Swirl Paperweight

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Object Name: 
Swirl Paperweight
Accession Number: 
72.3.73
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 5.2 cm, Diam (max): 7.1 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
about 1846-1850
Credit Line: 
Gift of Lucy Smith Battson
Primary Description: 
Swirl Paperweight. Colorless non-lead (?) glass with polychrome rods and millefiori canes; fused murrine; furnace-worked and cased. Domed, circular shape, enclosing a swirl of alternating light blue and white rods, a "rose" cane with pink and white petals, and green exterior, at the center; 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
 
Rare Beauty Under Glass (2008-05-08) illustrated
Treasures from The Corning Museum of Glass (1992) illustrated, p. 155, P26; BIB# 35679