Millefiori Ball

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Object Name: 
Millefiori Ball
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
2004.3.44
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 6.6 cm, Diam (max): 5.1 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
silver made 1600-1699
glass made about 1500
Primary Description: 
Millefiori Ball. Multicolored canes cased in colorless glass with silver mount through center. Assembled while hot. Ball made of tightly fused multicolored millefiori murrine cased with colorless glass, with hole through center to accommodate silver post with applied ring held in place on top and bottom by quatrefoil-shaped silver plates. Plates are decorated with engraved floral motif.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Imbert, Alexandre, Former Collection
Chelo, Jean, Former Collection
Bailly-Pommery & Voutier Associes, Source
2004-12-14
Category: 
Flowers Which Clothe the Meadows
Venue(s)
Corning Museum of Glass 1978-04-26 through 1978-10-21
The Corning Museum of Glass Annual Report 2004 (2005) illustrated, p. 8; BIB# AI90240
Recent Important Acquisitions, 47 (2005) illustrated, p. 218, #7; BIB# AI66969