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Object Name: 
Paperweight
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
83.2.17 A
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 14.8 cm, Diam: 9.4 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
about 1850-1880
Credit Line: 
Bequest of Clara S. Peck
Primary Description: 
Colorless, red, white, blue lead glass; paperweight, millefiori, cut. Oval ball, containing millefiori canes, with a red, white and blue cane at center, surrounded by two rings of lacy white and blue canes, and an outer ring of pink, blue and white canes, encircled by a twisted red and white tape torsade; mounted on a panel-cut stem composed of a true baluster above an inverted baluster, with an air bubble in the center, on a drawn, panel-cut, elaborately ogee-cut foot; star-cut base; paper labels inscribed "56A" and "56B" in ink.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Peck, Clara S. (d. 1983), Source
1954-12-14
to
1983-05-20
C. W. Lyon Inc., Former Collection
1954-12-14
Category: