dated close packed millefiori paper weight. Gridel silhouettes of a rooster, pheasant, dog, horse, stag, and lovebirds; picture canes of flowers, whorls (choufleur), shamrock, honeycomb, and five abstracted roses, with the fortress-style cane at center, and four, green, leaf-shaped sepals set in white. A splendid showcase for some of Baccarat’s most colorful and complex millefiori work. Signed and dated “B1848”. Diameter 2 13/16". $3500-4000 20. Antique Baccarat dated close packed complex mille fiori paperweight, on upset muslin. Signed and dated “B1847”. Diameter 2 7/8". $2500-3500 21. Antique Baccarat close packed millefiori mushroom paperweight, the tuft plush with arrow, star, stardust, honey
comb, cog, trefoil and whorl canes. There can even be found three flower picture canes; one on the top, and two along the mushroom’s stem. The stem extends to a star-cut ground inside a spiraling blue and white lace filigree torsade. See The Art o f the Paperweight , p. 88; The Encyclopedia o f Glass Paperweights , pp. 56-59. Diameter 3 1/16". $2000-2500 • 22. Antique Baccarat close packed millefiori mushroom paperweight, with blue and white torsade. The plume of canes is splendid, replete with pastel choufleur , clusters of crosses and stars, and one with leaf-shaped canes, suggesting an abstract rose. There are a great many cane designs visible under the mushroom top, which may not have been intended, but then again offer the collector more to enjoy on all sides. Diameter 2 13/16". $1500-2000 • 23. Antique Baccarat garlanded large butterfly paper weight, with star-cut base. Evoking the ethereal, and the sym bolic lightness of being, the essential French butterfly adds a certain gravity to that era’s paperweights. Diameter 2 7/8". $2500-3500 — Exhibited: Collection o f the Corning Museum o f Glass
• 24. Antique Saint Louis snake on jasper ground paper weight, featuring a coiled green snake with enormous paleblue eyes, on an unusual red and white jasper ground. Snake and other reptilians under glass, were popular motifs during this Classic era; examples can be attributed to Saint Louis, Baccarat and Pantin. Painted with accession number #1965464. Diameter 2 3/4". $4250-6000 — Provenance: The Sinclair Collection , New Hampshire; Sothebys
Sale 6656, Important Paperweights: The Property o f the NewYork Historical Society, Lot 157 25. Very rare antique Saint Louis double fuchsia paper weight, with two slender blossoms in crimson and Persian blue. The flowers hang on green stems from a mauve branch, with two furled buds at the top, and three emerald leaves with an aventurine sheen. The arrangement sits on a white double swirl latticinio ground. It is unusual to find a fuchsia weight with two blossoms. Diameter 2 3/4". $3000-4500 • 26. Antique Baccarat wallflower and garland paper weight. The edges of the petals are banded in a deep, carmine red, and fold under, creating a multi-layered effect. The stamen features a row of arrows circling a star cane, and a tight bud
takes the place of one of the typical five leaves crowning the blossom. W ith a garland of alternating stardust/bull’s-eye and complex star canes, the piece is refined further by a star-cut base. Diameter 2 5/8". $4000-5000 • 27. Antique Baccarat faceted woodsman and dog sulphide paperweight, over translucent cranberry background. The detailed sulphide, which presents the great wolfhound in state ly, heroic profile, was part of a series of “hunting” images, over different grounds, and with elaborate cutting. Slight damage along the facets. Diameter 3 1/2". $3500-4500 • 28. Antique Baccarat faceted sulphide paperweight. The meditative figure of Joan of Arc is framed with graceful arcs of noble laurel leaves, and sturdy oak leaves and acorns. A green flash ground helps to quiet the mind. Perhaps Baccarat was playing to the sentiment of a French heart, counting on the stalwart visionary’s popularity to entice clients to buy their glass. Diameter 3 7/16". $3500-4500 • 29. Antique Baccarat interlaced trefoil garlands on a green flash ground paperweight. With its two different types of “whorl” canes, the Clichy-type tube of concentric rings, as well as the scroll-type known to be of Baccarat manufacture,
perhaps this work represents a crossover between the two fac tories. See Identifying Antique Paperweights: M ille f o r i , p. 14. Diameter 3". $1700-2500 • 30. Antique Baccarat Légion D ’Honneur paperweight, with replica of the French Legion o f Honor medal in colored enamels on gold-foil. Established by Napoleon Bonaparte, for military and civil service, the Légion D H onneur is currently France’s premier order. Inscribed, “Bonaparte 1 consul 10 Mai 1802.” Diameter 2 5/8". $1000-1500 — Provenance: M aurice Lindon Coll. Part 1, Sotheby and Co.
London, 2 6 Feb. 1957, Lot 71; Christie’s N. Y. Sale 8728, 9/24/97, The Henry Stern Collection o f Antique Glass Paperweights, Lot 17 • 31. Antique Baccarat looped millefiori garland paper weight. The clear ground shows off the Baccarat canes like per fectly behaved doilies, and one can easily identify the arrow head motif in the center cluster. The pattern is linked in a reverse number 6 arrangement, to resemble a continuous loop. With its spare elegance, it is still worthy of a “letter-weight” connoisseur. Diameter 2 7/8". $650-1000
32. Antique Baccarat scramble paperweight, with a red and white bull’s-eye cane among segments of latticinio and filigree, in blue, red, green, yellow, coral and white. Diameter 3 1/8". $700-1000 33. Antique Baccarat purple and yellow pansy paperweight, with a purple and yellow bud, green leaves and stems, over clear ground. Diameter 2 3/8". $600-800 34. Antique Baccarat miniature white clematis paper weight, with two buds and five green leaves, on a star-cut base. Diameter 1 7/8". $1200-1600 • 35. Antique Baccarat sand dune paperweight, resembling termite mounds, with green mica specks. The premise that Baccarat created these “rock grounds” as proofs, seems logical. A French cristallerie with a royal reputation could hardly find this design compelling enough to call finished, yet it most like ly came from the apprentice glassblowers’ hands, created to present as evidence of growing skills. Diameter 3 3/16". $200-400
switch from subsistence farming to specialized skills: people had free time to dance. Includes a prominent “SL” signature cane. Diameter 2 15/16". $4000-5500 — Provenance: Collection o f Dorothy Yaeger • 37. Antique Baccarat translucent single overlay with millefiori garland paperweight. A deep, emerald green over lay with seven circlets set over a star-cut base. The faceting recalls the circlets design, and finishes with vertical flutes along the bottom. This is a very sophisticated design, showcasing the skills of the entire production line at Baccarat. “For precision of design these are among the finest paperweights...” — The
Encyclopedia o f Glass Paperweights. Diameter 2 7/8".
• 36. Antique Saint Louis signed concentric millefiori paperweight, with a centrai dancing woman silhouette cane, surrounded by five rings of large canes. An interesting mix of bold, graphic canes, such as the outer ring of bull’s-eye canes, and the more complex ring featuring bundles of elaborate broad cross and hollow cog canes, surrounding elaborate crimped white flower shapes with red centers. The central silhouette cane illus trates an interesting effect of the Industrial Revolution and the
38. Antique Saint Louis pansy and white flower paper weight, over a diamond-cut ground. The leaves and flower stems come together in a bit of a twist, which is associated with Saint Louis floral lampwork (seen in nosegays, especially). This very duo may have been worn on the lapels and shawls of sup porters of Napoleon—a quiet floral statement of solidarity with the deposed Emperor. Because of all the Napoleonic inter est in violets, France became a leader in developing and culti vating new varieties of violets and pansies. “Pansy” in fact comes from the French, pensee, meaning “thought” or “senti ment.’’Diameter 2 15/16". $3500-5000 • 39. Antique Saint Louis looped millefiori garlands paper weight, with a propeller-shaped design of complex canes in alter-
nating loops of white and salmon, set on a turquoise blue ground. Saint Louis produced these to compete with the popular Clichy swirl weight, and ought to get high marks in creating the illusion of movement under glass. The garlands’ canes are well-placed, seeming to grow larger as they reach out to the edge of the dome. See The Art o f the Paperweight , p. 84; The Encyclopedia o f Glass Paperweights , p. 90; Paperweights fo r Collectors, p. 57. Diameter 3". $4500-6000
with a broad ribbon of cobalt blue, wrapping filaments of white glass. The air rings were created as the glassblower placed the tor sade. The light refracts inside these hollow spaces, imitating bright, liquid mercury. This is also the phenomenon with incrusted sulphides, and further contributes to the mystique of these crystal domes. Pieces of cullet inside, and minor chips and scratches around the facets. Diameter 3 1/4". $2250-3000
40. Antique Saint Louis pink pelargonium paperweight, with pale green leaves and stem, on double-swirl white latticinio. Diameter 2 5/8". $3250-4000
— Exhibited: Collection o f the Corning Museum o f Glass
41. Antique Saint Louis blue double clematis paperweight, the flower, with ridged petals around a yellow and ruby stave cane center, on a stem with five crimped green leaves, all over a white double-swirl latticinio ground. W ith oval printies all around the side. See The Encyclopedia o f Glass Paperweights , p. 104; Glass Paperweights in the Art Institute o f Chicago , p. 60. Cullet under the dome and in the ground. Diameter 3 1/16". $900-1500 • 42. Antique Saint Louis faceted upright bouquet paper weight, with two air rings. Wreathing the dimensional bouquet (looking as if it were drawn out of a magic top-hat) is a torsade
43. Antique Saint Louis handcooler, with upright multi-col ored bouquet; all over faceting. “According to tradition, these were originally devised for fair ladies in the days when hand-kiss ing was in fashion. The lady simply held the glass in the palm of her hand until the time came for the ceremony, whereupon the gallant was pleasantly surprised to find the hand cool and com fortable to the lips.” — Old Glass Paperweights. Height 2 3/4"; Diameter 2". $2000-3000 44. Antique Saint Louis nosegay paperweight with four millefiori flowers and five bright green leaves, encircled by a complex millefiori garland on white upset muslin. Diameter 2 5/8". $2000-2750
• 45. Antique Saint Louis camomile, or pom-pon, paper weight, on pink latticinio ground, with small white bud. In flower language, the camomile is said to represent “energy in adversity.” The luminous pom-pon, from which the slender swirls of the latticinio emanate, is truly beautifully made. “Most pompons are virtuoso demonstrations of the seemingly miraculous level of technical ability attained by nineteenth-century glassworkers.” — Paperweights fo r Collectors. See The Art o f the Paperweight, p. 99; The Encyclopedia o f Glass Paperweights, p. 67; Glass Paperweights in the Art Institute o f Chicago , p. 60; Identifying Antique Paperweights: Lampwork, p. 4 and plate 9; Paperweights fo r Collectors, p. 79. Diameter 2 13/16". $1900-2500 • 46. Antique Saint Louis clematis on clear ground paper weight, with two layers of petals featuring delicate, rosy-pink pinstriping. A slight tinge of blue accents the edges and the veins. Well-placed petals surround a large slice of butter yellow rod, representing the stamen. Surrounded by the cristalleries clear glass, the clematis seems to be suspended in time and space, unaffected by any century’s turmoil. It’s finished with a corona of serrated leaf edges, and the stem pulled from below in a curve. Piece of cullet under dome. Diameter 3 3/16". $1700-2500
47. Antique Saint Louis miniature paperweight, with a cobalt blue double clematis, having a yellow matchhead center and green leaves, over clear ground; six and one facets. Diameter 2". $ 1000-1800 48. Antique Saint Louis miniature four-flower nosegay paperweight, with five green leaves and a millefiori garland in red, white and blue canes. Diameter 1 7/16". $900-1200 • 49. Antique Saint Louis faceted flat bouquet paperweight, with a top window and two rows of circular facets. The cutting sets off the good, clear, Saint Louis glass and multiplies the nosegay of “flower” canes. The almond-shaped, emerald leaves exhibit the serrated edges typical of this factory, crowning the tight bouquet, and the stems are pulled down ending in a graceful curve. See The Encyclopedia o f Glass Paperweights , pp. 101-102; Glass Paperweights o f the Bergstrom-Mahler M useum , plate 52, ill. 632; Glass Paperweights in the Art Institute o f Chicago , p. 42. Diameter 2 7/8". $1500-2500 50. Antique Saint Louis upright five-flower bouquet paper weight, with a multi-tiered pink rose, encircled by a white tor sade; clear star-cut ground and all over geometric facets. Diameter 2 3/4". $3000-3750
