This is one of the most incredible paperweights that I have ever acquired for my personal collection. I have had a number of offers since I purchased it, and never considered selling it before. I offer it reluctantly, and want to be clear that the price is firm. It may go up in the future, but will not come down.
This Saint Louis carpet ground paperweight has a large central composite cog cane, in dark blue, white, and salmon-pink, that is nestled on a carpet of long white cog/rod canes, which are lined in red, and centered with cornflower-blue and white florets. (See One Hundred of the Most Important Paperweights pp. 148-149.)
Diameter: 3 3/16".
Provenance: Roger Imbert, Paris; Christies, New York March 14, 1985, Lot 127; Sotheby's, New York, May 29, 1992, Lot 152; The Homer Perkins Collection, Christies, New York, September 23, 1998, Lot 76; L. H. Selman, The Glass Gallery, Spring 2010 Paperweight Price Guide, Lot 2.
Photos do not do this justice, due to flash, etc. It is a truly amazingly beautiful weight.
Payment by Bank to Bank Transfer only. You and/or your expert can examine this at my premises.
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