Paperweight with Flowers

Object Name: 
Paperweight with Flowers

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Object Name: 
Paperweight with Flowers
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Accession Number: 
Overall H: 4.9 cm, W: 7.8 cm, D: 8.2 cm
On Display
Credit Line: 
Bequest of Ellen D. Sharpe, by exchange
Primary Description: 
Colorless lead glass; cast, cut, enameled, engraved. Low, domed shape, with polished concave circular facet on top, engraved (script) "Tour Eiffel/M H Spier/Paris/le 2 Novembre 1889"; six cut circular concave facets on the side; enameled red, blue, purple and yellow flowers and green leaves on the base; backed with white enamel, on the concave, polished base.
Sharpe, Ellen D., Source
Kaplan, Leo (d. 2013), Source
Baccarat: Paperweights and Related Glass, 1820-1860
Baccarat: Paperweights and Related Glass, 1820-1860 (1990) illustrated, #35, ill.; BIB# 33477