Paperweight with Declaration of War

Object Name: 
Paperweight with Declaration of War

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Object Name: 
Paperweight with Declaration of War
Accession Number: 
85.4.43
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 8 cm, Diam: 11.7 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
1917
Credit Line: 
Gift of Hugh L. Kline
Primary Description: 
Colorless, opaque white, red, yellow, blue, green non-lead glasses; paperweight, Furnace-worked; applied decoration; cased. Domed, circular form, enclosing multi-colored lampworked flowers in a ring, encircling an inscription in white lampworked letters "UN[reversed]ITED STATES/DECLARED WAR/ON/GERMANY/APRIL.6.1917" with interspersed American flags and shield, and with two millefiori canes, one at either side; polished, flat base.
Department: 
Provenance: 
General Electric, Former Collection
Kline, Hugh L., Source
Category: 
Venue(s)
Corning Museum of Glass 2006-11-16 through 2007-03-18
West Bridge Exhibit