Paperweight

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Object Name: 
Paperweight
Accession Number: 
83.2.21
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 6.1 cm, Diam (max): 8.3 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
about 1850-1880
Credit Line: 
Bequest of Clara S. Peck
Primary Description: 
Paperweight. Colorless, green, polychrome lead glasses; paperweight, millefiori, cut. Domed, circular form, overlaid with opaque white and dark green, cut into the form of six pointed leaves on the sides; encasing millefiori canes arranged in concentric rings, with a red, white and blue star at the center, surrounded by a ring of pink and green canes, a ring of blue canes alternating with pink "roses", a ring of white and blue stars, a ring of red and white canes, and a ring of green canes alternating with white "stardust" canes, encircled by a red and white twisted ribbon torsade; polished pontil mark with cut star; paper label inscribed "173" in ink.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Peck, Clara S. (d. 1983), Former Collection
1983-05-20
Category: 
Material: 
Inscription: 
173
Paper Label
The Clara S. Peck Collection (1984) illustrated, p. 10, fig. 10; BIB# AI13749
The Clara Peck Collection (1983) illustrated, p. 10, fig. 10; BIB# AI11335
Fine Paperweights, Art Nouveau, 19th Century Porcelain and Bronzes (1977-05-31) illustrated, #107; BIB# 106044
The Encyclopedia of Glass Paperweights (1969) fig. 167-173, pp. 152-161; BIB# 27188