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Object Name: 
Paperweight
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
55.3.140
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 5.6 cm, D: 7.7 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
1845-1855
Credit Line: 
Gift of the Honorable and Mrs. Amory Houghton
Primary Description: 
Colorless, polychrome lead glasses; paperweight, lampworked, cut. Domed, circular form, with concave polygonal facet on top, the sides covered with parallelogram facets; lampworked upright bouquet of flowers in the center, with white, blue, and salmon lampworked flowers, four millefiori flowers, and green leaves; encircled at the base by a white and blue filigree torsade; polished, concave base; inscribed "172" in yellow paint.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Houghton, The Honorable Amory (American, 1926-2020), Former Collection
1955
Houghton, Laura (Mrs. Amory), Source
1955
Category: