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Object Name: 
Paperweight
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
86.3.6
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 5.5 cm, Diam: 7.9 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
1845-1855
Credit Line: 
Gift of The Honorable and Mrs. Amory Houghton
Primary Description: 
Colorless, opaque white, blue, red lead glasses; paperweight, millefiori. Domed, circular form; enclosing a domed cushion of white millefiori "star dust" canes, with a quatrefoil arrangement of matching blue canes set into the cushion, with four red and white canes positioned in the lobes of the quatrefoil, and a large red, white and blue cane in the center; polished concave base; inscribed on the base "49" in white paint; two circular paper labels, one inscribed in blue ball- point "L.273./3.77", the other printed in purple "SPINK & SON/ Exhibition/June 1982/LONDON" and inscribed in ink "13", and the remains of another paper label.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Houghton, The Honorable Amory (American, 1926-2020), Source
1986-02-19
Houghton, Laura (Mrs. Amory), Source
1986-02-19
Kaplan, Leo (d. 2013), Source
1986-02-19
Spink & Sons, Ltd., Former Collection
Category: 
Baccarat: Paperweights and Related Glass, 1820-1860
Title Unknown (Spink & Sons)
Venue(s)
Spink & Sons, Ltd. 1982 through 1982
 
Flowers Which Clothe the Meadows
Venue(s)
Corning Museum of Glass 1978-04-26 through 1978-10-21
Treasures from The Corning Museum of Glass (1992) illustrated, p. 148, P8; BIB# 35679
Baccarat: Paperweights and Related Glass, 1820-1860 (1990) illustrated, #55, ill.; BIB# 33477
Recent Important Acquisitions, 29 (1987) illustrated, p. 121, #26; BIB# AI19055
Paperweights: Flowers Which Clothe the Meadows (1978) illustrated, pp. 49, 127, #30; BIB# 20097
Glass Paperweights (1975) p. 41; BIB# 19438