The two upper petals are a deep purple in color over white. The three lower petals are an amber yellow over white, with the white extending to accent the edges of the petals, tipped with purple, each with three black accent lines radiating from the center of the flower to the edge of the petal. The center of the flower is a complex cane consisting of a red bullseye surrounded by two rings of star rods. As with all Type III pansies, there are three bright green leaves surrounding the flower, left, top, and right. The flower is set on a delicately curved bright green stem, with two additional leaves. The weight is 2.55″ in diameter and 1.6″ tall. The base is ground flat and cut with a 16 point star. This weight is in excellent condition for its age, with only a few minor surface scratches and flea bites on the side of the weight. The base has minor shelf wear, commensurate with its age. The glass is quite clear with a whitish tinge. Compagnie des Verreries et Cristalleries de Baccarat was founded in 1764 in Alsace, France. Baccarat began making paperweights in 1845, shortly after Saint-Louis. They continued until the late 1800s. For a brief period in the 1930s M. Dupont, a Baccarat glassworker, attempted to recreate the classic era weights, with some success. Paperweight production again halted until they began making sulphide encasements in 1953, and then millefiori weights in 1957. They continue to produce high quality paperweights to this day. The item “Dupont Period Baccarat Type III Pansy Paperweight – REDUCED PRICE” is in sale since Friday, September 9, 2016. This item is in the category “Pottery & Glass\Glass\Art Glass\Paperweights”. The seller is “daniaglass” and is located in Chicago, Illinois. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Country of Origin: France
- Type: Vintage