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Object Name: 
Paperweight
Accession Number: 
55.3.135
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
1850-1900
Credit Line: 
Gift of the Honorable and Mrs. Amory Houghton
Primary Description: 
Translucent white and dark blue lead (?) glasses; paperweight, trailed, gilt. Domed, circular ball of white glass, with trailed spiral dark blue serpent on the sides; gilt scales and mouth; polished, flat base.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Houghton, The Honorable Amory (American, 1926-2020), Former Collection
1955
Houghton, Laura (Mrs. Amory), Source
1955
Category: 
Venue(s)
Corning Museum of Glass 2002-10-17 through 2003-02-16