Paperweight with Sulphide of George Washington

Object Name: 
Paperweight with Sulphide of George Washington

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Object Name: 
Paperweight with Sulphide of George Washington
Maker(s): 
Accession Number: 
56.3.128
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
1846-1850
Credit Line: 
Gift of the Honorable and Mrs. Amory Houghton
Primary Description: 
Paperweight with Sulphide of George Washington. Colorless, light blue, white lead glasses; paperweight, molded, encased sulphide; furnace-worked. Domed, circular form, enclosing a molded white sulphide of a man facing dexter (George Washington), above a white-lined light blue ground; polished concave base, inscribed "134" in yellow paint.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Houghton, Laura (Mrs. Amory), Source
1956
Houghton, The Honorable Amory, Source
1956
Category: 
Inscription: 
134
inscription
Painted on base in yellow paint
Venue(s)
Corning Museum of Glass 2006-11-16 through 2007-03-18
West Bridge Exhibit
Venue(s)
Corning Museum of Glass 2003-03-20 through 2003-09-01
West Bridge Show
 
Title Unknown (Brandeis University)
Venue(s)
Brandeis University 1962-09 through 1962-12
The Mirale of Enclosed Ornamentation (1962) illustrated, p. 125, fig. 26;