Paperweight with Animals

Object Name: 
Paperweight with Animals

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Object Name: 
Paperweight with Animals
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
55.3.66
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
1848
Credit Line: 
Gift of the Honorable and Mrs. Amory Houghton
Primary Description: 
Colorless, opaque white, polychrome lead glass; paperweight, millefiori, cut. Domed, circular form, enclosing a dome of mixed short lengths of opaque white, pink, turquoise, yellow, and dark blue filigree rods, with inset millefiori canes, including several with animal silhouettes and one "B/1848" cane arranged in spaced concentric rings; polished concave base with a wide band of cut diamond faceting.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Houghton, The Honorable Amory, Former Collection
1955-12-30
Houghton, Laura (Mrs. Amory), Source
1955-12-30
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