Paperweight with Butterfly on Flower

Object Name: 
Paperweight with Butterfly on Flower

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Object Name: 
Paperweight with Butterfly on Flower
Accession Number: 
83.3.142
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 5.4 cm, Diam: 8 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
about 1845-1855
Credit Line: 
Bequest of Clara S. Peck
Primary Description: 
Paperweight with Butterfly on Flower. Colorless, polychrome lead glass; paperweight, lampwork. Domed, circular form, enclosing a butterfly hovering over a white daisy; the butterfly with colorful wing made from flattened millefiori canes backed with opaque white; the body transparent amethyst, and containing a double-series opaque filigree twist; the head black, the antennae blue, and the eyes light blue; hovering above a multi-petaled white daisy with central star honeycomb cane; white bud, green stem, and nine green leaves; polished pontil mark; paper label inscribed "129" in ink.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Peck, Clara S., Source
1983-05-20
Category: 
Treasures from The Corning Museum of Glass
Venue(s)
Yokohama Museum of Art 1992-10-12 through 1992-12-13
Treasures from The Corning Museum of Glass (1992) illustrated, p. 149, P12; BIB# 35679
The Clara S. Peck Collection (1984) illustrated, p. 2, fig. 1, mid left;