Paperweight with Millefiori Mushroom

Object Name: 
Paperweight with Millefiori Mushroom

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Object Name: 
Paperweight with Millefiori Mushroom
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
72.3.132
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 5.4 cm, Diam (max): 8 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
about 1846-1850
Credit Line: 
Gift of Lucy Smith Battson
Primary Description: 
Paperweight with Millefiori Mushroom. Colorless, blue, white, lead glasses; enclosing polychrome millefiori canes; fused murrine; furnace-worked; double-cased overlay; cut. Domed, circular shape; cased with white and blue, with circular cut facets on top and sides; sides formerly gilt with elaborate leafy scrolls; enclosing a mushroom made up of scattered, multi-colored millefiori canes; star-cut, concave base; circular label on base, printed in green: "STEUBEN COLLECTION/ANTIQUE", and inscribed: "AN.530" in ink, "84" in pencil.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Battson, Lucy Smith (Mrs. Leigh M.), Source
Category: 
Venue(s)
Corning Museum of Glass 2006-11-16 through 2007-03-18
West Bridge Exhibit