Paperweight with Napoleon

Object Name: 
Paperweight with Napoleon

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Object Name: 
Paperweight with Napoleon
Accession Number: 
55.3.67
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 4.2 cm, Diam: 7.5 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
about 1845-1855
Credit Line: 
Gift of the Honorable and Mrs. Amory Houghton
Primary Description: 
Paperweight with Napoleon. Colorless, polychrome lead glass; paperweight, enameled metal, millefiori, cut. Flat, circular form, with flat polygonal window on top, and diamond and triangular facets on the side; enclosing an enameled gold foil representation of the French Medal of Honor, inscribed "BONAPARTE.I CONSUL 1802" around the head of Napoleon, with five-armed white cross and a wreath of green laurel behind, on a red ribbon; encircled by a ring of blue, white, green, red, and yellow millefiori canes; polished flat base with cut star.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Houghton, The Honorable Amory, Former Collection
1955
Houghton, Laura (Mrs. Amory), Source
1955-12-30
Category: 
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. 119, 129, #39; BIB# 20097
The Encyclopedia of Glass Paperweights (1969) p. 80, fig. 64; BIB# 27188