Paperweight with Snail

Object Name: 
Paperweight with Snail

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Object Name: 
Paperweight with Snail
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
78.3.22
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 5.6 cm, Diam: 7.8 cm
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
1977
Credit Line: 
Purchased with funds from the Houghton Paperweight Fund
Primary Description: 
Paperweight with Snail. Colorless, green, tan, purple, white lead glasses; flameworked; furnace-worked and cased. Domed, circular form, enclosing a stylized lampworked tan snail with spiral, striped shell, on a bubbly green ground, with two purple flowers and one white flower with green leaves, scattered "rocks", and a small millefiori cane inscribed "1977/B"; polished, concave base with acid-etched circular mark inscribed "BACCARAT/FRANCE" and a decanter and a wineglass and a beaker, scratched "1147300" across a small ground circular facet, and the scratched date "1977" below.
Provenance: 
Baccarat, Source
1978-11-03
Category: 
Venue(s)
Corning Museum of Glass 2006-11-16 through 2007-03-18
West Bridge Exhibit
Flowers Which Clothe the Meadows
Venue(s)
Corning Museum of Glass 1978-04-26 through 1978-10-21