• 51. Antique Saint Louis crown paperweight, with twocolor red and green twists, separated by white latticinio twists, comprising twenty spokes drawn down from a complex millefiori of broad cross and floret canes. Made to resemble the crown worn by nobles in coronation, this design is considered to be one of Saint Louis’ best contributions, to this art form. “The precision with which the glassmaker placed the parts of the design togeth er is a phenomenal demonstration of skill.”— The Art o f the Paperweight: Challenging Tradition. Diameter 2 5/8". $ 2 5 0 0 3500 52. Antique Saint Louis crown paperweight composed of red and green twists, alternating with white latticinio ribbons, radiating from a complex cane center. Diameter 2 1/4". $ 1200-1800 53. Antique Saint Louis pink double clematis paperweight, over clear ground. The flower’s petals center around a dark-blue and white floret cane. Three variegated leaves seem to hold the blossom in embrace. Diameter 2 9/16". $800-1200
• 54. Antique Saint Louis faceted scrambled millefiori paperweight. This design alludes to the Venetian glass styles of the 18th c., with its dense melange and riotous palette. The pleas ure a collector can get in sifting through the bits of citron, cobalt blue, and ruby glass is exponentially increased by the top geo metric window and three rows of printies on the side. See The Art o f the Paperweight , p. 80; The Encyclopedia o f Glass Paperweights , p. 89. Minor scratches, chips along some facets. Diameter 3 1/16". $1000-1400 55. Antique Saint Louis scrambled paperweight, with whole and partial complex millefiori, silhouette canes, twists and lat ticinio in red, blue, green, pink, yellow and white. Diameter 2 7/8". $2250-3000 56. Antique Saint Louis scrambled handcooler, hollow with multi-colored canes and rods. The egg-shaped glass includes whole and partial complex millefiori, twists and latticinio in red, turquoise, lime-green, pink, yellow and white. Height 2 1/2"; Diameter 1 7/8". $1000-1400
57. Antique Saint Louis patterned complex millefiori paperweight, with a blue, white and red complex center cane, encircled by a ring of five green, white and red spaced canes, and a border garland, on clear ground. Diameter 2 9/16". $500-650 58. Antique Saint Louis patterned complex millefiori paperweight, with a green and white center cane, encircled by a ring of five spaced canes and a border garland, on clear ground. Diameter 3 1/16". $500-600 59. Antique Saint Louis bouquet of fruit paperweight, with an apple, two pears and three cherries on a bed of green leaves, in a swirling white latticinio basket. “Saint Louis exhibited in many of the Paris exhibitions, but like Baccarat, decided not to attend the 1851 Crystal Palace exhibition in London, where Clichy was awarded top honors. The last recorded exhibit of Saint Louis weights was at the Paris Exposition in 1867. ...(A) rich and creative era of paperweight making at Saint Louis was drawing to a close.” —All About Paperweights. Diameter 3 1/4". $1100-1600
60. Antique Saint Louis four red cherries on a branch paperweight, with three green leaves over clear ground; top facet encircled by seven smaller facets, and six large side facets. Diameter 2 3/8". $2500-3000 • 6 1 . Antique Saint Louis garlanded sulphide paperweight of Louis Napoleon Bonaparte, the alternating millefiori in cit ron yellow and cornflower blue, all over clear ground. Sporting thick hair and a moustache, the portrait seems rugged, fit and exemplar in every way, as the leader of the Third Empire. After the death of his brother Napoleon II, he became head of the dynasty, with ill-fated attempts to seize the French throne. Eventually, with the support of the Bonapartists, Napoleon III was elected to the presidency in 1848, assuming the title of emperor soon after. Diameter 2 3/4". $600-900 62. Antique Saint Louis miniature patterned complex millefiori paperweight with a central pink, white and green bundled cane, encircled by a ring of five spaced canes and a border garland, on clear ground. Diameter 1 3/4". $500-600
63. Antique Clichy patterned complex millefiori paper weight, with a pink and white center cane and a star-shaped garland of white, green, pink and yellow canes, on a cobalt blue colorground. Diameter 2 5/8". $1500-2000 64. Antique Clichy scatteredcomplex millefiori paper weight, in shades of red, blue, green, pink, yellow and white, on sodden snow ground; includes several partial canes.. Diameter 3 1/8". $2500-3500 65. Antique Clichy miniature concentric basket paper weight, with four rings of millefiori surrounding an exquisite ly formed white rose. Blue and white stave canes form a basket around the tightly packed arranged. “(T)he 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. Diameter 113/16". $2250-3000
• 66. Antique Clichy C-scroll garlands over sodden snow paperweight. Each of the six ‘C s is a different color. The cen ter is a bouquet of complex millefiori with three tight concen tric rings of cane. Forgiving a stray bubble or two, each of the little ‘C’s are nicely set, sinking into the whiteness and set off like sugar candies in rich icing. “Arsenic and antimony were used to secure the soft opaque enamel, sometimes called milk or opaque white...” —Old Glass Paperweights. Diameter 3". $2750-3500 67. Antique Clichy patterned complex millefiori paper weight, in shades of pink, green, yellow and white, around a central pink and green rose cane, on a cobalt blue colorground. Diameter 2 5/8". $2500-3000 68. Antique Clichy colorground with scattered complex millefiori paperweight, including one pink-and-green rose, and one white rose, on a turquoise colorground. Diameter 2 1/2". $2500-3000
69. Antique Clichy blue and white swirl paperweight, with a starburst cane center. “Colorful and dramatic, they have an energy and appeal quite different from those of delicate, millefiori gardens.”— Old Glass Paperweights. Diameter 3 1/8". $1800-2300
paperweights.” — Paperweights fo r Collectors. See The Art o f the Paperweight , pp. 87-88; The Encyclopedia o f Glass Paperweights , pp. 131-132; Glass Paperweights o f the Bergstrom-M ahler M useum , plate 17, ill. 95, plate 18, ill. 54; Paperweights fo r Collectors, pp. 63-64. Diameter 3 9/16". $3500-4500
• 70. Antique Clichy scattered millefiori paperweight, on an opaque pink colorground, with thirty-seven large canes. This big, blousy design offers some of the loveliest of the Clichy colors, albeit the “settled skirt(s)” of the ruffled canes are more flattened skirts in this work. Also features the “slightly depressed ring” which one’s fingers may trace around the base. Diameter 3 1/4". $2300-3300
• 72. Antique Clichy millefiori star garlands, over a translu cent cranberry ground paperweight. With the red separated, the weight’s white opaque slip is showing. Yet, appearing unfin ished does not detract from the pretty lines of canes (the center star looks like bits of fresh rosemary), surrounding a large floret cane with bright yellow stave accents. The star’s undulat ing pattern rather resembles the outline of a plump starfish. Diameter 3 1/16". $2000-3000
• 71. Antique Clichy sodden snow interlaced garlands millefiori paperweight, with interlocking quatrefoils, of pink and white, and turquoise and white canes, set into the creamwhite opaque ground. This oversize piece has a soothing effect, as if it were made to literally “cool” one down by looking at the snow-bound dome. Milk-glass and opaline glass were excep tionally popular at this time, so the use in a Clichy design of this creamy coloration was certainly met by an approving clien tele. “Whether woven to celebrate love, victory or merely beau ty, the millefiori garlands found in patterned spacing schemes are among the most graceful and delicate ornaments found in
73. Antique Clichy close packed complex millefiori paper weight, in shades of pink, green, blue, red, yellow and white, in a green and white stave basket. Diameter 3 1/16". $3000-3500 • 74. Antique Clichy signed close packed millefiori paper weight within a white stave basket. Green, pink and white cane containing a “C” signature. Very likely an early weight judging from the coloring (which is paler overall, compared to the celebrated bright and rich tones usually achieved); and an
unusual cane, comprised of pink whorls around a bundle of yellow rods. With the addition of four green staves, this cane seems to be a prototype for the rose, of which there are three among a crowd of other interesting canes. Diameter 3 1/4". $5500-7000 75. Antique Clichy millefiori scramble paperweight, with whole and broken canes, including a partial large pink rose, a much smaller rose without sepals, green moss cane, and floret and pastry mold examples in abundance. The colors are quite varied and rich, of particular interest is an auburn cane on the edge—along with different blues, ruby to cherry reds, and yel lows. See The Art o f the Paperweight, pp. 79-80. Diameter 3 3/16". $1200-1800 • 7 6 . Antique Clichy chequer paperweight, with 18 spaced millefiori canes divided by white latticinio twists, florets and pastry mold canes. “The Clichy factory was especially adept at choosing color combinations. Through their definite selection and contrast of colors, Clichy weights perhaps rate as the finest of the three factories in their effect.” — A Collectors Guide to Paperweights. Diameter 2 1/2". $2000-3000
77. Rare antique Clichy purple pansy paperweight, with yellow and green center, a bud and green leaves, on clear ground. From the natural-looking leaves, rich petal coloring, and the expressive pansy face—this is a glass mimic with immense charm. “No two are more than superficially alike.” —
The Encyclopedia o f Glass Paperweights. Diameter 2 3/8".
78. Antique Clichy circular garlands and spokes paper weight, with central white cane encircled by a ring of pink cog canes, surrounded by six circular garlands, divided by six radi ating millefiori spokes, on clear ground; complex cane at the center of each garland. One garland is composed of eight pink and green rose canes. Diameter 3". $2500-3000 79. Antique Clichy spaced millefiori paperweight, with a central pink and green rose, surrounded by complex canes in shades of green, pink, blue, red, yellow, purple and white, including one white and pink rose, on clear ground. Diameter 3 1/8". $1900-2500 80. Antique Clichy spaced complex millefiori paperweight, in shades of pink, green, blue, red, purple, yellow and white, including a pink and green rose cane, on clear ground. Diameter 2 1/2". $1200-1600
81. Antique Clichy millefiori garlands with a central white and green rose paperweight, encircled by a ring of purple canes, and surrounded by two interlaced trefoil garlands, one pink and one green, on clear, star-cut ground; five and one facets. Diameter 2 3/4". $2230-3000 82. Antique Clichy three-flower nosegay paperweight with complex cane flowers in pink, red and white, and green leaves, on clear ground; six and one facets. Diameter 2 5/8". $1000-1500 83. Antique Clichy miniature nosegay paperweight with two pink and white roses and five green leaves on clear ground. Diameter 1 5/8". $500-750 • 84. Antique Clichy pentafoil millefiori garland paper weight on clear ground. An airy design with cross, floret, star, and cog canes in surprisingly pale colors for the insouciant Clichy. “Over the next decade, Clichy continued to enjoy a period of growth and success, and in 1851, as the only French factory to show at the Crystal Palace in London, received inter national acclaim. It has been suggested that Clichy glassworkers were hired by English firms to set up similar production lines because its glass was so highly regarded.” —All About Paperweights. Diameter 3 1/8". $1000-1500 20
• 85. Antique Clichy spaced millefiori doorknobs, with original brass fittings. These small knobs were likely originally fitted for a letter desk, when the habit of written correspon dence was at its height. A) Diameter 1 3/4", Length 2 1/4"; B) Diameter 1 13/16", Length 1 15/16". $700-1000 86. Antique Clichy miniature open concentric millefiori paperweight, with five pink and green roses, interspersed with purple pastry mold canes in an outer circlet. At center, edel weiss canes ring a central moss cane. “If Baccarat paperweights appear to be seen in shade, Clichy seem to be always in broad sunlight.” — The Encyclopedia o f Glass Paperweights. See The Art o f the Paperweight , p. 82; The Encyclopedia o f Glass Paperweights , pp. 127, 130. Diameter 1 11/16". $900-1400
87. Antique Sandwich Glass Company poinsettia paper weight. A very fine example, with a Lutz rose as the stamen, and the overlapping cobalt blue petals divided by air bubbles representing dewdrops. “Artisans employed rose canes as the centerpiece of many a Sandwich flower weight, and also in New England millefiori designs. One finds the famous Lutz rose mostly in poinsettias and weedflowers.” — The Art o f the
Paperweight: The Boston & Sandwich and New England Glass Companies. Diameter 2 7/8".
88. Antique Sandwich Glass Company cobalt blue poinset tia paperweight, with three tiers of petals, a pink and white center cane, green leaves and stem, on clear ground. Diameter 2 3/4". $900-1100 89. Antique Saint Louis fruit bouquet paperweight, with two red cherries, two amber apples, a green pear and green leaves in a swirling white latticinio basket. Painted accession number 1965.22.3. Diameter 2 15/16". $1200-1600
90. Antique Sandwich Glass Company cobalt blue double poinsettia paperweight, with a white Lutz rose center, green leaves and stem, on red and white jasper ground. Diameter 2 7/8". $800-1000 91. Antique New England Glass Company white clematis paperweight, with a white bud, dark green leaves and stem, on double-swirl white latticinio. A well-made and delicate presen tation. “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: The Boston &
Sandwich and New England Glass Companies. Diameter 2 5/16".
