Paperweight with Concentric Millefiori Mushroom

Object Name: 
Paperweight with Concentric Millefiori Mushroom

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Object Name: 
Paperweight with Concentric Millefiori Mushroom
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
55.3.71
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 5.5 cm, Diam (max): 7.9 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
1848
Credit Line: 
Gift of the Honorable and Mrs. Amory Houghton
Primary Description: 
Paperweight with Concentric Millefiori Mushroom. Colorless, polychrome lead glasses; fused murrine; furnace-worked and cased; cut. paperweight, millefiori, cut. Domed, circular form, cut circular concave facet on top; encircled by a ring of seven smaller circular facets, and six large circular facets on the sides; enclosing a mushroom of millefiori canes arranged in five concentric rings encircling a horse silhouette cane; one cane inscribed "SL/1848" between the two outer rows; the mushroom encircled at the base with a blue and white filigree torsade; the base polished, concave, with a small cut star.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Houghton, Laura (Mrs. Amory), Source
1955
Houghton, The Honorable Amory, Source
1955
Category: 
Venue(s)
Corning Museum of Glass 2006-11-16 through 2007-03-18
West Bridge Exhibit
The Paperweight Collection of the Honorable Amory Houghton (1978) p. 10, fig. 4;