Paperweight

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Object Name: 
Paperweight
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
86.3.7
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 5.4 cm, Diam: 8.3 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
1845-1855
Credit Line: 
Gift of The Honorable and Mrs. Amory Houghton, by exchange
Primary Description: 
Colorless, opaque white, blue, red lead glasses; paperweight, millefiori. Domed, circular form, enclosing a domed array of ribbed white tubes with red linings and central blue and white flowers; a central millefiori cane of pink, white and blue ribbed tubes arranged in concentric rings; polished concave base; three paper labels glued on the bottom: a blue circular label printed "95" in white; a circular pink printed label inscribed "SPINK & SON/Exhibition/May 1977/LONDON" and inscribed "21" in red ink; a circular label printed in purple "SPINK & SON/Exhibition/June 1982/LONDON" and "115" in black ink.
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
Category: 
Title Unknown (Spink & Sons)
Venue(s)
Spink & Sons, Ltd. 1982-06 through 1982-06
Title Unknown (Spink & Sons)
Venue(s)
Spink & Sons, Ltd. 1977-05 through 1977-05
 
Glass Paperweights (1973) p. 56; BIB# 27434