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Paperweight
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Accession Number: 
54.3.161
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 3.8 cm, Diam: 5.8 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
1930
Credit Line: 
Bequest of Ellen D. Sharpe
Primary Description: 
Colorless, lead glass; enclosing polychrome millefiori canes. Domed, circular form enclosing four rings of millefiori canes; the first and outermost ring consisting of red/white/green canes, the next white/green/red canes, then white/red/green canes, the last white/green/red canes, encircling an opaque white crimped solid cane bearing the date 1848; concave, polished base.
Provenance: 
Sharpe, Ellen D., Source
1954-06-01
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