1. Very rare Baccarat three-flower bouquet weight containing a purple and yellow pansy, with a stardust/bull’s-eye cane center, a blue and white primrose, with a stardust/bull’s-eye cane center, and a large white double clematis, with a six-pointed star/star cane center, growing on gathered stems with a yellow and purple bud and spring green leaves.In the parlance of Victorian flower language, the primrose symbolizes youth. The pansy speaks of friendship, while the clematis wishes for luck. Together, the flowers express the desire for a new friendship to continue. "Large multifloral bouquets were a specialty of Baccarat and displayed the highest degree of skill in lampwork and millefiori techniques."-Baccarat: Paperweights and Related Glass, 1820-1860."Good examples of French bouquet paperweights are quite rare and command top prices."-Paperweights for Collectors.(See The Art of the Paperweight-Challenging Tradition,p. 23; The Encyclopedia of Glass Paperweights,p. 68; Glass Paperweights of The New York Historical Society,p. 67; Paperweights: "Flowers which clothe the meadows",p. 75) see front cover. Diameter 3 3/16". $16,000-20,000

2. Very rare Baccarat seven-flower bouquet weight containing a central yellow buttercup, with stardust stamens, encircled by three millefiori fantasy flowers and three blue forget-me-nots, on entwined stems with spring green leaves. The arrangement floats above a star-cut ground. "Nearly all examples of flat floral bouquets show paperweight making at its gayest and most exuberant, belying the Victorian reputation for the lugubrious."-The Encyclopedia of Glass Paperweights."In 1848, the introduction of lampwork added significantly to Baccarat’s already versatile use of millefiori canes as decorative and identifying devices. Star and arrow canes center many flower types; the arrows were sometimes also used for lower pansy petals (as illustrated here) and for stylized arrangements..."-Glass Paperweights in The Art Institute of Chicago.(See The Art of the Paperweight-Challenging Tradition,p. 23; The Encyclopedia of Glass Paperweights,p. 68; Glass Paperweights of The New-York Historical Society,p. 67; Paperweights: "Flowers which clothe the meadows",p. 75) see back cover. Diameter 3 1/16". $18,000-22,000

3. Very rare Baccarat triple clematis bouquet weight, a formal arrangement, containing three ruby blossoms, with green and white stardust/bull’s-eye cane centers, on a stalk with a closed red bud and two types of emerald green leaves, over a star-cut ground. This piece was formerly part of the collection of the New-York Historical Society. "More formal in appearance is the Baccarat set piece, bottom left, of three red clematis with long symmetrical lower leaves."-Glass Paperweights of The New-York Historical Society.(See Annual Bulletin of the Paperweight Collectors’ Association(1983), p. 19; Annual Bulletin of the Paperweight Collectors’ Association(1975), p. 12; Christie’s London June 3, 1986 sale, lot 359; Christie’s London April 8, 1975 sale, lot 166; Glass Paperweights of The New-York Historical Society,p. 70; Sotheby’s New York January 18, 1995 sale, lot 305; Sotheby’s Parke-Bernet May 31, 1977 sale, lot 311; Sotheby’s London April 16, 1973 sale, lot 103) Diameter 2 13/16". $13,000-15,000

4. Extremely rare Saint Louis dated paneled carpet ground weight with the central sulphide of Empress Josephine encircled by six spokes of white and ruby cog/star canes, dividing alternating panels of pink and blue cogs. The sulphide cameo of Empress Josephine is framed by a ruby tube inside a garland of pink cogs with chartreuse interiors. "In these absolutely spectacular weights the sulphide is enclosed in a thick, blood red, jelly-like tube that imparts to the head a surrealistic sensation of being both alive and dead, like a severed head. It is the surrealistic overtones coupled with the patriotic red, white and blue of the carpet panels of two of these weights that has urged upon the author the notion that the lady may not be Josephine at all but the spirit of France in the Revolution of 1848."-The Encyclopedia of Glass Paperweights."This is a very rare type, and very beautiful."-Antique Glass Paperweights from France."A few rare weights have a small sulphide decoration over a carpet ground."-The Jokelson Collection of Antique Cameo Incrustation.(See Antique Glass Paperweights from France,p. 4; The Encyclopedia of Glass Paperweights,p. 261; One Hundred of the Most Important Paperweights,p. 147; Paperweights: "Flowers which clothe the meadows",p. 35) see front cover. see detail p. 15. Diameter 2 3/4". $12,000-16,000

5. Very rare Baccarat ruby snake weight, the black-eyed reptile, with subtly shaded ruby coils, poses on a sandy ground flecked with bits of green glass and mica. Oftentimes, the appearance of these weights is spoiled by an air ring that appeared around the body of the snake during the encasement process. This example is notably pristine. "The tubular bodies of the snakes lie coiled above whatever ground is used in one and a half or two turns, the head usually resting on a coil, the tiny button eyes with an expression of benign asininity if the eye is black pupil on white, or drunken bliss if it is black pupil on red or orange."-The Encyclopedia of Glass Paperweights."Reptiles were relatively rare among the animal motifs of the classic period, although they were common symbols of renewal and youth."-Glass Paperweights in The Art Institute of Chicago.see front cover. Diameter 3". $8000-10,000

6. Very rare Baccarat snake on lace weight, the reptile, with black and orange eyes, and celery-colored coils decorated with emerald green glass, poses on a white lace cushion. "Baccarat artisans merged two images of elegance with this portrayal of a snake on a lace cushion. One wonders what story lies behind its construction. The lace causes one to think that the piece belonged to a woman, or that it was meant to characterize a woman. Femme fatale-the idea of the female being alluring, yet possessing a painful bite, was a popular image in art and poetry at the time. Or, perhaps this is a representation of the serpent who tempted Eve. The entire presentation is masterfully put together."-The Art of the Paperweight-Challenging Tradition.(See A Collector’s Guide to Paperweights,p. 43; Glass Paperweights of The Bergstrom-Mahler Museum,plate 59, ill. 108; The Spinning Wheel[April 1956], p. 36) Diameter 3 1/8". $8000-10,000

7. Rare Baccarat dated blue star carpet ground weight with complex canes, in coral, orange, yellow, plum, cadmium green, cobalt blue and turquoise, in a sea of complex blue and white six-pointed star canes. The piece includes the Gridel silhouette canes of a deer, a goat, a dog, a rooster and a moth. B1848 signature/date cane. The term carpet was first applied to these weights in the Catalogue des Collections des Arts et Métiers (Paris, 1855). "…the carpet grounds most highly prized by connoisseurs are the tightly packed miniature canes in combinations of colors, such as blue and white…"-Paperweights and Other Glass Curiosities.Diameter 3 1/8". $11,000-14,000

8. Rare Baccarat interlaced trefoil garland weight. A garland of complex red six-pointed star/trefoil/cog canes interlocks with a garland of green complex cog/star/whorl canes. The trefoils are centered on a red, white, blue and emerald complex arrow/fortress cane, surrounded by a ring of pale green and white stardust/bull’s-eye canes. The arrangement is set on a bed of white lace. A similar piece was sold in the L. H. Selman Ltd. Fall 1993 Mail Auction. Diameter 3 1/8". $3500-6000

9. Very nice Clichy cinquefoil garland on lace weight, with a central pink and green rose nestled at the center of a five-looped, thalo blue garland composed of complex cog/floret/bull’s-eye canes. The rose is encircled by garlands of cog and pastry mold canes, in cherry, cadmium green and cobalt blue, on a white lace ground. Large cherry pastry mold canes have been placed outside the loops of the garland. Complex pink cogs decorate the interior loops of the garland. "All in all, Clichy paperweights represent the best in classic paperweight making."-Paperweights: "Flowers which clothe the meadows".see front cover. Diameter 3". $2750-4000

10. Excellent Bacchus magnum close concentric millefiori weight with complex ruffle, cog, and six-pointed star canes, in yellow, pink, amber, brown, mint, cobalt blue and white, around a large central white ruffle in a cup. This example is outstanding for the number of colors incorporated into the design, the complexity of the canework, and the size of the weight. "Compared to the output of the French glass works of Clichy, Baccarat and Saint Louis, the Bacchus production was very limited, possibly four hundred or so in total."-Old English Paperweights.see front cover. Diameter 3 5/8". $10,000-12,000

11. Outstanding Baccarat dated close packed millefiori weight containing the Gridel silhouettes of a dog, a deer, a monkey, a goat, a rooster and a horse, as well as two different types of rose portrait canes and a blue flax portrait cane. Hawley identifies one of the flower portraits as the rarest French rose. The design also includes complex six-pointed star canes, whorl canes, arrow canes, trefoil canes, quatrefoil canes, fortress canes, honeycomb canes, cog canes, shamrock canes, stardust canes, and bull’s-eye canes, in cobalt blue, blue opal, pink, ruby, turquoise, salmon, leaf green, sea foam green, emerald green, yellow, mauve, amethyst, lemonade, Indian yellow and white. Bubble in the dome. see inside front cover. Diameter 3 1/8". $3000-4000

12. Very nice Saint Louis pink carpet ground weight. The silhouettes of a dancing man, a camel, two dogs and a devil on ice skates, each encircled by a garland of lime canes, are set in a sea of pink crimped canes. A complex pink, white and powder blue star cane, encircled by a garland of lime canes, decorates the center of the design. "Well done carpet grounds are among the loveliest weights."-Glass Paperweights of The New-York Historical Society.see inside back cover. Diameter 2 9/16". $8000-12,000

13. Rare Bacchus close packed millefiori weight with complex ruffle, cog, and six-pointed star canes, in yellow, ruby, wintergreen, mauve, cobalt blue and white, inside a crystal dome with a circular top facet and three rows of circular side facets. "A good mixture of stars and cogs in this paperweight, with allover circular facets. The base is slightly concave with the pontil ground off."-Old English Paperweights.Diameter 3 1/4". $4500-6000

14. Very rare Saint Louis looped garland colorground weight, a propeller-shaped design containing loops of salmon bundled tubes and white complex star canes, emanating from a complex salmon, white and cobalt blue crimped cane, on an opaque turquoise ground. "Saint Louis looped garland weights are quite rare."-The Art of the Paperweight.(See The Art of the Paperweight,pp. 87-88; The Encyclopedia of Glass Paperweights,p. 95; Paperweights for Collectors,p. 64) Diameter 3 5/16". $4000-4500

15. Clichy quatrefoil garland colorground weight containing a looped quatrefoil of white, pink and cadmium green pastry mold/bull’s-eye canes, centered on a large pink and white pastry mold cane. Complex white stardust/quatrefoil canes have been placed outside the loops of the garland. Large pink complex cog canes decorate the interior loops of the garland. "Whether woven to celebrate love, victory or merely beauty, the millefiori garlands found in patterned spacing schemes are among the most graceful and delicate ornaments found in paperweights."-Paperweights for Collectors.Diameter 3 3/4". $2500-3500

16. Clichy cobalt blue colorground star pattern millefiori weight with two concentric star-shaped garlands of bull’s-eye, cog and star-shaped canes, in pink, white and cadmium green, around a central complex pink cog cane, on an opaque cobalt blue ground. (See The Art of the Paperweight,pp. 76-77; The Encyclopedia of Glass Paperweights,pp. 132-133; Glass Paperweights in The Art Institute of Chicago,p. 40; Paperweights for Collectors,p. 64) Diameter 2 3/4". $2250-2500

17. Clichy spaced millefiori colorground weight with a pink and green rose amidst complex pastry mold, cog, stardust, bull’s-eye, star, and edelweiss canes, in pink, cherry, cadmium green, cobalt blue, amethyst, Indian yellow, chocolate and white. The arrangement decorates an opaque Persian blue colorground. From the Winters collection. Diameter 2 11/16". $2000-4000

18. Clichy scrambled millefiori weight with a pink and green rose amidst whole and broken canes, including complex pastry mold, cog and bull’s-eye canes, in cobalt blue, thalo blue, Naples yellow, ruby, watermelon, pink, lilac, white and cadmium green. "The only slightly curved cushion is usually placed fairly high and, though composed of a variety of colored canes, has a predominance of green that makes it resemble a tossed salad, the roses chopped up like red cabbage, bright yellow canes diced like hard-boiled egg, etc."-The Encyclopedia of Glass Paperweights.(See The Art of the Paperweight,pp. 79-80; L. H. Selman Ltd. Fall 1994 Mail Auction, lot 37) Diameter 2 1/2". $1400-1600

19. Saint Louis salmon concentric mushroom weight, a large mushroom with the tuft composed of four rows of complex cog, star, bundled rod and floret canes, in spring green, salmon, white, ruby, Persian blue and powder blue, around a large central complex red, white and blue crimped cog cane. An outer row of canes has been pulled down to a star-cut ground to form the spring green stem of the mushroom. The bouquet is encircled by a torsade composed of Persian blue spiral filigree around a white latticinio twist. "Though occasionally close millefiori, these usually lovely and sometimes ravishing concentric weights show daring color juxtapositions such as sapphire blue next to chartreuse yellow, coral against forest green, Persian blue against amber long-spined cerulean crimps filled with lake red."-The Encyclopedia of Glass Paperweights.see side view p. 27. Diameter 3 1/4". $5000-6000

20. Very rare Baccarat close packed millefiori mushroom weight with three Gridel silhouette canes, including a pheasant encircled by shamrocks, a horse and a dog, amidst complex trefoil, six-pointed star, cog, honeycomb, shamrock, whorl and arrow canes, in the tuft. A three-dimensional stem has been pulled down to a star-cut ground inside a blue and white lace filigree torsade. It is very rare to find three silhouette canes in a mushroom weight. see side view p. 27. Diameter 2 3/4". $1800-2000

21. Rare Saint Louis amber ground concentric mushroom bouquet weight, the tuft, with five concentric circlets of canes, including complex cog, bundled rod and star canes, in powder blue, salmon, Persian blue, leaf green and white, around a central salmon tube. A three-dimensional white stem extends to an amber flash ground inside a crystal dome with six and one faceting. Tiny piece of cullet in the dome by a facet. "A few Saint Louis mushrooms have amber flash bottoms."-Paperweights for Collectors."A lovely weight indeed."-The Encyclopedia of Glass Paperweights.see side view p. 27. Diameter 2 13/16". $3000-4000

22. Very rare Baccarat double overlay close concentric millefiori mushroom weight, the tuft, with four rows of complex canes, including arrow, trefoil, cog, six-pointed star and stardust canes, in cobalt blue, emerald, ruby, salmon and white, around a central red, white and blue stardust/arrow/fortress cane. A three-dimensional stem extends to a star-cut ground, inside a cobalt blue-over-white double overlay, cut with six and one faceting. Minor wear to the overlay. "Showy double overlay mushroom weights were also made at Baccarat and are considered rare."-Paperweights for Collectors."Only very rarely do they appear in double overlays."-The Encyclopedia of Glass Paperweights.see side view p. 27. Diameter 2 7/8". $5000-6000

23. Rare Baccarat flash overlay concentric millefiori weight containing four rows of complex canes, including six-pointed star, stardust, cog and bull’s-eye canes, in cobalt blue, white, salmon and turquoise, arranged around a central arrow/six-pointed star cane. The design floats above a star-cut ground, inside a ruby flash overlay, cut with six and one faceting and fancy finger flutes around the base. "For precision of design, these are among the finest paperweights." -The Encyclopedia of Glass Paperweights.Minor scratches in the overlay. Diameter 2 9/16". $2500-3000

24. Saint Louis concentric mushroom bouquet weight, the tuft, with complex cog, floret and star canes, in powder blue, salmon, lake red, Persian blue, leaf green and white. A three-dimensional blue stem extends to the base of the piece, inside a crystal dome with a circular top facet and three rows of circular side facets. Minor scratches and chips on the dome. see side view p. 27. Diameter 2 1/8". $1200-1600

25. Bohemian spaced millefiori pinwheel crown weight containing complex cog and star canes, in mint, pink, cobalt blue, ruby and white, arranged on a bed of alternating cobalt blue and white pinwheels. Cullet on some of the canes. "These are a cross between the Clichy swirl weights and the Saint Louis crowns; that is, they are constructed like a crown weight, but the balloon of striped tubes is opaque like the members in a swirl weight, as if the spokes of a swirl had been straightened."-The Encyclopedia of Glass Paperweights.Diameter 2 5/8". $3000-3500

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

The entire proceeds from the sale of this anonymous donation will go to support the newly-established International Paperweight Society Foundation Museum, a non-profit organization devoted to enriching the art form. see detail on p. 63. Diameter 2 9/16". $2000-2500

27. Clichy pink and white swirl weight, the alternating pinwheels, in pink and white, emanating from a fuchsia, white and cadmium green pastry mold cane. "Contained within paperweight spheres, swirls seem to be captured in mid-spin, their momentum unspent. Colorful and dramatic, they have an energy and appeal quite different from those of delicate, millefiori gardens."-Glass Paperweights in The Art Institute of Chicago.Diameter 2 5/8". $1800-2500

28. Very nice Clichy close packed millefiori weight with two yellow roses, two pink and green roses, a pink and white rose, three white roses and a green rose, amidst pastry mold canes, six-pointed star canes, edelweiss canes, florets, bull’s-eye canes and cog canes, in pink, thalo blue, cobalt blue, cadmium green, white, ruby, cherry, Naples yellow, lilac and amethyst, set in an alternating turquoise and white stave basket. Diameter 2 9/16". $5500-6500

29. Clichy close concentric millefiori weight, with a chain of nine pink and green roses amidst complex cog, quatrefoil, bull’s-eye, pastry mold, floret and six-pointed star canes, in pink, cobalt blue, lavender, turquoise, lime green, pale yellow and white. An annealing crack runs around the outside of the piece near the base of the canes. A cord of glass is visible from the side, but not the top. "Roses are common in all and complete rings of roses are frequently seen in the finer weights."-The Encyclopedia of Glass Paperweights.Diameter 3". $4000-5000

30. Clichy close concentric millefiori piedouche weight with complex pastry mold and cog canes, in cobalt blue, pink, white, cadmium green and pale yellow, set on a swirling white latticinio pedestal with an unusual pentagonal foot. Annealing crack in pedestal. (See The Art of the Paperweight,p. 90; The Encyclopedia of Glass Paperweights,pp. 136, 137; L. H. Selman Ltd. Fall 1994 Mail Auction, lot 43) see side view p. 27. Diameter 2 13/16". $1000-1200

31. Very rare Baccarat "thousand-petaled" rose weight, the flower, with numerous furled pink petals, grows on a stalk, inside a tiara of variegated spring green leaves, over a star-cut ground. Small piece of cullet below the stalk to the left. "So called because of its numerous petals, the unmistakable splendor of the ‘thousand-petaled’ rose speaks of a love with boundless intensity."-The Art of the Paperweight-Challenging Tradition."The realistic features of these three-dimensional flowers are the way the petals remain closed in the center, suggesting a half-opened flower, and the lovely rose coloring which ranges from softest pink to dusty velvet red."-The Encyclopedia of Glass Paperweights.Diameter 3". $8000-10,000

32. Baccarat pompon garland weight, the flower, composed of numerous yellow recessed C-shaped petals about a central emerald, white and ruby arrow/six-pointed star cane, on a stalk with a closed ruby bud and spring green leaves. The arrangement floats above a star-cut ground, inside a garland of white and red stardust/bull’s-eye canes, alternating with emerald, white, ruby and pale yellow pastry mold canes. Some cullet in the weight. "Baccarat cleverly composed the bloom of its camomile flowers by fusing C-shaped rods to a central millefiori cane, effectively forming a large complex cane."-The Art of the Paperweight-Challenging Tradition.Diameter 3 1/8". $4000-6000

