Paperweight

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Object Name: 
Paperweight
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
83.3.64
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 5 cm, Diam: 7.7 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
1846
Credit Line: 
Bequest of Clara S. Peck
Primary Description: 
Colorless, polychrome non-lead glass; paperweight, millefiori. Domed, circular form, enclosing scrambled millefiori canes and short lengths of filigree twists; the canes include a black two-headed eagle with "FI" on its breast, a Lion of St. Mark, a duck silhouette, a horse, a dog, a clown, a gondola, and a pink-rimmed rectangular cane dated "1846"; rough-ground flat base; paper label inscribed "10." in ink.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Peck, Clara S. (d. 1983), Former Collection
1955-12-08
C. W. Lyon Inc., Former Collection
1955-12-08
Category: 
Designs in Miniature: The Story of Mosaic Glass
Venue(s)
Corning Museum of Glass 1995-06-03 through 1995-10-22
Flowers Which Clothe the Meadows
Venue(s)
Corning Museum of Glass 1978-04-26 through 1978-10-21
 
Designs in Miniature: The Story of Mosaic Glass (1995) illustrated, p. 28, Fig. 30; BIB# 26765
Il Vetro di Murano, Storia, Techniche, Arredamento Il Design Del Vetro Muranese Dai Primi Anni '20 al 1940 (1994) illustrated, Fig. 15, Vol. 1, after p. 81; Fig. 36, Vol. II; BIB# 103871
Treasures from The Corning Museum of Glass (1992) illustrated, p. 146, P3; BIB# 35679
Miniature di vetro: murrine 1838-1924 (1990) illustrated, p. 62, #559; BIB# 33778
Miniature di vetro: murrine 1838-1924 (1990) illustrated, p. 62, #559; BIB# 33778