Paperweight with Bird

Object Name: 
Paperweight with Bird

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Object Name: 
Paperweight with Bird
Maker(s): 
Accession Number: 
55.3.78
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 5 cm, Diam: 7.9 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
about 1845-1855
Credit Line: 
Gift of the Honorable and Mrs. Amory Houghton
Primary Description: 
Paperweight with Bird. Colorless, white, green, pink lead glass; paperweight, lampworked, millefiori, filigree. Domed, circular form, enclosing a stylized white bird with green and pink spots, green and pink wings, green beak and eyes, and yellow-green tail; hovering over (a six-petaled white "gardenia" with central white star and pink whorl millefiori cane; with eight green leaves and stem; on a bed of short lengths of white filigree backed with parallel lengths of white filigree rods; polished flat base.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Houghton, Laura (Mrs. Amory), Source
1955-12-30
Houghton, The Honorable Amory, Former Collection
1955
Kramer, Arthur L., Former Collection
Category: 
Flowers Which Clothe the Meadows
Venue(s)
Corning Museum of Glass 1978-04-26 through 1978-10-21
Paperweights from The Corning Museum of Glass (1987) illustrated, #15; BIB# 34353
The Paperweight Collection of the Honorable Amory Houghton (1978) p. 16, fig. 8;
Paperweights: Flowers Which Clothe the Meadows (1978) pp. 101, 143, #152; BIB# 20097
The Encyclopedia of Glass Paperweights (1969) p. 138, fig. 155; BIB# 27188