Paperweight with Primrose

Object Name: 
Paperweight with Primrose

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Object Name: 
Paperweight with Primrose
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
Overall H: 4.3 cm, Diam (max): 6.5 cm
On Display
about 1845-1850
Credit Line: 
Gift of Lucy Smith Battson
Primary Description: 
Colorless lead glass; enclosing blue, white, yellow-green, and red millefiori canes and lampworked elements; cut. Domed, circular shape, with concave circular facets on top and sides; enclosing a five-petaled, blue-and-white flower ("primrose") and blue bud, with central cane consisting of a white-and-pink star at center, surrounded by rings of colorless stars encased in pale yellow; six ribbed yellow-green leaves, yellow-green stem; encircled by a ring of canes, alternating: crimped white canes with yellow-dotted centers, canes with green-and-white and red-white-and-blue arrows around a red-and-white "Maltese cross"; concave, star-cut base.
Battson, Lucy Smith (Mrs. Leigh M.), Source