Today we are happy to offer for sale a fabulous and rare antique Bacchus faceted concentric glass paperweight! George Bacchus and Sons began making millefiori paperweights in Birmingham, England in the 1840s. Relatively few Bacchus paperweights are known to exist today.
This wonderful paperweight is finely crafted and detailed. Like most Bacchus and Sons paperweights, this example features closely packed concentric millefiori featuring a center layer of blue and red flowers surmounted by white and red flowers, with an outer garland of green and white, and red and white flowers. The piece features a magnum mushroom body with deep elongated circle facets along the sides and at the top; the top facets form a stylized flower which shows off the central design nicely. A faint pontil mark is visible on the bottom.
Paperweight presents beautifully and is in very good antique condition, with very minor surface wear/scuffing and patina commensurate with age. There are a few minuscule (and hard to notice) fleabite chips along faceted top edges and some other minute signs of the hand cutting process – all which are believed to have occurred in the making.
Dimensions: 2-1/2″ in height, 3-3/8″ in diameter