3-Tiered Paperweight

Object Name: 
3-Tiered Paperweight

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Object Name: 
3-Tiered Paperweight
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
66.3.48
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 8.2 cm, Diam (max): 6.5 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
about 1846-1855
Credit Line: 
Gift of The Honorable and Mrs. Amory Houghton
Primary Description: 
Three-Tiered Paperweight. Colorless, polychrome lead glasses; paperweight, fused murrine; lampworked.; furnace-worked and cased. Three-tiered assemblage of three domed, circular forms; the lower, largest dome containing closely-packed millefiori canes; the second, smaller, with six millefiori canes (three silhouette canes) arranged in a ring around a central cane, on a ("muslin" background of short lengths of white filigree rods; the top, smallest, dome containing an upright blue flower with green leaves; polished, slightly concave base.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Houghton, The Honorable Amory, Source
1966
Houghton, Laura (Mrs. Amory), Source
1966
Reardon, Mrs. Thomas E., Source
1966
Category: 
Venue(s)
Corning Museum of Glass 2006-11-16 through 2007-03-18
West Bridge Exhibit
Baccarat: Paperweights and Related Glass, 1820-1860 (1990) illustrated, #1, cover ill.; BIB# 33477
Antiques: Traditional Techniques of the Master Craftsmen (1986) p. 81, top right, ill.; BIB# 23613
Crystal Ball Gazing (1983-06) pp. 172-177, ill. p. 173;
A Pride of Paperweights (1978-08) pp. 134-135, ill.;
Paperweights: Flowers Which Clothe the Meadows (1978) pp. 30, 125, #11; BIB# 20097