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
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.