33. Baccarat miniature pompon weight, the flower, with white recessed C-shaped petals, around pale yellow stardust stamens, on a stalk with variegated spring green leaves, above a star-cut ground. To the Victorians, the pompon, also known as a camomile, was said to provide strength in times of adversity. Diameter 2". $1500-2500

34. Saint Louis pompon weight, the flower, with feathered white petals around a small complex blue and yellow millefiori cane, on a stalk with a white bud and variegated emerald green leaves, over a white double-swirl latticinio ground, with translucent pink glass sandwiched between the swirls of the filigree. Some striation in the dome. "Unlike Baccarat, the flower petals here are often carefully bled out into the surrounding clear glass, giving the flower a gossamer quality that is one of the triumphs of paperweight-making."-The Encyclopedia of Glass Paperweights.Diameter 2 15/16". $3500-4000

35. Saint Louis pompon weight, the flower, with feathered white petals around upright yellow stamens, on a stalk with a closed white bud and variegated spring green leaves, over a pink double-swirl latticinio ground. (See All About Paperweights,p. 23; Antique French Paperweights,p. 140; The Encyclopedia of Glass Paperweights,pp. 105-107; Glass Paperweights,p. 57; Glass Paperweights of The New-York Historical Society,plate 41, p. 59) Diameter 2 7/16". $2500-3250

36. Saint Louis fuchsia weight, the blossom, in crimson and cobalt blue with pink stamens, hangs from a pink stem, attached to an amber branch, with two closed buds and emerald green leaves, over a white double-swirl latticinio ground. "The fuchsia was first cultivated in European greenhouses during the early eighteen hundreds. The flower caught on almost immediately, becoming a status symbol among the bourgeoisie. The owner of a fuchsia was viewed as an extremely fashionable person with good taste. The painterly portrayal immortalizes the Victorian predilection for the flower."- The Art of the Paperweight-Challenging Tradition."The detailing of the large scarlet and blue blossom with buds in two stages, and primary and secondary leaves, combines to make an ensemble whose valentine grace and ravishing color are not soon forgotten."-The Encyclopedia of Glass Paperweights.Diameter 2 3/4". $2500-3250

37. Very nice Clichy pansy weight with deep violet upper petals and black-spotted, cream-colored lower petals, on a stem with a dimensional purple bud and emerald green leaves. An almost imperceptible green glass rod, commonly used to attribute this type of weight, can be seen in the center of the flower. "No two are more than superficially alike."-The Encyclopedia of Glass Paperweights."People used the pansy as a subtle way to show support for Napoleon and the empire after he was deposed."-The Art of the Paperweight-Challenging Tradition.Diameter 3 1/16". $4000-4500

38. Very good Baccarat pansy weight, the flower, with royal purple upper petals and black-striped purple and yellow lower petals, around a stardust/bull’s-eye cane, on a stalk with pale green leaves, over a star-cut ground. In nineteenth-century flower language, the pansy symbolized tender thoughts. This design is often labeled as a type III or common pansy. Diameter 2 1/2". $1200-1400

39. Very rare dated engraved Baccarat Dupont pansy weight, the flower, with purple upper petals and black-striped purple and ochre lower petals, around a complex stardust/bull’s-eye cane, on a stalk with a bud and emerald green leaves, over a star-cut ground. The exterior of the design is engraved with a fancy MS monogram and the words, "Souvenir 1903." Some scratches in part of the engraving. "His work shows that he was doing everything he could to recapture the spirit if not the letter of the classic Baccarat weights, and his near success is testimony to his skill. Yet the trained eye spots the difference immediately-the color schemes of the canes, magnifying properties of the glass, shapes of the weights, all are different. The lower petals of the pansy, for example, are amber instead of yellow. Baccarat sold these weights through a small retail shop next to the Hôtel Montalembert until 1933 or 1934 when Dupont died."-The Encyclopedia of Glass Paperweights.Diameter 2 7/8". $1200-1400

40. Sandwich Glass Company red, white and blue weedflower weight, the flower, with two cobalt blue upper petals and three red-and-white-striped lower petals, around a complex red and white cross cane, on a stalk with two colors of green leaves. From the Winters collection. "Highly coveted red, white and blue single flowers and floral bouquets conjure the world of the patriots who fought under Abraham Lincoln in the Civil War. While the colors of a cloth flag fade, these pieces possess the same color and vibrancy as they did the day artisans pulled them from the annealer. Like the United States’ flag, artisans created these brilliant stylized blooms to symbolize the ideals used to found America. Preserved like a fly trapped in amber, each bloom records the passions of a fascinating period in American history."-The Art of the Paperweight-The Boston & Sandwich and New England Glass Companies.From the Winters collection. Diameter 3". $800-1200

41. Nice Baccarat faceted anemone weight, the petals with pointed cobalt blue tips and ridged white loops, around a red and white stardust/bull’s-eye cane, on a stalk with emerald green leaves over a star-cut ground. Six and one faceting. In the parlance of Victorian flower language, the anemone represented love forsaken. (See The Art of the Paperweight,p. 93; Identifying Antique Paperweights-Lampwork,p. 1 and plate 1; Sotheby’s New York January 18, 1995 sale, lot 287) Diameter 3 1/8". $1600-2200

42. Baccarat clematis buds weight containing five baby blue clematis buds with green sepals, on stems with emerald green leaves, over a star-cut ground. Diameter 2 7/8". $1800-2000

43. Good Baccarat close packed millefiori weight with the Gridel silhouettes of a rooster, deer, goat and dog amidst six-pointed star canes, whorl canes, arrow canes, trefoil canes, quatrefoil canes, fortress canes, cog canes, shamrock canes, honeycomb canes and bull’s-eye canes, in cobalt blue, ruby, turquoise, salmon, leaf green, emerald green, yellow, mauve and white. "‘Close’ millefiori refers to the close vertical packing together 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 variety."-Glass Paperweights of The New-York Historical Society.Bubble in the dome. Diameter 2 7/16". $2500-3000

44. Nice Baccarat circular garland millefiori weight with circlets of white and green stardust/bull’s-eye canes, alternating with red, white and blue cog/six-pointed star canes, around a central arrow/six-pointed star cane, encircled by a row of complex cog/stardust canes. Complex cog and arrow canes decorate the center of each circlet. Diameter 2 3/4". $1000-1500

45. Clichy spoked circular garland weight, with a pink and green rose in one of the circlets. Spokes of pastry mold, cog and edelweiss canes divide circlets of pastry mold, cog and stardust canes, in pink, watermelon, lilac, cobalt blue, cadmium green, forest green and white. Complex canes decorate the center of each circlet. Cullet in the glass visible on the side of the weight beneath the canes. "Many garland weights contain both simple pastry-mold canes and complex florets with extremely detailed, minutely reduced interiors in a close association that is striking in its contrasts."-The Encyclopedia of Glass Paperweights.Diameter 3". $2000-3000

46. Saint Louis patterned millefiori garland weight with five complex six-pointed star canes, in pink, cadmium green and white, around a central six-pointed star/cog cane. The arrangement is surrounded by a garland of complex pink, white and powder blue six-pointed star canes, alternating with cobalt blue, white, ruby and chartreuse six-pointed star canes. The canes float above a grid-cut ground in a crystal dome with a circular top facet. Diameter 2 5/8". $400-600

47. Saint Louis crown weight with red and green twists alternating with white latticinio filigree, projecting from a red, white and blue complex star cane. Bubbles near the base of the weight. Diameter 2 1/16". $1800-2500

48. Clichy miniature open concentric millefiori weight with ten pink and green roses. A central pink and white edelweiss cane is encircled by a circlet of cadmium green pastry mold canes, and a circlet of roses, divided by complex lilac pastry mold canes. "Though most Clichy canes are composed of a center, an outer sheathing, and the part in between, the whole design is often so reduced in size, so beautifully executed, and so subtle in coloring as to defy comprehension."-The Encyclopedia of Glass Paperweights.(See The Art of the Paperweight,p. 82; The Encyclopedia of Glass Paperweights,pp. 127, 130) Diameter 1 11/16". $1000-1400

49. Saint Louis upright bouquet weight. A red clematis, with a yellow matchead center, crowns a bouquet containing a Persian blue lampwork blossom, a sulphur yellow lampwork blossom and a white lampwork blossom. Bubbles have been placed in the center of each flower. The flowers are nestled on a three-dimensional stem with green leaves, that extends to a star-cut ground, inside a red and white spiral twist filigree torsade. (See The Art of the Paperweight,pp. 103-104; The Art of the Paperweight-Challenging Tradition,p. 22, ill. 18; The Encyclopedia of Glass Paperweights,pp. 109-111; Glass Paperweights of The New-York Historical Society,pp. 73-75; Paperweights: "Flowers which clothe the meadows",p. 88, ill. 209; Paperweights for Collectors,p. 79, p. 81, ill. 181) see side view p. 27. Diameter 2 11/16". $3000-3500

50. Saint Louis faceted upright bouquet weight. An Indian yellow clematis, with a blue matchead center, crowns a bouquet with a Persian blue lampwork flower, a white lampwork flower, a salmon lampwork flower, a complex pink and white cog cane, and two red, white and blue six-pointed star canes. The flowers are nestled on a bed of green leaves with a short three-dimensional stem that extends to the bottom of the piece. The petals of the top flower have been variegated to add realism-a nice and unusual touch. Six and one faceting. "A concrete example of Victorian sensibilities, this exquisite display merges the fineness of the products of industry and nature."-The Art of the Paperweight-Challenging Tradition."Upright bouquets with torsade are complete and nearly perfect in themselves and should not be considered as dress rehearsals for the encased overlays."-The Encyclopedia of Glass Paperweights.From the Winters collection. (See The Art of the Paperweight,pp. 103-104; The Art of the Paperweight-Challenging Tradition,p. 22, ill. 18; The Encyclopedia of Glass Paperweights,pp. 109-111; Glass Paperweights of The New-York Historical Society,pp. 73-75; Paperweights: "Flowers which clothe the meadows",p. 88, ill. 209; Paperweights for Collectors,p. 79, p. 81, ill. 181) Diameter 2 15/16". $2000-3000

51. Saint Louis faceted nosegay weight, also known as a flat bouquet, with four complex cog and six-pointed star cane flowers, in Persian blue, salmon, sulphur yellow and white, on a stalk inside a tiara of emerald green leaves. The top of the piece is cut with a circular facet and there are two rows of circular side facets. "The Saint Louis flat bouquet and the spiral latticinio ground are the two greatest influences on American paperweight making."-The Encyclopedia of Glass Paperweights.(See The Art of the Paperweight,pp. 102-103; The Encyclopedia of Glass Paperweights,pp. 101-102; Glass Paperweights of The Bergstrom-Mahler Museum,plate 52, ill. 632; Glass Paperweights in The Art Institute of Chicago,p. 42; Paperweights for Collectors,p. 72) Diameter 3". $1200-1400

52. Saint Louis four-flower, nosegay garland weight, with a central pink and white crimped cog cane surrounded by complex cog and six-pointed star canes, in salmon, Persian blue, chartreuse and white, on a stalk inside a tiara of spring green leaves, inside a garland of Persian blue and white cog canes, alternating with powder blue, white and lake red six-pointed star canes. Two of the leaves are separated. From the Winters collection. (See Identifying Antique Paperweights-Lampwork,p. 61 and plate 50; Paperweights for Collectors,p. 72) Diameter 2 7/16". $800-1200

53. Clichy nosegay weight with a ruby cog cane, a pink pastry mold cane and a white edelweiss cane on a stalk with five green leaves. "Only a few nosegay paperweights were made by Clichy." -The Art of the Paperweight.Diameter 2 3/8". $700-1000

54. Nice Clichy miniature nosegay weight with two pink and white roses, and a complex ruby, white and powder blue stardust cane flower, on a stalk inside a tiara of five green leaves. From the Winters collection. Diameter 1 11/16". $800-1200

55. Saint Louis double clematis weight, the flower, with a double tier of ridged fuchsia petals around a green-spotted yellow matchead center, on a stalk with variegated emerald green leaves, over a white double-swirl latticinio ground. (See The Encyclopedia of Glass Paperweights,p. 104; Glass Paperweights in The Art Institute of Chicago,p. 60; Glass Paperweights of The Bergstrom-Mahler Museum,plate 40, ills. 1165, 1129) Diameter 2 9/16". $1600-2000

56. Baccarat yellow double clematis weight with a double tier of ridged yellow petals around a stardust/bull’s-eye cane center, on a stalk with a pair of opening yellow buds, over a star-cut ground. Six and one faceting. The yellow color of this flower is rare. (See The Art of the Paperweight,pp. 93-94; The Encyclopedia of Glass Paperweights,p. 65; Paperweights for Collectors,pp. 74-75) Diameter 2 9/16". $2750-3250

57. Saint Louis miniature faceted double clematis weight, the flower, with a double tier of ridged Persian blue petals, around a yellow matchead center, on a stalk with variegated spring green leaves, in a crystal dome with six and one faceting. (See The Encyclopedia of Glass Paperweights,p. 104; Glass Paperweights in The Art Institute of Chicago,p. 60; Glass Paperweights of The Bergstrom-Mahler Museum,plate 40, ills. 1165, 1129) Diameter 2". $1500-1800

58. Saint Louis triple clematis bouquet weight containing three blossoms in pink, white and Persian blue, with matchead centers, on a stalk with variegated spring green leaves. An annealing crack runs through one of the leaves. Diameter 2 5/8". $700-1500

59. Baccarat miniature double clematis weight with a double tier of ridged white petals around a red and white stardust/bull’s-eye cane center, on a stalk with a pair of entwined buds and emerald green leaves, over a star-cut ground. In the parlance of Victorian flower language the clematis was employed as a symbol of good luck. From the Winters collection. (See The Art of the Paperweight,pp. 93-94; The Encyclopedia of Glass Paperweights,p. 65; Paperweights for Collectors,pp. 74-75) Diameter 1 7/8". $700-1000

60. Baccarat miniature marguerite weight, the flower, with a double tier of slender, ridged, salmon petals around a large white and green stardust/bull’s-eye cane, on a stalk with spring green leaves over a star-cut ground. "Clematis-type flowers with large center canes and elongated petals are sometimes referred to as ‘marguerites’ or ‘daisies’."-The Art of the Paperweight.From the Winters collection. Diameter 1 11/16". $1000-1600

61. Saint Louis cherries weight. A pair of red cherries with yellow stems hang from a caramel-colored branch with three green leaves. (See Antique French Paperweights,p. 187; The Encyclopedia of Glass Paperweights,p. 113; Glass Paperweights of The Bergstrom-Mahler Museum,plate 54, ill. 1304; Paperweights: "Flowers which clothe the meadows",p. 97, ill. 226) Diameter 3 1/8". $2500-3000

62. Baccarat strawberry weight containing a dimensional pink berry with black seeds, on a stem with green leaves, over a star-cut ground. "The artisans at Baccarat ingeniously fused hexagonal rods together to create the dimensional berries in this interpretation of the strawberry...In mid-nineteenth-century France, strawberries were presented as a gift to provide foresight."- The Art of the Paperweight-Challenging Tradition.Diameter 2 1/2". $1800-2250

63. New England Glass Company blown pear weight with a three-dimensional yellow fruit displaying a caramel-colored blush on a round cookie base. The fruit has a tan stem and a dark green glass stamp on the blossom end. "In many instances, they streaked or mottled the fruit with colored glass to add to the realism."-The Art of the Paperweight-The Boston & Sandwich and New England Glass Companies.Diameter 3 1/4". $1200-1600

64. New England Glass Company fruit bouquet weight, a formal arrangement containing five blushing pears and four ruby cherries, nestled in a bed of green leaves on a white double-swirl latticinio basket. "Both factories manufactured this type of weight, which usually comprised five pears and four cherries or radishes in a latticinio basket."-The Art of the Paperweight-The Boston & Sandwich and New England Glass Companies.(See The Art of the Paperweight,pp. 109-110; The Art of the Paperweight-The Boston & Sandwich and New England Glass Companies,pp. 164-167; The Encyclopedia of Glass Paperweights,pp. 206-207; Glass Paperweights of The Bergstrom-Mahler Museum,plate 56, ill. 130; Glass Paperweights of The New-York Historical Society,p. 125; L. H. Selman Ltd. Spring 1991 Mail Auction, lot 90; Paperweights for Collectors,p. 86) Diameter 2 7/8". $1000-1600

65. Saint Louis fruit bouquet weight, a casual arrangement, with an amber apple, an amber pear, a chartreuse pear and four ruby cherries with green stems, nestled on a bed of emerald leaves. The blossom end of the apples and pears is decorated with a green stamp. The arrangement is set in a white double-swirl latticinio funnel basket. "Perhaps because of their seed-bearing nature, carrying life to future generations, apples and other fruits are often associated with immortality and magic in folk legend, mythology, and proverbs."-Glass Paperweights in The Art Institute of Chicago.(See Glass Paperweights in The Art Institute of Chicago,pp. 70-71) Diameter 2 9/16". $1400-1600

66. New England Glass Company fruit bouquet weight, a formal arrangement containing five blushing pears and four ruby cherries, nestled in a bed of green leaves on a white double-swirl latticinio basket. The blossom end of each fruit is decorated with green glass. Chips on bottom of weight. From the Winters collection. (See The Art of the Paperweight,pp. 109-110; The Art of the Paperweight-The Boston & Sandwich and New England Glass Companies,pp. 164-167; The Encyclopedia of Glass Paperweights,pp. 206-207; Glass Paperweights of The Bergstrom-Mahler Museum,plate 56, ill. 130; Glass Paperweights of The New-York Historical Society,p. 125; L. H. Selman Ltd. Spring 1991 Mail Auction, lot 90; Paperweights for Collectors,p. 86) Diameter 2 11/16". $1200-1500

67. Baccarat red and white dogrose weight, the flower, with a cupped double tier of white-rimmed, heart-shaped petals, around a red and white stardust/bull’s-eye cane, on a stalk with two types of spring green leaves over a star-cut ground. Six and one faceting. Minor chips in some of the facets. (See The Art of the Paperweight,p. 95; The Encyclopedia of Glass Paperweights,pp. 64-65; Glass Paperweights in The Art Institute of Chicago,p. 52; Identifying Antique Paperweights-Lampwork,p. 11 and plate 2; Paperweights for Collectors,pp. 72-74; Sotheby’s New York January 18, 1995 sale, lot 33) Diameter 2 3/16". $1400-1600

68. Baccarat white double clematis weight, the flower, with a double tier of ridged petals, around a stardust/bull’s-eye cane, grows on a stalk with two different types of emerald green leaves, above a star-cut ground. (See The Art of the Paperweight,pp. 93-94; The Encyclopedia of Glass Paperweights,p. 65; Paperweights for Collectors,pp. 74-75) Diameter 2 5/8". $1600-2000

69. Rare New England Glass Company red rose weight, the flower, with a double tier of pointed petals around a furled center, grows on a stalk with a realistic ruby bud and emerald green leaves. The arrangement decorates a white double-swirl latticinio ground. The furled center of the bloom is formed from a twisted rod. Cullet in the dome. From the Winters collection. (See The Art of the Paperweight-The Boston & Sandwich and New England Glass Companies,pp. 135-143, 146) Diameter 2 15/16". $2750-4000

70. Good New England Glass Company Persian blue poinsettia weight with a double tier of pointed petals around a pink, white and blue complex cog cane center, on a stalk with variegated green leaves, over a white double-swirl latticinio ground. "NEGC poinsettias are much less common than those made by Sandwich."-The Art of the Paperweight.From the Winters collection. (See The Art of the Paperweight,p. 98; The Encyclopedia of Glass Paperweights,p. 205) Diameter 3 7/16". $700-1500

