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Cristallerie de Pantin, French, 1850–1915. Salamander, 1878. 4 1/2 inch diameter. Photo: Paul Dunlop

Postscript

November 16, 2019 - July 26, 2020

Decorative Arts Corridor

Postscript features 68 weights from a local private collector and highlights major works by classical paperweight manufacturers as well as contemporary artists. This exhibition includes two extremely rare weights made by French manufacturer Pantin. Founded in 1850, Pantin produced paperweights until 1890. Although Pantin did not create as many weights as manufacturers such as Baccarat and Clichy, those it did were­—and remain—some of the most desirable weights for collectors. The two Pantin weights in this exhibition are among less than 15 in existence. In addition to their rarity, these weights are notable because they are considered magnum weights, measuring more than 3½ inches wide.

Note: This exhibition’s dates have been postponed due to the FIA’s temporary closure. This page will be updated as we know more.

From the Exhibition

  • Clichy, French, 1827-1885. Rose, Pansy, and Thistle Bouquet, ca. 1850. 3 1/4 inches diameter. Private collection.

  • Clichy, French, 1837–1885. Large Bouquet, ca. 1850. Glass, 3 5/16 inches diameter. Private collection Photo by Paul H. Dunlop, © 2019 Papier Presse

  • Clichy, French, 1837–1885. Scrambled millefiori, ca. 1859. Glass, 3 3/16 inches diameter. Private collection.

  • Baccarat, French, founded 1764. Type II pansy with garland, ca. 1850. Glass, 2 7/8 inches diameter. Private collection. Photo by Paul H. Dunlop, © 2019 Papier Presse

  • Baccarat, French, founded 1764. Floral bouquet with garland, ca. 1850. Glass, 3 inches diameter. Private collection. Photo by Paul H. Dunlop, © 2019 Papier Presse

  • Clichy, French, 1837–1885. Close concentric millefiori, ca. 1850. Glass, 2 1/2 inches diameter. Private collection. Photo by Paul H. Dunlop, © 2019 Papier Presse