Paperweight with Christopher Columbus

Object Name: 
Paperweight with Christopher Columbus

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Object Name: 
Paperweight with Christopher Columbus
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
78.4.74
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 3 cm, Diam: 8.2 cm
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
1892-1893
Credit Line: 
Gift of the Honorable and Mrs. Amory Houghton
Primary Description: 
Colorless non-lead glass; pressed. Disk paperweight with the impressed portrait of Christopher Columbus on the underside, inscribed, "WORLD'S COLUMBIAN EXPOSITION 1492-1892."
Department: 
Provenance: 
Houghton, Laura (Mrs. Amory), Source
1978-12-30
Houghton, The Honorable Amory (American, 1926-2020), Former Collection
1978-12-30
Category: 
Color: 
Technique: 
Let Us Now Praise Famous Men: American History in Glass
Venue(s)
Arthur A. Houghton Jr. Library 1996-01-19 through 1996-01-19
Pressed Glass, 1825-1925
Venue(s)
Corning Museum of Glass 1983-04 through 1983-10
St. Louis Art Museum 1983-12-01 through 1984-03-01
Suntory Museum of Art 1984-07-17 through 1984-09-02
Portland Museum of Art 1984-11-01 through 1985-12-31
Cincinnati Art Museum 1985-04-13 through 1985-05-26
 
Pressed Glass 1825-1925 (1983) 48 p.; BIB# 30792
American and European Pressed Glass in The Corning Museum of Glass (1981) illustrated, p. 314, #1222B; BIB# 30457