71. Sandwich Glass Company red poinsettia weight, the large blossom, with a double tier of six petals around a yellow, white, red and blue complex cog, blooms on a stalk with forest green leaves. "There is something endearing about the poinsettia and clematis blossoms that appear with all the variation of those found in nature."-The Art of the Paperweight-The Boston & Sandwich and New England Glass Companies.From the Winters collection. (See The Art of the Paperweight,p. 98; The Art of the Paperweight-The Boston & Sandwich and New England Glass Companies,pp. 135-143; The Encyclopedia of Glass Paperweights,pp. 205, 216-218; Glass Paperweights of The New-York Historical Society,p. 114) Diameter 2 13/16". $800-1200

72. Very good New England Glass Company violet poinsettia weight with a double tier of pointed petals around a pink, white and green complex cog cane center, on a stalk with variegated green leaves, over a white double-swirl latticinio ground. (See The Art of the Paperweight,p. 98; The Encyclopedia of Glass Paperweights,p. 205) Diameter 2 7/8". $2000-3000

73. A matching pair of Bohemian millefiori drawer pulls with seven pink and green roses in the outer row of each piece. A central complex white, pink and royal blue cog/bull’s-eye cane is encircled by a row of pink pastry mold canes, and a row of pink, white and turquoise bundled tubes, alternating with roses, in each knob. Each piece is fitted in a brass mount stamped with the name of the metal smith. Diameter of each knob 1 3/4". $600-1000

74. A matched pair of Bohemian millefiori drawer pulls, each with a central ruby and white pastry mold/bull’s-eye cane, encircled by complex cog canes, pastry mold canes and collapsed tubes, in ruby, white, pink, royal blue, turquoise and yellow. The canes in the middle row of each piece are different. Each piece is fitted in a brass mount stamped with the name of the metal smith. Diameter of each knob 1 3/4". $600-1000

75. Bohemian millefiori drawer pull with a central ruby, white and royal blue cog/bull’s-eye cane, encircled by a row of complex bundled pink, white and turquoise tubes, and a row of pink pastry mold canes, alternating with royal blue, pink, white and green cog/bull’s-eye canes. The knob is fitted in a brass mount stamped with the name of the metal smith. Diameter 1 7/8". $300-400

76. Bohemian concentric millefiori drawer pull with a central pink, white and royal blue cog/bull’s-eye cane, encircled by a row of pink pastry mold canes and a row of complex bundled pink, white and turquoise tubes, alternating with royal blue, pink, white and green cog/bull’s-eye canes. The knob is fitted in a brass mount stamped with the name of the metal smith. Diameter 1 3/4". $300-400

77. A matched pair of Bohemian millefiori drawer pulls, each with an outer row of complex ruby, white and cobalt blue cog canes, alternating with pink and white bundled collapsed tubes and a row of pink and white pastry mold canes, around a central cane. In one knob the central cane is a complex green, pink and turquoise cog, and in the other a cobalt blue, white and pink pastry mold cane. Each piece is fitted in a brass mount stamped with the name of the metal smith. Diameter of each knob 1 3/4". $600-1000

78. Clichy miniature open concentric millefiori weight with a central pink and green rose, encircled by a row of amethyst pastry mold canes, and a row of pink pastry mold canes alternating with cadmium green and lilac stardust canes. Diameter 1 3/4". $700-1000

79. Clichy miniature open concentric millefiori weight with a central cadmium green cog, encircled by a row of amethyst pastry mold canes, and a row of pink pastry mold canes alternating with white edelweiss canes. In an unusual design variation, the outer row of canes is turned sideways. Diameter 1 3/4". $400-700

80. Rare and excellent Clichy lace ground millefiori scent bottle, with a chain of twelve pink and green roses in the base. A cinquefoil garland composed of five question mark-shaped loops of pastry mold and rose canes, in thalo blue, cobalt blue, cadmium green, pink, cherry, ruby and white, is centered on a thalo blue pastry mold cane, encircled by a row of sable cog/star canes in the base. A complex cane has been placed inside each loop of the garland, which decorates a white lace ground. The stopper contains a thalo blue cog encircled by a row of sable cog/star canes on a white lace ground. The elegant flared bottle and stopper have been cut with raised oval punties and fancy vertical printies. Very minor chip in one of the flutes. Height 7". $7000-10,000

81. Very good Saint Louis upright bouquet carafe containing an upright bouquet in the fancy honeycomb-faceted stopper. A royal blue clematis, with a fancy cog/star center, crowns an arrangement of three lampwork blossoms, in sulphur yellow, salmon and white, alternating with complex cog/star cane flowers, in royal blue, white, lime, powder blue, sulphur yellow, salmon and chartreuse. The flowers nestle in a bed of emerald green leaves. The entire carafe has been decorated with fancy cutting. Height 7". $2500-3500

82. Whitefriars-type cone-shaped concentric millefiori inkwell with a concentric arrangement of cog canes, in pink, white, lime and cobalt blue, in the base. A matching lime cog has been flattened to create a distinctive swirl design in the stopper. "From the same glasshouse as the previous example with a good swirl stopper. This type of shape is not as common as the bulbous-shaped inkwells. The bases show a good amount of wear and may be from an earlier period than the Arculus, Richardson and Walsh-Walsh pieces."—Old English Paperweights.Height 5 1/2". $1600-2250

83. Rare Baccarat Dupont millefiori inkwell with matching 1848 date canes in the base and stopper. The base contains circlets of stardust/bull’s-eye and six-pointed star canes, in pink, cadmium green, cobalt blue and white, around a central fake 1848 date cane. The matching stopper contains six-pointed star and stardust/bull’s-eye canes around a central fake 1848 date cane. "Scholars consider these false dates and believe they were made at Baccarat in the early 1900s, perhaps as late as 1930."—The Dictionary of Paperweight Signature Canes.Height 5". $800-1000

84. Nice Saint Louis scrambled millefiori wafer stand with the silhouette of Punch amidst whole and broken canes, twists and pieces of filigree, in pink, salmon, ruby, turquoise, cobalt blue, powder blue, amber, yellow, chartreuse, spring green, cadmium green and white, in a paperweight base. The fancy pinched bowl is decorated with a pink and white latticinio twist torsade. "These infrequent items usually have scrambled paperweight bases and a bowl with a spiral twist rim in white or color."—The Encyclopedia of Glass Paperweights.Height 3". $3000-3500

85. Opaline goblet, probably Clichy or Saint Louis, the fancy pinched bowl of the glass is decorated with a turquoise and white spiral twist. The bowl of the goblet is fit with a skillful brass portrayal of lilies. The foot of the cup is decorated with the brass portrayal of a primrose garland. The direction of the torsade identifies this piece as a product of Clichy or Saint Louis. It is interesting to consider the Victorian meaning of the flowers, youth and happiness, both the common subject of toasts. (See Identifying Antique Paperweights—Millefiori,p. 30) Height 6 1/4". $1000-1500

86. Good Whitefriars-type close concentric millefiori inkwell with complex cog and quatrefoil canes, in Persian blue, pink, white, lavender, pale yellow and aquamarine, in the base and the stopper. From the Winters collection. Height 6 1/2". $900-1200

87. Magnum overlay newel post, possibly Bohemian, with a hollow-blown, ruby-flash overlay dome, connected to a glass foot mounted on a wood base. The top of the piece is cut with a fancy flower-shaped facet, and the sides are cut with three rows of circular facets. Tiny chips and scratches. One bubble near the surface of the glass. Height 8", diameter of globe 4 1/2". $500-700

88. Rare Whitefriars-type/Richardson faceted close concentric millefiori newel post with cog canes, in periwinkle, turquoise, white and salmon, inside a geometric faceted dome. The glass is set in a brass mount with a hand-carved wood base. Bruise in one of the facets. Height 4 3/4", diameter of dome 3 1/4". $600-1000

89. Rare Whitefriars-type/Richardson concentric millefiori newel post with cog canes in periwinkle, Persian blue, white and lake red. The glass is set in a brass mount with a hand-carved wood base. The base of this piece and the previous lot appear to have been created by the same person. Bruises in the side of the dome. Height 4 15/16", diameter of dome 2 13/16". $600-1000

90. Excellent Bohemian scattered millefiori on lace weight with four monkey silhouettes, two horse silhouettes, and a rare nosegay portrait cane, amidst complex cog, arrow, star and bull’s-eye canes, in cobalt blue, aquamarine, forest green, pale green, pink, ruby, white and pale yellow, on a white lace ground. The exterior of the design is decorated with a spaced garland of colorful broken canes. Only one other nosegay portrait cane like the one in this design has been documented. "What differentiates Bohemian silhouettes such as this from most of their French cousins is that they normally form the centerpiece of a complex cane, which often is comprised of various combinations of multi-colored cog, star or rod canes."—The Glass Menagerie: A Study of Silhouette Canes in Antique Paperweights.(See The Encyclopedia of Glass Paperweights,pp. 26-31; The Glass Menagerie: A Study of Silhouette Canes in Antique Paperweights,pp. 24, 47-48) Diameter 3 1/4". $3000-4000

91. Bohemian scattered millefiori on lace weight with complex cog, star, quatrefoil and bull’s-eye canes, in royal blue, Persian blue, aquamarine, turquoise, pink, ruby, white, sherbet, tan and yellow, on a white lace ground. The lace ground is decorated with pieces of colorful filigree and twists. (See The Encyclopedia of Glass Paperweights,pp. 26-31) Diameter 2 7/8". $1200-1800

92. Bohemian scattered millefiori on lace weight with a horse silhouette amidst bundled rods, six-pointed star canes and cog canes, in cobalt blue, forest green, pink, ruby, white and yellow, on a white lace ground. (See The Encyclopedia of Glass Paperweights,pp. 26-31; The Glass Menagerie: A Study of Silhouette Canes in Antique Paperweights,p. 24) Diameter 2 13/16". $800-1200

93. Clichy chequer weight with a green and white rose amidst complex pastry mold, cog, quatrefoil, star and bull’s-eye canes, in pink, watermelon, cadmium green, ruby, cherry, Naples yellow, lilac, mauve, thalo blue and cobalt blue, divided by cables of white filigree. "However, usually, the very large florets, including fine Clichy roses in various colors, stand out rich and bold against the white filigree, the ground’s opacity reinforced by parallel filigree rods placed beneath it."—The Encyclopedia of Glass Paperweights.(See Antique French Paperweights,p. 114; The Art of the Paperweight,p. 85; Classic French Paperweights,p. 51; A Collector’s Guide to Paperweights,p. 49) Diameter 2 9/16". $2500-3000

94. Clichy chequer weight with complex pastry mold, cog, quatrefoil, star and bull’s-eye canes, in pink, cadmium green, ruby, chocolate, Naples yellow, lilac, thalo blue and cobalt blue, divided by cables of white filigree. (See Glass Paperweights of The Bergstrom-Mahler Museum,plate 25, ill. 1181; L. H. Selman Ltd. Spring 1995 Mail Auction, lot 28; Paperweights for Collectors,p. 57) Diameter 2 13/16". $1200-1600

95. Good Baccarat scattered millefiori weight with the Gridel silhouettes of a deer, a rooster, lovebirds, a pelican and a goat, interspersed with complex cog canes, arrow canes, six-pointed star canes, trefoil canes, quatrefoil canes and shamrock canes, in cobalt blue, ruby, cherry, turquoise, yellow, salmon, amethyst and cadmium green, on a white lace ground. "The separation of the large canes gives them a breathing space they do not have in the close millefiori and makes their colors look as bright as Clichy."—The Encyclopedia of Glass Paperweights.(See The Art of the Paperweight—Challenging Tradition,p. 32; The Encyclopedia of Glass Paperweights,pp. 54-55; Glass Paperweights,p. 34; Glass Paperweights in The Art Institute of Chicago,p. 36) Diameter 3 1/16". $2000-3000

96. Saint Louis scrambled weight with whole and broken complex canes, including complex six-pointed star, fortress and cog canes, twists and pieces of latticinio filigree in sulfur yellow, chartreuse, pink, salmon, thalo blue, cadmium green, copper aventurine and lake red. (See L. H. Selman Ltd. Spring 1995 Mail Auction, lot 24) Diameter 3 3/8". $800-1500

97. New England Glass Company scrambled weight with a running rabbit silhouette amidst whole and broken complex cog canes, pressed into a bed of more finely crushed canes, in cobalt blue, powder blue, ruby, yellow, pink, white, lime green and forest green. "The New England variety typically proves more colorful and tightly packed."—The Art of the Paperweight—The Boston & Sandwich and New England Glass Companies.From the Winters collection. Diameter 2 13/16". $150-300

98. Baccarat rock weight, also called mountains of the moon and sand dunes, this weight features a sandy ground flecked with green glass and mica. Annealing crack in base. "In 1880, Baccarat issued for the first time the so-called rock weights, some of them including reptiles and a few including flowers."—Paperweights. From the Winters collection. (See Paperweights [Jargstorf], p. 116) Diameter 2 1/2". $150-250

99. Val Saint Lambert concentric millefiori colorground weight, with six large ruffle canes around a central chartreuse, forest green, ruby and white ruffle/cog cane, on a translucent blue ground flecked with bits of red glass. The interior of the outer circlet of ruffle canes is colored violet and cobalt blue. Signed on the base. (See The Encyclopedia of Glass Paperweights,pp. 185-189) Diameter 3 5/16". $400-600

100. Whitefriars-type/Arculus close concentric millefiori weight with complex cog and quatrefoil canes in pink, powder blue, cobalt blue and white. Diameter 3 5/8". $1000-1400

101. Whitefriars type/Walsh-Walsh concentric millefiori weight with circlets of complex cog and quatrefoil canes, in pink, amethyst, lime, Persian blue and white, around a central complex cog cane. "We know that the Arculus company was making paperweights and inkwells in the early 1920s with fake dates, and it is probable that Walsh-Walsh did so around the same time, or shortly afterwards. It has been established that Walsh made paperweights before 1928, thanks to a letter sent to the English newspaper The Daily Express. A Mr. Parkes wrote to the Express in 1977 referring to an article published by the newspaper on paperweights, and went on to describe how he made cane setups for Walsh-Walsh Co. Ltd. in January 1928, as his first job with the company. He described in some detail how he inserted the 1848 canes in the second row from the outside in blue letters on an opal ground. He also described how the millefiori paperweights were ‘antiqued’ by rubbing the bases with coarse sand ready to sell to the ‘Americans and other so called experts’ as genuine antiques."—Old English Paperweights.(See Old English Paperweights,pp. 108-122) Diameter 2 3/8". $300-600

102. Whitefriars-type tricolor close concentric millefiori weight with alternating circlets of red and white, and blue and white ruffle canes, around a large central ruffle. Cullet in the dome. (See Old English Paperweights,p. 176) Diameter 3 5/16". $400-600

103. Very nice English close concentric millefiori weight, possibly Bacchus, with circlets of complex cog, quatrefoil and ruffle canes, in pale sky blue, cobalt blue, pink, ruby and white, around a central quatrefoil cane. The central cane in this design is often found in Bacchus weights. (See Old English Paperweights,pp. 174, 179) Diameter 3 1/4". $900-1200

104. Whitefriars/H. G. Richardson Ltd. footed concentric millefiori weight containing circlets of complex lime, lake red, pink, cobalt blue, yellow and white cog and quatrefoil canes, around a central cobalt blue and white cog cane. This piece is identified as a product of H. G. Richardson because of its very fine cane work. The footed dome is also a characteristic of many Richardson weights. "The skills in cane sizing and dexterity demonstrated by the cane sizers are quite remarkable. The use of small canes is similar to the modern styles of Baccarat and Saint Louis."—Old English Paperweights.(See Old English Paperweights,pp. 84-92) Diameter 3 7/16". $700-1000

105. English close packed millefiori weight with 21 Queen Victoria silhouettes, origin unknown. A large central turquoise, Persian blue, white and ruby cog cane is encircled by a chain of 14 Queen Victoria silhouettes inside a close packed arrangement of cog canes, ruffle canes, Victoria silhouettes and trefoil canes, in pink, turquoise, cobalt blue, ruby and white. The exterior of the design is decorated with a border of white cogs. Other designs of this type have been attributed to Bacchus. Diameter 3 9/16". $600-900

106. Whitefriars type/Walsh-Walsh concentric millefiori weight with circlets of complex cog and quatrefoil canes, in pink, blue and white, around a central complex cog cane. (See Old English Paperweights,pp. 108-122) Diameter 3". $300-400

107. English concentric millefiori weight, origin unknown, with complex cog, star and ruffle canes, in pink, white and cobalt blue, around a central ruffle. The design is decorated with a border garland of turquoise rods. "This example, with the powder blue outer row of canes, has open and ruffle canes that suggest it is from the Bacchus factory; it may be an early weight from this glassworks. It has a perfectly flat base with a rough pontil mark."—Old English Paperweights.(See Old English Paperweights,p. 177) Diameter 2 7/8". $700-1000

108. Pairpoint pedestal weight with a ruby and white filigree design, inside a crystal globe on a fancy-cut foot, engraved with flowers on stems of leaves. "These distinctive weights comprise a solid glass sphere whose motif is an upright, two-colored, spiral roughly in the shape of an egg, the sphere mounted on a base that may be plain, or engraved with leaves, or simple cross-hatching."—The Encyclopedia of Glass Paperweights.Diameter of globe 2 7/8", height 3 11/16". $600-800

109. John Degenhart amethyst flash overlay window weight with a yellow and red upright lily set in an amber-flashed crystal cube, with an opaque top facet, four side windows and a bottom window. A bubble decorates the flower center. "During off-duty hours John and Charles made some pressed ware (glass formed in a mold), but their first love was always paperweights. The brothers’ experimentation led to the production of some paperweights incorporating novel techniques and ideas. These pieces include rare photographic weights and the brothers’ most spectacular creation—six-sided encased blocks that became known as window weights."—Paperweight News(Vol. XIV, No. 2). From the Winters collection. Height 2 3/4". $450-600

110. Czechoslovakian fantasy flower bouquet weight containing three-dimensional orange blossoms, each with five petals arranged around a central bubble, growing from a red and yellow pot. The arrangement is set in an egg-shaped crystal globe with geometric cutting. This piece is believed to have been produced between 1900 and 1930. From the Winters collection. (See Paperweights [Jargstorf], p. 105) Height 3 1/2". $150-250

111. Edward Rithner matching paperweight bookends, each piece containing an eight-petaled flower, with white-edged teal petals around a white center with a bubble, growing from a bed of teal and white glass. Each piece is mounted on a cookie base, which is flattened on one side (the side meant to press up against books). "The type of flower made by Ed, with Mary Rithner’s assistance in the setup, is most beautiful and is easily distinguished. No other weight maker has achieved this type setup to my knowledge."—American Glass Paperweights and Their Makers.From the Winters collection. (See American Glass Paperweights and Their Makers,pp. 123-133) Height of each bookend 3 5/8". $300-500

112. Gillinder Moses in the bulrushes plaque with the pressed image of Moses floating inside a basket in a fancy ridged plaque. "The Gillinder sons may have gotten the idea from New England, which had made a similar portrait weight of Victoria and Albert in 1851."—The Encyclopedia of Glass Paperweights.(See The Encyclopedia of Glass Paperweights,pp. 230-231) Length 4 7/8". $125-250

113. Czechoslovakian lion sulphide weight. The king of beasts reposes on a bed of colored glass in front of a blue fern, inside an egg-shaped dome, which has been elaborately cut with geometric facets. A garland of curved orange threads encircles the scene. This type of weight is believed to have been produced as a toy for wealthy children. Two bubbles on the sulphide. From the Winters collection. Height 4 1/4". $300-400

114. English green glass doorstop with the sulphide of a rooster sleeping on a pedestal made of tiny bubbles. Some bruises. "Doorstops with no artistic content would be used, abused, and discarded, whereas the better made pieces would be cherished and cared for as ornamental objects."—Old English Paperweights.From the Winters collection. (See Old English Paperweights,pp. 76-83) Height 4". $400-600

