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Object Name: 
Paperweight
Accession Number: 
83.3.149
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 5 cm, Diam: 6.4 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
1845-1855
Credit Line: 
Bequest of Clara S. Peck
Primary Description: 
Colorless, blue, polychrome lead glasses; paperweight, millefiori. Domed, circular form, enclosing millefiori canes arranged in three concentric rings around a white and green "rose" cane, consisting of an inner row of white and red "edelweiss" canes, a ring of pink, green, and white canes, and a ring of six white and pink "rose" canes interspersed with three purple canes; set into a brilliant blue background with white lining and brilliant blue back; polished pontil mark; paper label inscribed "141" in ink.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Peck, Clara S. (d. 1983), Source
1983-05-20
Category: 
The Clara S. Peck Collection (1984) illustrated, p. 8, fig. 8, lower left; BIB# AI13749
The Clara Peck Collection (1983) illustrated, p. 8 (fig. 8, lower left); BIB# AI11335