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Two Glass Paperweights

Auction:
2640B
Lot:
358
Sold for:
$185$150

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Auction:
American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2640B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
March 03, 2013 10:00AM

Description:

Two Glass Paperweights, Boston & Sandwich Glass Company or New England Glass Company, third quarter 19th century, one with a blue poinsettia with a millefiore center with five lampwork leaves set on a white latticinio cushion; and a fruit group with four red and yellow pears and leaves and three cherries on a white latticinio ground, (light scratches, base edge chips), ht. 1 5/8, 2 3/8, dia. 2 1/2, 2 5/8 in.
Estimate $400-600

The fruit group paperweight has a small white inclusion on base edge with a chip in that location, (it may possibly have been done to even the base, if the inclusion stuck out too far); surface scratches but clarity still very good.
Blue poinsettia weight has all over light scratches, clarity not perfect but pretty good.


The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Condition requests can be obtained via email (lot inquiry button) or by telephone to the appropriate gallery location (Boston/617.350.5400 or Marlborough/508.970.3000). Any condition statement given, as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Skinner Inc. shall have no responsibility for any error or omission.

Keywords

Boston & Sandwich Glass Company, New England Glass Company, Beadwork, Botany, Collecting, Euphorbia pulcherrima, Glass art, Lampworking, Leaf, Millefiori, Paper, Paperweight, Visual arts

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