Paperweight with Sulphide of St. Adelaide

Object Name: 
Paperweight with Sulphide of St. Adelaide

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Object Name: 
Paperweight with Sulphide of St. Adelaide
Accession Number: 
72.3.176
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 5.3 cm, Diam (max): 8 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
about 1846-1850
Credit Line: 
Gift of Lucy Smith Battson
Primary Description: 
Paperweight with Sulphide of St. Adelaide. Colorless, blue and white non-lead (?) glasses; enclosing polychrome millefiori canes; fused murrine; encased sulphide; furnace-worked; cut. Domed, circular shape; top with flat, cut circular facet; sides with five concave circular facets; enclosing sulphide female portrait inscribed in blue: "Ste Adelaide", encircled by a ring of millefiori canes: six sets of white-and-red canes alternating with "rose" canes; on white-lined, blue ground; polished, concave base.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Battson, Lucy Smith (Mrs. Leigh M.), Source
Category: 
Venue(s)
Corning Museum of Glass 2006-11-16 through 2007-03-18
West Bridge Exhibit
Treasures from The Corning Museum of Glass
Venue(s)
Yokohama Museum of Art 1992-10-12 through 1992-12-13
 
Treasures from The Corning Museum of Glass (1992) illustrated, pp. 156-157, P30; BIB# 35679