Extremely rare antique Baccarat Ducks-on-a-Pond hollow faceted paperweight. by Antique Baccarat
Extremely rare antique Baccarat Ducks-on-a-Pond hollow faceted paperweight. A paddling of three small ducks, all headed in the same direction, floats at the center of a hollow-blown dome. Each duck is beige with red and green feather stripes and has a red bill and eyes. The avian friends swim over clear water inside a narrow ring of green and white jasper, depicting a grassy bank surrounding the pond, inside a star-cut foot. A top facet and six side facets serve as portals to view the intimate, undisturbed scene within. Pictured and discussed in the 1970 PCA Bulletin article by the owner, page 10. See Sotheby’s, July 1st, 1968 auction catalog, page 41, lot 277, for a similar example and further references. From the C. Frank Kireker Collection. Radial crack to edge of base, chips to facets, scratches to top facet and surface wear. Diameter 3 1/16”.