Miniature Antique Concentric Millefiori Paperweight - Probably Clichy. This unusual antique concentric millefiori paperweight has many characteristics that point to Clichy as the maker, although the attribution is not 100% certain.
It has a typical Clichy concentric pattern with two rings of millefiori canes around a complex center cane. The outer ring has an alternating pattern of five large red canes and ten smaller green and white canes. Each of the red canes each has a ring of pale green (eau-de-nil) whorl canes and a daisy floret in the center The inner ring consists of nine deep blue pastry mold canes each with a mysterious red "C" in the center, which I believe to be accidental. The center cane consists of twenty four six petaled white daisy floret canes arranged in two rings around a yellow center. There is a lot of extra glass on this paperweight which leads me to believe this was a practice piece or an experiment and was originally intended to be faceted.
The unusual green and white canes with green on every other cog also point to an experiment. The canes are uneven in length and there are some bubbles in the glass. An interesting paperweight worthy of further study.
Note : Please ignore the white spots - they are glare caused by my light. Clichy paperweights are highly sought after by collectors for their complex canes and brilliant colors. Clichy paperweights with rose canes are especially desirable. The Clichy factory was founded at Billancourt near Paris in 1837. Shortly after that it moved to Clichy-la-Garenne, which gave the factory its best known name.
They stayed in operation until about the 1870s. Very small size : Just under 2 diameter by just under 1 1/2 high. A couple of faint scratches and some bubbles in the glass.Signature : Unsigned but I guarantee this to be an authentic antique paperweight, most likely from the Clichy factory. Allan's Paperweights is owned by Allan Port. If in doubt, please check with me first. Please do not ask me to declare this a gift. The item "Miniature Antique Concentric Millefiori Paperweight Probably Clichy" is in sale since Sunday, March 31, 2019.
This item is in the category "Pottery & Glass\Glass\Art Glass\Paperweights". The seller is "paperweights" and is located in Wellesley, Massachusetts. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Germany, Japan, France, Australia.