Paperweight Bottle with Stopper

Object Name: 
Paperweight Bottle with Stopper

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Object Name: 
Paperweight Bottle with Stopper
Accession Number: 
80.3.33
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 18.8 cm; a) H: 14.2 cm, Diam (max): 10.4 cm; b) H: 7.2 cm, Diam (max): 4.5 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
about 1845-1855
Credit Line: 
Purchased with funds from the Houghton Paperweight Fund
Primary Description: 
Colorless and brilliant blue lead glass; fused murrine; furnace-worked and cased; blown and cut, with millefiori inclusions. (a) Globular shape enclosing a domed paperweight in its base; "paperweight" with multi-colored millefiori arranged in three concentric circles around a cane, and with six C-loops of millefiori canes (one of pink "roses"), against a brilliant blue ground backed with opaque white; sides of the bottle with cut large oval facets and grooves separating them; grooves above forming a pentagon; panel-cut, baluster-shaped neck with flared rim; ground for a stopper; paper label inscribed "74" on the bottom. (b) Heavy knob, with four cut oval facets on the sides, cut flat on top; enclosing two concentric rings of millefiori canes around a white cane, on a brilliant opaque blue ground; panel-cut waisted shank above a tapered section.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Spink & Sons, Ltd., Source
1980-07-12
Category: 
Venue(s)
Corning Museum of Glass 2006-11-16 through 2007-03-18
West Bridge Exhibit
Treasures from The Corning Museum of Glass (1992) illustrated, p. 156, P28; BIB# 35679
Recent Important Acquisitions, 23 (1981) illustrated, p. 96, #19;
French and other paperweights (1980-07-07) lot #226;