Paperweight

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Object Name: 
Paperweight
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
55.3.68
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 6.6 cm, Diam: 8 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
1848
Credit Line: 
Gift of the Honorable and Mrs. Amory Houghton
Primary Description: 
Paperweight. Colorless, polychrome, opaque white lead glasses; paperweight, millefiori. Domed, circular form, on basket-form pedestal; the domed top containing a colorful array of millefiori canes arranged in concentric rings around a central cane, including one cane in the next-to-outer row inscribed "SL/1848"; mounted on a waisted pedestal incorporating a double-spiral lattice in its side, and with trailed white filigree rods at top and bottom; polished, concave base.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Houghton, Laura (Mrs. Amory), Source
1955
Houghton, The Honorable Amory, Former Collection
1955
Category: 
Flowers Which Clothe the Meadows
Venue(s)
Corning Museum of Glass 1978-04-26 through 1978-10-21
Paperweights: Flowers Which Clothe the Meadows (1978) illustrated, pp. 43, 147, #178; BIB# 20097
The Encyclopedia of Glass Paperweights (1969) p. 91, fig. 68B; BIB# 27188