Paperweight with Square Millefiori Canes

Object Name: 
Paperweight with Square Millefiori Canes

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Object Name: 
Paperweight with Square Millefiori Canes
Accession Number: 
83.3.144
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 4.5 cm, Diam (max): 7.6 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
about 1845-1855
Credit Line: 
Bequest of Clara S. Peck
Primary Description: 
Paperweight with Square Millefiori Canes. Colorless, red, white, blue, green lead glass; paperweight, millefiori, cut. Domed, circular form, with large cut circular facet on top, and two rows of smaller circular facets on the sides; enclosing an array of millefiori canes, mostly of square form; a red, green, white and yellow cane at the center, surrounded by four square canes formed of red and white tubes in a square white frame, spaced by pairs of red and white millefiori, encircled by two rows of square canes in alternating blue or white frames, encircled by a ring of red, green, white, and blue millefiori canes; set onto a "lacy" bed of white filigree twists, backed by a parallel length of white filigree twists; polished pontil mark; paper label inscribed "135" in ink.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Peck, Clara S., Source
1983-05-20
Category: 
The Clara S. Peck Collection (1984) illustrated, p. 8, fig. 8, top right;
Paperweights: Flowers Which Clothe the Meadows (1978) pp. 29, 135, #90; BIB# 20097