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Grenelle

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Examples of paperweights produced by this short-lived mid-19th Century French glasshouse.

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  • An excellent 5-row concentric with an 11-cog centre cane. It’s a meticulously set up weight - although very slightly off centre - with complex millefiori canes in red, pink, white and shades of blue. The canes are set in a slightly swirling pale-blue & white stave basket. Polished, concave base.(For more information on the Grenelle factory see...

  • The clear crystal is set with a total of 28 roses. There are 21 white/red & white/blue roses in the outer garland and a ring of 7 tiny, white/red roses set between the white composite canes with a blue & white star in the middle and the dark-blue bull’s-eye centre cane.Polished, slightly concave base with a good-sized wear rim.(For more...

  • A 7-cane miniature cluster with 4 different types of complex millefiori canes in shades of blue, green and white with just a hint of red. Considering the short time the factory was in existence, it must have employed a number of experienced glassmakers to have been able to produce the complex canes found in its weights. The red centres in the 2 white/blue...

  • A blue-sheathed concentric tube cane is encircled by red/white star canes and a row of 7 red/white concentric tube canes set in irregularly-shaped white collars over a clear ground. Turquoise & red composite canes form the outer garland. Polished, slightly concave base.

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