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.
Payment by bank transfer or cashier's check.
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