Magnum Baccarat Ten Row 1973 Close Concentric Millefiori Paperweight. This magnificent close concentric millefiori paperweight has ten rings or rows with the outer ring pulled down to the center of the base to form a stave basket. Baccarat made this design in 1973 and it has an edition number of 106, but no edition size. The paperweight is signed in the design with Baccarat's complex signature cane "B 1973" in the next to the last ring.
It also has an acid etched Baccarat mark appearing twice on the base along with the year (1973) and edition number (106). One of the best of the Baccarat concentric paperweights. Note : According to Paul Dunlop, this design is not a limited edition and the number made is unknown. Please Note: The stand shown in the pictures is not included with the paperweight.
It is shown for illustration only. Note on white glare : Please ignore the white areas, they are glare from the lights. Very Large Size : Just under 3 1/4" diameter by just under 2 1/2" high. The base is ground flat. Signature : The paperweight is signed with Baccarat's complex signature cane "B 1973" in the next to the last outer ring.
It can be hard to spot. In addition it is double signed with the acid etched Baccarat mark appearing twice on the base along with the the year (1973) and edition number (106).
No chips, cracks, or scratches found on inspection. Baccarat was founded in 1776 in Alsace-Lorraine with the name of Verrerie de Sainte Anne.
The original location was near the town of Baccarat. Today the firm is known as Compagnie des Cristalleries de Baccarat.
Most collectors refer to three periods of Baccarat paperweight production. This classification is definitely an over simplification. Baccarat continued to make paperweights after the classic period, but little is known about the extent of the product line or who made the paperweights. What is known is that by 1910, the offering in the catalog had dwindled to pansy paperweights, simple open concentric paperweights, and rock paperweights.
Dupont, who supposedly was the last worker at Baccarat to know the secrets of paperweight making. No collector or scholar ever met Mr.
Dupont although at least one visited the Baccarat factory and asked to meet with him. The weights stopped appearing in the shop in 1934. In 1952, Paul Jokelson approached Baccarat with the idea of making sulphide paperweights again.
In 1953 Baccarat resumed paperweight production with a series of sulphide paperweights the first of which were the unsuccessful Eisenhower sulphide followed by the Queen Elizabeth coronation sulphide. Millefiori paperweight production was resumed in 1957 and lampwork paperweights were re-introduced in the early 1970s.
Baccarat stopped making this type of fine glass paperweights in 2002. You can read more about the Baccarat paperweights in the book.
Baccarat Paperweights - two centuries of beauty. By Paul Dunlop or one of the older books on paperweights in general, such as. The Encyclopedia of Glass Paperweights. 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 "Magnum Baccarat Ten Row 1973 Close Concentric Millefiori Paperweight" is in sale since Sunday, April 12, 2020. This item is in the category "Pottery & Glass\Glass\Art Glass\Paperweights". The seller is "paperweights" and is located in Wellesley, Massachusetts.
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