Paperweight with Sulphide of Napoleon III

Object Name: 
Paperweight with Sulphide of Napoleon III

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Object Name: 
Paperweight with Sulphide of Napoleon III
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
55.3.91
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
1845-1855
Credit Line: 
Gift of the Honorable and Mrs. Amory Houghton
Primary Description: 
Colorless, red, white lead glasses; filigree, paperweight, encased molded sulphide. Domed, circular shape, enclosing a molded white sulphide portrait bust of a man with beard and mustache, facing sinister, inscribed in blue script at the base "ls n bonaparte"; encircled by a torsade of white and red filigree; polished, flat base.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Houghton, The Honorable Amory, Former Collection
1955
Houghton, Laura (Mrs. Amory), Source
1955
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