Paperweight with Lizard

Object Name: 
Paperweight with Lizard

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Object Name: 
Paperweight with Lizard
Accession Number: 
83.3.121
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 6.5 cm, Diam: 8.5 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
about 1845-1855
Credit Line: 
Bequest of Clara S. Peck
Primary Description: 
Paperweight with Lizard. Colorless, opaque white, transparent green lead glasses; blown- molded, cut, gilt. Domed, hollow, circular form, with gilt molded coiled lizard in relief on top; on a flattened ball- shaped base, composed of gilt green overlay on white on colorless; gilt sprigs scattered around a cut undulating vine with heart-shaped leaves, trefoil flowers, sprigged buds, and small oval leaves; polished pontil mark; paper label inscribed "92" in ink on the base.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Peck, Clara S., Source
1983-05-20
Cross, Frances Clemson, Former Collection
Category: 
Paperweights (1996-05) illustrated, p. 11;
Treasures from The Corning Museum of Glass (1992) illustrated, p. 158, P34; BIB# 35679
A Collector's Guide to Paperweights (1990) illustrated, p. 84; BIB# 98767
Paperweights from The Corning Museum of Glass (1987) illustrated, #19; BIB# 34353
The Clara S. Peck Collection (1984) illustrated, p. 11, fig. 12;
Part 3 of the collection of the late Frances Clemson Cross. Paperweights, art, colored and lacy Sandwich glass... (1960-10) #831;