Extremely rare antique Clichy millefiori flower miniature faceted paperweight. by Antique Saint Louis
Extremely rare antique Clichy millefiori flower miniature faceted paperweight. A most unusual white flower is formed by two large concentric white hollow tubes, one a cog and the other a crimp, around a central pink and white-collared hollow tube and floret cane. The flower blooms atop a short stem flanked by smooth green leaves. A third leaf crowns the flower. Clear, star-cut ground. All-over geometric faceting with a dodecagonal top facet. Pictured and discussed on page 71 and page 161 of Glass Paperweights of the New-York Historical Society. Previously sold in Sotheby’s New York January 18, 1995 auction, as lot 190. Fine condition with internal flaw. Diameter 1 7/8”.