Maltese Cross

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Object Name: 
Paperweight
Title: 
Maltese Cross
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
82.3.42
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 4.6 cm, Diam: 7 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
1845-1855
Credit Line: 
Gift of Arthur Rubloff
Primary Description: 
Colorless, red, opaque white lead glasses; paperweight, millefiori, cut. Domed, circular shape with cut rectangular facets covering the top, and a row of circular facets around the side; enclosing a design of four triangular pads of opaque white glass arranged in a cross pattern, with their points touching; encircled by a ring of green and white millefiori canes; set on a dome of white-lined tomato-red; polished pontil; inscribed in white paint: "658 531.1978".
Department: 
Provenance: 
Rubloff, Arthur, Source
Category: 
Recent Important Acquisitions, 25 (1983) illustrated, p. 265, #28;