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Part I: Antique Paperweights & Related Objects
"Many people can draw or paint with a fare degree of success, but how many can master the art of the glassmaker? I have little doubt that, as people learn more about this fascinating art, they will join the ranks of collectors… This popularity is just starting as more and more collectors are attracted to9 these delicate and lovely pieces of crystal."
- Paul Jokelson

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Lot 1
Very rare antique Baccarat floral bouquet paperweight,
containing a large salmon and white primrose-type flower, with flattened-tube petals. This salmon-colored flower is unusual for this type of floral bouquet paperweight. The central primrose is surrounded by five smaller lampwork flowers of red, white, and blue, all with complex cane centers, and framed by buds and green leaves, on clear, star-cut ground. Six and one facets. In these floral groups, "The flowers may be arranged as a bouquet, or individual blossoms may be spaced in a big circle about a central blossom…Where the flowers in a weight are limited to red, white, and blue, the weights are commonly called tricolor in commemoration of the [French] Revolution of 1848-a likely notion, though unsupported by instances of dating." -The Encyclopedia of Glass Paperweights. Diameter 3 9/16". $15,000-18,000

 


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