Paperweight

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Object Name: 
Paperweight
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
81.3.3
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 4.6 cm, Diam (max): 7.7 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
1845-1855
Credit Line: 
Gift in honor of Ray Blockman and Ira Jacobson
Primary Description: 
Colorless non-lead glass with millefiori canes and colored powdered glass inclusions; cut, engraved. Low, domed, circular form; surface cut: star cut on the top of a ten-sided polygon, with three bands of cut triangles below, each centered with a rough-cut circle, and each point with rough cut circles; cut circular base, with engraved monogram "MAV"; enclosing a "jasper" ground of yellow-green and other colors; millefiori canes set randomly into the ground.
Department: 
Provenance: 
L. H. Selman Ltd., Source
1980-12-19
Zell, Alan, Source
1980-12-19
Category: 
Paperweights (1980-12-10) lot #137;