Compote with a Crown Paperweight Base

Object Name: 
Compote with a Crown Paperweight Base

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Object Name: 
Compote with a Crown Paperweight Base
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
Overall H: 15.2 cm; Rim Diam: 13.7 cm; Base Diam: 7.5 cm
On Display
about 1845-1855
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. Charles Sawyer
Primary Description: 
Compote with a Crown Paperweight Base. Colorless, green, blue, white lead glasses; fused murrine; furnace-worked and cased; blown; cut. Shallow, circular bowl, with everted rim and trailed white filigree on the edge; blue overlay on colorless, with cut rounded panels on the sides; tall, panel-cut, baluster stem, with capstan below; domed, circular, hollow "crown" paperweight base, incorporating green- blue-and-white spiral tapes alternating with white filigree twists, with a millefiori cane on top; polished, concave base with central drilled hole.
Sawyer, Mrs. Charles, Source
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
Les arts décoratifs en Europe : de la Renaissance á l'art déco (2020) illustrated, p. 426 (#434);
Objects of Fantasy: Glass Inclusions of the Nineteenth Century (2001) illustrated, p. 78, #42; BIB# 68390
Treasures from The Corning Museum of Glass (1992) illustrated, p. 159, P35; BIB# 35679
Le Verre dans Tous ses Reflets (1973-06) pp. 36-41, ill. p. 41 top;