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Overall H: 4.9 cm, Diam: 7.1 cm
On Display
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Gift of the Honorable and Mrs. Amory Houghton
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Paperweight. Colorless, pink, red, opaque white lead glasses; overlaid, cameo-carved, cut, acid-etched. Domed, circular shape, with triple overlay (white on pink on white), with cut circular facets in the top and sides, the remainder with cameo-carved floral sprays; swags at the base; and a six-petaled flower, with interspersed flower heads and an etched pebbly background, on the bottom; scratched minute "737' and another number defaced on the base.
Houghton, Laura (Mrs. Amory), Source
Houghton, The Honorable Amory (American, 1926-2020), Former Collection
Flowers Which Clothe the Meadows
Corning Museum of Glass 1978-04-26 through 1978-10-21
Paperweights from The Corning Museum of Glass (1987) illustrated, #22; BIB# 34353
Paperweights: Flowers Which Clothe the Meadows (1978) illustrated, pp. 119, 155, #244; BIB# 20097
The Paperweight Collection of the Honorable Amory Houghton (1978) p. 18, fig. 11 A, B; BIB# AI68290