Baccarat made a series of Sulphide or "Cameo" paperweights depicting important Americans such as Adlai E. Stevenson (2/5/1900-7/14/1965) who was a politician and the United States Diplomat to the United Nations from January 1, 1961 until his death in 1965. He ran for President in 1952 and again in 1956 against Dwight D. Eisenhower who defeated him both times. He sought the Democratic nomination for a third time in 1960 but was defeated by John F. Kennedy. Arthur Schlesinger, Jr. described him as "the voice of a reasonable, civilized and elevated America". This Sulphide Paperweight was produced in 1969, only four years after Stevenson's untimely death and was limited by Baccarat to 2250 paperweights. 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. It comes in its original hinged blue paper covered box with a satin lining and has its original paper insert which gives the pertinent information about this Paperweight which measures 2.75" in diameter by 1.5" high. The box is 4" by 4" by 2" high. Condition of the Paperweight is good and still has its original "Made in France" paper label as well as an acid etched Baccarat logo on the bottom which is flat and smooth and Claret Red in color. The box is slightly warped...probably a problem with the hinge...but it still closes.
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