92. Antique New England Glass Company concentric millefiori paperweight, with two running rabbit silhouette canes. Also includes assorted complex canes, in blue, pink, red, lavender, green and white, on double-swirl white latticinio. Diameter 2 3/4". $800-1000
93. Antique New England Glass Company fruit bouquet paperweight, with a formal arrangement of five pink and white pears, four red cherries and green leaves, in a double swirl white latticinio basket. Diameter 2 1/2". $450-600 94. Antique American (likely New England Glass Company) scrambled millefiori paperweight, with whole and partial com plex canes, including running rabbit silhouettes. Diameter 2 3/8". $160-200 95. Antique New England Glass Company patterned com plex millefiori paperweight, including one ring of dark blue and white running rabbit silhouette canes, over swirling white latticinio. Diameter 2 7/16". $160-200 96. Antique Bacchus magnum four-row concentric basket paperweight, in white, blue, pink and red. This large weight has a formal, almost decorous look. “Some very unusual colors have appeared in Bacchus paperweights, including... lilacs and lavenders.... It was very rare for Bacchus to make more than one paperweight of the same pattern, as only one or two pieces have been found to be the same as another. Although they used the same canes in many paperweights, they all tend to show many differences in design and color.”— Old English Paperweights. Diameter 3 5/8". $8000-10,000
97. Rare antique Bacchus close packed complex millefiori paperweight, with a ring of hollow canes in green and white forming a basket. Along with the predominant green coloration, the arrangement offers bright coral and blue canes, and offers qualities collectors look for: well-made, well-placed canes and a generous dome. Its less-than-formal arrangement gives it a lively, fanciful character. Unpolished pontil. Diameter 2 15/16". $3000-5000 • 98. Antique Bacchus concentric millefiori paperweight, with the outer ring of canes pulled down to the base. Unfinished pontil. “Bacchus paperweights are notable for their generally pastel palette, ruffled and cog canes in concentric patterns, and large size... None were signed or dated, but in 1849 Bacchus paperweights were shown at the Exhibition of Manufactures and Arts in Birmingham, England.” — Glass Paperweights in the Art Institute o f Chicago. Diameter 3 5/16". $3000-5000
99. Antique Bacchus concentric complex millefiori paper weight with a central, red-lined, white, flower-shaped cane, encircled by four rings of canes in white, yellow, red and green, in a stave basket of hollow, green-lined, white canes. Diameter 3 1/8". $4250-5000
102. English (likely Walsh-Walsh) low-domed concentric millefiori paperweight, in pink, red, white and blue. Includes the “7 and 6” canes, and “1848” date canes; probably made around 1930. Diameter 3 7/16". $500-650
100. Antique English high-domed close packed millefiori paperweight, in red, blue, green, yellow and white, on a clear, footed base. Diameter 3 5/8". $800-950
103. Antique English, possibly Whitefriars, close packed millefiori paperweight, with assorted cog canes in red, blue, green, pink and white, encircled by a ring of white staves. Diameter 2 15/16". $1000-1300
• 1 0 1 . English (likely Arculus or Walsh-Walsh) dated con centric millefiori paperweight, with six rings of canes. “The 1848 dated pieces were a probable response to the increased awareness of paperweight collecting and the increasing values in the early part of the twentieth century.”—Old English Paperweights. Dated “1848”. Diameter 3 1/4". $550-750
104. Antique Whitefriars scent bottle, with concentric mille fiori in the base and in the stopper. The bottle has generous curves in excellent proportions—befitting an intoxicating per fume. Canes in the base are lavender, blue, green, pink and white; those in the stopper are lavender, pink, green and white. Height 4 1/8". $700-900
• 105. Antique Whitefriars concentric millefiori ink bottle, with matching stopper, and unfinished pontil. Height 6 1/2”; Width 3 5/8". $900-1200 — Provenance: Collection o f Dorothy Yaeger 106. Antique Whitefriars crystal inkwell, with concentric millefiori in blue, pink, yellow, green and white, in the base and in the stopper. Featuring a ring of heart silhouette canes in the stopper and in the base. Unfinished pontil. Height 5 3/4". $900-1200 • 107. Antique Pinchbeck Biblical scene paperweight, dis playing the metallic relief developed by a London watch-maker in the 1700s. The technique employed a copper-zinc alloy meant to imitate expensive gold-foil. The silvery scene, magnified under the dome, is modeled in a Neo-Classical style which depicts the
Pharaoh’s daughter and her retinue, bathing at the riverside and discovering the baby Moses. The name, Moses, trans lates as “rescued or drawn out.” Pinchbeck weights exhibit a variety of mounts and pedestals. This presentation is set atop lac quered wood. Diameter of base 4 1/16". $1800-2500 108. Antique Whitefriars crystal vase, with a fluted top and concentric millefiori in the rounded base. This vase contains pink, green and white canes. Height 8 3/8". $550-750 109. Antique Whitefriars crystal vase, with a fluted top and concentric millefiori in the rounded base. This vase contains canes in yellow, green, red and white. Height 8 3/8". $550-750 110. Antique Venetian bell-shaped scramble paperweight, with sections of colored twists, white latticinio ribbons and bits of copper aventurine; rounded knopf on the top. This design may have a lively surface, but it was certainly made for busi ness. Ready to add weight to your correspondence, with an eas ily held knopf, this is a collectible object with a pragmatic purpose. Height 3". $600-800
• 1 1 1 . Antique Val St. Lambert millefiori and torsade paperweight. An unusually colored green central cane, resem bling an exotic sliced vegetable, is held in place by the red, white and blue “barber-pole” twist, creating a diamond, or God’s-eye shape. Over the sunny-side up yellow ground, a fili gree torsade encircles the compressed-looking center gracefully. As it has been said of these rare Val St. Lambert designs, they have an ice-cream parlor gaudiness, that sets them quite apart. Diameter 3 9/16". $300-1000 112. Antique Bohemian spaced complex millefiori paper weight, in pink, blue, green and white, and two sections of pink, blue and white twisted latticinio, on white upset muslin. Diameter 2 1/4". $1000-1300 113. Antique, likely Bohemian, sulphide of a dog paper weight, on jasper ground comprised of red, blue, white and yellow. The sulphide modeling is good, and the cameo is well centered in the glass. As for the canine motif, the subject was a popular one for artists of the 19th-century. Whether as a work ing dog, or merely a companion, they had become honorary members of the human family. Diameter 2 13/16". $400-600
114. Antique New England Glass Company, three-dimen sional crystal sculpture, ca. late 19th-c., of a bulldog, reclin ing on a clear, oval base. Length 4 1/8". $160-200 115. Antique Saint Louis molded lioness paperweight. Frosted glass on the lioness body, resting on a clear glass oval platform, with ribbed decoration. Length 4 3/8"; Width 2 3/8"; Height 2 1/8". $300-400 116. Antique Gillinder Centennial Exhibition molded lion paperweight, ca. 1876. A frosted, molded lion on an oval base with ribbed side. Inside the hollow base, “Gillinder and Sons”. See Glass Paperweights o f the Bergstrom-Mahler M useum , plate 75, ill. 1263. Length 5 5/8"; Width 2 11/16"; Height 2 3/4". $350-500
• 1 1 7 . Antique Bohemian/Czechoslovakian three-dimen sional upright eagle sulphide paperweight. The eagle is perched on a rock, over scattered glass chips, resembling a jasper-style ground, with an arching, orange filigree fence around the base. Height 3 7/16"; Diameter 3". $300-450 • 1 1 8 . Antique Bohemian/Czechoslovakian three-dimen sional upright turkey sulphide paperweight. On green mot tled base in a faceted cone-shaped paperweight with yellow filigree around the base. Height 3 15/16"; Diameter 3 1/2". $300-450 119. Antique, possibly Saint Mandé, spaced concentric millefiori paperweight. The colors and ruffled canes are sug gestive of a Clichy, the design is well centered, and the star-cut ground adds sparkle. See “St. Mandé, A Fifth French Factory,” Annual Bulletin o f the PCA (1991); and “Saint Mandé Confirmed,” Annual Bulletin o f the PCA (1999). Diameter 2 3/4". $600-1000 • 120. Antique English “Nailsea” green bottle glass ovoid doorstop, with controlled bubbles. The elongated bubble-type designs were made by a steel-rod or tube being pushed into the pliant glass, forming patterns entirely dependent on the skill of
the glassworker. This piece is well-made, in excellent surface condition. Unfinished pontil. Height 4 1/2"; Diameter 3 1/8". $225-400 • 1 2 1 . Antique English “Nailsea” green bottle glass flower pot paperweight, with two tiers of flowers. Although pleasing in shape, with a well-made interior, the Nailsea Glass Works, founded in 1788, nine miles from Bristol, is merely a catch-all attribution for these type weights. Only a few are stamped by known-makers, most were done anonymously (with varying success as ornamental pieces) and usually with unfinished pontils. “The green color varied only slightly and it is not pos sible to identify individual glasshouses by this color variation.” —Old English Paperweights , p. 76. Height 3 3/4"; Diameter 3 5/8". $225-350 • 122. Late 19th-c. Chinese black Clipper ship paper weight. In the waning years of the Classic-era paperweights, foreign competitors to the established glass factories added paperweights to their production line. Yet, the Chinese works are often sensitively done (if not made of the cleanest, clearest crystal), and this petite dome has its place in the great lineage of glass art. Diameter 2 7/16". $180-300
Part II: Modern Paperweights & Related Objects
• 1 2 3 . Rick Ayotte 1990 swamp sparrow with snowdrops and mushrooms paperweight, over clear glass. A sparrow seeks shelter in a thatch of long-leafed flowers on a rocky patch of ground. “Due to the shy nature of this bird, I was inclined to include mushrooms in the design. ...This was my first dimensional side-view weight.” —Rick Ayotte, Songs Without Words. Signed and dated. Limited edition of 50. Diameter 3 5/8". $800-1000 • 124. Rick Ayotte 1999 pansy bouquet paperweight. Drawing on the antique motif of the Classic-era pansy, Ayotte updates his bouquet by arranging his flowers in a natural man ner, taking up nearly all the glass inside. Signed. Limited edi tion of 25. Diameter 3 3/4". $700-900 • 1 2 5 . Rick Ayotte 1997 magnum paperweight, from his Pond series, featuring two frogs and a slider turtle. “He has developed a compound layering technique, which gives a sense of depth and realism to his work.” —All About Paperweights. Signed and dated; Artist Proof #1. Diameter 4 5/16". $1100-1500
• 126. Rick Ayotte 1998 three-rose bouquet paperweight, with small white flowers. A masterful rendition of the red rose, on a bed of rich, waxy leaves, some darker and more mature, all curving a bit and adding to the dimensionality of the design. Signed and dated. Limited edition of 25. Diameter 3 7/16". $750-1200 • 127. Rick Ayotte 1997 bouquet of pink roses paperweight. Sprigs of smaller flowers, as well as the bi-coloring of the roses’ inner petals, exhibit all the nuance that Ayotte is known for in paperweight collecting circles. Signed and dated; Artist Proof #1. Diameter 3 7/16". $750-1200 • 128. Rick Ayotte 1999 compound paperweight scene, with a white owl fastened to a wintery pine bough, alertly fac ing the audience. The coloration of the feathers and the details of the brushy pine needles, are set against a dark night sky, with a golden moon hanging like a corona. Signed and dated. Limited edition of 25. Diameter 3 15/16". $650-900
129. Rick Ayotte 1998 tri-level sculpture, with two frogs on the pond’s edge, a slider turtle swimming below, and the pondbottom with a clutter of leaves and plantlife. Ayotte’s basin shape recalls the playfulness of collecting in cups or jars, and the composition evokes the bounty of an untainted habitat. Signed and dated. Limited edition of 5. Height 2 15/16"; Diameter 4 13/16". $3000-4000 130. Rick Ayotte 1983 “American Bald Eagle Head” paper weight, first in the Wildlife Portrait series. “I employed the design concepts of antique sulphides to portray the grandeur of the b ird ...” —Rick Ayotte. Signed and dated. Limited edition of 50. Diameter 3 3/8". $3000-4500 131. Paul Stankard 1991 mountain laurel botanical sculp ture, with pink flowers and buds on a brown branch with green leaves; cobalt blue background and base. Signed and dated. Height 3 7/8"; Diameter 2 11/16". $7500-9000
• 132. Paul Stankard 1973 red poinsettia paperweight. This work is an early piece, notable for its rich, naturalistic col oring that Stankard would bring to his later Botanical series. Cane signed “PS” and scratch-dated. Limited edition of 50. Diameter 2 1/2". $800-1000 133. Paul Stankard 1976 sippewisset bouquet paperweight. “In the bouquet form, Stankard began to struggle with the issue of overlapping objects in a deeper space. The complexity of these arrangements and forms continued as the artist worked further toward a fully realized sculptural space later achieved in his upright forms.” — PaulJ. Stankard: Poetry in Glass. See Paul J. Stankard: Homage to Nature, p. 51; Paul Joseph Stankard: The First D ecade , pp. 22, 24. Signature cane. Diameter 2 7/8". $2000-3000
• 134. Debbie Tarsitano pink flower and bud paperweight, with star-cut base, ca. mid-1980s. The motif resembles a cherry blossom branch, which may have been inspired by her formal training in watercolors, studying Chinese brushwork. Signature cane on the weights edge, as well as behind the flower’s leaves. Diameter 2 15/16". $900-1500
• 137. Gordon Smith 1985 lady-slipper orchid paper weight. This showy flower was among the first few designs Smith made as an independent glassworker. “In July of 1983, Smith became the demonstrating lampworker in the Wheaton Village crafts building, where he continued to perfect his paperweight making techniques.” —Annual Bulletin o f the PCA (1989). Signed “GES”. Diameter 3". $700-1000
