Paperweight

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Object Name: 
Paperweight
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
55.3.107
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 5 cm, D: 9 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
1845-1855
Credit Line: 
Gift of the Honorable and Mrs. Amory Houghton
Primary Description: 
Colorless, polychrome lead glasses; paperweight, lampwork. Domed, circular form, enclosing a lampworked bouquet of flowers and leaves, with a pansy, dark red rose, white daisy, and an orange bird, on green stems, with green leaves; large cut concave circular facet on top, and six smaller facets on the sides; polished concave base with large cut star in the center; inscribed "211" in yellow paint on the side.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Houghton, The Honorable Amory (American, 1926-2020), Former Collection
1955
Houghton, Laura (Mrs. Amory), Source
1978-07-21
Category: 
Baccarat: Paperweights and Related Glass, 1820-1860
Treasures from The Corning Museum of Glass (1992) illustrated, p. 150, P15; BIB# 35679
Baccarat (1991) illustrated, p. 183; BIB# 34463
Baccarat: Paperweights and Related Glass, 1820-1860 (1990) illustrated, #36, ill.; BIB# 33477
The Encyclopedia of Glass Paperweights (1969) p. 69, fig. 47; BIB# 27188