paperweights: Baccarat, France – modern lampwork, page 7

PW2802. Baccarat Modern Magnum Museum Piece 1995 Limited Edition of 100. Semis de roses fond jaune. This is a stunning piece of art glass. In 1995 Baccarat made seven limited edition weights – all of them rose themed (Coeur de rose) and four of the seven set within three rings of millefiori. These four blossoms – two pink and two peach (Dunlop calls it amber) and bud are as perfect as art glass roses have ever been – stunning and floating above a comforting light yellow over white ground. This exact same paperweight is pictured in Baccarat Paperweights: Two Centuries of Beauty by Paul Dunlop on page 224. Condition is excellent/pristine/as if you bought it from the Baccarat factory store this morning. Has box and certificate. They made 100; I am certain none are in better condition. It went from Baccarat to a collector to me and was always protected as a valuable collectible. Engraved 41/100 along with 1995 for the year and etched with the Baccarat logo. 3 5/8 inch diameter; 2 1/2 inches tall; two pounds. $1600

PW2585. Baccarat. Magnum Limited Edition NUMBER 2 of 250. Water lilies on a beautiful pond. This was their top paperweight in 1977. This paperweight is pictured in Baccarat Paperweights by Paul Dunlop on page 187. Etched with the Baccarat logo on the base and engraved “2/250” and “1977”. 3 1/2 inch diameter;  2 7/8 inches tall; two pounds and four ounces. Condition is as if you took a time machine to a Parisian shop in 1977 and bought it new.  $950

PW2589. Baccarat Modern Museum Piece 1980 Limited Edition of 75. Dahlia pompon bleu outre-mer (ultramarine blue dahlia pompon on opal ground. 1980 Baccarat collector weights comprised six of these mounded dahlias in a variety of colors. They were small editions of 75 each and were hugely successful. This paperweight is pictured in Baccarat Paperweights by Paul Dunlop on page 191. Limited edition of 75 and numbered 69/75 along with 1980 for the year and etched with the Baccarat logo. I am certain none are in better condition. It went from Baccarat to a collector to me and was always protected as a valuable collectible. 3 inch diameter; 2 1/4 inches tall; one pound and six ounces.  $600

PW2590. Baccarat Modern Museum Piece 1980 Limited Edition of 75. Dahlia pompon bleu pale (light blue dahlia) pompon on translucent ground. 1980 Baccarat collector weights comprised six of these mounded dahlias in a variety of colors. They were small editions of 75 each and were hugely successful. This paperweight is pictured in Baccarat Paperweights by Paul Dunlop on page 191. Limited edition of 75 and numbered 68/75 along with 1980 for the year and etched with the Baccarat logo. I am certain none are in better condition. It went from Baccarat to a collector to me and was always protected as a valuable collectible. 3 1/8 inch diameter; 2 1/4 inches tall; one pound and seven ounces. $650

PW2627. Baccarat Magnum Modern Museum Piece 1988 Limited Edition of 200. Bouquet de fleurs sur fond jaune. A beautiful bouquet on a peaceful yellow ground. This paperweight is pictured in Baccarat Paperweights by Paul Dunlop. This paperweight is pictured on page 207. Limited edition of 200 and numbered 65/200 along with 1988 for the year and etched with the Baccarat logo. They made 200; I am certain none are in better condition. It went from Baccarat to a collector to me and was always protected as a valuable collectible. 3 1/4 inch diameter; 2 3/8 inches tall; one pound and nine ounces.  $750

PW2657. Baccarat Magnum Modern Museum Piece 1993 Limited Edition of 150. Papillon multicolour ailes frangees sur fond azure. Multicolor fringed winged butterfly on azure ground. Gemmy translucent aqua ground. Gem-like, as if a butterfly were trapped within an aquamarine crystal. This paperweight is pictured in Baccarat Paperweights by Paul Dunlop on page 221. Limited edition of 150 and numbered 87/150 along with 1993 for the year and etched with the Baccarat logo. I am certain none are in better condition. It went from Baccarat to a collector to me and was always protected as a valuable collectible. 3 1/4 inch diameter; 2 1/4 inches tall; one pound and eight ounces.  $750

PW1777. Baccarat 1986 Limited Edition Museum piece. 1986 Limited Edition of 200 weights. Floral bouquet with arum lilies and five petaled flowers over a white honeycomb over blue ground offering a tribute to the fertility of nature. The diameter is 3 3/16 inches; height 2 1/4 inches; one pound, eight ounces. The bottom is marked with the Baccarat logo, 1986 and #80/200. Date cane “B1986” at the center of a flower (a contender for smallest Baccarat signature cane of all times. New/Perfect/ Pristine. $500

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