Baccarat made a series of Sulphide or "Cameo" paperweights of famous historical figures. This one portrays Will Rogers, born to a prominent Cherokee Nation family in Indian Territory, now part of Oklahoma. Very well known as a famous humorist, political wit, syndicated columnist,film actor, and a cowboy who had a vaudeville Rope Act in the Ziegfield Follies he was one of the most famous film stars of the 1920's and 1930's and beloved for his folksy style. The cameo, signed and dated, is the work of Albert David, official sculptor of the French Mint and widely known for his medals and medallions. The edition of this Sulphide Paperweight dates to 1967 and was limited to 2,000 pieces. The glass is clear with an engraved starburst on the bottom and a yellow overlay. It comes in it original hinged blue paper covered box with a satin lining and its original paper insert which gives the pertinent information about this paperweight. The paperweight measures 2.75" in diameter by 1.5" high; the box measures 4" by 4" by 2" high. Condition of both the box and paperweight is good, The paperweight has it original Made in France paper label as well as an acid etched Baccarat logo.
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