Paperweight with Snake

Object Name: 
Paperweight with Snake

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Object Name: 
Paperweight with Snake
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
56.3.126
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
1845-1855
Credit Line: 
Gift of the Honorable and Mrs. Amory Houghton
Primary Description: 
Colorless, white, green lead glass; paperweight, lampworked, enameled, filigree, cut. Domed, circular form, with a large cut polygonal facet on top, and diamond and triangular facets on the side; enclosing a striped and spotted, enameled green coiled snake with red eyes and nostrils, resting on a bed of white filigree "muslin"; polished concave base; inscribed "247" in yellow paint.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Houghton, Laura (Mrs. Amory), Source
1956-06-18
Houghton, The Honorable Amory, Former Collection
1956-06-18
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