Baccarat "Church Weight" Complex Millefiori Clospack With Zodiac Silhouette Canes

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

Makers Mark: Acid etched to the base, "Baccarat France" and a "1969" cane included in the setup.   

Provenance: A private American collection.    

Condition: Near Mint. Please see photos and let us know if you need any additional assistance.  

One of the most popular contemporary paperweights ever produced - the modern Baccarat closepack. The weight was inspired by the antique "Church Weight" which was discovered in the rubble of the Baccarat Church, destroyed by bombardment during WWII. The discovery, it could be argued, marked the beginning of a new found interest in paperweights and a paperweight renaissance around the world.