Paperweight with Cupid

Object Name: 
Paperweight with Cupid

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Object Name: 
Paperweight with Cupid
Accession Number: 
Overall H: 4.6 cm, Diam: 8.3 cm
On Display
about 1845-1855
Credit Line: 
Gift of the Honorable and Mrs. Amory Houghton
Primary Description: 
Paperweight with Cupid. Colorless, opaque white, translucent pink lead glass; paperweight, engraved overlay, millefiori, cut. Domed, circular form, with a large cut circular facet on top and six on the sides; enclosing a thin circular opaque white plaque with red overlay on the top surface, engraved depiction of a seated winged putto holding an arrow in his right hand, a bow alongside on the ground; encircled by a ring of green, white and red millefiori canes; the base polished.
Houghton, The Honorable Amory (American, 1926-2020), Former Collection
Lindon, Maurice, Former Collection
Houghton, Laura (Mrs. Amory), Source