115. Nailsea/Stourbridge footed green bottle lily weight with three large lily-type flowers growing from a pot. The pot and flower are created from thousands of tiny bubbles. Small chip. Height 3 3/8". $300-400

116. New England Glass Company Queen Victoria and Prince Albert sulphide weight with a side-view cameo of the royal pair who created the Crystal Palace for the Great Exhibition of 1851. Minor chips and bruise to the base. "Sulphide paperweights, though not as prevalent as their intaglio cousins, still present fascinating glimpses of nineteenth-century history."—The Art of the Paperweight—The Boston & Sandwich and New England Glass Companies. Diameter 2 5/8". $350-450

117. New England Glass Company Louis Kossuth sulphide weight with a cameo of the Hungarian freedom fighter set over clear ground. The base of the cameo is inscribed, "Kossuth." The underside of the sulphide is inscribed, "EX-GOVERNOR OF HUNGARIA, SET AT LIBERTY BY THE PEOPLE OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA 1851." "Finally, we meet Lajos Kossuth, a liberal Hungarian statesman and opposition leader, who sought extensive political and social reform, and independence from an oppressive Austrian rule. He fled Hungary and toured Britain and the United States in an unsuccessful effort to gain Western support for his party’s cause. His fight for liberty obviously struck a sympathetic chord with the politically liberal New Englanders, who saw fit to commemorate his visit in glass and create a few souvenirs for themselves."—The Art of the Paperweight—The Boston & Sandwich and New England Glass Companies.Diameter 2 9/16". $250-350

118. Rare French Queen Victoria painted weight containing a very fine enamel portrait of the queen dressed in a low-cut gown and wearing a crown. This piece is believed to date from the early 1840s, when other pieces of this type are known to have been produced. It is constructed in a manner similar to a Pinchbeck weight, with a glass dome mounted on a porcelain plaque. "In the basic form of a base affixed to a magnifying glass top, there exist several paperweights in which the subject is painted on an opaque white glass ground, the form relates them to Pinchbeck while the painting style relates them to miniature painting."—The Encyclopedia of Glass Paperweights.Diameter 3 1/8". $1750-2500

119. Rick Ayotte 1995 magnum On Golden Pond weight. A loon paddles gracefully past floating yellow water lilies, in this scene named after one of the artist’s favorite ice fishing spots. A rainbow trout attempts to elude a second diving loon. A mossy bank with blueberries, white daisies and pink hepatica rests at the pond’s edge. Signed/dated. Limited edition of 25. "This design brought breakthroughs in the feathering technique of the bird and in many areas of lampwork. It was a pleasure to be able to reproduce one of the most enjoyable sights that I have shared with my family in the upper lakes of New Hampshire. The loon is a truly remarkable bird, capable of arousing deep emotion through its desperate soulful song."—Rick Ayotte, Songs Without Words.(See Songs Without Words: The Art of the Paperweight—Rick Ayotte,p. 134) see I view p. 18. Diameter 4 1/8". $2500-3000

120. Rick Ayotte 1993 yellow-breasted chats weight. A pair of yellow-breasted chats watch over a nest with three eggs, in branches of hawthorne blossoms and berries. Signed/dated. Limited edition of 50. "The delicate nest was constructed piece by piece out of glass twigs I created."—Rick Ayotte, Songs Without Words.(See Songs Without Words: The Art of the Paperweight—Rick Ayotte,p. 116) Diameter 3 13/16". $1200-1500

121. Rick Ayotte 1986 Baltimore oriole with black-eyed Susans compound weight, the male bird, with a brilliant orange breast and detailed black and white wings, cranes its head backwards to look at a flower. The bird is perched in stems of overlapping black-eyed Susans and buds. Signed/dated. Limited edition of 75. "An attempt to correlate the unique and vivid colors of the black-eyed Susan with the standout oriole."—Rick Ayotte from Songs Without Words.(See Songs Without Words: The Art of the Paperweight—Rick Ayotte,p. 86) Diameter 3 3/8". $900-1400

122. Rick Ayotte 1985 compound scarlet tanager weight, the bird, with bright red and brown plumage, perches amongst yellow tulip tree blossoms and buds over a clear ground. Signed and dated. Limited edition of 75. "I have always enjoyed this bird which clings like a little red jewel to the trees."—Rick Ayotte from Songs Without Words.(See Songs Without Words: The Art of the Paperweight—Rick Ayotte,p. 83) Diameter 3 7/16". $600-800

123. Rick Ayotte 1987 robin with flowering dogwood compound weight containing a chirping red-breasted male robin perched in overlapping branches of amber-edged white dogwood blossoms with yellow centers. Signed/dated. Limited edition of 75. (See Songs Without Words: The Art of the Paperweight—Rick Ayotte,p. 82) Diameter 3 7/16". $700-1100

124. Rick Ayotte 1985 hermit thrush weight. A hermit thrush scurries under a bouquet of violets and fall leaves. Signed and dated. Limited edition of 75. "I was first drawn to this bird because of its awe-inspiring voice. The deep purple of the violets expresses this bird’s passionate nature."—Rick Ayotte from Songs Without Words.(See Songs Without Words: The Art of the Paperweight—Rick Ayotte,p. 80) Diameter 3 1/4". $700-1100

125. Rick Ayotte 1992 American bald eagle weight with the bird perched in the topmost branches of a pine tree amidst pinecones. Signed and dated. Limited edition of 50. "A large three-dimensional bird which is difficult to create because of its size. When I began the Endangered Species series there was little question about whether or not I would create an eagle. The tradition and strength that surround this bird have always filled me with respect and admiration."—Rick Ayotte from Songs Without Words.(See Songs Without Words: The Art of the Paperweight—Rick Ayotte,p. 117) Diameter 4 3/4". $800-1200

126. Rick Ayotte 1991 cardinal in dogwood blossoms weight, the male bird poses amidst a cluster of seven amber-tipped white blossoms with three-dimensional centers. Signed and dated. Limited edition of 50. "Ayotte is among those artists who is not often satisfied with what they create. They continue to confront themselves, question their efforts and evaluate their work by a set of profound personal standards. As an artist, he is among those who are excited by facing challenges and striving to create new, significant work that can only be judged by the test of time."—Songs Without Words: The Art of the Paperweight—Rick Ayotte.Diameter 3 5/8". $800-1200

127. Rick Ayotte 1995 English Garden weight with tiger lilies, delphiniums, marigolds, buds and leaves. Signed and dated. Limited edition of 50. "While walking through a friend’s flower garden I was struck with this design. While it may not really exist, it is how I envision an English garden."—Rick Ayotte from Songs Without Words.(See Songs Without Words: The Art of the Paperweight—Rick Ayotte,p. 126) Diameter 3 5/8". $900-1200

128. Rick Ayotte 1994 Sweet Summer bouquet weight with carnations, daisies, freesias, miniature mums and buds on a clear ground. Signed and dated. Limited edition of 50. "I enjoyed the light summer feeling of this arrangement."—Rick Ayotte from Songs Without Words.(See Songs Without Words: The Art of the Paperweight—Rick Ayotte,p. 126) Diameter 3 5/8". $900-1200

129. Rick Ayotte 1992 Paradisea butterfly weight. A paradisea butterfly flutters above yellow cosmos blossoms. Signed and dated. Limited edition of 50. "The intricate color combinations of this butterfly sparked my interest. My technical ability was challenged by the wings."—Rick Ayotte from Songs Without Words.(See Songs Without Words: The Art of the Paperweight—Rick Ayotte,p. 118) Diameter 3 7/16". $900-1300

130. Rick Ayotte 1986 Wonders of Spring weight. A pink-eared field mouse, sitting on top of a mushroom, watches a bright yellow butterfly flutter across a field of vibrant crocus blossoms and yellow and brown leaves. Signed and dated. Limited edition of 50. "With this design I attempted to capture the birth of spring."—Rick Ayotte from Songs Without Words.(See Songs Without Words: The Art of the Paperweight—Rick Ayotte,p. 84) Diameter 3 3/4". $800-1200

131. Rare Rick Ayotte 1992 hummingbird window. A starthroat hummingbird searches for nectar in a cluster of mirabilis flowers in this fancy window, that contains sections of translucent blue glass and fancy beveled glass, connected by metal joints in a geometric pattern, with a chain meant to hang the piece in a window. "Over the years Ayotte has successfully explored many different encasement formats, producing most notably bowls, cylinders, cubes and some rare and magnificent windows, but he always seems to return to the traditional paperweight dome."—Songs Without Words: The Art of the Paperweight—Rick Ayotte.(See Songs Without Words: The Art of the Paperweight—Rick Ayotte,p. 22) Height 13 3/8". $1000-1300

132. Rare Rick Ayotte 1992 cardinal window. A male cardinal perches amidst a cluster of five white dogwood blossoms in this fancy window, which contains sections of clear glass streaked with translucent white to create a cloud effect, and fancy beveled glass connected by metal joints in a geometric pattern. Includes a copper chain to hang the piece in a window. (See Songs Without Words: The Art of the Paperweight—Rick Ayotte,p. 22) Height 11". $1000-1300

133. Paul Stankard 1980 compound apple blossom weight containing layered stems of white blossoms, with pink-tipped stamens, and pink buds. Seven and one faceting. Signature cane. Dated. Limited edition of 25. "In the compound form Stankard was struggling with the medium to find a new approach for his statements. It clearly demonstrated a striving for a more complete understanding of the image through the use of dimensionality and sculptural space. This still took place within the confines of the traditional paperweight boundaries."—Paul J. Stankard: Poetry In Glass.(See Paul J. Stankard: Poetry In Glass,p. 23) Diameter 3 1/2". $3000-4000

134. Paul Stankard 1980 apple blossom and yellow jacket weight, the flower, with pale pink petals, around a yellow center with upright pink-tipped white stamens, blooms on a brown-green stem with numerous buds. A yellow jacket, created by artist Rick Ayotte, flies toward the blossom. Six and one faceting. Signature cane. Dated. (See Flora In Glass,p. 35) see detail p. 29. Diameter 3 1/8". $2500-3500

135. Paul Stankard 1978 Carolina rose weight, the pink flower, with upright yellow filament stamens, grows on a green stem sprouting from a thorny brown branch with leaves. This design was produced exclusively for clients of the Smithsonian Institution. Five and one faceting. Signature cane. Dated. Limited edition of 50. (See Paul Joseph Stankard: The First Decade,p. 56) Diameter 2 5/8". $1500-2500

136. Paul Stankard 1973 blue forget-me-not blossoms weight containing three four-petaled opaque blue blossoms, on a stem with three stalks of buds and yellow-green leaves, in a dome with a circular top facet and two rows of scalloped side facets. Signature cane. Dated. (See Paul Joseph Stankard: The First Decade,p. 20) Diameter 2 3/8". $1400-1800

137. Paul Stankard triple Saint Anthony’s Fire bouquet weight containing three red St. Anthony’s Fire blossoms, with black upright filament stamens around a central yellow pistil, stalks of white foxglove, and purple wildflowers with yellow filament stamens, on gathered stems with slender yellow-green leaves. Signature cane. Dated. "A bolt from the blue struck him from the radio, from a program on WHYY, a classical station out of Philadelphia. Two commentators were discussing excellence, and one of them stated that in order to do excellent work, you had to be able to recognize excellence, not just in your own field but in art, in literature, and in music. Artistic achievement was a constant quest for excellence. A simple enough concept, but it hit Paul like an electric charge, and made him determined to take risks, to be original, to truly become the artist he wanted to be. Paul had a new goal: to contribute to the history of glass, not just at the periphery, but at its center."—Paul J. Stankard: Homage to Nature.Diameter 3". $2500-3500

138. Paul Stankard 1979 Sippewisset Bouquet weight containing a pair of pink wild roses, with upright yellow filament stamens, stalks of white foxglove, blackberries, and yellow cactus blossoms with upright orange stamens, on gathered stems with green leaves. Signature cane. Dated. Limited edition of 50. "The compelling beauty of the wildflower motif belies the true to nature message in Stankard’s work. For a fleeting moment, one can be captivated by the exquisite detail of the image and the varying ground textures. However, closer inspection suggests the artist’s deeper response to the cycle of the environment."—Paul J. Stankard: Poetry in Glass. (See Paul Joseph Stankard: The First Decade,pp. 34, 36) Diameter 2 15/16". $2800-3500

139. Paul Stankard 1987 orange and green Indian gourds weight with orange and green gourds ripening on a vine with an orange blossom, a bud, green tendrils and large green leaves. Signature cane. Dated. Limited edition of 75. Diameter 3 5/16". $1000-1500

140. Paul Stankard 1985 blackberries weight. Three ripening blackberries hang on green stems from a brown branch with a large white blossom and buds, over an opaque red ground. Signature cane. Dated. "Between 1969 and 1971 he experimented with paperweights, making what he looks back on as stupid mistakes (sometimes repeatedly) and gradually teaching himself the new technical skills he needed to know. Reinventing the wheel, so to speak, was a difficult task, but Paul kept at it simply because he was in love with the idea of making beautiful things."—Paul J. Stankard: Homage to Nature.Diameter 3 1/8". $3000-4000

141. Debbie Tarsitano 1996 magnum mosaic fiber ground butterfly weight, the insect, with intricately patterned orange, yellow, emerald and blue wings, attached to a black body with filigree antennae, flutters over a large pink dahlia nestled on a multicolored fiber ground, inside a garland of green and white moss, and pink camomile canes. Signed and dated. "After receiving a sound education in art, she made her first weight in 1970. Her works are unique and Debbie is the first woman practicing the art in the United States. Her inspiration and talent are constantly renewed."—Paperweights of the 19th and 20th Centuries.Diameter 4 1/8". $2750-3500

142. Delmo Tarsitano snake weight, the reptile, with ruby and yellow coils, slithers over a sandy ground containing a branch of pink and purple flowers with yellow centers. Signature cane. "Delmo Tarsitano was born in northern Italy and grew up in the New York City area. He was first introduced to paperweights by seeing and purchasing an antique weight at an auction. He was fascinated enough to begin studying and collecting them, and eventually became an expert in the identification of antique paperweights. In addition to appreciating the beauty of paperweights, Tarsitano took an interest in the technical aspects of paperweight making and began experimenting with making weights on his own. He produced his first successful paperweight in 1976. Three years later he and his daughter Debbie began making paperweights full-time."—All About Paperweights.Diameter 3 3/8". $3000-5000

143. Excellent Delmo Tarsitano pears on lace weight containing four yellow pears with an amber blush, nestled about a central blue clematis with upright yellow stamens, on a white lace ground inside a garland of complex star, rose and pastry mold canes, in pink, lime, chartreuse, powder blue, cobalt blue, brown, pistachio, forest green and white. Signature cane. "He drew his subject matter from things that delighted him as a boy. Growing up in Queens, just outside of New York City, during the Depression, Del saw vegetables, peaches and other farming scenes that formed his character and love for nature."—Annual Bulletin of the Paperweight Collectors’ Association, Inc.(1991). Diameter 3 1/8". $3000-5000

144. Delmo Tarsitano strawberry weight containing a ripe ruby berry with yellow seeds, on a stem with a pair of white blossoms and emerald green leaves, over a star-cut ground. Five and one faceting. Signature cane. Diameter 2 7/16". $800-1100

145. One-of-a-kind Chris Buzzini jack-in-the-pulpit weight, the brown-striped ivory blossom with brown spathe grows on a stem with three large green leaves and two twisted leaves. Signed and dated. "Christopher Lee Buzzini was born in Yosemite National Park in 1949. The magnificent natural beauty of his birthplace was to have a great influence on his future career, giving him a strong connection to nature, and a love of color and detail…In the fall of 1986, he set up his own studio in Southern California, where he could be free to formulate and create the type of detail and realism that his personal aesthetic demands. From that moment he began making the superb botanically accurate weights for which he is now known."—All About Paperweights.Diameter 3 7/16". $900-1500

146. Chris Buzzini 1995 Velvety Stickseed from the Botanical Studies of Yosemite series weight, the scene, detailing three bright blue blossoms with cupped white centers containing yellow filament stamens, on a stalk with buds and slender green leaves. The plant grows from a moss-covered log with visible age rings. Signed and dated. Limited edition of 10. Diameter 3 5/16". $1400-1800

147. Chris Buzzini 1986 ruby wildflower weight containing two clusters of ruby calla lily-type blossoms, each with a central yellow stamen, on stems with emerald green leaves. Signature/date cane. Diameter 3". $900-1500

148. Ken Rosenfeld 1994 orange fantasy flower bouquet weight containing five blossoms with yellow millefiori centers on stems with striped green leaves and green and brown tendrils over a translucent blue ground. "The inner space has a lot of magical powers. The inside imagery is brilliant, bright and seductive; yet it is untouchable. You can look all you want but you can never touch those flowers. They are captured under that brilliant, pristine glass—sealed in that environment for eternity."—Ken Rosenfeld, All About Paperweights.Diameter 3 3/8". $550-700

149. Ken Rosenfeld 1990 rose weight containing two furled ruby blossoms on a stem with a large closed bud and striped green leaves over an opaque white ground. "When his first weights were offered for sale, the response was immediate and gratifying. Rosenfeld’s work reflects his skill as a craftsman as well as his accomplishments as an artist and designer. He creates his own glass rods so that the colors, so essential to his designs, are exact. What interests him most is the color and the liveliness of the design. While the technical aspects of quality and composition are very important, he feels that the color is most important."—All About Paperweights.From the Winters collection. Diameter 2 7/8". $400-600

150. Ken Rosenfeld 1984 moss ground fantasy flower bouquet weight containing three blossoms, edged and veined in intricate patterns of pink, maroon, blue, brown and amethyst, each with a millefiori center, on gathered green and brown stems. The flowers nestle on a pale green moss ground. Signature cane. Signed and dated. From the Winters collection. Diameter 2 11/16". $550-700

151. Victor Trabucco 1992 strawberry weight containing a ripe ruby berry with yellow seeds, hanging on a stem bearing a large white blossom, with orange-tipped yellow stamens, and closed white buds. The upright design floats in a crystal dome with a flat front facet and frosted back. From the Winters collection. Diameter 3 1/8". $600-1200

152. Victor Trabucco 1986 red rose weight containing a large furled blossom on a stalk with three closed buds and green leaves over a translucent cobalt blue ground. Signature cane. Signed/dated. "In 1977, after examining a number of antique French paperweights, he began experimenting with paperweight making. He was fascinated with the possibilities inherent in melding delicate lampwork arrangements with solid crystal; after a year of trial and error he successfully mastered the technique. He finds the paperweight format to be demanding, restrictive, and the ultimate challenge for him as a glass artist."—The Art of the Paperweight.Diameter 3 1/4". $500-800

153. Bob Banford magnum pansy bouquet weight containing a central purple and yellow pansy, with stardust stamens, encircled by a garland of clematis, wheatflower and fantasy blossoms, in pink, ruby, turquoise, sky blue, cobalt blue, yellow, brown and white, on stems with closed and twisted buds and emerald green leaves, over a diamond-cut ground. Signature cane. "Bob’s fascination with glassmaking is very much in keeping with the long-time interest his family has had in the profession. Bob’s grandfather knew Emil Larson, an American glass craftsman well known for his crimped rose paperweights. Bob’s father worked as an antique glass dealer for many years and often did business with paperweight makers Pete Lewis and John Choko from Millville. Also, the Banford family has its roots in the Vineland, New Jersey area, a region rich in glassmaking history and tradition."—The Art of the Paperweight.From the Winters collection. (The Art of the Paperweight,pp. 55-56) Diameter 3 7/8". $1800-2500

