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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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.
A chequer design centred by a large pink/green rose encircled by two rows of vibrantly-coloured, complex millefiori canes - 17 in all - separated by short lengths of fine latticinio. The first row of canes contains a rare turquoise rose and in the outer row is a second pink/green rose. The design is set on a layer of parallel latticinio rods.Polished,...
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 good 2-ring concentric design centred by a complex ruby/white/green millefiori cane. The canes - including a rare turquoise rose plus a pink/green rose - are set on a muslin cushion over parallel latticinio rods.Polished, deeply-concave base with a wide wear ring.