Paperweight with Spaced Millefiori on Muslin Ground

Object Name: 
Paperweight with Spaced Millefiori on Muslin Ground

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Object Name: 
Paperweight with Spaced Millefiori on Muslin Ground
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
56.3.121
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 5.2 cm, Diam: 8 cm
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
1847
Credit Line: 
Gift of the Honorable and Mrs. Amory Houghton
Primary Description: 
Paperweight with Millefiori Mushroom. Colorless, opaque white, polychrome lead glasses; fused murrine; furnace-worked and cased; cut; paperweight, millefiori, filigree. Domed, circular form, enclosing a domed cushion of "muslin" (short jumbled lengths of white filigree) and colored rods, with millefiori canes (including several animal silhouettes) arranged in spaced concentric circles around a central cane; polished, concave base, inscribed "193" in yellow paint.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Houghton, Laura (Mrs. Amory), Source
1956-06-18
Houghton, The Honorable Amory, Source
1956-06-18
Category: 
Venue(s)
Corning Museum of Glass 2006-11-16 through 2007-03-18
West Bridge Exhibit