• 135. Debbie Tarsitano lavender rose paperweight, over translucent cobalt blue ground, ca. late-1970s. Signature cane “T ” on the bottom edge of the weight. “By September of 1976, ‘Voila!’ the first crude Pyrex weights were born—along with the realization of how much more research and equip ment were needed. After graduation in the fall of 1977, all of Debbie’s time was then devoted to the experimentation and making of paperweights.” —Annual Bulletin o f the PCA (1978). Diameter 2 11/16". $600-900
138. Chris Buzzini 1996 Alpine Paintbrush paperweight, with a large, complex, pink flower growing on a stem with var iegated green leaves and root system; signed and dated. Limited edition of 10. “Because I studied and observed lampwork for years before I began it myself, it came together easily. Now the major components of my paperweights are use of color, atten tion to detail, and sense of design.” —Chris Buzzini, Annual Bulletin o f the PCA (1990). Diameter 3 3/8". $1000-1500
136. Chris Buzzini 1997 “Optic Confine” six-sided upright paperweight, with a heart of purple tahoka daisies, buds and mottled green leaves growing from an earth ground. Roots and rocks below ground. Height 5 1/8"; Diameter 2 15/16". $6000-8000
139. Chris Buzzini 1996 Sky Pilot paperweight, capturing a cluster of blue-and-white speckled blossoms which grow on a stem, with taper-like green leaves and root system, over clear ground; signed and dated. Limited edition of 10. Diameter 3 3/8". $1000-1500
• 140. Ray Banford cabbage rose bouquet faceted paper weight. The fancy cutting and milk-white ground accentuates the rose-red and snow-white blossoms, multiplying the little rondelles and their crowning leaves into a great climbing rose bush. “Ray Banford first became intrigued by the idea of mak ing paperweights after visiting the workshop of Adolph Macho, an elderly Czechoslovakian glass craftsman in Vineland, New Jersey. Ray had worked as an antique dealer for many years and often did business with paperweight makers Pete Lewis and John Choko.”—All About Paperweights. “B” signature cane. Diameter 2 3/4". $500-700 • 1 4 1 . Ray Banford pink rose paperweight, over diamondcut ground. The small rose heads show off a dark pink interior, offset by verdant sepals. Three buds shoot-off the ends, while the stem coils handsomely next to the “B” signature cane. For many Vineland glass artists, the rose is a special flower—the favorite of crimpmakers and lampworkers, such as Banford. Diameter 3". $550-700 • 1 4 2 . Bob Banford striped snake paperweight. On a sul phurous ground, the snake appears to rear up and peer out at one from the safety of its glass nest. The striped motif is echoed in the tree stump, and its roots and the branch have a sinewy appearance as well. “Bob’s complex lampwork motifs, which
include flowers, insects and reptiles, are realistic and consis tently well-designed. His work is displayed at Wheaton Village, the Corning Museum of Glass, and the Smithsonian Institution.” — Collectors Paperweights P rice Guide an d Catalogue, (1983). “B” signature cane. Diameter 2 15/16". $600-750 143. Bob Banford column paperweight with three multi tiered flowers, in purple, blue and pink, green leaves and entwined stems, on clear ground; multiple facets. “B” signature cane. Height 3 13/16"; Diameter 3". $900-1200 144. Bob Banford yellow-striped black snake paperweight, coiled near an upright white flower with aqua leaves, on goldflecked sandy ground; “B” signature cane. Diameter 2 3/8". $450-600 145. Bob Banford dahlia paperweight, featuring a multi tiered pink flower with yellow stamens and dark green leaves, encircled by a cobalt blue and teal twist torsade, on white upset muslin; “B” signature cane. Diameter 2 15/16". $750-900
146. Randall Grubb “Reflections” crystal cylinder sculp ture, ca. late-1990s, with pale pink flowers, blue forget-menots and white foxglove, all entwined in a pile of flecked stones. The composition suggests a meadow scene, and its size and shape suggest the direction Grubb would take into even larger encasements. “The creation of a Reflection demands a com plete dedication to the process unlike any that I have ever expe rienced. You reach a point in the artistic process where you for get about how much time it takes to make a piece, or how much physical pain you inflict on yourself to create it. The only important thing is to create the finished piece.” —Randall Grubb, “The Creation of a Feeling in Glass,” Glass Collectors Digest (Volume IX, No. 6). Height 3 9/16"; Diameter 3 3/16" (without stone base). $3000-4000 147. Randall Grubb 1997 “Barrier Reef” crystal column sculpture, from the notable Watercolor series, alive with sealife, including a lobster, starfish, jellyfish, snails, anemones and coral. A monumental work in glass, the Corning Museum of Glass selected a piece from Grubb’s Watercolor series as one of the 100 most important works of 1997. Signature cane. Height 10 1/8"; Width 3 1/8". $7000-9000
• 148. Mayauel Ward 1994 three orchids upright paper weight, with two buds and root system on dark blue-black ground. With a well-known flair for bright colors and gestural lampwork, Ward creates this dramatic plant with an animated tangle of roots, leaves like plumage, and great blossoms hang ing supine on their stems. Signed and dated and signature cane. Height 3 1/4"; Diameter 3 7/16". $600-700 • 149. Victor Trabucco 1985 three-layered blue flower paperweight. Styled after the Classic-era flowers, the plump, multi-petaled, blue-satin flower could be a clematis, accentuat ed with a trio of buds, and emerald leaves all around the flowers face. Trabucco grows his flowers under a great deal of good glass, and this unadorned floral rests within a splendid high-dome presentation. Scratch signed and dated, and an unusual script “VT” behind a leaf, which appears to have been done at the torch, rather than a pulled cane. Diameter 3 15/16". $750-1200 150. David and Jon Trabucco 1997 single amethyst rose on stems paperweight, with a bud and green leaves over upset muslin. David does the set-ups and Jon does the encasement and finishing—truly a collaborative artwork. Signed and dated. Diameter 2 13/16". $400-500
• 151. Victor Trabucco 1981 “Nature in Ice” compound faceted paperweight, with a yellow and black butterfly passing a simple bouquet of daisies and bluebells. Trabucco is not only inspired by Classic-era designs, but has continued to expand the vocabulary of glass paperweights, exploring unusual pre sentations such as this early work in the Ice series. Signed “Proof” and dated. Height 2 5/8"; Width 3 7/16". $800-900 • 152. Cape Cod Glass Works scrambled paperweight, with millefiori, rods and latticinio, ca. 1990s. In this “end-of-day” blend, the elusive signature and date canes seem to be showing themselves, but are twisted and jumbled-up to make precise dating very difficult. As signature cane expert Andrew Dohan has said, “all (Burchfield) paperweights are signed. However, a magnifying glass may be needed to find the signature.” Sticker on base. Diameter 2 9/16". $300-400 153. Charles Kaziun Jr. double crimp rose scent bottle. A very pretty matching set of pink crimp roses, with aventurine sepals, adorn the top and bottom of this delicate decanter. Signature “K” heart cane under the base. Rough pontil. Stopper has fused from the oils of the evaporated perfume. Height 3 1/2"; Diameter 1 9/16". $500-1200
154. Paul Ysart red, white and blue millefiori inkwell, alter nating with sections of red and white latticinio, in the base and in the stopper. “Born in Barcelona in 1904, Paul Ysart is con sidered one of the most important contributors to paperweight making in the twentieth century. A paperweight artist since the 1930s, Ysart was among the first contemporary craftsmen to rediscover and refine techniques used in making weights.”—All About Paperweights. Height 4"; Width 4". $700-1000 • 155. Paul Ysart unusual pedestal flower paperweight, with striped clematis-type flower in orange, mauve and white on amethyst ground. “PY” signature cane. “The works of Paul Ysart have long been acclaimed as exemplars of the highest technical and artistic ingenuity present within the craft of con temporary paperweight making.” — Ysart Glass. Height 2 3/4”; Diameter 3 1/2". $1200-1800 • 156. Paul Ysart patterned millefiori paperweight. A close pack of candy-colored canes at center, over a pink-peppermint ground, this bright palette of cane design is refreshing and yet, a noble reference to the Classic-style. “PY” signature cane. Diameter 2 15/16". $850-1200
• 157. Paul Ysart three-dimensional coiled snake paper weight, decorated with green and orange dots, on green ground. With sparkling aventurine body, and an expression that could hardly be construed as malicious, this must be the least sinister-looking snake in paperweight history. An endear ing homage to the Classic-era, yet unmistakably from an artist who enjoys glasswork with personality. “PY’ signature cane on bottom, and a paper label. Diameter 2 13/16". $1100-1300 158. Paul Ysart three-dimensional single fish paperweight, with a green aventurine body studded with six canes, coppery colored fins, and featuring bright yellow eyes. A slight curve to the tail and the sparkling shells and stones below are notable Ysart touches. “PY” signature cane. Scratches on the dome. Diameter 2 15/16". $1000-1500 159. Paul Ysart concentric millefiori on cobalt blue base paperweight. Exhibiting a variety of designs, and the distinc tive Ysart color-sensibilities, this composition offers a more for mal arrangement, with three rows of well-arranged circles of canes. “PY” signature cane at center. Some detritus embedded during the encasement is visible under the dome. Diameter 3". $600-750
160. Paul Ysart seven-flower bouquet paperweight, having blue, pink and yellow blossoms and buds, on gathered green stems, tied with a gold aventurine bow, encircled by a spaced ring of pink and white complex millefiori, on translucent cobalt blue ground; “PY” signature cane in the center of one of the flowers. Diameter 2 7/8". $1000-1500 • 1 6 1 . Paul Ysart pink and red double clematis paper weight, encircled by a garland of cross and cog canes. “PY” sig nature cane. “The paperweights of Paul Ysart, from their incep tion through to the present day, have been met with an enthu siasm only equaled by that of the artist in creating them. In his exploration of the techniques and designs of the nineteenthcentury paperweight makers, he has resisted the creation of technically perfect but artistically stale reproductions. His modern paperweights have been an integral part of Scottish national identification with the decorative arts, a theme taken up by the Caithness and Perthshire glass companies today.” — Ysart Glass. Diameter 3". $1100-1400
• 162. Paul Ysart two-flower paperweight, with yellow and red lampwork blossoms on a very cottony appearing muslin ground. Six complex canes around the perimeter. “PY” signa ture cane at the base of the flowers’ stems, and paper label on the base. Diameter 2 13/16". $1100-1400 • 163. Paul Ysart bouquet-of-posies paperweight. The bou quet is finished nicely with a ribbon and a circle of canes around the border, over translucent green ground. “PY” signa ture cane. Diameter 3 15/16". $1100-1400 • 164. Paul Ysart Harland-era aventurine-butterfly paper weight, over blue ground, with green body and gold and cop per wings. “H” signature cane for its place of manufacture, and “PY Made in Scotland” paper label. Diameter 2 7/8". $800-1200 • 165. Paul Ysart yellow flower on light blue ground paper weight. The blue ground is textured and exceptionally lovely, alongside the emerald aventurine of the leaves and stem. “PY’ signature cane. Diameter 2 15/16". $1000-1400
166. Paul Ysart floral design in a millefiori basket paper weight. In a transcendent design, the single lampwork flower is both framed and contained in a basket of multi-colored staves, pulled down from a ring of millefiori around the edge. The design shows off Ysart’s ability to play with glass, and his distinctive strong coloring, which make his work innovative, while working in the traditional style. Diameter 2 7/8". $900-1500 167. Vasart concentric millefiori paperweight, featuring five rings of distinctively colored and designed canes. The pattern of a large flower emerges over the clear ground, from a narrow gap between the outside rings and a tight-cluster of canes at the center. Diameter 3 1/8". $900-1200 168. Paul Ysart floral design paperweight, with a ring of spaced millefiori over a mottled cobalt blue transparent ground. A formal arrangement, notable especially for the flowers pleasing proportions and star cane stamen. One can spy a hint of green through all the blue. “A signed cane bearing the initials ‘PY’ appears in many but by no means all of the finer weights sent to the United States; it seldom shows up in weights sold in Europe.”— The E ncyclopedia o f Glass Paperweights. Diameter 2 15/16". $800-1200
169. Paul Ysart butterfly and flower compound paper weight. The sherbet-colored insect passes over a multi-petaled fantasy flower, whose plump petals echo the wings of the but terfly. The design is framed with seven cog canes sunk into a transparent smoky green glass. “PY” signature cane at the flowers stem. Diameter 3 7/16". $1500-2000 170. Paul Ysart flat bouquet of posies over a latticinio cush ion paperweight. Part bunting, part basket, the use of that recognizable “wild orange” glass, (to quote Hollister) seems a Paul Ysart calling card, and the orange and white spirals weave an airy frame for the six, small, lampworked flower heads and their teardrop leaves. Diameter 3 3/16". $800-1200 171. Paul Ysart, ca. late 1950s, early ’60s, millefiori butter fly paperweight, on “black” ground, giving the piece the appearance of velvet. In a striking blend of cane design with a touch of lampwork, Ysart produces a twist on the Classic-era motif. Unfinished pontil mark. Diameter 2 13/16". $800-1200
172. Paul Ysart three-dimensional single mouse and cheese paperweight, on earth-colored ground, with the plump white rodent looking as much a tasty morsel as the cheese. “PY” sig nature cane and paper label. Diameter 2 11/16". $2500-3500
175. Paul Ysart, ca. late 1950s, early ’60s, striped-green-fish in filigree basket paperweight. The filigree is beaded at the seams with bubbles, which adds to a bejeweled appearance along with the fish’s glamorous aventurine fins. Unfinished pontil. Diameter 2 3/4". $800-1200
173. Paul Ysart three-dimensional two-fish over sandy mul ticolored ground paperweight. The distinctive bright colors and alert manner of the piscean motif, make this an everpopular Ysart design. “PY” signature cane in the base. Diameter 2 13/16". $1000-1500
176. Paul Ysart three-dimensional two-fish paperweight. Aventurine glass is used for both the stickleback fish, and the rocky ground is in more subdued colors than in others of sim ilar motifs. “PY” signature cane lies with the shells and sandy debris. Diameter 3". $1600-2000
174. Paul Ysart three-dimensional pair of ducks paper weight. Ysart’s imaginative skills create a distinct watery sur face, and thereby reinforce an idea of above and below (not minding the duck’s feet are missing, of course.) “PY” signature cane, and paper label. Diameter 2 5/8". $1100-1500
177. Paul Ysart three-dimensional three-fish paperweight. An aventurine trio in mute examination of the paperweight viewer, over sugary looking rocks, colored like candy. “PY” sig nature cane in the base. Diameter 3". $1500-2000
178. Ronald Hansen miniature piedouche snake paper weight, featuring a lampworked blue-green serpent, on a broad leaf over an apple-red ground. With a top window facet. Diameter 1 7/8". $300-400 • 179. Vandermark/Merritt Glass Studios 1980 acid-cut bee and flower paperweight, with large iridescent insect, outlined in relief by a band of leaves and petals of flowers on top. An unusual collaborative design, with just a suggestion of the amazing cameo, diatreta, and “insculpture” glasswork to come from Sautner. Signed on base, “Vandermark Barry Sautner Doug Merritt Steve Smarr.” Diameter 3". $300-400 180. Charles Kaziun, Jr. miniature pedestal rose paper weight, featuring a yellow, coiled-glass rope rose with three leaves, and three complex canes, over an aventurine and turquoise ground. Signature gold-foil “K” behind the flower. Diameter 1 13/16". $400-800
• 183. Francis Whittemore, Jr. yellow floral paperweight, over an airy “pink foam” ground. The paper-thin petals and leaves reveal remarkable lampwork skill, and at the center, a star mold cane that is nearly as ubiquitous as his Whittemore sig nature. Signed “W ”. Diameter 2 1/8". $325-450 • 184. Francis Whittemore, Jr. 1974 millefiori nosegay pedestal paperweight. An assured little design, borrowing from the Classic-era cane and lampwork methods. The design is tilted to afford an easy view, and the signature cane is clever ly revealed below a barely-there blue opaque ground. Etched “29” on pedestal. Height 2 9/16"; Diameter of base 1 7/8". $450-550
• 1 8 1 . Charles Kaziun, Jr. blue crocus pedestal paper weight, with six bright cyan blue petals around vivid yellow stardust stamens. The flower is cupped inside three green leaves, and with a “hearty” Kaziun signature cane on the bottom. Height 3"; Diameter 2 1/4". $1300-1800
• 185. Francis Whittemore, Jr. crimp rose pedestal paper weight, in a dusky rose-pink coloring with bright green leaves, and an even brighter yellow “W ” signature cane. “Not until 1962, when asked to teach a course in glassblowing, did Francis Whittemore become interested in the art of paperweight mak ing. As was the case with other modern glassworkers, he was particularly intrigued with the Millville rose. ... Whittemore’s roses, although much smaller in size than the early Millville weights, are as beautiful and perhaps more delicate.” — Catalogue and Price Guide o f Collectors Paperweights (1975). Height 2 9/16"; Diameter of base 1 15/16". $325-450
• 182. Charles Kaziun, Jr. miniature yellow spider lily pedestal paperweight, with gold-stone base, the flower with soft-edged petals, around a red and orange stardust center, on a three-dimensional stalk. The goldstone is elegantly paired with a transparent amethyst ground. Signed with a 14k gold-foil “K”. See Collectors Paperweights Price Guide and Catalogue (1986), p. 89; Glass Paperweights o f the Bergstrom-Mahler Museum , plate 89, ill. 1393. Height 1 7/8"; Diameter 1 5/8". $400-600
• 186. Francis Whittemore, Jr. double clematis paper weight, with a layer of petals in blue and another in white, and a signature cane at the center of a complex cane stamen. “A (students) question kindled his interest in paperweights and his search into the methods of constructing them. ...M r. Whittemore drew upon his years of experience as a scientific and ornamental glassblower to develop tools and techniques of fabrication.” —American Glass Paperweights and Their Makers. Diameter 2 5/16". $325-450
• 187. Saint Louis 1975 Hawaiian stripe-pattern millefiori paperweight. The colors are sumptuously tropical, and the flo ret canes are lined up like a mound of leis, awaiting an “Aloha!” A delightful change of pace from that year’s other more traditional editions. Signature and date cane, and paper label. Limited edition of 450. See Annual Bulletin o f the PCA (1974), p. 21. Diameter 3". $600-1000 • 188. Saint Louis 1973 looped garlands paperweight, with alternating loops of canes, surrounding a central complex cane on cardinal red ground. Once more, the contemporary artisans are proving their mastery of techniques, and referencing other glasshouses. This work is clearly inspired by the antique gar lands of Clichy. Signature and date cane, and paper label. Limited edition of 400. Diameter 3 1/8". $450-550 • 189. Saint Louis 1980 pansy paperweight, on upset muslin ground. The lampwork and lace are certainly made to recall the work of antique artisans, yet 19th-c. Saint Louis was better known for its dahlias and nosegays. This motif suggests the competition with rival Baccarat remains, even into the 21st c. The preciousness of the single flower is dramatized with fluted sides. Signature and date cane in the base. Limited edition of 400. Diameter 3 1/16". $550-700
• 190. Saint Louis 1971 faceted flat bouquet paperweight, with three clematis-type flowers on a float of white opaque ground. An assured design, notable for its lovely overlapping petals and seamless merging with the white “enamel”. Signature and date cane. Limited edition of 400. Diameter 3 3/16". $400-500 • 1 9 1 . Saint Louis 1973 fantasy flower on opaque orange ground paperweight. This piece from the series is notable for how transparent the petals and leaves are, they reveal the colors and patterns behind the lampwork, adding visual interest. Signature and date cane at the flower’s center, with paper label. Limited edition of 800. Diameter 2 15/16". $325-450 • 192. Saint Louis 1975 faceted cherries on latticinio bas ket paperweight. This design is a jubilation, celebrating the classic motif, which was to become an annual edition for the contemporary glassworkers at Saint Louis. Signature and date cane. Limited edition of 450. See Annual Bulletin o f the PCA (1974), p. 21. Diameter 3 1/8". $350-450
• 193. Saint Louis 1981 close packed millefiori paper weight. “More intense colors replace the delicate slightly acidulated hues of antique paperweights; three rather strong shades of blue and two greens replace the very soft medium blue, lemon yellow and tart absinthe green of the past...” — The Art o f the Paperweight: Saint Louis. “SL1981 ” signature and date cane, and paper label. Limited edition of 500. Diameter 2 7/8". $550-650 • 194. Saint Louis 1980 lizard double overlay paperweight. A coiled, gilded lizard, reintroduced from an antique mold design, rests atop the pink and white leaves and vine design, accented with more gilding and a star-cut base. An elaborate, rococo artwork recalling the long history of the cristallerie. Signed and dated with paper label. Limited edition of 300. See Annual Bulletin ofthePC A (1984), Fig. 12, p. 11. Diameter 3 7/16". $1400-1800 • 1 9 5 . Saint Louis 1981 Special Issue Iranian Hostages faceted paperweight, with a concentric millefiori pattern of cog canes lined in red, over a cobalt blue ground, encircled by a yellow ribbon to invoke remembrance. At the center a special number cane, “444” to indicate the number of days endured by the 53 captives. Diameter 2 15/16". $300-400
• 196. Saint Louis 1976 General Washington on horseback gold-foil inclusion paperweight, on blue background, with red-over-white double overlay. The foil is made from a drawing by Remy Hetreau of Arthus Bertrand Co., Paris. This double overlay is a more valuable version of the two released editions. Signature and date cane and paper label. Limited edition of 400. Diameter 3". $400-550 • 197. Saint Louis 1979 Tutankhamen gold-foil inclusion paperweight, with a 24k gold death mask of the pharaoh from a medal by Arthus Bertrand Co., Paris, in clear faceted crystal over orange ground. The ring of canes suggest the artifacts of the kings tomb, covered in carnelian and lapis lazuli. “Peaceful. Yes, that’s very true. I’ve often thought I’d like to carry (paperweights) in my coffin, like a pharaoh.” —Collette, from The Art o f the Paperweight: Saint Louis. Signature and date cane in base. Limited edition of 300. Diameter 3 1/4". $450-550 • 198. Saint Louis 1986 Special Edition Statue of Liberty gold-foil inclusion on blue ground paperweight. The face of Liberty is encircled by 19 star canes. With five-and-one facets, signature/date cane in base, and inscribed, “France, United States of America, 1886-1986,” acid-etched with the foilmaker’s name. Diameter 2 7/8". $600-800
• 199. Saint Louis 1954 floral paperweight. In clear crystal, two lampwork flowers in citrus yellow and magenta, grow from a spliced stem. Dew dropped by bubbles, yet centered by extremely complex cane stamens, these mid-century efforts show a determined Saint Louis struggle with the nuances of paperweight artistry. “SL1954” signature/date cane. Diameter 3 3/16". $300-450 • 200. Saint Louis 1979 faceted three-dimensional bouquet on amber ground paperweight, with diamond-cut base. “To rediscover the manufacturing process—the techniques which had permitted the creation of these small masterpieces of the nineteenth century manual arts—appeared to be a long shot. It has been achieved and the glassmakers of Saint Louis prove that their skill is equal to that of their predecessors.”—Yolande Amic, from The Art o f the Paperweight: Saint Louis. Signature and date cane inside lower flower. Limited edition of 450. Diameter 3". $450-550
• 202. Saint Louis 1986 four sprays of pink and white flow ers paperweight, possibly stylized Bleeding Heart blossoms, over a celestial blue ground, with six-and-one facets. Signature and date cane. Diameter 3 1/8". $450-600 • 203. Saint Louis 1977 royal-blue clematis bouquet faceted paperweight, featuring four lampworked flowers with millefiori stamen, and a tight bud, among six leaves finished with very delicate stems, all surrounded by a swirling latticinio cushion. Signature and date cane and paper label. Limited edi tion of 650. Diameter 3". $450-600 • 204. Saint Louis 1983 Lily-of-the-Valley faceted paper weight, on a cool-toned red ground, featuring naturalistic lampworked flowers, with numerous buds and broad leaves. Perhaps made in homage to the antique Pantin paperweights which were receiving renewed attention by collectors in the 1980s. Signature and date cane in the base. Limited edition of 200. Diameter 3 3/16". $450-600
• 2 0 1 . Saint Louis 1981 bouquet paperweight. In a burst of kaleidoscopic color, the generous glass in the dome magnifies the stylized flowers and the simplistic arrangement resembles a bold, folk-art, still life decoration—bright and whimsical. Signature and date cane in a flower center, and paper label. Limited edition of 500. Diameter 3 1/16". $500-600
205. Saint Louis 1990 clear-encased blue-over-white dou ble overlay gingham upright bouquet paperweight, the bou quet showing lampwork flowers in red, white, royal blue, baby blue, maroon and chartreuse, with complex millefiori centers, on a bed of green leaves. A three-dimensional stem extends down to the bottom of the weight. The piece was inspired by a famous Saint Louis antique weight. It is known as one of the most difficult of all paperweights to create. The arrangement is encased inside a fancy gingham-cut blue-over-white double overlay. The overlay is encased in crystal. An “SL1990” signature/date cane may be seen inside the white flower. Limited edition of 50. Diameter 3 3/4". $5000-6000 206. Saint Louis 1997 upright pink flower paperweight, encircled by small blue and yellow flowers and leaves on a white star carpetground; six and one facets. Signature/date cane. Limited edition of 150. Diameter 3 3/8". $1500-1800
207. Saint Louis 1977 millefiori pen holder, with red and white, uneven, drawn canes, and a base with complex canes on a lacy ground. From a special reserve of paperweights, and related items exclusively imported for United States’ collectors. Signature/date cane. Limited edition of 150. Height 5 3/16"; Width 3 5/16". $1100-1500 208. Saint Louis 1975 clematis bouquet paperweight, with one red and one blue double clematis, in a blue-over-white double overlay; five-and-one facets. Signature/date cane. Limited edition of 450. Diameter 3". $500-600 209. Saint Louis 1996 compound wavy garlands of com plex millefiori paperweight, comprised of wavy strings of complex millefiori in pink, blue and white over an opaque white ground; signature/date cane. The bottom strings are rest ing in the ground, similar to the classic “sodden snow” style. Limited edition of 200. Diameter 3 3/16". $1000-1500
210. Saint Louis 1996 crystal egg-shaped paperweight, from
Les Oeufi collection, with a cobalt blue-over-white double overlay; four spaced vertical side flutes meet at the top of the weight. Scratch-signed “Saint Louis.” Height 2 1/2". $300-400 211. Saint Louis 1996 crystal egg-shaped paperweight, from
Les Oeufi collection, with a red-over-white double overlay; convex top facet and four rows of circular side facets. Scratch-signed. Height 2 1/2". $300-400 212. Saint Louis 1996 crystal egg-shaped paperweight, from
Les Oeufi collection, with a green-over-white double overlay; con vex top facet and four rows of circular side facets. Scratch-signed. Height 2 1/2". $300-400 213. Saint Louis 1996 crystal egg-shaped paperweight, from
