Paperweight with Lizard

Object Name: 
Paperweight with Lizard

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Object Name: 
Paperweight with Lizard
Accession Number: 
56.3.199
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 9.1 cm, Diam (max): 11.4 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
about 1870-1880
Credit Line: 
Gift of The Honorable and Mrs. Amory Houghton
Primary Description: 
Paperweight with Lizard. Colorless, black, green, white, yellow lead glasses; lampworked; furnace-worked and cased. Large domed, circular form, enclosing a naturalistic large coiled black lizard with shiny, metallic skin, depicted looking at the base of a plant with bright yellow flower on tall stem, rising out of green leaves; mottled, flocculent green and white ground; polished concave base.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Houghton, The Honorable Amory, Source
1956-06-18
Houghton, Laura (Mrs. Amory), Source
1956-06-18
Category: 
Venue(s)
Corning Museum of Glass 2006-11-16 through 2007-03-18
West Bridge Exhibit
Flowers Which Clothe the Meadows
Venue(s)
Corning Museum of Glass 1978-04-26 through 1978-10-21
 
Paperweights: Flowers Which Clothe the Meadows (1978) pp. 111, 162, #286; BIB# 20097