154. Bob Banford fruit bouquet weight, a formal arrangement, containing four yellow pears, with an orange blush, and five ruby cherries, on a bed of green leaves set on an upset muslin ground, inside a spiraling pink and green torsade. Signature cane. Diameter 3 1/16". $700-900

155. Ray Banford cabbage rose and morning glories weight containing a furled pink rose on a stalk with a pair of twisted buds and emerald green leaves. A vine bearing tiny purple and white morning glories spirals up the stem of the flower. Signature cane. (See All About Paperweights,p. 54) Diameter 2 15/16". $600-900

156. Ray Banford double pink rose weight containing a pair of three-dimensional cupped blossoms, with ridged petals in two shades of pink, on a twisted stem with closed buds and striped yellow green leaves, over a star-cut ground. Signature cane. "After watching Adolph Macho, an old South Jersey tank glassblower make a few paperweights, Ray was inspired to try his own hand at glass work, but with a torch."—All About Paperweights.(See All About Paperweights,pp. 54-55) Diameter 2 15/16". $600-900

157. Gordon Smith 1986 trumpet flower weight containing three white blossoms with yellow filament stamens, on a vine with slender, twisted, yellow-green leaves, over a translucent cobalt blue ground. Signed and dated. "Gordon Smith first became interested in glassmaking at the age of fifteen while visiting a demonstration at Wheaton Village in 1975. The glassblower, noting his interest, encouraged him to enroll in the scientific glassblowing course at Salem College in Salem, New Jersey."—All About Paperweights."As a glass artist, I feel blessed to have the opportunity to express my love for the natural beauty that our planet has to offer us."Gordon Smith, All About Paperweights.(See All About Paperweights,p. 93) Diameter 2 7/8". $500-800

158. Randall Grubb 1997 white moonflower weight, the trumpet-shaped white flower grows on a stem, with twisted buds and heart-shaped green leaves, over a translucent cobalt blue ground, inside a garland of complex white heart and star canes. Signed and dated. Limited edition of 10. "Randall Grubb was first introduced to hot glass in the University of Southern California’s art department. He fell in love with the hot glass process for its seemingly unlimited potential. Grubb wrote his senior business plan on opening a hot glass studio. As part of his study he worked for Correia Art Glass as an equipment builder. At the studio he met paperweight artist Chris Buzzini, who greatly influenced his future career, giving him guidance and training in the art of making paperweights."—All About Paperweights.(See All About Paperweights,pp. 61-62) Diameter 3 1/8". $800-1000

159. Randall Grubb 1996 sugar peas weight containing a ripe pea pod, that has split open to reveal its peas, hanging on a stem with three white blossoms, green and brown tendrils and green leaves. Signature cane. "Grubb currently designs and creates his own line of lampwork paperweights in his Oregon studio. Because he pulls his own canes to obtain exactly the right shades, his use of color is exceptionally delicate and satisfying. Grubb engraves his name and the date on the side of each weight, and now includes a signature cane in his work."—All About Paperweights.(See All About Paperweights,pp. 61-62) Diameter 3 1/8". $500-800

160. Jim Donofrio 1996 cowboy weight. A white-hatted, mustachioed cowboy, in brown chaps, with whip in hand, stands up in the saddle of a horse galloping across a desert prairie. Signed and dated. Jim Donofrio began to work as an assistant to Paul Stankard in 1980. His pieces are heavily influenced by his time with Stankard and his background in metal sculpture. Diameter 3 3/8". $1000-1400

161. Parabelle Glass 1998 artist’s proof concentric millefiori colorground weight with circlets of rose, pansy and moss canes, in yellow, pink and green, arranged around a large central pink and green rose on an opaque turquoise ground. The moss canes in the outer row contain tiny hidden ruby hearts. Signed and dated. (See All About Paperweights,pp. 78-79) Diameter 3 3/16". $1200-1600

162. Parabelle Glass 1997 concentric millefiori weight with circlets of cog, edelweiss, pastry mold and pansy canes, in turquoise, cobalt blue, yellow and white, around a central cobalt blue pansy, on a white lace ground. Signed and dated. Limited edition of 10. Diameter 3 1/4". $800-1000

163. Parabelle Glass 1997 artist’s proof magnum concentric millefiori weight with circlets of complex cog, pastry mold, pansy, and edelweiss canes, in pink, ruby, candy apple red, lime, aventurine green, amethyst, white and yellow, around a large central pink and green rose, on a white lace ground. Signed and dated. "The final ingredient that made Scrutton a success was ingenuity. Although he had studied information about materials, tools, and techniques, he had not worked with hot glass or even had the opportunity to watch anyone else work with it! When asked about it now, he just smiles and explains that he was brought up to believe that he was capable of doing anything he set his mind to. ‘I was fortunate to be raised in the 40s and 50s, which was an optimistic time, ’ he says. ‘We were through the Depression, the war was over and we came out the most powerful and richest nation in the world. I remember very well my high school teachers telling me I could be or do anything I wanted if I applied myself. The opportunities seemed unlimited and these must have been the first classes of entrepreneurs. Many of my classmates were very successful as businessmen and have gone on to become millionaires."—Paperweight News(Vol. XV, No. 1). Diameter 3 7/8". $1400-2000

164. Parabelle Glass 1993 looped garland moss carpet ground weight containing loops of pink and ruby complex pastry mold canes, arranged around a complex pink and ruby cog cane, set in a green moss ground studded with red and white prairie canes. Signature/date cane. Limited edition of 10. Diameter 2 7/8". $500-700

165. Parabelle Glass 1998 artist’s proof jasper ground rose weight containing two circlets of green and white roses, around a central green and yellow rose, on a blue, pink, white and copper aventurine jasper ground. Signed and dated. "With only the most general information available, Gary spent the first year in his new studio unraveling the mystery—experimenting with the making of glass and the development of techniques… In contrast to many studio artists, Gary makes all his own colors, purchasing his raw materials from a local supplier. In this way he can have everything in his control."—The Art of the Paperweight.Diameter 3 1/16". $800-1000

166. Parabelle Glass 1998 artist’s proof concentric moss ground millefiori weight with alternating circlets of moss and rose canes around a large central butterscotch rose. Signed and dated. "A visit with Gary and Doris Scrutton of Parabelle Glass brings to mind the time-honored American ideals of self-reliance and know-how. If you think of the pioneering spirit embodied in men like Thomas Edison or the Wright brothers in connection with the Scruttons, you’ll be closer to understanding this glass studio."—Paperweight News(Vol. XV, No. 1). Diameter 3 1/16". $1000-1400

167. Parabelle Glass 1998 artist’s proof patterned millefiori weight with a central ruby rose encircled by a row of amethyst pastry mold canes, a row of eight spaced ruby rose canes and a row of alternating amethyst and aventurine green pastry mold canes, on a white lace ground. Signed and dated. (See All About Paperweights,pp. 78-79) Diameter 3". $800-1000

168. Parabelle Glass 1997 moss ground concentric millefiori weight. Garlands, composed of pink and green roses and millefiori hearts, encircle a central pink heart surrounded by a garland of tiny green and white roses. The design decorates a green moss ground studded with white prairie canes. Signed and dated. Limited edition of 10. "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 many people tell me that I could not do it—and that’s the wrong thing to say to me."—Gary Scrutton, All About Paperweights.(See All About Paperweights,pp. 78-79) Diameter 3 1/8". $1000-1200

169. Parabelle Glass 1997 Sweet Expression close concentric millefiori weight. Pink and green roses, and white and green roses, emanate from a large central rose, on a white lace ground, with edelweiss and cog canes in emerald and white. Signed and dated. Limited edition of 10. "Gary Scrutton first began working with glass in the 1940s. He started as an apprentice after high school, learning general glassworking techniques such as beveling, etching and mirror silvering."—All About Paperweights.(See All About Paperweights,pp. 78-79) Diameter 3 3/16". $900-1200

170. Parabelle Glass 1997 artist’s proof rose moss millefiori weight with circlets of pastry mold and bell-shaped canes, around a central smoldering heart, placed inside a garland of tiny stars. The center of each bell-shaped cane contains a hidden yellow rose. The center of each pastry mold cane, in an inner circlet of canes, contains a hidden pink pansy. The arrangement decorates a green moss ground studded with tiny white roses. Signed and dated. Diameter 2 7/8". $900-1200

171. Parabelle Glass 1997 artist’s proof concentric millefiori weight with circlets of pastry mold and primrose canes, in amethyst, lime, cobalt blue, pink and orange, around a large central pink and green rose, on a white lace ground. Signed and dated. Diameter 3 1/4". $900-1200

172. Parabelle Glass 1994 artist’s proof Allegro upright bouquet weight with three flowers, in pink, yellow and turquoise, each with a complex millefiori center, arranged on a bed of emerald green leaves flecked with green aventurine, in a swirling latticinio funnel basket, with an encased pink and white filigree ribbon handle. Signed and dated. "Doris Scrutton primarily creates the setups for the millefiori designs. She is also the walker in stretching the millefiori canes."—All About Paperweights.(See All About Paperweights,pp. 78-79) Diameter 2 7/8". $900-1200

173. Parabelle Glass 1997 artist’s proof rose piedouche weight with a circlet of large ruby and green roses, alternating with small green and white roses, around a large central ruby rose cane on a white lace ground. The design is set on a pink and white stave basket, decorated with a fancy pink, white and cobalt blue spiral torsade, around the exterior of the design at the top and the foot. "Gary makes all his own colors, purchasing his raw materials from a local supplier."—All About Paperweights.(See All About Paperweights,pp. 78-79) Diameter 2 15/16". $1200-1600

174. Parabelle Glass 1997 artist’s proof aventurine piedouche weight with spaced circlets of pink and yellow pansies, and pink and green roses, around a central rose cane on a green aventurine ground. The design is set on a pink and white stave basket, decorated with a fancy green and white spiral torsade, around the exterior of the design at the top and the foot. "Gary has developed a highly sophisticated glass studio with computers regulating the temperatures of the furnace and the glass formulas. With these methods, the Scruttons are able to maintain a high level of quality control over their finished weights."—All About Paperweights.Diameter 2 15/16". $1600-2000

175. Yaffa Sikorsky-Todd and Jeffrey M. Todd 1992 Ornamental Tree weight. Vines of pink and yellow millefiori flowers hang from a leafy tree, with a curved trunk, in a grassy meadow dotted with blue wildflowers and rocks. Signed and dated. Diameter 3 1/4". $350-450

176. Yaffa Sikorsky-Todd and Jeffrey M. Todd First Sign of Fall weight containing a tree, with leaves turning from green to orange, on a grassy ground with white millefiori wildflowers and rocks. Signed and dated. Limited edition of 30. "Yaffa and Jeff’s ‘Natureweights’ are traditional-style paperweights. By using the lens-shaped horizontal form, they create a window for the viewer to look through. Most of their images come from childhood memories and their present environment. They use the gardens around their house, the river behind their studio and the magnificent North Carolina mountains for their inspiration."—All About Paperweights.Diameter 3 5/16". $350-450

177. Yaffa Sikorsky-Todd and Jeffrey M. Todd 1995 Camouflage weight. A brown and yellow frog hides amidst stalks of pink, amethyst and yellow flowering plants on a grassy ground with brown rocks. Signed and dated. Limited edition of 30. "Yaffa Sikorsky-Todd worked as a studio potter for two years after completing her BFA in Ceramics at the Philadelphia College of Art. She then went on to receive her master’s degree in glass at the Rochester Institute of Technology in 1977. Jeffrey M. Todd majored in jewelry and glass at Southern Illinois University. He became interested in glass in the early 1970’s, taking classes at SIU and at the Penland School of Crafts in metal-working and glassblowing."—All About Paperweights.(See All About Paperweights,p. 92) Diameter 3 1/8". $350-450

178. Yaffa Sikorsky-Todd and Jeffrey M. Todd 1997 In the Woods weight. A blue stream winds through a grassy meadow with rocks, three leafy green trees and another tree, turning brilliant orange and yellow fall colors. Signed and dated. "When Yaffa Sikorsky-Todd and Jeffrey Todd first began working together in glass, they made goblets and perfumes. They next added lampworked flowers to the bottles which evolved into larger glass forms."—All About Paperweights.(See All About Paperweights,p. 92) Diameter 3 1/8". $350-450

179. Yaffa Sikorsky-Todd and Jeffrey M. Todd 1997 Let’s Go Fishing weight. A black, white and orange striped rowboat is tied to a tree growing from a grassy shore by the side of a lake. Signed and dated. "Yaffa Sikorsky-Todd and Jeffrey Todd exhibit nationally and internationally, their work is included in many private and museum collections."—All About Paperweights.(See All About Paperweights,p. 92) Diameter 3 1/8". $350-450

180. Yaffa Sikorsky-Todd and Jeffrey M. Todd 1998 Dinner weight. A frog leaps from a rock after an insect, flying above a pond with lily pads, by a grassy shore with orange and brown cattails. Signed and dated. "Yaffa Sikorsky-Todd and Jeffrey Todd have worked together for eleven years in their Burnsville, North Carolina studio. Each piece is signed and dated."—All About Paperweights.(See All About Paperweights,p. 92) Diameter 3". $350-450

181. Johne Parsley 1989 dogwood bouquet weight containing three green-spotted dogwood blossoms, with upright green and yellow stamens, on gathered stems with clusters of orange and yellow buds, and striped yellow and green leaves. "Using techniques and skills polished over many years, Parsley’s paperweights reveal an extraordinary level of perfection, especially when one considers that most of his weights are miniatures. For Johne, a weight measuring 2 1/2" to 3" is a super magnum!"—Paperweight News(Vol. XIV, No. 1). From the Winters collection. Diameter 2 11/16". $1100-1400

182. Mayauel Ward 1997 orchid weight containing two pink blossoms with complex orange, yellow and green centers, on a white stalk with slender green leaves, a rhizome and a trailing root system, over an opaque black ground. Signed and dated. "While Ward’s flowers exhibit the delicacy and vibrancy of a real flower, they are seldom one hundred percent botanically accurate. He begins his work by closely studying different blooms that intrigue him. Ward often takes details of several different flowers and combines them to create a new flower. This is one of the aspects that make studying his bouquets exciting. For example, sometimes a violet will have a daisy center, or a single orchid will take into account the best qualities of several different species of the genus. These charming details—usually lost on the inexperienced botanist, make his pieces a source of continual enjoyment and discovery to seasoned flower growers."—Paperweight News(Vol. XV, No. 1). From the Winters collection. Diameter 2 5/16". $300-450

183. Mayauel Ward 1990 white bellflower bouquet weight containing a cupped blossom, with ridged petals around yellow stamens and white pistil, next to a partially open blossom, on brown stems with three closed buds and green leaves. Signed and dated. From the Winters collection. Diameter 2 5/16". $400-600

184. Mayauel Ward 1994 primrose bouquet weight containing an orange primrose, with black filament stamens, on stems with two yellow clematis blossoms, a pale blue bellflower and a stalk of white morning glories. Signed and dated. From the Winters collection. Diameter 2 3/4". $400-600

185. Mayauel Ward 1990 braided bouquet weight containing two white primrose blossoms, with black filament stamens, a cluster of blue calla lily-type blossoms, two yellow morning glories and a purple bellflower, on green, brown and white stems, with closed buds and green leaves. Signed and dated. From the Winters collection. Diameter 2 1/4". $300-400

186. Perthshire Paperweights/Johne Parsley collaborative warden pears on lace piedouche weight displaying a pair of ripening yellow pears on a stem with a white blossom and green leaves, inside a garland of pink complex canes, on parallel strips of white latticinio. The arrangement is set on a swirling white latticinio pedestal with a pair of pink, white and blue spiral torsades. Circular top facet with two rows of circular side facets. Limited edition of 35. A signature cane identifies this as the work of Johne Parsley and Perthshire master gaffer Peter McDougall. "Parsley’s lampwork captures the splendor of the fruit as portrayed in the famous Traité des arbre fruitiers by Pierre Jean Francois Turpin, while McDougall’s canework heightens the delicacy of this grand presentation."—The Art of the Paperweight—Challenging Tradition.(See The Art of the Paperweight—Challenging Tradition,p. 48; The Complete Guide to Perthshire Paperweights,p. 153) see side view p. 27. Diameter 2 15/16", height 2 11/16". $1800-2500

187. Perthshire Paperweights 1993 magnum concentric millefiori weight with a central blue double clematis encircled by rows of complex cog, six-pointed star, quatrefoil and square-shaped canes, in pink, amber, yellow, blue, turquoise, grass green, pistachio and white, on a translucent blue-purple ground. Circular top facet with three rows of circular side facets. The design includes a special PMcD signature cane identifying Perthshire master gaffer Peter McDougall as the maker. Signature/date cane. Limited edition of 50. "Perthshire Paperweights was founded in 1968 by Stuart Drysdale, a Scottish country lawyer and businessman, who died in 1990. The factory is located in Crieff, a small farming community in central Scotland."—The Complete Guide to Perthshire Paperweights.(See The Complete Guide to Perthshire Paperweights,p. 57) Diameter 4 5/16". $1700-2200

188. One-of-a-kind Perthshire Paperweights 1978 encased double overlay clematis weight, the flower, with five blue petals around white stardust stamens, grows on a stalk with an opening bud and green leaves. The design nestles on an opaque pink cushion, inside a fancy-cut, clear-encased, red-and-white double overlay. The exterior of the piece is decorated with four and one faceting. Signature/date cane. From the Winters collection. Diameter 3 1/8". $2000-3000

189. Perthshire Paperweights 1979 pink flash overlay hollow seal weight with a circus seal balancing a red and white ball on its nose, as it rests on a swirling red and white stand. The display is set in a pink flash overlay with a circular top facet and two rows of side facets. P signature cane. Limited edition of 275. (See The Art of the Paperweight—Perthshire,p. 75; The Complete Guide to Perthshire Paperweights,p. 31) Diameter 3 1/4". $400-600

190. Perthshire Paperweights 1994 ruby flash overlay floral basket weight, containing an orange-speckled yellow blossom and a blue-speckled white blossom, on stems with four closed buds, inside a ruby flash overlay cut to resemble a basket. The arrangement is set on a clear grid-cut base. Signed. Limited edition of 300. (See The Complete Guide to Perthshire Paperweights,p. 59) Diameter 2 9/16". $500-800

191. Perthshire Paperweights 1997 fantasy flower bouquet weight containing four fantasy flowers with complex millefiori centers, in amethyst, pink, yellow, sky blue, orange and white, on gathered stems with closed buds and green leaves, over a star-cut ground, inside a blue flash overlay cut with a circular top facet and three rows of oval-shaped side facets, interspersed with diagonal flutes. Signed. Limited edition of 250. (See The Complete Guide to Perthshire Paperweights,p. 64) Diameter 3". $500-800

192. Perthshire Paperweights 1996 clematis in crown basket weight, the flower, with pointed white petals around yellow stamens, on stems with closed yellow buds and green leaves. The flower floats inside a crown basket formed from pink and blue twists alternating with white latticinio cables. Circular top facet. Signature/date cane. Limited edition of 300. (See The Complete Guide to Perthshire Paperweights,p. 62) Diameter 2 9/16". $300-400

193. Perthshire Paperweights 1973 patterned millefiori weight containing a central disc composed of complex cog and star canes, in pink, lime, white, turquoise and yellow, encircled by a garland of spaced pink and white cog canes and a garland of alternating blue and beige cog canes, on a translucent cobalt blue ground. Signature/date cane. (See The Complete Guide to Perthshire Paperweights,p. 91) Diameter 3 1/4". $300-500