Les Oeufi collection, with a green-over-white double overlay; convex top facet and sixteen spaced vertical cuts on the sides. Scratch-signed. Height 2 1/2". $300-400 214. Saint Louis 1970 pistachio double clematis paperweight, with a bud and green leaves, on translucent cobalt blue ground; six and one facets. Signature/date cane. Limited edition of 800. Diameter 3 1/4". $400-300 215. Saint Louis 1984 lampwork fruit paperweight, composed of four dark purple plums and green leaves, on a branch, over white ground. Signature/date cane. Limited edition of 230. Diameter 3". $350-450
216. Saint Louis 1996 circled blossoms paperweight, com prised of five pink and white blossoms, spaced in a ring, and encircled by a blue millefiori garland on a pale blue ground; faceted. Signature/date cane. Limited edition of 75. Diameter 3 1/8". $1000-1400 • 217—A) Baccarat 1955 double overlay Robert E. Lee sul phide paperweight, over diamond-cut base inside an auburnover-white double overlay. Five and one faceting alternating with fluted printies. Signed “MAR 1954” on cameo. Acidetched “Baccarat 1955”. Diameter 3 1/8". B) Baccarat 1955 double overlay Thomas Jefferson sulphide paperweight, with diamond-cut base inside a chartreuse-and-white double overlay. Five and one faceting, with additional side flutes. Signed “GP” and dated 1953 on cameo. Acid-etched insignia. Diameter 3 1/8". $750-900 • 218—A) D’Albret 1968 footed double overlay Leonardo Da Vinci sulphide paperweight, over star-cut base inside a sepia-and-white double overlay. Nine and one faceting. Acidetched insignia and paper label. “GP” signed/dated on cameo. Diameter 3 1/8". B) D’Albret 1974 footed double overlay John Paul Jones sulphide paperweight, with star-cut base. The cameo, “GP” signed and dated, inside a flame-orange-andwhite double overlay. Acid-etched insignia. Diameter 3 1/16". C) D’Albret 1970 footed double overlay Prince Charles sul phide paperweight, over a star-cut ground with a royal blueover-white double overlay. Four and one faceting with fancy
starburst-cuts on the side. Paper label, and “GP” signed and dated on cameo. Diameter 3 1/16". D) D’Albret 1966 footed overlay Christopher Columbus sulphide paperweight, over a star-cut ground inside a blue flash overlay. Four and one faceting with fancy cuts on the side. Acidetched insignia and paper label. “GS” signed and dated on cameo. Diameter 2 7/8". $630-800 • 219—A) Baccarat footed Virgo sulphide paperweight, with six-and-one facets, blue flash ground, and diamond-cut base. Acid-etched insignia. Bruise near top window facet. Diameter 2 3/4". B) Baccarat Cancer sulphide paperweight, with six-and-one facets and blue flash ground. Acid-etched insignia. Diameter 2 13/16". C) Baccarat footed Capricorn sulphide paperweight, with six-and-one facets, and blue flash ground. Acid-etched insignia and paper label. Diameter 2 3/4". D) Baccarat 1958 footed Madonna sulphide paperweight, signed “GP” (Gilbert Poillerat) and dated on cameo. Six and one faceting, with cobalt-blue flash ground. Acid-etched insignia. Diameter 2 13/16". E) Baccarat footed Scorpio sulphide paper weight, with six and one faceting and blue flash ground. Acid-etched insignia and paper label. Diameter 2 3/4". F) Baccarat footed Taurus sul phide paperweight, with six-and-one facets and blue flash ground. Acidetched insignia and paper label. Diameter 2 13/16". $750-1000 • 220—A) D’Albret 1971 footed double overlay Four Astronauts sul phide paperweight, with sunburst cutting on the base; turquoise-and-white double overlay. Two rows of printies ring the top window, featuring a frontview cameo of Alan Shepard, Neil Armstrong, Michael Collins and Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin. “GP” signed/dated cameo. Acid-etched with D’Albret insignia and paper label. Diameter 3 7/8". B) D’Albret 1972 footed dou ble overlay Audubon sulphide paperweight, with pale blue-over-white overlay, with fancy cutting and four and one facets. Fancy-cut base. Acidetched insignia and paper label. “GP” signed/dated on cameo. Diameter 3 1/8". C) D’Albret 1969 footed double overlay Ernest Hemingway sul phide paperweight, with sunburst-cut base and a flame-orange-and-white double overlay. Eight and one faceting. “GP” signed/dated on cameo. Acidetched insignia and paper label. Diameter 3 1/8". D) D’Albret 1969 foot ed overlay Dr. Schweitzer sulphide paperweight, with blue flash overlay with four and one facets and side flutes. Fancy-cut base. Acid-etched insignia. “GP” signed and dated on cameo. Diameter 3". $700-900 Spring 2002
• 221—A) D’Albret 1969 Paul Revere sulphide paperweight, with eight and one faceting over sunburst-cut transparent grey ground. “GP” signed/dated on cameo. Acid-etched insignia. Diameter 3 1/16". B) D’Albret 1969 Mark Twain sulphide paperweight, with seven and one faceting over sunburst-cut transparent teal ground. “GP” signed/dated on cameo. Acidetched insignia and paper label. Diameter 2 7/8". C) D’Albret 1975 Charles Lindbergh sulphide paperweight, with six and one faceting over fancy-cut transparent blue ground. “GP” signed/dated on cameo. Acid-etched insignia. Diameter 2 3/4". D) D’Albret 1969 Ernest Hemingway sulphide paperweight, with seven and one faceting over diamond-cut transparent red ground. “GP” signed/dated on cameo. Acid-etched insignia. Diameter 2 7/8". $350-550 • 222—A) Baccarat 1953 Dwight Eisenhower sulphide paperweight, with six and one faceting, diamond-cut base with blue flash. “433” inscribed on cameo. Acid-etched insignia and paper label. Chip on top facet. Diameter 2 3/4". B) Baccarat 1954 George Washington sulphide paperweight, with six and one faceting over translucent garnet ground. “GP” signed/dated cameo. Acid-etched insignia. Scratch signed “JS” on the side. Diameter 2 3/4". $450-650
• 223—A) Baccarat 1966 Will Rogers sulphide paperweight, with a concave starburst-cut base and yellow flash. Six and one faceting. “A. David Paris” signed/dated on cameo. Acid-etched insignia. Diameter 2 3/4". B) Baccarat 1968 footed Adlai Stevenson sulphide paperweight, with deep, star-cut ground and copper flash base. Six and one faceting. “A. David Paris” signed/dated on cameo. Acid-etched insignia. Diameter 2 3/4". C) Baccarat footed Herbert Hoover sulphide paperweight, over cobalt blue ground. Six and one faceting. “A. David Paris” signed cameo. Acid-etched insignia. Chip on lower facet. Diameter 2 13/16". D) Baccarat 1965 Theodore Roosevelt sul phide paperweight, with six and one faceting over translucent purple ground. “A. David Paris” signed/dated on cameo. Acidetched insignia. Diameter 2 7/8". E) Baccarat 1971 footed Andrew Jackson sulphide paperweight, with six and one faceting over translucent green ground. “Renard” signed/dated on cameo. Acid-etched insignia. Diameter 2 3/4". F) Baccarat 1959 footed Pope Pius XII sulphide paperweight, with six and one faceting over carmine red ground. “A. David” signed/dated on cameo. Acid-etched signature. Diameter 2 3/4". $500-750 • 224—A) D’Albret 1967 Gustaf VI, King of Sweden sul phide paperweight, with six and one faceting over geometriccut transparent teal ground. “LR” signed/dated on cameo. Diameter 2 3/4". B) D’Albret 1968 General Douglas MacArthur sulphide paperweight, with eight and one faceting over sunburst-cut transparent green ground. “GP” signed/dated on cameo. Incomplete acid-etched insignia and paper label. Diameter 3 1/16". C) D’Albret 1972 J. J. Audubon sulphide paperweight, with eight and one faceting over sunburst-cut transparent turquoise ground. “GP” signed/dated on cameo. Acid-etched insignia and paper label. Diameter 3 1/16 ". D) D’Albret 1974 Golda Meir sulphide paperweight, with seven and one faceting over “Star of David”-cut transparent amber ground. “GP” signed/dated on cameo, and paper label. Diameter 2 7/8". $300-400
225. Ken Rosenfeld 1984 floral paperweight, with three fan tasy flowers, in pink, blue and lavender, on pale green moss ground. This early work exhibits the interest Rosenfeld has always had in color and texture. Signature cane and signed by the artist. “Over the years, it has been his experience that people respond to colors emotionally. .. .Rosenfeld has said he almost uses the flower form simply as a vehicle for the color. In this regard he does not strive for botanical accuracy in his flowers. They are more an expression of fantasy, of a quality of life.” —Annual Bulletin o f the PCA (1988). Diameter 2 5/8". $180-250 226. Baccarat 1990 three black swallows paperweight, with white silhouettes below, circling over pale blue ground. A lovely design in celebration of freedom and flight. Signature/date cane and acid-etched insignia. Limited edition of 200. Diameter 3 1/8". $450-600
228. Ken Rosenfeld 1999 three-dimensional bouquet paperweight, with a multi-tiered golden fantasy flower, light blue flowers and red berries on opaque pink ground; signed/dated. Signature cane. Diameter 2 9/16". $275-350 229. Baccarat millefiori garland paperweight, weaving around twelve spaced canes, on white upset muslin with central red arrow cane. The cane style and composition recalls antique Baccarat, making this an “antique of the future.” Acid-etched insignia on base. Diameter 3". $400-600 230. Baccarat 1994 upright magnolia paperweight. A sweet composition with the peppermint-candy striped petals, a snug bud, green leaves and curved stems on pale blue-over-white ground; signature/date cane. Limited edition of 100. Diameter 3 1/8". $750-900
227. Baccarat 1971 fantasy flower paperweight, composed of a six-petaled tri-colored blossom floating inside the crystal. On a slender stem with five tapered leaves, with a complex star cane as its stamen, the flower hovers over an opaque greenish-white ground, with a signature/date cane, (placed backwards) and acidetched insignia on the base. Diameter 3". $300-500
•2 3 1 . Perthshire Paperweights 1979 “Sunflower” paper weight, set on burnt-umber ground. A coppery-hue dominates this fantasy flower, which blends careful lampwork and millefiori in a sun-brewed vision. Signed “P I979” and a paper label. Limited edition of 303. Diameter 3 3/16". $300-400
eye an impression of a double-swirl. It creates a complex inte rior for the piece, another reason to handle the glass, and turn the object round and over again. Signature cane in base and paper label. See The Art o f the Paperweight: Perthshire, p. 69. Limited edition of 315. Diameter 2 1/2". $300-400
• 232. Perthshire Paperweights 1975 milleflori circlets paperweight. Referencing the tesserae of Roman mosaics, this design shows off the bold color sense of the Perthshire design ers, with the clusters shaped like flowers, encircled by a garland of canes, all set afloat on a brick-red cushion. Signed “PI 975”, and a paper label. Limited edition of 400. Diameter 2 7/8". $275-400
• 235. Perthshire Paperweights 1972 faceted cushion paperweight, with patterned milleflori in bright green, teal and crimson colors and a gate of lace twists set atop a plumcolored background. “Without a doubt, Perthshire has played a major role in stimulating a resurgence of interest and appre ciation for fine paperweights.” — The Art o f the Paperweight: Perthshire. Signature and date cane on base and paper label. Limited edition of 300. Diameter 2 5/8". $400-500
• 233. Perthshire Paperweights 1980 swirl paperweight, with pink, green and white tricolor swirl, and complex mille flori center, comprised of cogs and rod canes. In homage to the great Clichy swirls, this design confidently circles the anchor cane in popular colors of the decade. Signed “P I980” in cane. Limited edition of 244. Diameter 3 1/8". $275-400 • 234. Perthshire Paperweights 1977 nosegay paperweight, comprised of three milleflori flowers centered on a swirling pink and green latticinio cushion. The latticinio is wonderful ly done in this small weight, and the ends pulled under give the
• 236. Perthshire Paperweights 1975 “Tudor Rose” paper weight, with a four-petaled lampwork rose having a circular stem and leaves, surrounded by a ring of eight spaced milleflori on translucent cobalt blue ground. It’s no surprise that a glasshouse dedicated to the craft of paperweight design from the Classic-era, would feature some of contemporary glass’ best milleflori work. Even when used sparingly, the canes’ remark able variety is evident. Signature cane at the rose’s center, a sig nature and date cane in the base and paper label. Limited edi tion of 400. Diameter 3 1/8". $350-450
• 237. Perthshire Paperweights 1974 flower and buds paperweight, with a clematis-style flower featuring darktipped petals, bright green leaves and stems, and two buds, over an opaque lilac ground. Settled down into the flawless field of lavender, the flower appears to be painted in simple strokes. This design exhibits the remarkable “less is more” achievements of the Perthshire artisans, in and among other more patterned Special Yearly Collection pieces. Signature “P” cane near the stem and paper label. See The Art o f the Paperweight: Perthshire, p. 63. Limited edition of 345. Diameter 3". $250-400 • 238. Perthshire Paperweights 1975 Christmas flower paperweight, a white rose and bud set in clear crystal; one top facet and star-cut base. The minimalistic qualities enhance the subtleties of this pretty blossom, especially the mustard-color radiating around the flowers stamen, creating depth in what is a very flat assembly. Slight curling at the petals’ edges is sug gested by swirls in the overlay of white. Signed “P” cane at the flower’s center. Limited edition of 347. Diameter 2 11/16". $300-400
• 239. Perthshire Paperweights 1979 five lampwork flowers faceted paperweight, set in clear crystal on a star-cut base. “P” signature cane. “... (We) have had our ups and downs but we are still here and are full of ideas...” —Stuart Drysdale, 1982, The Art o f the Paperweight: Perthshire. Limited edition of 332. Diameter 3 1/4". $450-550 240. Perthshire Paperweights 1994 bouquet paperweight, with two flowers, buds and green leaves on clear, grid-cut ground; ruby flash overlay with top facet and diamond-cut side facets. Signed. Limited edition of 300. Diameter 2 5/8". $550-700 241. Perthshire Paperweights “Whiskers,” black and white cat paperweight, encircled by two millefiori garlands, separat ed by a ring of twists, on opaque teal ground; signature cane. Limited edition of 100. Diameter 2 7/8". $275-350 242. Perthshire Paperweights 1998 “Frosted Thistle” oblong paperweight. Three prickly pink thistles bloom in a delicately frosted crystal melon with a front window and a starcut back. Great detail in the spiky green leaves and blunt this tle heads of Scotland’s national flower. Signature cane. Limited edition of 200. Width 3 1/8". $300-400
