Sotheby's  "Important Paperweights from a Private Collection"

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Sotheby's "Important Paperweights from a Private Collection (New York, April 29, 1998)"

Wonderful catalog from Sotheby's record setting sale of a private collection on April 29, 1998.  The sale included over 239 lots, all shown in full color in the catalog.  Some weights are shown in full page detail.  This collection focused on antique French paperweights from Baccarat, St. Louis, Clichy, and Pantin.  

The sale totaled $1,168,007.  The highest amount was $156,500 for a very rare Pantin Magnum Salamander Weight.  Until this auction, there were only 13 examples known to exist, this being the 14th known example.

All color catalogs like this are the exception rather than the rule.  Combined with the exquisite quality of the collection, this becomes a must have catalog for every collector.  It includes the prices realized for each lot.  

8 1/4" by 10 1/2".  118 pages.  Every lot shown in color.  Eight full page closeups.  Soft bound.

Click on the picture to see a closeup of the record setting Salamander paperweight. 


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