Paperweight with Sulphide of St. Rene

Object Name: 
Paperweight with Sulphide of St. Rene

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Object Name: 
Paperweight with Sulphide of St. Rene
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
Overall H: 4.9 cm, Diam: 7.8 cm
Not on Display
Credit Line: 
Bequest of Clara S. Peck
Primary Description: 
Colorless, blue, white, and polychrome lead glasses; paperweight, millefiori, sulphide, cut. Domed, circular form, with large flat cut circular window on top, and six concave cut windows on the side; enclosing a molded sulphide of a bearded, robed man holding a scroll in his right hand, his left hand raised, inscribed "St rene" in blue script on a panel below, with molded scrolls below and at the sides of the panel; encircled by a ring of millefiori canes with six pink and green roses interspersed with five "Edelweiss" canes; set on a royal blue ground backed with opaque white; polished pontil mark; paper label, inscribed "149" in ink.
Peck, Clara S. (d. 1983), Source
Jokelson, Paul (d. 2002), Former Collection
The Clara S. Peck Collection (1984) illustrated, p. 12, fig. 13 lower right; BIB# AI13749
Antique French Paperweights (1955) illustrated, p. 240, #C249; BIB# 19563