194. Perthshire Paperweights 1992 pink and white clematis trellis weight containing vines of four-petaled blossoms, each with a millefiori center, and buds, on green and brown vines with different types of green and brown leaves, clinging to a golden trellis above a translucent emerald ground. Signature cane. Limited edition of 300. "Sometime in 1967 I was sent from the States a copy of the drugstore magazine ‘Woman’s Day’ published in 1965, which contained a magnificent article on the weights of the Bergstrom Art Center and Museum. I nearly choked. Up to that time I knew nothing of the existence of antique weights and as Paul Hollister said in his book, I thought ‘Baccarat was a card game and Saint Louis a town on the Mississippi River. ’ I thumbed through that volume and compared the pieces with the junk and rubbish with which I had been so proudly familiar for the last seven years. I showed it to the craftsmen and they, as all craftsmen do, said, ‘We can do as well as that, ’ and I said, ‘Do it. ’"—Perthshire Paperweights’ founder Stuart Drysdale, The Art of the Paperweight—Perthshire.(See The Complete Guide to Perthshire Paperweights,p. 54) Diameter 3 1/8". $300-450

195. Perthshire Paperweights 1994 clematis bouquet weight containing a central pink clematis, with a complex millefiori center, on a stalk with smaller clematis, flax and fantasy flowers, in turquoise, cobalt blue, pink, periwinkle, white and pale yellow. The design decorates a webbed blue cushion. Signature/date cane. Limited edition of 190. (See The Complete Guide to Perthshire Paperweights,p. 58) Diameter 3 3/16". $350-550

196. Perthshire Paperweights 1996 ladybug weight, the black-spotted red insect, with black head, white eyes and antennae, crawls over a leaf on a rose plant containing three furled blue blossoms with yellow stamens. Top facet and two rows of circular side facets. Signature cane. Limited edition of 250. (See The Complete Guide to Perthshire Paperweights,p. 62) Diameter 2 3/4". $400-600

197. Perthshire Paperweights 1973 patterned millefiori carpet ground weight containing the spaced silhouettes of a dog, a cat, a kangaroo and a penguin around a central sailboat silhouette, set in a sea of pink and turquoise canes over a translucent violet ground. Five and one faceting. Signature/date cane. Limited edition of 348. (See The Complete Guide to Perthshire Paperweights,p. 23) Diameter 2 5/8". $200-300

198. Perthshire Paperweights 1973 faceted pink clematis weight, the flower, with white and fuchsia petals around a central signature cane, grows on a stem with green leaves over a grid-cut ground. Circular top facet with fancy connected finger facets on the sides. From the Winters collection. (See The Complete Guide to Perthshire Paperweights,p. 23) Diameter 2 1/8". $200-400

199. Perthshire Paperweights 1991 square-pattern millefiori weight containing a square-shaped arrangement of lime and pistachio twists decorated with complex cog, star and pompon-type canes in pink, powder blue, cobalt blue, turquoise, lime, brown and white. From the Winters collection. (See The Complete Guide to Perthshire Paperweights,p. 128) Diameter 2 1/2". $800-1500

200. Perthshire Paperweights 1972 miniature primrose basket weight containing a pink blossom, with a central signature cane, on a stalk with slender green leaves, inside a blue millefiori stave basket. "Perthshire Paperweights has enhanced Scottish glass making ever since its doors opened in 1968."—The Complete Guide to Perthshire Paperweights.From the Winters collection. (See The Complete Guide to Perthshire Paperweights,p. 22) Diameter 1 15/16". $400-600

201. J Glass/John Deacons 1983 pink and white dahlia weight, the flower composed of five tiers of petals around a blue cog cane. Green leaves peek out from beneath the flower. Signature/date cane. "John Deacons, a skilled designer trained at the Edinburgh College 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 identify his own skillful creations. The company produced paperweights in the classic style until it ceased operation in 1983."—All About Paperweights.From the Winters collection. (See All About Paperweights,p. 66) Diameter 2 7/8". $350-600

202. William Manson 1998 yellow clematis perfume bottle containing a yellow flower with an orange center, on brown stems with two closed buds and striped green leaves, inside a fancy crystal bottle with a stopper. Signed and dated. "William Manson’s business was founded only recently in Perth, Scotland. Willie, as he prefers to be called, has a career in glass making that began with Caithness Glass in the late 1960’s. Willie states, ‘At last, I can design and develop paperweights to my satisfaction. ’"—Scottish Paperweights.Signature cane. Limited edition of 100. (See Scottish Paperweights,pp. 145-155) Height 5 1/8". $450-650

203. Caithness Glass/Whitefriars/Allen Scott 1998 Daisy Bouquet weight containing three Michaelmas daisies, in yellow, white, pink and amethyst, with yellow centers, on stems with slender green leaves above a star-cut ground. Signature cane. Signed. Limited edition of 75. (See The Charlton Standard Catalogue of Caithness Paperweights,p. 410) Diameter 3". $300-400

204. Caithness Glass/Whitefriars/Allen Scott 1998 Red Rose Bouquet weight containing a pink-violet blossom with a double tier of petals, around yellow stardust stamens, on a stalk with an opening bud, a closed bud and emerald green leaves, over a star-cut ground inside a garland of alternating blue and olive pastry mold canes. Five and one faceting. Signed. Limited edition of 50. (See The Charlton Standard Catalogue of Caithness Paperweights,p. 409) Diameter 3". $550-650

205. Caithness Glass/Whitefriars/Margot Thomson 1996 Pansy weight, the flower, with purple upper petals and blue lower petals around a central complex cog cane, grows on a stem inside a tiara of green leaves, over a swirling amber ground, inside a garland of amethyst and white cog/quatrefoil canes. Geometric faceting around the top of the design with fancy cutting around the sides. Signature cane. Signed. Limited edition of 50. (See The Charlton Standard Catalogue of Caithness Paperweights,p. 346) Diameter 3 1/8". $800-1000

206. Caithness Glass/Whitefriars/Rosette Fleming 1998 Alpine Summer weight. A central black-striped orange-red clematis blossom is encircled by two orange-red blossoms, a white blossom and closed buds, in this design inspired by traditional Swiss embroidery. Signature cane. Signed. Limited edition of 50. Five and one faceting with fancy half circles attached to the top facet. (See The Charlton Standard Catalogue of Caithness Paperweights,p. 408) Diameter 2 15/16". $400-500

207. Caithness Glass/Whitefriars/Rosette Fleming 1997 Pretty in Pink weight. A pink millefiori butterfly flutters past a white daisy, two pink lilies and a yellow blossom on green, yellow and white stems, with pink and yellow buds over an opaque pink ground. Geometric cutting around the top and sides, with a special facet that allows the piece to be displayed upright or in the traditional paperweight manner. Signature cane. Signed. Limited edition of 50. (See The Charlton Standard Catalogue of Caithness Paperweights,p. 395) Diameter 3 1/8". $800-1000

208. Caithness Glass/Whitefriars/Rosette Fleming 1997 Autumn Gold weight containing four blossoms, in amber, gold and pink-violet, on stems with pink-violet and copper aventurine buds and yellow leaves over an amber ground. Hexagonal top facet with scalloped side facets. Signature cane. Signed. Limited edition of 50. (See The Charlton Standard Catalogue of Caithness Paperweights,p. 375) Diameter 3 1/16". $450-550

209. Caithness Glass/Whitefriars/Margot Thomson 1996 Auricula weight containing three brown-edged yellow blossoms on a green stalk growing from a maroon pot with green leaves, inside a garland of complex amethyst and white cog/quatrefoil canes, over a translucent teal blue ground. This flower, a member of the primula family, is sometimes called ‘Bear’s Ear’ because of its distinctive petal shape. Circular top facet and oval side facets alternating with circular facets on the side. Signed. Limited edition of 50. (See The Charlton Standard Catalogue of Caithness Paperweights,p. 347) Diameter 3 1/16". $500-650

210. Caithness Glass/Whitefriars/Rosette Fleming 1997 Diamond Bouquet weight containing four clematis blossoms, in pink, amethyst and yellow, on stalks with clusters of amethyst lilacs, closed buds and green leaves, over a teal green ground, in a fancy geometric faceted dome. Signature cane. Signed. Limited edition of 50. (See The Charlton Standard Catalogue of Caithness Paperweights,p. 375) Diameter 2 3/4". $600-750

211. Caithness Glass/Helen MacDonald 1998 The Raj weight. An abstract Indian palace, created from amber glass and bubbles, rests inside a teardrop-shaped crystal dome engraved with an intricate pattern, including a train of walking elephants bearing the Raj and his servants. The design, which is cut with a flat front window, is mounted on an amber foot. Signed. Limited edition of 50. "She joined Caithness Glass in Wick as a trainee glass engraver in 1974 and, by 1979, had attained the highest skill rating in the engraving studios."—The Charlton Standard Catalogue of Caithness Paperweights.(See The Charlton Standard Catalogue of Caithness Paperweights,Introduction & p. 399) Height 4 7/8". $1250-1450

212. Caithness Glass/Alastair MacIntosh 1997 Hermitage weight. An elongated bubble floats above a plain of tiny bubbles, encircled by a garland of translucent emerald glass, inside an amethyst-flashed dome with fancy cutting. This design was inspired by the definition of a hermitage: A solitary dwelling place, usually remote, to attain peace and tranquillity. Signed. Limited edition of 50. "A graduate of the Edinburgh College of Art, he specialized in glass design and was taught by master glassmakers Ken Wainwright and Andrew Scott."—The Charlton Standard Catalogue of Caithness Paperweights.(See The Charlton Standard Catalogue of Caithness Paperweights,Introduction & p. 362) Height 4 1/8". $800-1000

213. Caithness Glass/Whitefriars/Alastair MacIntosh 1997 Golden Mitre weight. A wispy yellow freeform floats above a sparkling goldstone ground inside a chisel-cut amber-flashed overlay, decorated with a fancy grid-cut pattern around the base. Limited edition of 50. (See The Charlton Standard Catalogue of Caithness Paperweights,Introduction & p. 361) Height 4". $800-1000

214. Caithness Glass/Helen MacDonald 1998 Aquaflora weight. An abstract blossom, composed of four cobalt blue petals around a central spiked chartreuse form, decorated with four large bubbles, is cradled inside a field of evenly spaced bubbles on an aqua ground. Four and one faceting with fancy cutting around the sides of the piece. Signed. Limited edition of 75. "In 1985, Helen MacDonald transferred to the Perth factory and engraved many prestige presentation pieces, including a number for members of the Royal Family."—The Charlton Standard Catalogue of Caithness Paperweights.(See The Charlton Standard Catalogue of Caithness Paperweights,Introduction & p. 425) Diameter 3 13/16", height 3 7/16". $800-900

215. Caithness Glass/Colin Terris 1997 Firework Fiesta weight. A large bubble nestles inside a translucent pink and amber form, below a field of bubbles and an abstract amethyst form, in a mitre-cut crystal dome decorated with a spiral green thread. Signed. Limited edition of 50. "Colin Terris, a graduate of the Edinburgh College of Art, specialized in glass design and, in 1960, went to Norway to further his skills in the intricate art of copper wheel glass engraving. He spent a year there, and on his return to Scotland he taught art for eight years before joining Caithness Glass to establish an engraving studio in 1968."—The Charlton Standard Catalogue of Caithness Paperweights.(See The Charlton Standard Catalogue of Caithness Paperweights,Introduction & p. 387) see side view p. 59. Height 3 1/8". $900-1100

216. Caithness Glass/Colin Terris 1996 Serendipity weight. A large dimensional white eight-toothed cog form, cradles an organic cupped blue form with tendrils, on a teal green ground, inside a geometric faceted dome with fancy vertical flutes around the base. Signed. Limited edition of 50. "Colin Terris was made a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in 1991 in recognition of his contribution to British glass, and his work can be seen in most major paperweight collections. He his recognized internationally as The Father of Modern Paperweight Design."—The Charlton Standard Catalogue of Caithness Paperweights.(See The Charlton Standard Catalogue of Caithness Paperweights,Introduction & p. 351) see side view p. 59. Height 2 1/2". $800-900

217. Paul Ysart close packed millefiori perfume bottle containing complex cog, quatrefoil and star canes, in pink, fuchsia, amethyst, powder blue, turquoise, cobalt blue, lime, emerald, chartreuse, yellow, amber, orange and white, in the stopper and the base of the cone-shaped bottle. A garland of amber and white complex cog canes encircles the arrangement in both the base and the stopper. (See Scottish Paperweights,p. 36) Height 5 9/16". $2000-3500

218. Early Paul Ysart magnum spoked millefiori weight with eight spokes of complex cog canes emanating from a central concentric disc of complex cogs, in cobalt blue, Persian blue, fuchsia, chartreuse, orange, ruby, emerald and white. "Paul Ysart is generally recognized as the finest paperweight maker of his time. His skills were learned from his father Salvador, an immigrant glassmaker from Barcelona, Spain."—Scottish Paperweights.From the Winters collection. (See Scottish Paperweights,pp. 18-39) Diameter 4". $1000-2000

219. Paul Ysart scrambled millefiori weight containing whole and broken canes, including complex cog, quatrefoil and star canes, in pink, ruby, fuchsia, amethyst, lilac, yellow, amber, chartreuse, pistachio, emerald, copper aventurine, orange and white. The colors and patterns of the canes are reflected in evenly spaced balloon-shaped bubbles placed in the center and around the exterior of the design. "These pieces are quite rare from Paul Ysart. This piece has the added attraction of a row of spaced bubbles."—Scottish Paperweights.From the Winters collection. (See Scottish Paperweights,p. 20) Diameter 3 1/8". $600-1000

220. Paul Ysart Robert Burns sulphide weight with a central white cameo of the Scottish poet, encircled by a feathered blue and mauve torsade on an opaque black ground. The torsade was cleverly created with millefiori rods whose pattern is visible from the side. "Paul made his discovery that a ceramic clay pipe could be encased in glass without the piece fracturing. This led Paul to experiment with the old French techniques of sulphide paperweights, perfected by the Baccarat and Clichy factories in the 1850’s."—Scottish Paperweights.(See Scottish Paperweights,pp. 26-27) Diameter 3 1/4". $800-1000

221. Paul Ysart signed double aventurine fish weight. A pair of pisciforms, in green and gold aventurine with red spots, swim over a sandy ground with white rocks and a signature cane. (See Scottish Paperweights,pp. 122-123) Diameter 2 15/16". $1800-2500

222. Paul Ysart signed open concentric millefiori weight with complex cog and star canes in amethyst, pink, yellow, leaf green and white. From the Winters collection. (See Scottish Paperweights,pp. 18-39) Diameter 2 13/16". $3000-4000

223. Paul Ysart signed ribbon bouquet garland colorground weight containing five flowers, in pink, turquoise, Persian blue and yellow on gathered stems tied with a gold aventurine ribbon, over a translucent cobalt blue ground, inside a spaced garland of pink complex cog canes. From the Winters collection. (See Scottish Paperweights,pp. 24-25, 76, 123) see detail p. 53. Diameter 2 13/16". $2000-3000

224. Paul Ysart/Harland signed circular garlands millefiori colorground weight containing five circlets of complex cog canes, in cobalt blue, fuchsia, amethyst, spring green, and white, around a central flattened pink and white complex cog, on a translucent cobalt blue ground. A spaced garland of complex fuchsia and white cogs decorate the outside of the design. "Paperweights produced during the four or five years of Harland’s existence usually had an H cane inserted. Many of the weights with the H canes were sent to an agent in Glasgow, who called on the quality gift trade retailers in the North of England and Scotland."—Scottish Paperweights.From the Winters collection. (See Scottish Paperweights,pp. 110-128) Diameter 2 7/8". $2000-3500

225. Paul Ysart latticinio spoked millefiori weight containing a central millefiori disc composed of complex cog, quatrefoil and latticinio canes, in orange, emerald, pink, amethyst, yellow and white on an opaque blue cushion. Colored latticinio spokes, in orange, copper aventurine, powder blue and white, radiate from the disc. A balloon-shaped bubble has been placed at the end of every other spoke. (See Scottish Paperweights,pp. 110-128) Diameter 3 5/16". $600-1000

226. Paul Ysart jasper ground trefoil weight containing five trefoil-shaped clusters of complex cogs, in fuchsia, amber, cobalt blue, chartreuse, spring green and white, around a central powder blue cog cane on a green and white jasper ground. A spaced garland of fuchsia, white and chartreuse cog canes has been placed around the exterior of the design. (See Scottish Paperweights,pp. 110-128) Diameter 3 1/16". $600-1000

227. Charles Kaziun snake weight, the reptile, with red and yellow coils, slithers across a bed of chartreuse and white pebbles. The head of the snake is raised in the air. "Even from a distance, a ‘Kaziun’ is recognizable because of his use of rich colors, which the artist feels is of primary importance. Close inspection of his pieces reveals the high quality of his workmanship and his obvious respect for perfection, lessons learned early in his career."—All About Paperweights.(See All About Paperweights,pp. 67-68) see side view p. 57. Diameter 2 1/8". $1800-2500

228. Charles Kaziun miniature yellow daffodil weight with six petals around a flared millefiori cane containing stardust stamens. The blossom, which rests on three green sepals, floats on a translucent turquoise ground. Signature cane. "Charles Kaziun, one of the pioneers of paperweight making, has been working since 1939 to rediscover the lost techniques of the French glass factories. His work includes a wide range of millefiori, lampwork and crimp flower paperweights."—All About Paperweights.(See All About Paperweights,pp. 67-68) Diameter 2". $900-1200

229. Francis Whittemore footed blue crimp rose pedestal weight containing a fifteen-petaled blossom cupped inside four green leaves, on a fancy footed crystal pedestal. Signature cane. "I started blowing glass in 1938. I saw someone demonstrating the technique, got interested, and fooled around with it. My father finally purchased some decent equipment. Then I really went to work blowing glass. I got a lot of help, but essentially taught myself. I’ve done just about everything in the glass and scientific fields. I have an excellent technical background in botany and biology as well."—All About Paperweights.From the Winters collection. (See All About Paperweights,p. 105) Height 2 3/8". $300-400

230. Wesley Lutz purple crimped rose weight containing a fifteen-petaled blossom cupped inside four green leaves. Signature cane. "Even though Wesley Lutz started making paperweights in the late 1960s (1975 by some accounts) just after Jack Choko started, he does so now as a hobby and not as a business. He made crimp roses and a few crimp tulips through the 1970s and early 1980s, but only makes a few currently to give as gifts."—The Dictionary of Paperweight Signature Canes.From the Winters collection. Diameter 2 1/4". $250-400

231. Joe Barker double clematis weight, the flower, with a double tier of white petals around a yellow-speckled green center, nestles on a bed of striped green leaves, over a translucent cobalt blue ground. From the Winters collection. Diameter 2 3/16". $200-300

232. Francis Whittemore yellow crimp rose scent bottle containing a furled blossom cupped inside four green leaves, in the base of a pitcher-shaped scent bottle, containing a pointed stopper decorated with swirled yellow filigree. "Whittemore studied at Harvard University for two years before entering military service. After 1946, he spent sixteen years working as a technical glassblower developing and perfecting his skills in the field. Whittemore began making paperweights in preparation for teaching a class on decorative glassblowing in Salem County, New Jersey."—All About Paperweights.From the Winters collection. (See All About Paperweights,p. 105) Height 2 3/16". $300-500

233. Ronald Hansen burnt-orange cabbage rose ring stand containing a furled blossom on a stalk with emerald green leaves on an opaque apricot ground. Signed. "As a glassblower, he specialized in the manufacture of neon tubing. His interest in antique glass and the creative potential of the medium led him to paperweight making. Using only torches, he experimented with many different paperweight motifs, especially those popular in antique French weights."—All About Paperweights.(See All About Paperweights,p. 64) Height 2 7/16". $200-300

