Paperweight

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Object Name: 
Paperweight
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
55.3.110
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 5.2 cm, Diam: 7.7 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
about 1845-1855
Credit Line: 
Gift of the Honorable and Mrs. Amory Houghton
Primary Description: 
Paperweight. Colorless, opaque white, polychrome lead glass; paperweight, lampworked, overlay, engraved, cut. Domed, circular form, encasing a single white overlay with one cut circular window on top, two cut oval windows on the sides, both with narrow frame outlines, and two outlined oval panels, both with engraved silhouette depictions of animals, one a stag leaping over vegetation, the other a dog running through brush; enclosing an upright floral bouquet, with a lampworked blue flower with millefiori center on top, and red, yellow and white lampworked flowers and three millefiori flowers at the side, amid numerous green leaves; polished concave base.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Houghton, The Honorable Amory, Former Collection
1955-12-30
Kramer, Arthur L., Former Collection
Houghton, Laura (Mrs. Amory), Source
1955-12-30
Category: 
Flowers Which Clothe the Meadows
Venue(s)
Corning Museum of Glass 1978-04-26 through 1978-10-21
Treasures from The Corning Museum of Glass (1992) illustrated, p. 162, P41; BIB# 35679
Paperweights: Flowers Which Clothe the Meadows (1978) illustrated, pp. 89, 151, #211; BIB# 20097