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Rare Antique Val St Lambert Art Glass Paperweight Lampwork Pansy on Mica Ground with Torsade

Dimensions: 3-3/8" Diameter & 2-1/4" Tall

Makers Mark: Unsigned

Provenance: Unavailable 

Condition: Excellent with shelf wear to the base.

A very rare example featuring a nicely executed pansy blossom with shaded purple colored petals and yellow center atop a fine green stem flanked by two leaves and framed by a pink and white twisted ribbon torsade. The setup is displayed over a transparent green ground that has been dusted generously with a blanket of mica flecks. The use of mica in glass is quite rare and tricky due to the differing  coefficients of expansion.