243. Perthshire Paperweights 1998 silhouettes on lime car pet paperweight, with four clusters of millefiori, alternating with four picture canes. The canes include a running rabbit and a swan, spaced on a carpet ground, over a ruby flash base; sig nature/ date cane. Limited edition of 230. Diameter 2 15/16". $225-325 244. Perthshire Paperweights 1996 pink blossom paper weight, with upright petals, yellow stamens, pink buds and green leaves, on a translucent cobalt blue ground; top facet and two rows of side facets. Limited edition of 250. Diameter 3". $400-500 245. Perthshire Paperweights 1977 miniature three plums paperweight, on a clear grid-cut base; top facet and two rows of side facets. Scratch-signed “P” (in reverse) on a special small facet near base, to be seen right-reading through the crystal. Limited edition of 315. Diameter 2 1/8". $200-300
246. Perthshire Paperweights 1997 close packed complex millefiori paperweight, in candied shades of blue, green, yel low, pink, purple and white, dramatically set-off on black ground. Six and one faceting. Signature/date cane. Limited edi tion of 50. Diameter 3 3/16". $275-350 247. Perthshire Paperweights 1996 paneled millefiori paper weight, divided by six twists radiating from a central ring of complex canes; translucent purple colorground. Signature and date cane. Limited edition of 250. Diameter 2 1/2". $180-250 248. Perthshire Paperweights 1998 blue and white flower with buds paperweight, encircled by a ring of spaced picture canes, on a ruby cushion ground. The picture canes include the iconic Scottish thistle and a silhouette of the British lion. Five and one faceting. Signature and date cane. Limited edition of 200. Diameter 3 3/16". $550-650
249. Perthshire Paperweights 1997 paneled millefiori roos ter picture cane paperweight, encircled by millefiori divided by twists. The rooster crows at the center of neatly hoed panels of colorful canes, separated by spiraling twists on an emerald ground. Faceted. Signature/date cane. Limited edition of 150. Diameter 3 3/8". $275-350 250. Perthshire Paperweights 1996 blue lampwork blossom paperweight, with yellow center cane, encircled by two rings of hollow daisy canes. The flowers are set on a bed of upset muslin; five and one faceting. Signature and date cane. Limited edition of 250. Diameter 3 1/16". $250-350 251. Perthshire Paperweights 1996 Special Edition clown picture cane paperweight, centered on swirling yellow, brown and white latticinio; six and one faceting. A light-hearted motif, perhaps a reminder to laugh while caught-up in chaos. Signature/date cane. Limited edition of 75. Diameter 2 11/16". $250-350
252. Perthshire Paperweights 1988 patterned millefiori paperweight, with a center cane cluster surrounded by five smaller cane clusters. The ground is black like peat, and the canes bloom out of the darkness, with an outer ring of star canes. aP” signature cane. Diameter 3". $100-150 253. Perthshire Paperweights 1992 six complex millefiori circlets paperweight, over a clear, star-cut base. “Some Perthshire weights have a letter other than “P” in the center of the weight. These other letters occur in only a few specific designs (the Alphabet Series), and the letter can be used not only to identify the weight, but also to date it.” — The Complete Guide to Perthshire Paperweights. Signed in the center with an “X”; faceted. Limited edition of 250. Diameter 2 1/2". $200-250 254. Perthshire Paperweights 1985 Scottish broom paper weight, with yellow flowers and buds, on translucent green ground; top facet and three rows of side facets. “P” signature cane; limited edition of 227. Diameter 2 1/2". $350-400
255. Perthshire Paperweights 1985 encased double overlay “State Birds” series paperweight, with a central picture cane of a quail, encircled by concentric complex millefiori, in a clear-encased green-and-white double overlay; top and side facets. “P” signature cane. Limited edition of 55 (only 14 quail designs were made). Diameter 3 1/2". $900-1200 256. Perthshire Paperweights 1998 miniature yellow blos som paperweight, including six pink buds, encircled by a gar land of millefiori on upset muslin; faceted. Signature and date cane. Limited edition of 200. Diameter 2 7/16". $170-250 257. Perthshire Paperweights 1998 three-dimensional over lay “Jojo the Clown” paperweight. A colorful, lampwork clown appears inside an amethyst flash overlay with a top facet and two rows of side facets; signature/date cane. Limited edi tion of 175, from a design by lampworker, Duncan Smith. “Without a doubt the most intricate and detailed design we have ever produced in a hollow weight. It combines our lamp working skills with Peter McDougall’s thirty years of experience to produce a truly superb piece.” —Neil Drysdale (1998). Diameter 3 1/4". $900-1200
258. Perthshire Paperweights 1998 two yellow roses with a bud and green leaves paperweight, encircled by a garland of blue millefiori on white upset muslin; top facet and three rows of side facets. Limited edition of 200. Diameter 2 11/16". $500-650 259. Perthshire Paperweights 1998 pink blossom on radi ating latticinio paperweight. Green leaves surround a delicate flower, with a millefiori center, on a lime green ground with radiating latticinio spokes. Signature/date cane. Limited edi tion of 250. Diameter 2 9/16". $225-300 260. Perthshire Paperweights 1996 lampwork bouquet paperweight, on an emerald green cushion, in a green-over white double overlay, with top facet and two rows of side facets. Signature/date cane. Limited edition of 200. Diameter 2 7/8". $600-700
• 261. Perthshire Paperweights spherical perfume bottle with twisted-thread stopper, ca. 1980s. The rounded bottom contains a center “P” signature cane, and five concentric rows of millefiori. Height 5 1/2"; Diameter 2 3/4". $250-330 • 262. Perthshire Paperweights 1976 “Magnum Cushion” faceted paperweight, featuring a bed of close packed millefiori on the lower level, visible through a window in the top layer of millefiori rings and lengths of latticinio in a hexagonal pattern. “First use of a two-layer design, where the bottom layer is visi ble only through an opening in the top layer. This design appears to be unique to Perthshire.”— The Complete Guide to Perthshire Paperweights. Top window facet. Signed “P I976” and a paper label. Limited edition of 295. Diameter 3 9/16". $500-700 • 263. Perthshire Paperweights 1971 amethyst flash overlay faceted perfume bottle, with concentric millefiori in the base and a large complex cane in the stopper. Signed and dated “P I971” in canes on the base. Limited edition of 300. Height 4 5/8"; Diameter 2 11/16". $450-650 • 264. Perthshire Paperweights 1975 multi-colored butter fly paperweight, surrounded by a garland of millefiori set on a red cushion. Nearly a century after Baccarat artisans in the Classic-era, the Crieff, Scotland artisans release their version of
the lovely farfalla, exhibiting all the finesse they had vowed to achieve. On this ground color, the winged creature appears to be settling on pleats of rich, red velvet. Signed “P I975”, and a paper label. Limited edition of 372. Diameter 3 1/8". $400-550 • 265. Perthshire Paperweights 1980 “Overlay Rose” faceted paperweight, featuring a petite folded rose with sepals, stem, leaves, and a closed bud. The tiny flower is set off well inside the basket-cut glass, with an apple-green flash overlay, and star-cut base. While still showing deference to their glass making predecessors, in the elaborate cutting and surface work, the flower is a modest, yet perfectly assured rose—no more or less is needed, and Perthshire artists knew it. Signed “P” near the stem. Limited edition of 167. Diameter 2 7/16". $450-550 • 266. Perthshire Paperweights 1977 “Christmas Bells” faceted paperweight, over cranberry flash ground, with white stardust and pink cluster canes in the shape of two chapel bells, tied together with a festive green garland of millefiori. This early holiday paperweight shows the faceting and the clustering of canes which were to become important techniques for the full range of Perthshire designs. Signed “P I977”, and a paper label. Limited edition of 318. Diameter 3 1/8". $300-450
267. Whitefriars 1977 Coronation Jubilee paperweight, with a central crown cane encircled by pink and white inter laced garlands; “E II R,” “1952” and “1977” canes. Faceted. Diameter 3 1/4". $400-500 268. Whitefriars 1979 paneled millefiori paperweight, with a central pink Clichy-style rose cane, encircled by six white lat ticing spokes, dividing panels of pink, red and white canes, on dark blue ground; six and one facets. The blue ground emanates from the open spokes, adding color and interest to the piece. Signature/date cane. Diameter 3 1/16". $275-350 269. Whitefriars 1977 Silver Jubilee paperweight, with complex canes forming a crown pattern. Includes an “E II R” cane, “1952” and “1977” date canes, and signature friar cane, on black ground. Six and one facets. See Old English Paperweights, p. 149. Diameter 3 3/8". $500-600
271. Whitefriars 1977 Coronation Jubilee paperweight with complex canes forming “E II R”, and a crown picture cane. Below the initials are “1952” and “1977” date canes, bundled in a cluster of stave canes. The arrangement is framed by a ring of complex star and cog canes, with the Whitefriars signature silhouette cane at the bottom. The pink-and-white overall coloration is given gravity on dark cobalt ground; six and one facets. Diameter 3 5/16". $400-500 272. Whitefriars 1971 close concentric millefiori paperwei ght, whose color scheme moves from an outer ring of celes tial blue, to an ochre, sepia, and then a ring of fuchsia cog canes surrounding a white-and-black floret. Signature/date cane. Five and one facets with all over vertical flutes. “The 1970s, with the designs of Geoffrey Baxter, brought Whitefriars to the fore front of paperweight making ...”— Old English Paperweights. Diameter 3 1/16". $325-400
270. Whitefriars 1975 Christmas paperweight, with an angel picture cane, encircled by a ring of eleven angel canes (presumably pulled from the larger angel cane) and a garland of complex millefiori on dark blue ground; five and one facets. Signature/date cane. Limited edition of 1000. Diameter 3 1/4". $700-800
• 273. Cape Cod Glass Works marbrie paperweight. A love ly trio of colored stripes, pouring over like a fountain in pale indigo, milk white and muted pink, with a large Clichy-style pink rose on top. Signed “W Burchfield,” and a paper label. “1 of 1.” Diameter 3 5/16". $350-450 • 274. Cape Cod Glass Works 1992 Saint Louis-style crown paperweight, with a Clichy-style rose on top. Again, with the emblematic rose, and the streamers reminiscent of the royal cristallerie , Cape Cod flaunts their skills in enticing devotees of the Classic-style to enjoy their contemporary interpretation. Signed “W Burchfield,” with paper label. Diameter 2 7/8". $300-400 • 275. Cape Cod Glass Works pastel canes on upset muslin paperweight, ca. 1990s, with four Clichy-type roses studded between the arms of the cross-pattern. If glass can suggest a lighter-than-air character, this Cape Cod work is as tremulous as a dandelion, or a handful of downy feathers from a rare Sagamore bird. Signed “W Burchfield,” and a paper label. Diameter 3". $400-500
• 276. Cape Cod Glass Works 1993 bi-colored swirl paper weight. In a pleasing ruby-red grapefruit color, turning along side milk-white stripes; all roads lead to the complex cane at center. In a challenge to the best vision, a Clichy-type rose nestles at the center, surrounded by a concentric guard of deeply pleated cog canes in a pale blue. Signed “W Burchfield,” and a paper label. Diameter 2 15/16". $400-500 • 277. Cape Cod Glass Works marbrie paperweight, ca. 1990s, festooned with alternating swags of blue and white to form a spiraling quatrefoil that emanates from a ring of red and white bundled rod canes, surrounding a dusky pink rose cane, with (possibly) a microscopic, central signature cane. Signed “W Burchfield”. Diameter 2 13/16". $350-450 • 278. Cape Cod Glass Works concentric millefiori paper weight, ca. 1990s. Marked by an obvious kinship with Clichy, the Cape Cod style offers pastry mold, cluster, rod, floret and rose canes in harmonious, opaline colors. Settled into the dark kelp-green ground under a low-dome, as if it were a millefiori fairy-ring captured in glass. Signed by artist “W Burchfield,” and paper label. Diameter 3". $350-400
279. Crystal Geometries 1989 sculpture by James Keever, from the Deco collection. A circular glass plaque with diagonal cuts; limited edition of 50. Width 4 9/16"; Height 4 7/16". $400-1000 280. Crystal Geometries 1989 sculpture by James Keever, from the Crystal Fire: Sentinel 7 collection. Six-sided crystal sculpture with horizontal grooves; limited edition of 25. Height 6 7/8"; Width 3 1/4". $700-2000 281. Chris Heilman 1999 Iris Garden vase. Blending lampwork and torchwork techniques, Heilman creates distinctive silhouettes of iris heads on long green leaves, growing from a garden of assorted flowers, over pebbled green and white glass. The scene is encased with a translucent gold interior. Signed/dated. Height 7 3/4"; Width 5 5/8". $1200-1500
282. Parabelle Glass 1993 close concentric complex mille fiori basket paperweight, with red and white staves crimped to resemble a basket, and a red and white twist-ribbon handle; signature/date cane. Limited edition of 10. “When I developed my studio I decided to figure out how to make millefiori weights. There’s more mystery for me in millefiori than in lampwork, and at that time there was no one in this country doing that type of work. I had no technical information about the process, except in the most general terms, and that added to the challenge. I also had people tell me that I could not do it—and that’s the wrong thing to say to me.” —Gary Scrutton,
All About Paperweights. Height 3 7/16"; Width 2 5/8".
