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: 
56.3.135
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
1845-1855
Credit Line: 
Gift of the Honorable and Mrs. Amory Houghton
Primary Description: 
Colorless, white, orange, red lead glasses; millefiori, paperweight, encased molded sulphide, cut. Domed, circular shape, enclosing a molded white sulphide portrait bust of a man, in frontal position, with goatee and mustache, with rectangular plinth at the base, inscribed in blue script "a louis bonaparte"; encircled by a ring of millefiori canes, alternately red and white or orange and white; polished, concave base; cut star in the center.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Houghton, Laura (Mrs. Amory), Source
1956
Houghton, The Honorable Amory, Former Collection
1956
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