Paperweight with Sulphide of Queen Victoria

Object Name: 
Paperweight with Sulphide of Queen Victoria

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Object Name: 
Paperweight with Sulphide of Queen Victoria
Accession Number: 
83.3.120
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 4.7 cm, Diam: 7.3 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
about 1845-1855
Credit Line: 
Bequest of Clara S. Peck
Primary Description: 
Paperweight with Sulphide of Queen Victoria. Colorless, amethyst, polychrome lead glasses; paperweight, sulphide, millefiori, cut. Domed, circular form, with cut circular window on top, five cut circular windows on the side with deep, rounded, vertical grooves in between; enclosing a molded sulphide of the young Queen Victoria facing left, encircled by a ring of canes, with six green, red, and white canes interspersed with sets of three white "Edelweiss" canes; set onto a purple (black) background, with white and purple layers behind; polished pontil mark; paper label inscribed "91" in ink.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Peck, Clara S., Source
1983-05-20
Cross, Frances Clemson, Former Collection
Category: 
The Clara S. Peck Collection (1984) illustrated, p. 12, fig. 13, lower left;
Part 3 of the collection of the late Frances Clemson Cross. Paperweights, art, colored and lacy Sandwich glass... (1960-10) #765;