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Rare antique Baccarat dated choufleur carpet ground paperweight.
Rare antique Baccarat dated choufleur (pale yellow) carpet ground paperweight. The weight includes complex canes in coral, turquoise, yellow, violet, red, cobalt blue, green and orange, in a sea of twisted lilac and lemonade whorls. The canes include the Gridel silhouette canes of two moths, a dog, a deer, a horse, a rooster, a goat and an elephant. The piece also includes a millefiori flower cane, with petals made from arrow canes and a center composed of a star cane. "B1848" signature/date cane. "A choufleur (cauliflower) ground is made up of canes that, unlike the canes in other grounds, are set loosely and with a bit of a twist." - The Encyclopedia of Glass Paperweights. (See The Encyclopedia of Glass Paperweights, pp. 60-61.) The price of truly special antique weights, especially those over 3" diameter, have been ever increasing. This is truly special.
Diameter 3 3/16".
Condition: Very Good.
Provenance: Purchased from L. H. Selman.
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