Paperweight

What is AAT?

The Art & Architecture Thesaurus (AAT) (r) is a structured vocabulary for generic concepts related to art and architecture. It was developed by The Getty Research Institute to help research institutions become consistent in the terminology they use.Learn More

Object Name: 
Paperweight
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
72.2.19
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 3.7 cm, Diam (max): 8.1 cm
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
1848
Credit Line: 
Gift of Lucy Smith Battson
Primary Description: 
Colorless lead glass; enclosing polychrome millefiori canes. Low, domed, circular shape; enclosing millefiori canes arranged in six concentric circles: blue and white cane at center / lavender, red and white canes / yellow and white tubes / blue and white canes / chartreuse, white and lavender canes / pink and white canes, with blue and white canes arranged to form date "1848" on one side / white, pink and red canes; polished, concave base.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Battson, Lucy Smith (Mrs. Leigh M.), Former Collection
1972-09-19
Category: