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Author Topic: Modern close packed millefiori, unusual base faceting. ID = Baccarat 1960s  (Read 1152 times)

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Offline LesBeatiques

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Hello all,

This is a rather strange piece with unusual scalloped faceting round the lower third of the weight that splay out past the upper dome portion which features additional 5 plus 1 hollow facets. The closely packed millefiori are a mix of darker toned simple and complex canes which are pulled to a squat mushroom. It has a polished concave base and stands 2-7/8" tall with a 3-1/4" circumference round the lower portion.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Many Thanks,
Eric

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Re: ID help - modern close packed millefiori with unusual base faceting
« Reply #1 on: July 10, 2015, 01:47:58 AM »
Additional photos of the canes:

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Re: ID help - modern close packed millefiori with unusual base faceting
« Reply #2 on: July 10, 2015, 05:39:02 AM »
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Hi Eric.

Here is a possibility.   The canes remind me of Baccarat canes from the 1950s - 1960s.  I am not suggesting it is a Baccarat production item, rather that it may be a piece made with Baccarat canes, perhaps as a frigger.  I have seen three other examples of pieces made with Baccarat canes from this period (including a closepack and a modest mushroom with a Zodiac silhouette).  They were not finished as nicely as this piece though, but Baccarat had good cutters.

Alan
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Re: ID help - modern close packed millefiori with unusual base faceting
« Reply #3 on: July 10, 2015, 02:43:14 PM »
Hi Alan,

Thanks for taking a look. I was thinking Baccarat as well but felt that the darker canes might be from a more resent batch say 1980s-90s.

Eric

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Re: ID help - modern close packed millefiori with unusual base faceting
« Reply #4 on: July 17, 2015, 04:30:42 PM »
As Alan suspected this is 1960's Baccarat, confirmed by Paul Dunlop.

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