Paperweight

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Object Name: 
Paperweight
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
55.3.105
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 6 cm, Diam: 7.8 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
1845-1855
Credit Line: 
Gift of the Honorable and Mrs. Amory Houghton
Primary Description: 
Colorless, polychrome lead glasses; paperweight, millefiori, cut. Domed, circular form, enclosing a mushroom of millefiori canes arranged in concentric rings, with a red and white filigree torsade at the base; polished, concave base with cut star.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Houghton, The Honorable Amory (American, 1926-2020), Source
1955
Houghton, Laura (Mrs. Amory), Source
1955
Category: 
The Encyclopedia of Glass Paperweights (1969) p. 97, fig. 83; BIB# 27188