Paperweight

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Object Name: 
Paperweight
Accession Number: 
54.3.152
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 4.7 cm, Diam: 7.8 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
about 1845-1850
Credit Line: 
Bequest of Ellen D. Sharpe
Primary Description: 
Paperweight. Colorless, lead glass; enclosing white, red, and green lampworked elements; cut. domed, circular form cut with six concave circular facets on the side, and one on the top; enclosing a flat multi-floral bouquet; central flower of the bouquet is face up, with five red and white petals pale yellow millefiori cane center; flower to right of center is a white, ribbed ball, in profile, with smaller bud, and two ribbed green leaves; bud above center is red, ribbed, 3-petaled, in profile, with elongated, ribbed, green leaves; small red bud left of center, with two ribbed green leaves and stem; bouquet is on two stems, each having one ribbed leaf. Concave, polished, star cut base.
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Provenance: 
Sharpe, Ellen D., Source
1954-06-01
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