234. Robert Hansen lilies of the valley ring stand containing a leafy emerald stalk of white bell-shaped blossoms, with yellow stamens, on an opaque tangerine ground. "A professional lampworker from Bridgeport, Michigan, Robert Hansen, son of Ronald Hansen, specializes in glass animals and figures. Robert Hansen signs his weights with a full signature in script on the base."—All About Paperweights.From the Winters collection. (See All About Paperweights,p. 64) Height 3 11/16". $500-800

235. Andrew Fote artist’s proof magnum angel weight with a blond cherub in a white robe with a basket of flowers and feathered wings. The design is electroformed with a copper vine pattern. Diameter 4 9/16". $400-600

236. Andrew Fote electroformed dancing figure weight with a crystal figure dancing amidst circles of various sizes in a gold electroformed dome with a pink swirl interior. Signed. Diameter 3 1/16". $300-400

237. Andrew Fote golden frog weight, the electroformed amphibian floats on a crystal dome above pebbles. Signed. Diameter 3 3/16". $300-400

238. Carlson Art Glass Fusion weight. Dichroic strips , colored ribbons and bubbles form an abstract design. Signed. Diameter 3 7/8". $200-300

239. Harv Harris 1996 Rose & Crocus weight containing red and yellow roses, arranged with sprays of purple and yellow lupine and pale blue crocus blossoms with green leaves, in a crystal dome with a scallop-faceted base. Signed and dated. Diameter 3 1/16". $200-300

240. David Lotton 1991 swirl crown weight containing pink spiral twists alternating with green ribbons emanating from a central bubble. Signed and dated. (See All About Paperweights,p. 70) Diameter 2 11/16". $150-200

241. Ronald Hansen pink fantasy flower weight, the blossom, with six rounded petals around a signature cane, grows on a stalk with green leaves on an opaque pink ground inside a garland of brown, yellow, white and blue complex cog canes. Diameter 2 9/16". $300-400

242. Lundberg Studios/Daniel Salazar 1992 undersea scene weight. A pink crab crawls towards an amethyst starfish on an iridescent yellow ground decorated with white barnacles. This design was created for the 1992 International Paperweight Festival. (See All About Paperweights,pp. 71-73) Diameter 2 1/8". $200-300

243. Francis Whittemore blue clematis weight, the flower, with slender pointed petals around a yellow cog cane, on a stem with a closed bud and green leaves over a snowy white ground. Signature cane. (See All About Paperweights,p. 105) Diameter 2 1/8". $200-300

244. Whitefriars 1973 close concentric piedouche weight with circlets of cog and star canes, in Persian blue, aqua, lilac, white, emerald, pale blue and ruby, on a pedestal with a star-cut base. Five and one faceting. Signature/date cane. (See Old English Paperweights,pp. 142-159) see side view p. 27. Diameter 2 15/16". $350-500

245. Whitefriars 1972 faceted paneled millefiori weight containing five pie-shaped wedges of complex cog/six-pointed canes, in pink, lime, pale blue and yellow, divided by white latticinio cables. Circular top facet and two rows of side facets. From the Winters collection. (See Old English Paperweights,pp. 142-159) Diameter 3 1/8". $300-400

246. Whitefriars 1978 star millefiori weight containing a central red, white and blue star/cog cane encircled by rows of cog/six-pointed star canes and bundled rods, in pink, blue, white and lime. An inner circlet of canes is highly complex, with each cane composed of more than fifty elements. Signature/date cane. Five and one faceting. (See Old English Paperweights,pp. 142-159) Diameter 2 15/16". $300-400

247. Whitefriars 1975 Christmas angel weight with the central millefiori mosaic portrait cane of an angel encircled by three rows of canes, including a row of twelve smaller angel portraits, blue stardust canes and pistachio complex cog/star canes. Five and one faceting. Signature/date cane. Limited edition of 1000. "The 1970’s, with the designs of Geoffrey Baxter, brought Whitefriars to the forefront of paperweight making, and in the following years they produced Christmas and limited edition paperweights and inkwells that were the match of any modern paperweight of the day."—Old English Paperweights.(See Old English Paperweights,pp. 142-159) Diameter 3 1/8". $750-950

248. Whitefriars 1977 millefiori mosaic nativity scene weight containing a central millefiori mosaic of the manger, with the blue silhouette of Mary looking down on a manger in a barn, beneath a yellow millefiori star flanked by the millefiori mosaic portraits of two angels. The angels are set in a sea of blue and white stardust canes encircled by a double garland of pink, white and blue cog/six-pointed star canes. Signature/date cane. Five and one faceting. Limited edition of 1000. "The Christmas weight is part of a limited edition of five hundred, but the Whitefriars records held by Caithness Glass, who bought the company in receivership, show that most limited editions were never produced in full. In many cases an edition of one thousand may have resulted in only three or four hundred being produced."—Old English Paperweights.(See Old English Paper weights,p. 151) Diameter 3 1/16". $750-950

249. Whitefriars 1976 Christmas wise men weight with a central millefiori mosaic portrait cane of the three wise men, walking across a blue stardust carpet towards a large six-pointed star, inside a garland of pistachio complex cog/star canes. Five and one faceting. Signature/date cane. Limited edition of 1000. (See Old English Paperweights,pp. 142-159) Diameter 3 1/8". $750-950

250. Drew Ebelhare 1996 concentric millefiori weight containing a central signature cane encircled by complex cog, star, rose and square-shaped canes, in leaf green, lemon, pink, royal blue and white, set inside a green and white stave basket. Signed and dated. "There are three things Drew hopes a collector will look at in any of his pieces. ‘First and foremost, I’d like them to enjoy the combination of colors and the design. Then I’d like them to take out a magnifying glass and study the intricacies of the canes. As they become more acquainted with a piece, I’d like them to find the tricks I used to create the colors.’ Ebelhare talks proudly about the illusory colors in his work, a trick he learned through his careful observation of antique weights. By applying small areas of pink and blue in a cane, for example, he often creates a cane that has an overall purple tonality. Sometimes the color play is more subtle, but every bit as delightful."—Lawrence Selman, "Drew Ebelhare: A New Heir to the Millefiori Throne" from the Annual Bulletin of the Paperweight Collectors Association, Inc.(1997). Diameter 2 1/8". $250-350

251. Drew Ebelhare 1996 bull’s-eye carpet ground weight with a central complex signature cane, encircled by a ring of blue and white star canes, set inside a sea of white bull’s-eye canes studded with green cogs and yellow and white pastry mold canes. The arrangement is set in a red and white stave basket. Signed and dated. Diameter 2 3/16". $250-350

252. Drew Ebelhare 1996 close concentric millefiori rose weight with a central green, yellow and white rose encircled by rows of cog, pastry mold, star and quatrefoil canes, in ginger, leaf green, royal blue, yellow and white, inside a blue and white stave basket. Signature cane. Signed and dated. "Ebelhare’s next inspiration came from a copy of American Glass Paperweights and Their Makers.He was not impressed by the work of most of the glassworkers featured in Jean Melvin’s historic work, but the millefiori of Charles Kaziun caught his eye. At a meeting of the Texas Bluebonnet Chapter of the PCA later that year, he met former chapter President Harvey Jones who was to become instrumental in his growth as an artist. ‘He wouldn’t leave me alone, ’ says Ebelhare. ‘He collected millefiori and wanted me to make some, but I just couldn’t do it. In the following year, I tried countless times. At the same time, I was successfully producing torchwork floral pieces, but I had a lust for that Kaziun millefiori rose. ’"—Lawrence Selman, "Drew Ebelhare: A New Heir to the Millefiori Throne" from the Annual Bulletin of the Paperweight Collectors Association, Inc.(1997). Diameter 2 3/16". $250-450

253. Drew Ebelhare 1996 close concentric millefiori weight with circlets of rose, star, cog and quatrefoil canes, in cobalt blue, lemon, pink, turquoise and white, arranged around a central signature cane in a ginger and white stave basket. Signed and dated. Diameter 2 1/8". $200-300

254. Drew Ebelhare 1996 close concentric millefiori weight with a central green and white rose surrounded by rose, star and cog canes, in blue, pink, green, yellow and black, in a cobalt blue and white stave basket. Signature cane. Signed and dated. Diameter 2 1/4". $250-450

255. Drew Ebelhare 1996 Pele miniature concentric millefiori weight with a central signature cane encircled by complex cog, rose and star canes, in leaf green, pistachio, lime, royal blue, cerulean blue, and white, set inside a ginger and white stave basket. Signed and dated. Diameter 1 3/4". $150-200

256. D’Albret Jenny Lind sulphide weight with a front-view cameo of the famous soprano on a star-cut caramel ground. Eight and one faceting. Acid etched with the factory’s insignia. Limited edition of 410. "As with Baccarat and Saint Louis, Paul Jokelson also encouraged Cristalleries et Verreries de Vianne of France to begin producing paperweights. The glass factory, which was founded in 1918 by Roger Witkind, began producing sulphide weights under the name Cristalleries d’Albret."—All About Paperweights.(See All About Paperweights,p. 49) Diameter 3 1/8". $80-120

257. Baccarat 1953 coronation sulphide weight with a side-view cameo of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, as sculpted by Gilbert Poillerat, on a ruby ground in a crystal dome with six and one faceting. Signed and dated. Limited edition of 1492. "Gilbert Poillerat was an engraver, painter, sculptor and jewelry designer (for the clothes designer Jacques Heim), known above all for his metalwork. A graduate of the Ecole Boulle in Paris, he made iron and bronze into mirrors, furniture and chandeliers, often using the theme of the sun as his point of departure. His profoundly classical art revived the tradition of baroque metalwork in the style of grilles of Place Stanislas in Nancy… He was the first sculptor to be taken on in 1952-1953 when Baccarat decided to relaunch its paperweights. By 1955, Poillerat had designed twelve prototypes, including portraits of the Marquis de La Feyette and Queen Elizabeth II, as well as the twelve signs of the zodiac based on drawings by Raphael."—Baccarat.(See The Art of the Paperweight,pp. 122-123, 125-126; Baccarat,p. 291; Collectors’ Paperweights Price Guide and Catalogue(1986), p. 71) Diameter 2 13/16". $300-400

258. Baccarat 1959 Pope Pius XII sulphide weight with a side-view cameo of the Catholic leader praying, as sculpted by Albert David, on a translucent garnet ground. Six and one faceting. Dated. Limited edition of 2157. Acid etched with the Baccarat insignia. (See Collectors’ Paperweights Price Guide and Catalogue(1978), p. 16) Diameter 2 3/4". $120-200

259. Baccarat 1954 Winston Churchill sulphide weight with a side-view cameo of the English prime minister on a ruby ground inside a crystal dome with six and one faceting. The sculptor Dora Maar, well known as Picasso’s mistress, designed this piece. The cameo mold was accidentally destroyed before the normal run was completed and only 558 of these weights were produced. Signed and dated. Diameter 2 3/4". $900-1200

260. Baccarat/Franklin Mint 1975 Baron de Montesquieu sulphide weight containing a front-view cameo of the French philosophical writer (1689-1755), on a sunburst-cut, translucent garnet ground. Six and one faceting. Acid etched with a special Baccarat/Franklin Mint insignia. Diameter 2 15/16". $80-100

261. Baccarat/Franklin Mint 1975 Marquis de Lafayette sulphide weight containing a front-view cameo of the French general and statesman (1757-1834); who fought for the United States during the American Revolution, on a sunburst-cut, translucent garnet ground. Six and one faceting. Acid etched with a special Baccarat/Franklin Mint insignia. Diameter 2 15/16". $80-100

262. Baccarat experimental 1952 Dwight D. Eisenhower sulphide weight with a side-view cameo of the thirty-fourth United States president based on the image displayed in his campaign medal, as sculpted by Gilbert Poillerat, on a grid-cut ground. "While Baccarat, together with Saint Louis and Clichy, was one of the great creators of crystal paperweights in the middle of the nineteenth century, its reemergence in the field dates back to 1952 when the factory made a sulphide of Dwight Eisenhower."—A History of Baccarat Modern Paperweights.(See Glass Paperweights of The Bergstrom-Mahler Museum,plate 108, ill. 634) Diameter 2 9/16". $150-250

263. Baccarat /Franklin Mint 1974 George Washington sulphide weight containing a front-view cameo of the first United States president, on a sunburst-cut, translucent cobalt blue ground. Six and one faceting. Acid etched with a special Baccarat/Franklin Mint insignia. (See All About Paperweights,pp. 18-20) Diameter 2 7/8". $80-100

264. D’Albret 1970 Prince Charles sulphide weight with a front-view cameo of the prince in full regalia, as designed by Gilbert Poillerat, on a translucent purple ground. Inscribed "H. R. H. Prince Charles" on the base of the cameo. Top and side facets with a diamond-cut base. Acid etched with the company’s insignia. Limited edition of 1000. "The engraver Gilbert Poillerat, who had worked extensively with sulphides at Baccarat, began making sulphides for d’Albret in 1968. Poillerat was responsible for most of the sulphides in the d’Albret series."—All About Paperweights.(See All About Paperweights,p. 49) Diameter 2 7/8". $150-200

265. D’Albret Franklin D. Roosevelt sulphide letter weight with a cameo of the thirty-second United States president, as sculpted by George Simon, on a translucent purple ground inside a small circular plaque. Signed. "George Simon, a well-known engraver for the French Mint, was the first artist to create sulphide cameos for the factory. His pieces included the first four sulphides produced at d’Albret: Christopher Columbus, Franklin Roosevelt, King Gustav VI of Sweden, and John F. and Jacqueline Kennedy."—All About Paperweights.(See All About Paperweights,p. 49) Diameter 2 7/16". $80-120

266. D’Albret 1967 green flash overlay John F. and Jacqueline Kennedy sulphide weight with a cameo of the United States president and his wife, as sculpted by Gilbert Poillerat, on a fancy starburst-cut ground inside a translucent green flash overlay. Four and one faceting with fancy starburst-cuts on the sides. Acid-etched signature on the bottom of the piece. Limited edition of 300. "D’Albret sulphides are produced in both regular and overlay editions. All weights of the same subject are finished with identical faceting and the same color or color combinations."—All About Paperweights.(See All About Paperweights,p. 49) Diameter 3 1/16". $200-250

267. D’Albret 1969 double overlay Paul Revere sulphide footed weight with a front-view cameo of the patriot, as sculpted by Gilbert Poillerat, on a star-cut ground. The arrangement is set in a gray-over-white double overlay with eight and one faceting. Signed. Limited edition of 200. "Weights are signed on the base with acid-etched letters arranged in a circle reading ‘CR. D’Albret—France’. The cameo within the weight is signed on the edge of the bust with one or more of the following: the name of the subject, the date the sculpture was made, and the name or initials of the artist."—All About Paperweights.(See All About Paperweights,p. 49) Diameter 3 1/8". $200-250

268. Baccarat 1973 interlaced trefoil garlands weight with interlocking trefoils of ruby and yellow pastry mold canes, around a central ruby pastry mold/cog cane encircled by a row of blue and white star canes, on a white lace ground. Signature/date cane. Acid etched with the Baccarat insignia. Diameter 3 1/4". $300-500

269. Baccarat 1971 looped garland millefiori weight containing an eight-loop garland of complex Persian blue cog canes, around a central salmon and white cog/star cane encircled by a row of yellow and white trefoil/cog canes, on a white lace ground. Signature/date cane. Acid etched with the Baccarat insignia. Diameter 3 1/8". $300-500

270. Baccarat 1989 close concentric millefiori weight with circlets of complex cog, star, trefoil and diamond canes, in shades of pink, white, yellow and tan. Signature/date cane. Acid etched with the Baccarat insignia. Diameter 3 1/8". $600-800

271. Baccarat 1968 spaced millefiori on lace weight with complex cog, trefoil, arrow, diamond and star canes, in pink, red, Persian blue, powder blue, aqua, yellow, pistachio, leaf green and white. Date cane. Acid etched with the Baccarat insignia. From the Winters collection. Diameter 2 7/8". $300-500

272. Baccarat 1969 close concentric millefiori weight with circlets of complex cog, quatrefoil and diamond-shaped canes, in orange, Persian blue, royal blue, green, pale aqua, pale yellow, pink and white, set in a pale blue stave basket. Date cane. Acid etched with the Baccarat insignia. From the Winters collection. Diameter 3 3/16". $300-500

273. Baccarat 1987 interlaced trefoil garlands weight with interlocking trefoils of amethyst and honey-colored complex pastry mold/cog canes, around a central amethyst cog encircled by a row of complex honey-colored cog/star canes and a row of complex lime cog canes, on a white lace ground. Signature/date cane. Limited edition of 200. Acid etched with the Baccarat insignia. Diameter 3 1/8". $500-800

274. Baccarat 1979 emerald green snake weight, the yellow-bellied reptile coils on a translucent blue-green ground decorated with chartreuse and pale yellow pebbles. Signature/date cane. Limited edition of 300. Acid etched with the Baccarat insignia. see side view p. 55. Diameter 3 5/16". $500-700

275. Baccarat 1978 blue butterfly weight, the insect, with flattened millefiori wings attached to a brown body with yellow antennae and white eyes, flutters above a bed of chartreuse and emerald pebbles. Signature/date cane. Acid etched with the Baccarat insignia. From the Winters collection. Diameter 3 1/16". $600-1000

276. Baccarat 1993 butterfly and roses weight, the insect, with pale pink and yellow millefiori wings, flutters over a pair of red roses with furled centers, growing on stems with a closed bud and green leaves, over an opaque yellow ground. Limited edition of 150. Signature/date cane. Acid etched with the Baccarat insignia. "Because Baccarat had no records of the millefiori technique, it took several years of research and experimentation before they succeeded in producing millefiori pieces in 1957. With the advice and help of Francis Whittemore, Baccarat craftsman Jean Benoit mastered the technique of lampwork style paperweights, and in 1974 began an annual lampwork collection. These weights present a variety of flowers, fruit, or animals on clear and colored grounds."—All About Paperweights.Diameter 3 1/4". $600-800

277. Baccarat 1971 clematis weight, the flower, with white-striped blue petals around a white, yellow and ruby cog, grows on a stalk with variegated green leaves, over a translucent amber ground. Signature/date cane. Acid etched with the Baccarat insignia. Diameter 3 1/16". $300-400

278. Baccarat 1976 rose weight, the furled ruby blossom grows on a stalk with a closed bud and spring green leaves, over a star-cut ground. Signature/date cane. Limited edition of 150. Acid etched with the Baccarat insignia. From the Winters collection. Diameter 3". $300-500

279. Baccarat 1994 magnolia weight, the pink and white blossom, with orange stamens, grows on a curved stem with a closed bud and green leaves over an opaque blue ground. Signature/date cane. Acid etched with the Baccarat insignia. Limited edition of 100. Diameter 3 1/8". $750-900

280. Baccarat 1971 concentric latticinio tube millefiori weight with circlets of complex cog, trefoil, star and quatrefoil canes interspersed with circlets of hollow latticinio tubes inside a pink, pale green and yellow stave basket. Signature/date cane. Acid etched with the Baccarat insignia. Diameter 3 7/16". $400-600

281. Baccarat 1976 Gridel white monkey paneled carpet ground weight with a large monkey silhouette cane set into an alternating green and blue carpet of complex cogs, with the colors divided into panels by white millefiori spokes containing the other seventeen Gridel silhouette canes. Signature/date cane. Acid etched with the Baccarat insignia. Limited edition of 350. "Last but not least, Baccarat had the idea, around 1970, of producing millefiori weights based on the collection of the 18 Gridel animals that had adorned and became the trademark of the Baccarat millefiori of the nineteenth century."—A History of Baccarat Modern Paperweights.(See Collectors’ Paperweights—Price Guide and Catalogue(1986), p. 73) Diameter 3 1/8". $450-650

