Vase with Paperweight Base

Object Name: 
Vase with Paperweight Base

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Object Name: 
Vase with Paperweight Base
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
79.3.29
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 40 cm; Diam: 11.4 cm; Body Diam: 10.6 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
about 1847
Primary Description: 
Colorless, opaque white, polychrome lead glasses; paperweight, blown, overlay, cut, millefiori, filigree. Tall, ovoid vase with waisted neck and flared rim; white overlay on colorless, with cut elaborate panels on the neck, cut rounded panels on the sides alternating with rounded panels of cross-cut diamonds; cut horizontal grooves at the bottom of the vase; six-sided, panel- cut paperweight base, enclosing a dome of "muslin" composed of scrambled short lengths of white filigree, with colorful millefiori canes on top; polished flat rim and concave center.