Paperweight with Snake

Object Name: 
Paperweight with Snake

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Object Name: 
Paperweight with Snake
Accession Number: 
55.3.93
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 4.7 cm, Diam: 7.8 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
about 1845-1855
Credit Line: 
Gift of the Honorable and Mrs. Amory Houghton
Primary Description: 
Paperweight with Snake. Colorless, white, pink, green lead glass; paperweight, lampworked, cut, filigree, enameled. Domed, circular form, with a large cut polygonal facet on top, and diamond and triangular facets on the side; enclosing a turquoise-green-mottled (enameled) pink coiled snake, resting on a bed of white filigree "muslin"; polished, flat base.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Houghton, The Honorable Amory, Former Collection
1955-12-30
Kramer, Arthur L., Former Collection
Houghton, Laura (Mrs. Amory), Source
1955-12-30
Category: 
Treasures from The Corning Museum of Glass (1992) illustrated, p. 151, P17; BIB# 35679
The Encyclopedia of Glass Paperweights (1969) p. 74, fig. 54; BIB# 27188