Clichy was the third of the principal French glassworks in the mid-19th century. Although only founded in 1842, it soon came to rival Baccarat and St. Louis, particularly in the production of paperweights. It produced a huge variety of complex millefiori canes, striking colour grounds and excellent lampwork. Clichy “roses” - including the rare turquoise, yellow, purple and green roses - became a kind of trademark for the factory. Few Clichy weights were signed; occasionally the letter “C” can be found in a cane, but the full word CLICHY is extremely rare. The take-over in 1885 signaled the demise of this great French glassworks.
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The clear crystal set with a small lampwork pansy with two purple upper petals and 3 pale-yellow lower petals marked with short black veins. The curved stem bears two leaves and a further stem carries a small purple bud tightly furled in green sepals.A wear ring surrounds the polished, concave base.
A centre pink/green rose cane (slightly lying on its side) is surrounded by 2 rings of vibrantly-coloured complex millefiori canes (15 altogether) separated by short lengths of latticinio. The design rests on a bed of parallel strips of latticinio. Finished with a circular top facet and 6 side facets.Polished, concave base with a narrow wear ring.
A miniature spaced concentric centred by a perfectly-shaped white rose with 7 red pistils framed by a row of green/white moss canes over a clear ground. The outer ring has 5 yellow, blue & white composite millefiori canes set between pairs of small pink & white corrugated canes.Polished, concave base.
Clear crystal encases an attractive miniature 2-row open concentric. The deep-blue & white pastry-mould in the centre is encircled first by complex pink & white pastry-mould canes with 5 violet, white & green pastry-moulds set between pairs of green & red millefiori canes in the outer row. Narrow basal rim around a polished, concave base.
A mid-size chequer - centred by a pink/green rose - on a bed of upset muslin with latticinio cables separating the vibrantly-coloured complex millefiori canes. There is a second pink/green rose in the outer ring of canes. A broad wear ring surrounds the polished, concave base.