Paperweight with Sulphide of a Saint

Object Name: 
Paperweight with Sulphide of a Saint

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Object Name: 
Paperweight with Sulphide of a Saint
Accession Number: 
55.3.127
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 4.9 cm, Diam: 7.9 cm
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
1845-1855
Credit Line: 
Gift of the Honorable and Mrs. Amory Houghton
Primary Description: 
Paperweight with Sulphide of a Saint. Colorless, dark blue, polychrome lead glasses; white sulphide; paperweight, millefiori, encased molded sulphide. Domed, circular form, enclosing a white molded sulphide of a man wearing a bishop's mitre, holding a crozier in one hand, a book in the other; encircled by a ring of millefiori canes (pink- and-green Clichy roses alternating with sets of six star canes), set into a brilliant blue, white-lined ground; polished concave base, inscribed "140" in yellow paint.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Houghton, The Honorable Amory, Former Collection
1955
Houghton, Laura (Mrs. Amory), Source
1978-07-11
Category: 
The Paperweight Collection of the Honorable Amory Houghton (1978) p. 17, fig. 10;