Paperweight with Sulphide of a Saint

Object Name: 
Paperweight with Sulphide of a Saint

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Object Name: 
Paperweight with Sulphide of a Saint
Accession Number: 
Overall H: 4.9 cm, Diam: 7.9 cm
Not on Display
Credit Line: 
Gift of the Honorable and Mrs. Amory Houghton
Primary Description: 
Paperweight with Sulphide of a Saint. Colorless, dark blue, polychrome lead glasses; white sulphide; paperweight, millefiori, encased molded sulphide. Domed, circular form, enclosing a white molded sulphide of a man wearing a bishop's mitre, holding a crozier in one hand, a book in the other; encircled by a ring of millefiori canes (pink- and-green Clichy roses alternating with sets of six star canes), set into a brilliant blue, white-lined ground; polished concave base, inscribed "140" in yellow paint.
Houghton, The Honorable Amory (American, 1926-2020), Former Collection
Houghton, Laura (Mrs. Amory), Source