282. Baccarat 1990 Maltese cross millefiori weight with a patterned arrangement of yellow cog canes in the shape of a Maltese cross, set inside a double garland of pink, white and blue complex canes on an opaque black ground. Signature/date cane. Acid etched with the Baccarat insignia. Limited edition of 200. Diameter 3 1/4". $500-600

283. Baccarat open concentric millefiori weight with circlets of complex cog, triangle and bull’s-eye canes, in powder blue, pink, amber, lime, and white. Acid etched with the Baccarat insignia. Diameter 2 1/2". $180-250

284. Baccarat 1970 double overlay concentric millefiori mushroom weight, the tuft, with circlets of complex cog, star and triangle-shaped canes, in pink, pale green, yellow, powder blue, cobalt blue and white. A three-dimensional blue stem extends down to a star-cut ground, inside a blue-over-white double overlay cut with a fancy top facet and six side facets. Signature/date cane. Acid etched with the Baccarat insignia. see side view p. 27. Diameter 3 1/16". $500-700

285. Baccarat 1973 double overlay concentric millefiori mushroom weight, the tuft, with circlets of complex cog, star and trefoil canes, in pink, ruby, white and powder blue. A three-dimensional pink stem extends down to a star-cut ground inside a tomato-over-white double overlay. Five and one faceting. Signature/date cane. Acid etched with the Baccarat insignia. see side view p. 27. Diameter 3 1/8". $500-700

286. Saint Louis 1992 Sarah carpet ground weight with a sea of complex pink and white complex star/cog canes arranged to form a curved cushion that gradually magnifies the canes so they appear larger at the periphery of the design. Signature/date cane. Limited edition of 300. (See The Art of the Paperweight—Saint Louis[revised edition], Annual Limited Editions section) Diameter 3 1/16". $800-1200

287. Saint Louis 1996 Serpentine millefiori weight. Wavy stripes of complex cog, star and quatrefoil canes, in pink, cerulean blue, lime and white decorate an opaque white ground in this layered compound design. Signature/date cane. Limited edition of 200. (See The Art of the Paperweight—Saint Louis[revised edition], Annual Limited Editions section) Diameter 3 3/16". $1100-1300

288. Saint Louis 1973 white millefiori fantasy flower weight, the flower, with yellow, ruby and white ruffled millefiori petals, around a signature/date cane center, on a stalk with a white bud and green leaves, over an opaque chartreuse ground. Limited edition of 800. (See The Art of the PaperweightSaint Louis,p. 85; The Art of the Paperweight—Saint Louis[revised edition], Annual Limited Editions section) Diameter 3 5/16". $275-400

289. Early Saint Louis cherries on latticinio weight containing six ruby cherries, on stems with green leaves, nestled on a white double-swirl latticinio ground. "The first attempts were difficult and often disappointing, but the glassmakers became enthusiastic about this ‘strange quest. ’ One of them, Paul Gossman, demonstrated particular zeal. He never stopped trying. Due to his youth and his persistence, he was clever enough to make an old retired glassmaker speak. The man was Louis Lutz, known for his high degree of confidence, maybe even a relative of Nicholas Lutz. At the end of a day when he had almost been successful making a wonderful piece, he went to see the old man and told him about his difficulties. Little by little the miracle took place: the young glassworker’s problems kindled the old man’s memory and day after day he divulged secrets that he, himself, had all but forgotten. What a charming thought, that the rebirth of the exacting work should come from the friendship an old man had for a young one!"—The Art of the Paperweight—Saint Louis[revised edition]. From the Winters collection. Diameter 3 1/8". $800-1200

290. Saint Louis 1984 plums weight with four dark blue fruits, on stems attached to a branch with emerald green leaves, over an opaque white ground. Limited edition of 250. (See The Art of the Paperweight—Saint Louis[revised edition], Annual Limited Editions section) From the Winters collection. Diameter 3". $400-600

291. Saint Louis 1977 upright bouquet weight with seven lampwork flowers, in turquoise, chartreuse, ruby, orange, cobalt blue and white, with complex millefiori trefoil centers, arranged on a bed of green leaves inside a white double-swirl latticinio basket, with a pink and white spiral filigree torsade. Signature/date cane in the center of one of the flowers. Limited edition of 450. (See The Art of the Paperweight—Saint Louis[revised edition], Annual Limited Editions section) Diameter 3". $350-500

292. Saint Louis 1970 ruby clematis weight, the flower, with a double tier of petals surrounding a yellow and white signature/date cane, on a stalk with a ruby bud and green leaves over a dark translucent royal blue ground. Six and one faceting. Limited edition of 800. This design was produced in the first year that Saint Louis began to make annual limited editions. (See The Art of the PaperweightSaint Louis,p. 82; The Art of the Paperweight—Saint Louis[revised edition], Annual Limited Editions section) Diameter 3 3/8". $400-600

293. Saint Louis 1970 chartreuse dahlia weight with five tiers of petals around a complex signature/date cane. Six and one faceting. Limited edition of 800. This design was produced in the first year that Saint Louis began to make annual limited editions. (See The Art of the PaperweightSaint Louis,p. 82); The Art of the Paperweight—Saint Louis[revised edition], Annual Limited Editions section) Diameter 3 1/8". $400-600

294. Baccarat 1970 tulip weight containing three pink-striped white blossoms, with dark pink centers, on a stalk with green leaves, over a translucent aqua ground. Signature/date cane. Six and one faceting. Acid etched with the Baccarat insignia. Diameter 3 3/16". $400-600

295. Saint Louis 1975 clematis bouquet double overlay weight containing double clematis blossoms, in turquoise and tomato, each with complex millefiori centers, on a stalk with green leaves, in a blue-over-white double overlay. Five and one faceting. Signature/date cane. Limited edition of 450. (See The Art of the Paperweight—Saint Louis[revised edition], Annual Limited Editions section) Diameter 3". $450-650

296. Saint Louis 1977 double overlay clematis bouquet weight, the five-flower bouquet, in orange, ruby, Persian blue, turquoise and white, grows on stems with emerald green leaves, over a star-cut ground inside a red-over-white double overlay. Circular top facet and two rows of circular side facets. Signature/date cane. Limited edition of 450. (See The Art of the Paperweight—Saint Louis[revised edition], Annual Limited Editions section) Diameter 3 1/8". $450-650

297. Saint Louis 1979 fruit bouquet weight with two amber pears, four blue plums and yellow-stemmed ruby cherries nestled on a bed of green leaves inside a white double-swirl latticinio funnel basket. Six and one faceting. Signature /date cane. Limited edition of 450. (See The Art of the Paperweight—Saint Louis[revised edition], Annual Limited Editions section) Diameter 3 1/16". $600-800

298. Saint Louis 1996 Anthemis magnum clear encased double overlay moss ground mushroom bouquet weight. The tuft, decorated with twenty clematis blossoms, in pink, ruby, violet, turquoise, cobalt blue, powder blue, baby blue, chartreuse, yellow, cream and white, on a green moss ground. A three-dimensional stem extends to the base of the piece, inside a clear encased blue-over-white double overlay cut with a circular top window and three large side windows. Signature/date cane. Limited edition of 50. (See The Art of the Paperweight—Saint Louis[revised edition], Annual Limited Editions section) see side view p. 51. Diameter 4 5/16". $1600-2000

299. Saint Louis 1990 clear encased blue-over-white double overlay gingham upright bouquet weight, the bouquet 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 arrangement is encased inside a fancy gingham-cut blue-over-white double overlay, which has been encased in crystal. An SL1990 signature/date cane can be seen inside a white flower. This piece was inspired by a famous Saint Louis antique weight, which sold for $117, 600 at auction. It is known as one of the most difficult of all paperweights to create. Limited edition of 50. (See The Art of the Paperweight—Saint Louis,front cover; The Art of the Paperweight—Saint Louis[revised edition], Annual Limited Editions section) Diameter 3 13/16". $4750-6000

300. Saint Louis 1992 Fascination weight displaying five antique-style cherries hanging from a yellow stem with variegated green leaves on a clear grid-cut ground. Allover honeycomb faceting multiplies the fruit in fascinating ways. By viewing the weight from the right angle, the internal motif appears as a branch ripe with as many as fifty cherries. Signature/date cane. Limited edition of 150. (See The Art of the Paperweight—Saint Louis[revised edition], Annual Limited Editions section) Diameter 3 1/2". $2000-2500

301. Saint Louis 1974 dahlia weight with numerous thin white petals around stardust stamens on a stalk with green leaves over an opaque mauve ground. Signature/date cane. Limited edition of 400. (See The Art of the Paperweight—Saint Louis[revised edition], Annual Limited Editions section) Diameter 3 1/16". $325-450

302. Saint Louis 1992 Corona weight containing a central cobalt blue clematis with stardust stamens, encircled by a garland of florets and lampwork blossoms, in red, white and blue, on a curved stem with green leaves over a star-cut ground, in a low-profile dome. Signature/date cane. Limited edition of 300. (See The Art of the Paperweight—Saint Louis[revised edition], Annual Limited Editions section) Diameter 3 7/16". $700-900

303. Early Saint Louis concentric millefiori piedouche weight with circlets of complex cog and star canes, in pink, ruby, cerulean blue, cobalt blue, leaf green, chartreuse and white, on a white latticinio pedestal decorated with a pink and white twist at the top, and a green and white twist on the base. Stamped "Cristal St. Louis France" on the base. From the Winters collection. Height 2 3/4", diameter 2 15/16". $1500-2500

304. Saint Louis 1992 swirl weight with alternating green and white threads spiraling from a pink millefiori rose on a turquoise globe. Limited edition of 300. Signed and dated. (See The Art of the Paperweight—Saint Louis[revised edition], Annual Limited Editions section) Diameter 3 3/16". $700-900

305. Saint Louis 1971 swirl weight with alternating blue and white pinwheels emanating from a central white and chartreuse signature/date cane. Limited edition of 400. (See The Art of the Paperweight—Saint Louis,p. 83; The Art of the Paperweight—Saint Louis[revised edition], Annual Limited Editions section) Diameter 3 1/8". $500-750

306. Saint Louis 1994 Nuit d’ete weight. Four white clematis with yellow centers grow on a curved vine with a pair of closed white buds and striped green leaves, on an opaque Persian blue ground. Signature/date cane. Limited edition of 250. (See The Art of the Paperweight—Saint Louis[revised edition], Annual Limited Editions section) Diameter 3 1/8". $600-800

307. Saint Louis 1972 doily patterned millefiori weight with six clusters of pink, yellow and white complex star/cog canes over a translucent turquoise ground. An SL1972 signature/date cane sits near one of the millefiori clusters. Limited edition of 400. From the Winters collection. (See The Art of the Paperweight—Saint Louis,p. 84; The Art of the Paperweight—Saint Louis[revised edition], Annual Limited Editions section) Diameter 3". $800-1100

308. Saint Louis 1992 Dentelure cinquefoil garland weight with loops of alternating ruby and blue complex star canes, around a central cog/quatrefoil/star cane encircled by a row of ruby, white and blue complex cog/star canes, on a white lace ground. The silhouette canes of a dancing man, a dancing woman, a dog and a horse decorate the inside of the loops. Signature/date cane. Limited edition of 250. (See The Art of the Paperweight—Saint Louis[revised edition], Annual Limited Editions section) Diameter 3 3/16". $1100-1400

309. Saint Louis 1978 hollow carpet ground millefiori weight with the silhouettes of a dancing man, a dancing woman, a horse and a dog set in a sea of hollow ruby and white cog canes around a central complex pink, lime and white cog/star cane. Signature/date cane. Limited edition of 350. From the Winters collection. (See The Art of the Paperweight—Saint Louis[revised edition], Annual Limited Editions section) Diameter 3 3/16". $1700-2200

310. Important Saint Louis 1981 magnum millefiori basket weight. This rare presentation piece was created for Paul Jokelson to honor his incredible contribution to the art of the paperweight. The design, inspired by a famous antique Clichy piece, is composed of a pinched oval containing fourteen rows of complex canes, including star, cog, stardust and quatrefoil canes, in ruby, pink, thalo blue, cobalt blue, pistachio, leaf green, lime, Indian yellow and white. The arrangement is placed on a swirling white latticinio pedestal, decorated with a pink and white filigree ribbon twist, around the base and the top of the design. A pink and white filigree ribbon twist handle completes the basket. "A highlight of the banquet was the presentation of two gifts to Mr. Jokelson in recognition of his many years of devoted service as President of the PCA. Representing Cristalleries de Saint Louis, Gerard Ingold presented a magnum crystal basket filled with millefiori canes in a concentric pattern and topped with a twist handle."—Annual Bulletin of the Paperweight Collectors’ Association(1981). (See Annual Bulletin of the Paperweight Collectors’ Association(1981), cover, p. 36) Height 8". Width 8 1/4". $10, 000-16, 000

311. Saint Louis 1977 Legion of Honor tumbler containing a gold medal, enameled in ruby, green and white, encased in the surface of a fancy crystal tumbler decorated with oval facets. "Tumblers of this type were made between 1830 and 1849. Some are on display at the Museum of the Legion of Honor in Paris. This tumbler was developed with the help of Arthus-Bertrand, Paris."—The Art of the Paperweight—Saint Louis[revised edition]. Height 4 1/8". $1000-2000

312. Saint Louis 1984 Order of Merit tumbler containing a gold medal, enameled in blue, encased in the surface of a fancy crystal tumbler decorated with oval facets. "Very limited edition."—The Art of the Paperweight—Saint Louis[revised edition]. Height 4". $1000-2000

313. Glass Paperweights of the Bergstrom Art Centerby Evelyn Campbell Cloak (1969), the first book to document the important collection of the museum with 700 weights illustrated in full color. The book includes an introduction by Helen McKearin with insightful comments about the life of Evangeline Bergstrom, one of history’s most respected paperweight collectors. Hardcover. Some aging/curling to the dust jacket; otherwise very good condition. $80-100

314. American Glass Paperweights and Their Makersby Jean Sutherland Melvin, the 1971 edition. A very fine copy of this important book, with original dust jacket, that contains insightful interviews and information about the early American paperweight makers, including Choko, Degenhart, Gentile, Hacker, Hanson, Labino, Littleton and Kaziun. Some wear to the dust jacket, otherwise very good. $60-100

315. Old Glass Paperweightsby Evangeline H. Bergstrom (1948). An autographed second edition of the book that tremendously increased the popularity of paperweight collecting, containing some of the first accurate information about paperweights and many inspiring words. Hardcover. The owner of this book took the liberty of pasting in some paperweight photos and an article about the creation of The Bergstrom-Mahler Museum on blank pages. These pictures are peeling from the pages due to the age of the glue and there is some discoloration as well as writing on the end sheet. Some indentations on the cover. $100-150

316. Antique French Paperweightsby Paul Jokelson (1955). 360 black-and-white illustrations and eight color plates, including the "bird in the nest," Pantin silkworms and many others; no dust jacket as issued. Limited to 2000 copies. Some wear to the cover, and writing on the inside cover; otherwise fine. $150-200

317. A sealed copy of One Hundred of the Most Important Paperweightsby Paul Jokelson. This early color book documented many of the finest antique French paperweights in the world. Limited edition of 2000 copies. This never-opened copy is sealed in its original cardboard packaging. $200-300

318. An extremely rare copy of Les Presse Papiers Français De Cristalby Roger Imbert and Yolande Amic (1948). A very fine copy of this important early book, in original papercovers as issued, with text in English and French. Along with Old Glass Paperweights,this book did much to popularize the art form. Aging/wear to the cover and interior pages; overall fine. $300-350

319. Paperweights and Other Glass Curiositiesby E. M. Elville (1967 Spring Books reprint). This early book presents many interesting observations about the art form. Wear to the dust jacket; some yellowing of the pages; otherwise fine. $30-50

320. Antique Glass Paperweights from Franceby Patricia K. McCawley (1968). Deluxe limited edition of 250, in quarter leather with gilt top. No dust jacket as issued; very fine. $40-60

321. Glass Flowers in the Ware Collectionby Fritz Kredel (1940). An informative text about the realistic glass flowers that inspired contemporary artists such as Paul Stankard and Chris Buzzini. Very fine. $30-50

322. Glass Paperweights—An Old Craft Revivedby Paul Hollister (1975). A brief account of Perthshire Paperweights. Hardcover. Good condition. $30-50

323. A Garland of Weights: Some notes on Collecting Antique French Glass Paperweights for Those Who Don’tby Frank J. Manheim (1967). A partner in the New York investment firm of Lehman Brothers talks about the investment potential of paperweights. Limited to 1000 copies. Signed by the author. Hardcover. Dust jacket torn and worn; otherwise a very fine copy. $80-100

324. The Encyclopedia of Glass Paperweightsby Paul Hollister, Jr. (1969). A fine copy of the 1970 Clarkson N. Potter, Inc., edition of this highly respected reference guide. Hardcover. Wear and tears in the dust jacket and some writing on an end page; otherwise very good. $50-80

325. Sulphides: The Art of Cameo Incrustationby Paul Jokelson (1968). An informative book that documents numerous examples of this rare art form. Hardcover. Mint condition; sealed in plastic with original dust box. $20-30

326. American Glass Paperweightsby Francis Edgar Smith (1939). A fine copy of the first paperweight reference book that identifies several French paperweights as American. Despite its inaccuracies, Smith’s book had a tremendous impact on collectors of paperweights and introduced many new ones to the art form. $110-200

327. Glass Paperweights from The Estelle Doheny Collection at St. John’s Seminary, Camarillo, California and St. Mary’s of The Barrens Seminary, Perryville, Missouriby Mary Redus Gayle. This extremely rare hardcover 1971 Science Press book documents the exquisite collection of the Papal Countess who was married to the man at the center of the infamous Teapot Dome scandal. Gayle’s text provides insight into the life of one of the world’s first legendary paperweight collectors. Full color. 85 pp. Very good. $300-400

328. Woman’s DayJuly 1965 magazine with "Special Bonus Book in full color: Dictionary of Antique Paperweights" by Dorothy Jenkins. This is the issue that inspired Stuart Drysdale to found Perthshire Paperweights. Some aging and wear to the pages. $30-50

329. Nine auction catalogues from Sotheby’s including May 20 1963, "The Property of Paul Jokelson" (missing prices realized); May 13, 1968 with the celebrated liver red salamander; December 10, 1980 with a rare Clichy rose and convolvulus; November 1, 1984 with Mount Washington rose and butterflies; June 15, 1985 from The Corning Museum of Glass and The Franklin Schuell Miniature Collection; November 6, 1986 with a pair of dated Baccarat concentric millefiori vases; March 12, 1986 with a Baccarat thousand petaled rose bouquet weight; July 13, 1987 with Pantin pears weight; and December 18, 1989 with a Pantin snake weight. Condition ranges from satisfactory to very good. $150-180

330. Annual Bulletin of the Paperweight Collectors’ Association,six issues; 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972 and 1973, including articles by Theresa Greenblatt, Jean Melvin, Paul Jokelson, Francis Whittemore, Harold Hacker, Charles Kaziun and others. All in good condition. $150-200

331. Two rare paperweight catalogues including the 1955 Bulletin of the Paperweight Collectors’ Associationand one of the earliest editions with articles by Ruth Webb Lee, T. H. Clarke and Paul Jokelson; and Glass Paperweights at Old Sturbridge Villagewith black-and-white photos and text by Paul Hollister documenting the J. Cheney Wells collection. $70-100

332. Cameo Incrustation: The Great Sulphide Showwith introduction by Dena K. Tarshis, the limited edition of 100, cloth-bound hardcover catalogue created especially for the important Corning Museum of Glass show that featured many of the world’s greatest sulphides. Color and black and white. 40 pages. Very good condition. $50-100