2 Millefiori Vases

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Object Name: 
2 Millefiori Vases
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Not on Display
Primary Description: 
Translucent clear and multicolored millefiori glass with many minute and small bubbles; wear marks at base; free-blown and ground with incorporated millefiori canes. Ovoid body with sides tapering to the base with ground pontil mark and with a concave neck with wide flaring rim (trumpet neck); the canes have mostly a blossom-like character and are multicolored; one cane ca. 1/2" (53.3.60B: 1-1/2") below shoulder bears the signature "Clichy", turquoise blue on white around a dark-blue and white center.
Davis, Cecil, Source
Applethwaite-Abbot, Mrs., Former Collection
Paperweight Literature from the Time when "B" Meant "Bristol" (1993) illustrated, p. 22;
Treasures from The Corning Museum of Glass (1992) illustrated, p. 152, P19; BIB# 35679
In the Museums: Millefiori glass (Antiques) (1954-11) #416, 418;