Paperweight with Butterfly and Flower

Object Name: 
Paperweight with Butterfly and Flower

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Object Name: 
Paperweight with Butterfly and Flower
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
83.3.72
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 5.1 cm, Diam: 7.4 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
1845-1855
Credit Line: 
Bequest of Clara S. Peck
Primary Description: 
Colorless, polychrome lead glass; paperweight, lampwork, cut. Domed, circular form, enclosing a lampworked butterfly over a flower; butterfly with colorful wings formed of flattened millefiori canes backed by opaque white, the top, leading wings formed of red and yellow canes, the lower ones of red, yellow, blue and green canes; the body dark amethyst, the antennae dark blue, the eyes light blue; the red and yellow flower formed from six cupped white petals filled with bright yellow, with a six- petaled bright orange-red clematis within, with a green and white stardust and whorl cane; on a green stem, with twelve green leaves; polished pontil mark with cut star; paper label inscribed "21" in ink.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Peck, Clara S. (d. 1983), Source
1950-08-08
to
1983-05-20
C. W. Lyon Inc., Former Collection
1950-08-08
Category: 
Baccarat: Paperweights and Related Glass, 1820-1860
Baccarat: Paperweights and Related Glass, 1820-1860 (1990) illustrated, #65, ill.; BIB# 33477
The Clara S. Peck Collection (1984) illustrated, p. 2, fig. 1, mid right; BIB# AI13749
The Clara Peck Collection (1983) illustrated, p. 2 (fig. 1, mid right); BIB# AI11335