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Lot 65
Saint Mandé antique close packed complex millefiori mushroom paperweight, encircled
by a white and blue filigree torsade on clear, star-cut ground. Chip in the starcut base.(See, St. Mandé, A Fifth French Factory, Annual Bulletin of the PCA, 1991; and, Saint Mandé Confirmed, Annual Bulletin of the PCA, 1999.)
Diameter 3 5/16". $1900-3000
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Lot 66
Venetian antique scramble paperweight
containing sections of twists, latticinio and copper aventurine. Composed of complex tri-colored twists in turquoise, salmon, yellow, and brick red. Although the profile is shallow, this end-of-day collection offers a delightful collage of the glass-artist's canes. Minor scratches on base. "Things are beautiful if you love them." -Jean Anouilh.
Diameter 2 5/16". $600-1000
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Lot 67
Bohemian antique signed close packed complex millefiori paperweight,
on a cushion of translucent moss green ground, flecked with mica. Signature cane features an "R" inside a peculiar shape suggesting a plumed military helmet, as in the British army's busbys; but Jargstorf's book suggests glass including "mica flecks" was popular as an export to England from Bohemia in the late nineteenth century. (See, p 89, Paperweights.)
Diameter 2 7/8". $500-1000
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Lot 68
Unusual Bohemian antique scattered millefiori paperweight,
with exceptional coloration and distinctive silhouette canes. Comprised of cog, star, and bull's-eye canes in blends of aquas, rose pinks, and greens, resting on a bed of upset muslin, with bits of colored filigrana. Two of the floral canes are quite un-usual, featuring mixed cane sizes and colors as the petals; and one of the complex floral canes has a crescent moon silhouette cane at its center, bedded in translucent yellow. Two translucent turquoise colored silhouette canes feature what could be a dog on its hind legs, but has been identified as another manifestation of the ever-popular devil. (See, fig 6.1, and 6.2, p 38, The Glass Menagerie.) "The busy man is troubled with but one devil, the idle man by a thousand." -Spanish proverb.
Diameter 2 15/16". $1500-2000
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Lot 69
Bohemian antique concentric millefiori paperweight
containing complex cog and star canes in pink, yellow, cobalt blue, and emerald green.
Diameter 2 1/8". $500-800
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Lot 70
Rare Kilner antique signed large green bottle paperweight.
A pleasingly squat shape, containing randomly scattered, elongated bubbles. Stamped on base: J KILNER WAKEFIELD. Minor scratches and chipping on and around base. "The glasshouse of John Kilner was founded in 1829 to manufacture green glass bottles and jars. Paperweights soon became a popular product and the earliest signed examples date from the 1829-30 period. Production of weights continued into the early twentieth century. One of the attractions of Kilner paperweights is their wide variety of designs, size, and profile." -An Undocumented Kilner Paperweight, Annual Bulletin of the PCA, 1999.
Diameter 3 3/4". $900-1500