283. Parabelle Glass 1997 spaced concentric millefiori paperweight, with a central pansy cane, encircled by assorted complex canes, on cross-hatched white latticinio; signed/dated. Limited edition of 10. Diameter 3 1/4". $850-1000
284. Yaffa Sikorsky-Todd and Jeffrey Todd 1997 “Let’s Go Fishing” paperweight. The artists depict a rowboat tied to a tree on the shoreline of a choppy lake. The Todds landscapes, or “natureweights”, capture life in the outdoors with a gestural style, like plein air painting. The glass scenes are always active with colorful shapes, and alive with natural inspiration. Signed and dated. Limited edition of 30. Diameter 3 1/8". $330-430 285. Yaffa Sikorsky-Todd and Jeffrey Todd 1999 “Field of Flowers II” paperweight. Juxtaposing dense opaque colors and millefiori in the lush wildflower field, with diaphanous ribbons and flashes of blue over the crystal sky. Signed and dated. Limited edition of 30. Diameter 3 3/16". $375-475 286. Yaffa Sikorsky-Todd and Jeffrey Todd 2001 “Bayou” paperweight. Featuring tall, moss-covered trees, and a marshy bed of flowering plants—one can easily imagine the native plants such as Eastern Arrowhead and Spider Lilies thriving in this wetland sanctuary. The humidity is convincingly suggested by a translucent green ground. Signed and dated. Limited edi tion of 30. Diameter 3 3/8". $375-475
287. Yaffa Sikorsky-Todd and Jeffrey Todd 1993 “Orchard” paperweight. Redolent with fruit blossoms, a lone tree is captured in this design. Its trunk is roped with various colors, and it boasts a canopy of giant peach-colored flowers, extended on thick branches over several stones, which mark its boundary in the soft grass. Diameter 3 3/8". $375-475 288. Yaffa Sikorsky-Todd and Jeffrey Todd 1997 “Field of Flowers” paperweight, with a blanket of mauve millefiori flowers scattered across a green field, framed by low, windwhipped clouds. Signed/dated. “By using the lens-shaped horizontal form, they create a window for the viewer to look through.” —All About Paperweights. Limited edition of 30. Diameter 3 1/16". $375-475 289. Yaffa Sikorsky-Todd and Jeffrey Todd 1997 “Feeding the Birds” paperweight. In a spare composition, a bluebird flies towards an open feeder, hanging from a leafy branch. Without the stiffness of other lampwork styles, the Todd’s cre ate active and joyful motifs, celebrating all the best parts of outdoor pastimes. Signed and dated. Limited edition of 30. Diameter 3". $375-475
290. John Deacons encased double overlay pink pompon paperweight, ca. late ‘80s, early ‘90s, with green leaves and stem, centered in a clear-encased, faceted, medium blue-overwhite double overlay; top facet and two rows of side facets. Signature cane. “John Deacons, a skilled designer trained at Edinburgh College of Art, formed ‘J ’ Glass in 1979 in Crieff, Scotland. The company derived its name from the enigmatic ‘J ’ signature cane found in certain nineteenth-century Bohemian weights. Deacons chose this same mark to honor the unknown creator of those ingenious weights and to identi fy his own skillful creations. The company produced paper weights in the classic style until it ceased operation in 1983.” —All About Paperweights. Diameter 3 3/8". $400-300 291. John Deacons crown paperweight, composed of twists in pink and yellow, and green and pink, alternating with white latticinio ribbons, radiating from a pink, orange and white complex cane center; “JD 2001” signature and date cane. Diameter 3". $200-300
292. William Manson/Scotia of Scotland dragonfly paper weight, with green and white complex millefiori wings and a green aventurine body, encircled by a green millefiori garland, on dark ground. The illustrated thistle signature cane appears on the base. Diameter 2 13/16". $275-330 293. John Deacons encased double overlay two clematis paperweight, comprised of a blue and a pink flower with leaves and stems, inside a powder blue-over-white double over lay, on a cushion of radiating white latticinio; multi-faceted. “JD 2001” signature and date cane. Diameter 3 9/16". $450-550 294. Steuben abstract double-spiral paperweight, with a spiral of white lace centered on an air bubble over clear ground. Scratch-signed. Diameter 3 9/16". $200-250 295. William Manson 1998 magnum compound scuba diver paperweight. An intrepid treasure hunter, floats above pieces of a sunken ship, resting on a sandy ocean floor with bits of aventurine. The paperweight is textured like a seawall, adding to the motif, with an aqua flash exterior and window facet. Scratch-signed/dated and signature cane. Inscribed as “Master Sample”. Diameter 4". $850-1000
296. John Gooderham matching set of gold-foil horse and rider cufflinks and tie tac, on opaque black ground. Diameter of each cufflink 5/8". Diameter of tie tac 9/16". $100-130 297—A) Strathearn Glass high-domed “Yellow Fire” man tel ornament, composed of abstract, upright, yellow flames, speckled with orange, blue, pink, green and white. Paper label on base. Height 5 3/8"; Width 2 1/4". B) Strathearn Glass high-domed “Green Fire” mantel ornament, a narrow piece composed of abstract, upright green flames, speckled with orange, blue, red, yellow and white. Paper label on base. Small gouge on the side. Height 4 13/16"; Width 2 1/8". $200-400 298. Hugh Smith ruby-red flower and bud on jasper ground paperweight, ca. early 1970s. Scratch-signed by the artist “Hugh Edmund Smith”. “Two glassworkers that should be added to the list of fine South Jersey crafts people are Hugh and Carolyn Smith, who operated from their own home studio during the 1970s and early 1980s. ...T he background in most of their weights is usually a fine grained pebble ground, occa sionally opaque, which effectively shows off the design.” — Annual Bulletin o f the PCA (1998). Diameter 2 5/16". $300-400
299. Joe Barker miniature white flower paperweight, with a yellow center, two long green leaves and stem, on translucent cobalt blue ground; signed. “From 1968 to 1974, Joe Barker crafted small two-inch diameter paperweights with lampworked dogwood, poinsettia and other flowers or snakes, usually over an opaque background. ...H is early weights were scratch signed. ...H e estimates that he made no more than 200 paper weights.”— The Dictionary o f Paperweight Signature Canes:
Identification and Dating. Diameter 2 1/16".
300. Ronald Hansen miniature flower paperweight, with a dark blue flower and six radiating green aventurine leaves, encircled by a ring of gold aventurine sprinkles, on opaque light blue ground. Diameter 1 15/16". $375-450
301. Steven Lundberg Glass Art 1998 “Solo Swim” paper weight, with an orange angelfish darting about its habitat of sea weed and coral on translucent cobalt blue ground. Signed/dated. Diameter 2 3/8". $140-200 302. Lundberg Studios 1989 “Toadstool Trio” paper weight, with three white-spotted red toadstools, growing from pebbly ivory-colored ground, with a border of long green leaves; tilted front facet. Signed/dated. Diameter 3 1/16". $300-400 303. David Salazar 1996 compound miniature paper weight, composed of a white dove flying amidst pale blue and white clouds on an iridescent cobalt blue ground. Signed/dated. Diameter 1 3/4". $130-200 304. David Salazar 2000 compound miniature humming bird paperweight. A fantastic white hummingbird, hovers in front of a pink blossom with green leaves that stretch over an iridescent cobalt blue ground. Signed/dated. Diameter 1 3/4". $120-200
305. David Salazar 1998 compound miniature white hum mingbird paperweight. An even smaller hummingbird swoops to face pink flowers, over iridescent cobalt blue ground; six and one facets. The gesture in the bird’s tail is echoed in the arch of the flower’s leaves, and the printies add different perspectives on the diminutive scene. Signed/dated. Diameter 1 7/8". $200-300 306. David Salazar 1997 compound dolphins paperweight, composed of two dolphins jumping above blue waves; white stars and yellow crescent moon on a cobalt blue exterior. Window facet. Signed/dated. “California artist David Salazar will go down in history as one of the pioneers of torchwork glass techniques. His pieces display a passion for the sea and focus on themes of love, romance and peace.” —L. H. Selman, “The Art of the Paperweight” brochure. Diameter 2 11/16". $350-400
• 307. Lundberg Studios 1976 three fish paperweight, another early work from this vanguard West Coast glass studio. Blending the “ice-pick” techniques of Art Nouveau glass, with Lundbergs own relaxed, experimental nature, these small fish are imbued with a comical charisma. They float in a hyper turquoise bay, surrounded by stylized sand dunes. Signed and dated “Lundberg Studios,” and inscribed “1844.” Diameter 2 7/8". $150-250 • 308. Lundberg Studios 1974 yellow butterfly paper weight. The bold little navigator is marked with four iridescent “eye-spots” and is surrounded by ribbons of cream-colored glass, over an ever-changing surface. “Lundberg and his team, however, find the greatest challenge in creating designs suitable to the surface of a sphere. ...One of the projects in the future is adapting some of the classical French motifs to (their) irides cent colors.” — The Annual Bulletin o f the PCA (1974). Signed “SL” (Steven Lundberg), and dated “7/74”. Chip topside. Diameter 3 1/16". $150-250 • 309. Lundberg Studios ca. mid-1970s experimental fish paperweight. Likely the prototype for the angelfish piece, which was the first of a series of limited edition paperweights to be issued by the Lundberg Studios. The iridescence on one side shows splits, signs of stress in an “experimental” surface. Signed by the artist Mark Cantor and inscribed “6/74 XFO”. Diameter 3 1/8". $150-250 • 310. Lundberg Studios 1974 angelfish paperweight, with a multi-colored, iridescent fish blending in among stylistic seagrass and bubbles. Signed by artist Mark Cantor. First “Limited Edition” series from the studio. Limited edition of 250. “Once
in the new location, it was decided the glassworks would be run under the name of Lundberg Studios and structured in the stu dio tradition, with James Lundberg as master glassblower (and) Mark Cantor, first apprentice... The shop is run as a profit sharing cooperative.” — The Annual Bulletin o f the PCA (1974). Diameter 3 1/4". $250-400 • 311. Lundberg Studios ca. mid-1970s peacock feather motif paperweight. Exhibiting the studio’s signature irides cence, as well as a sensuous Art Nouveau-inspired design, the piece certainly seems to be from the studio’s formative years. Signed “SL” and inscribed “5/74”. Diameter 3". $150-250 312. Correia Art Glass 1997 frosted glass with etched horse silhouettes paperweight. Galloping horses, cut out in black glass, encircle the surface of a frosted weight. Red-colored glass inside the dome glows from within the weight. Signed and dated. Diameter 3 3/16". $100-200 313. Correia Art Glass 1998 frosted glass with etched fish silhouettes paperweight. Different tropical fish cover the frosted dome, the cut-outs in a bright-blue overlay. Signed and dated. Diameter 3 5/16". $100-200 314. Correia Art Glass 1992 frosted glass with etched shells and starfish silhouettes paperweight. The cut-outs are done in an iridescent gold overlay and cast a golden hue on the paperweight. Signed and dated. Diameter 3". $100-200
315. Caithness Glass 1998 “To Boldly Go...” high-domed abstract paperweight, with red and purple swirls, three large bubbles and a sphere ascending through the upper reaches of the glass dome. Limited edition of 750, designed by Colin Terris. Height 5 1/2"; Width 3". $200-275
318. Caithness Glass 1997 “Flamingo” paperweight, a pink bird standing in a pond with cattails and flowers; translucent aqua ground. Front and back window facets; signature cane. Limited edition of 112, designed by W illiam Manson. Diameter 2 1/2". $250-350
316. Andrew Fote magnum three-dimensional angel glass sculpture, with a painted angel playing a golden trumpet; copper-encased sides with rows of block-shaped windows. A textural work, and a showcase of Fote’s modeling ability—he is one of the few paperweight artists with the skills to merge metal with glass. Diameter 4 5 / 8 $ 5 5 0 - 7 5 0
319. Caithness Glass 1993 “5-4-3-2-1” high-domed paper weight, with a silver and white rocket ascending from a cloud of translucent red and yellow swirls; translucent cobalt blue dome with two oval side facets. Limited edition of 431, designed by Margot Thomson. Diameter 2 15/16"; Height 4". $250-350
317. Caithness Glass 1999 “Dash” teardrop-shaped paper weight, with a multi-colored, swirling, abstract design sur rounding a central bubble. Designed by Alastair Macintosh. Diameter 3"; Height 3 7/8". $70-100
320. Caithness Glass 1997 “Chuckie Stane” abstract ovoid paperweight. The name for this piece comes from the Scottish term for a pebble or stone found at the edge of the ocean. Abstract design with a central bubble encircled by radiating swirls, as if the water were rippling around the “stane.” Limited edition of 150, designed by Colin Terris. Diameter 3". $500-600
321. Drew Ebelhare 1995 close concentric millefiori paper weight, with alternating complex canes in green, pink, blue, yellow, white and black; blue and white stave basket. Includes several rose canes. Very dark “E” signature cane in the center. Diameter 2 5/16”. $275-350 322. Drew Ebelhare 1996 miniature pink and white carpetground paperweight, with spaced complex canes and a central signature cane; green and white stave basket. Signed/dated. Diameter 1 3/4". ( $150-250 323. Drew Ebelhare 1997 miniature close concentric mille fiori paperweight, with a central signature cane, encircled by canes in pink, green, blue, yellow and white, within a white stave basket. Signed and dated. Diameter 1 7/8". $200-300 324. Drew Ebelhare 1997 miniature close concentric com plex millefiori paperweight, in blue, green, red, yellow and white, encircling a central signature cane, in a white stave bas ket. Signed and dated. Diameter 1 7/8". $200-300
325. Parabelle Glass 1996 rose and heart canes on a pansy/moss ground paperweight; red, white and gold aventurine torsade. Signed/dated; “Artist Proof.” Diameter 2 11/16". $700-800 326. Julie Scrutton Lewis 1998 scattered complex millefiori paperweight, in blue, red, green, purple, pink, turquoise, yel low and white, on opaque pale blue ground; signed/dated. Limited edition of 25. Diameter 2 3/8". $250-300 327. Drew Ebelhare 1993 moss ground paperweight with central rings of pastel complex canes and a ring of spaced white florettes, in a pink and green stave basket. Signed/dated. Diameter 2 9/16". $225-300 328. Drew Ebelhare 2000 “Shamrock Piedouche” paper weight, with a central signature cane encircled by concentric complex millefiori, including one ring of shamrock canes; cobalt blue and white stave basket with double torsades. Signed/dated. Height 2"; Diameter 2 13/16". $700-800
329. Parabelle Glass concentric millefiori with a complex red heart/star center cane paperweight, encircled by rings of white and green, and red and green rose canes, over upset muslin. Signed and dated. “Artist Proof”. Diameter 3 3/16". $1300-2000 330. Ken Rosenfeld bouquet on grid-cut base paperweight. Full and lovely multi-petaled blossoms, in white and fancy blue, anchor the naturally styled array, with three smaller pink flowers on top, and two companion buds. “R” signature cane. Diameter 3 5/16". $450-650 331. Whitefriars 1976 Bicentennial commemorative paper weight with a large U. S. flag, composed of red, white and blue rods, on a white carpetground, encircled by a blue millefiori gar land; 1776-1976 signature/date cane. Five and one facets. Diameter 3 3/16". $500-700
335. Charles Kaziun, Jr. miniature concentric millefiori over goldstone paperweight. Featuring the delightfully distinctive millefiori work of Kaziun, this circlet offers a Clichy-style rose in the center, a duck silhouette, several hearts inside complex canes, as well as his own elaborate signature cane. A torsade of white and blue surrounds the canes, on goldstone and deep amethyst ground. Diameter 2". $1800-2500 336—A) Steuben 1971 abstract paperweight, by Blair Hardenburg. A fountain design, with a centered bubble. Faceting on the top and around the base, with fancy star-cutting on the side. Scratch-signed with the artist’s initials “BH” and dated. Height 3 13/16"; Diameter 3 3/8". B) Steuben 1971 abstract egg-shaped paperweight, by Blair Hardenburg. A red, white and green filigree spirals up inside clear glass, surrounding a bubble. Scratch-signed “BH” and dated. Height 3 5/8"; Diameter 3 1/4". $300-500
332. Rick Ayotte 1980 compound two macaws paperweight. A wonderful portrayal of these tropical and social birds, sitting on leafy branches, over a green flash ground. Signed and dated. Limited edition of 25. Diameter 2 11/16". $600-900 333. Johne Parsley 1995 faceted three flowers paperweight, comprised of a flowering branch, with red-tipped flowers, pale green leaves, and a trio of berries, on teal flash ground. Signature cane, signed and dated. Diameter 2 9/16". $750-1000 334. Ronald Hansen miniature piedouche fruit paper weight. A sweet little lampwork apple on a cobalt blue ground. Signature cane under the base. Diameter 1 5/8". $350-500
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