Paperweight

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Object Name: 
Paperweight
Accession Number: 
55.4.285
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 8.9 cm; Body Diam: 7.2 cm; Base Diam: 8.1 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
1915-1925
Credit Line: 
Gift of the Honorable and Mrs. Amory Houghton
Primary Description: 
Paperweight. Colorless, white, red lead glasses; paperweight, engraved. Spherical shape on a foot; the sphere containing a multiple red and white spiral inside, surrounded by numerous tiny bubbles arranged in spiral rows; short capstan stem; circular foot with engraved decoration on the underside, with curved panels containing stylized floral sprays, outlined with cross-hatching; inscribed "18." in yellow paint.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Houghton, Laura (Mrs. Amory), Source
1955
Houghton, The Honorable Amory, Source
1955
Category: 
Material: 
Inscription: 
18
inscription
Painted base