paperweights: Baccarat, France – millefiori, page 2

PW2795. Baccarat Magnum Modern Museum Piece 1992 Limited Edition of 150 – NUMBER 36 . Spaced millefiori on mounded muslin.
This paperweight (this very one, not just one of the other 149) figures in the most complete Baccarat book ever published, Baccarat Paperweights: Two Centuries of Beauty by Paul Dunlop. The cushion fills the large glass dome and makes an elegant backdrop for the colorful complex canes. Condition is excellent/like new. Limited edition of 150 and numbered 65/150 along with 1992 for the year and etched with the Baccarat logo. Comes with box and original certificate of authenticity. 3 5/16 inch diameter; 2 3/8 inches tall; one pound and eleven ounces. $650 SOLD

PW2138. Baccarat 1982 Museum piece. The design comprises nine rings. One ring includes a signature/date cane of “B1982”. Drawn-in staves. The bottom is marked with the Baccarat logo and engraved 1982 and 2 as the second weight they made that year.  Condition is excellent, as perfect as new.  3 3/16 inch diameter; 2 1/4 inches tall; one pound, seven ounces.  $550

PW1771. Rare Baccarat 1971 Star cane ten row concentric. One-of-a-kind. An elegant weight with perfect stars, crisp canes, a marvelously perfectly centered mandala, and a nice touch in the final row with blue stars and green circles facing cheerily outward, comprising a drawn-in stave basket. 1971 B cane in setup. Flat base etched with logo; engraved 1971 and 220 (it was the 220th weight they made that year). Condition is excellent/perfect. 3 1/8 inch diameter; 2 3/16 inches tall; one pound and seven ounces. $650

PW2667. Baccarat 1972 stunning zodiac carpet ground in yellow. Each yellow cane has a white center which gives it a lighter appearance. Drawn-in staves. Cane “B1972” in the closepack. Etched with the Baccarat logo on the base and engraved “438” and “1972”. 3 3/16 inch diameter;  2 1/4 inches tall; one pound and seven ounces. Condition is excellent, like new.  $550

PW1193. Rare Baccarat 1969 Zodiac Church Weight Museum Piece. Nicely balanced with deep color. An all-around excellent 1969 zodiac. Date cane 1969 in the setup and etched Baccarat logo on base. Condition is excellent, slight shelfwear. 3 1/8 inch diameter; 2 inches tall; one pound and five ounces. $650 SOLD

PW3059. Rare Baccarat 1968 zodiac blue stardust carpetground. Drawn-in staves. Cane “1968” in the closepack. Etched with the Baccarat logo on the base. 2 15/16 inch diameter; 1 3/4 inches tall; fifteen ounces. Condition is excellent. $600

PW3061. Baccarat 1970 9-ring Close Concentric Museum piece. The Baccarat millefiori concentric closepacks from the 1950s into the 1980s are arguably the finest and most beautiful concentric closepacks ever made. The design comprises nine rings in a mesmerizing mandala. One ring includes a date cane of “B 1970”. Drawn-in staves. There is some soot in the base from the making; you cannot feel it as it is within the glass. The bottom is marked with the Baccarat logo in 2 places and is engraved “127” and “1970”. Condition is excellent, essentially pristine – not even shelf wear. 3 inch diameter; 1 15/16 inches tall; one pound and three ounces. $450

PW3127. Baccarat Magnum 1976 Monkey Man Gridel Cane limited edition.  Elaborately-constructed, seven-row concentric closepack with seventeen small gridel canes and a big chubby monkey man in the center, over an opaline ground. Etched with the Baccarat logo on the base and engraved “157” and “1976”. Signature cane “B1976” in the cane work. 3 3/8 inch diameter;  2 3/8 inches tall; one pound and eleven ounces. Condition is excellent with slight shelfwear.  $475

PW2162. Baccarat Magnum Museum Piece 1971 Limited Edition. Rooster Gridel four ring concentric on muslin with a ring of 18 Gridel (silhouette) canes. Excellent condition, perfect as if made yesterday. Beautiful and perfectly executed. Signature cane “B1971” and engraved on the base with “1971” and “407”. Etched Baccarat logo on base. 3 1/2 inch diameter; 2 inch height; one pound and nine ounces.  $400

PW2770. Baccarat Museum Piece 1970 high dome with intertwined trefoil garlands over upset muslin filigree This paperweight is pictured in Baccarat Paperweights: Two Centuries of Beauty by Paul Dunlop, on page 176. Condition is excellent , perfect. It has obviously always been in the possession of a dealer or a collector. This was the first of their limited edition weights – edition of 250 pieces – numbered 126 along with 1970 for the year, etched with the Baccarat logo twice, and has a cane with “1970 B in the setup”.  2 13/16 inch diameter; 2 1/8 inches tall; weight is one pound and two ounces.  $400

PW3143. Rare Baccarat 1988 high dome zodiac carpet ground in light green. Remarkably uniform domed carpet with the signs of the zodiac. Drawn in staves. Cane “1988 B” in the closepack. Engraved with 1988 and 31 and etched with the Baccarat logo on the base. Condition is excellent with slight shelfwear. 3 3/16 inch diameter;  2 1/2 inches tall; one pound and ten ounces.  $550

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