1846 closepacks rarely appear on the market. Although there are no Gridel silhouette canes (they were only introduced as of 1847 weights) the cushion of closely-packed and complex millefiori canes - including arrowheads, fortress and shamrock canes - does include a red flower cane - see compos..
A small white double clematis with 12 ridged petals and a stardust & pink bull’s eye stamen. Crowning the flowerhead (which is slightly off-centre) are 3 green leaves; another 2 are attached to the short, curving stem. The polished concave base is finished with a 16 point star-cut...
A stunning one-off design similar to the Helios and Ouranos patterned millefiori editions issued in 1996. Complex millefiori canes in shades of amber/white/pink are set in a radiating spoke pattern over a translucent rose ground underlaid with opaque white. The panels are filled with blue/green, gre..
Centring the design, composed of white corrugated canes in white, yellow & red “collars” set over an opaque mulberry-coloured ground, is a Gridel dog silhouette cane (a slightly “elongated” version of the silhouette known from antique weights!). Red millefiori canes around the perimeter contain the ..
Set on a cushion of white lace, the large, central Gridel silhouette of the hunter is encircled by a ring of pink & blue complex millefiori canes with a blue & white garland enclosing the design. Pink millefiori canes meandering between them contain the other 17 Gridel silhouettes and a B1974 signat..
The 1978 “Exotic Butterfly” series was made up of 6 limited editions. Set over a semi-translucent dark-green ground (appears black !) covered with thousands of tiny air bubbles, is a beautiful pink butterfly. The outstretched honeycomb wings bear yellow-outlined, deep-blue eye-spots.A tiny B1978 sig..