Paperweight with Butterfly

Object Name: 
Paperweight with Butterfly

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Object Name: 
Paperweight with Butterfly
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
55.3.80
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 5.2 cm, Diam (max): 7.8 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
1845-1855
Credit Line: 
Gift of the Honorable and Mrs. Amory Houghton
Primary Description: 
Paperweight with Butterfly. Colorless, opaque white, polychrome lead glasses; Fused murrine; lampworked; furnace-worked and cased. Domed, circular form, enclosing a lampworked butterfly with multi-colored wings, depicted hovering above a bead of "muslin" composed of short lengths of white filigree rod, and with a ring of millefiori canes around the circumference; polished flat foot rim and concave center; inscribed "205" in yellow paint in the center of the base.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Houghton, The Honorable Amory, Source
1955
Houghton, Laura (Mrs. Amory), Source
1955
Category: 
Venue(s)
Corning Museum of Glass 2006-11-16 through 2007-03-18
West Bridge Exhibit