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Object Name: 
Paperweight
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
90.3.41
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 4.6 cm, Diam: 7.8 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
1853
Credit Line: 
Gift of The Honorable and Mrs. Amory Houghton, by exchange
Primary Description: 
Paperweight. Colorless lead glass and polychrome canes; millefiori, paperweight technique. Globular shape enclosing closely-packed numerous millefiori canes, including several with silhouettes and one with date "1853"; polished concave pontil mark underneath.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Kayser, Martin, Former Collection
Houghton, The Honorable Amory (American, 1926-2020), Source
1990-09-05
Houghton, Laura (Mrs. Amory), Source
1990-09-05
Kaplan, Leo (d. 2013), Source
1990-09-05
Category: 
The Corning Museum of Glass Annual Report 1990 (1991) illustrated, p. 4, ill.; p. 6; BIB# AI96379
Recent Important Acquisitions, 33 (1991) illustrated, p. 101, #15; BIB# AI27386
The Martin Kayser Paperweight (1981) p. 16;