Aventurine Crown Paperweight

Object Name: 
Aventurine Crown Paperweight

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Object Name: 
Aventurine Crown Paperweight
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
Overall H: 5.7 cm, Diam (max): 7.9 cm
On Display
Credit Line: 
Gift of the Honorable and Mrs. Amory Houghton
Primary Description: 
Aventurine Crown Paperweight. Colorless, polychrome lead glass; Fused murrine; furnace-worked and cased; filigree, millefiori. Domed, hollow form, enclosing an array of twisted green aventurine-striped white ribbons, arranged in a melon-ribbed pattern, with a pink, white and blue millefiori cane at the top; polished concave base.
Houghton, The Honorable Amory (American, 1926-2020), Source
Houghton, Laura (Mrs. Amory), Source
Applethwaite-Abbot, Mrs., Former Collection
Jokelson, Paul (d. 2002), Former Collection
Corning Museum of Glass 2006-11-16 through 2007-03-18
West Bridge Exhibit
Flowers Which Clothe the Meadows
Corning Museum of Glass 1978-04-26 through 1978-10-21
The Evolution of the Paperweight (2014-06) illustrated, p. 8;
Paperweight Literature from the Time when "B" Meant "Bristol" (1993) illustrated, p. 19;
A Collector's Guide to Paperweights (1990) illustrated, p. 32; BIB# 98767
Paperweights from The Corning Museum of Glass (1987) illustrated, #6; BIB# 34353
Paperweights: Flowers Which Clothe the Meadows (1978) illustrated, p. 56, 148, #186; BIB# 20097
Antique French Paperweights (1955) illustrated, p. 186, #SL314; BIB# 19563