Paperweight Hand Cooler

Object Name: 
Paperweight Hand Cooler

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Object Name: 
Paperweight Hand Cooler
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
Overall H: 6.8 cm, W: 5.1 cm
On Display
about 1845-1855
Credit Line: 
Gift of the Honorable and Mrs. Amory Houghton
Primary Description: 
Paperweight Hand Cooler. Colorless, opaque white, polychrome lead glass; paperweight, millefiori, gilt. Ovoid form, enclosing a domed carpet of short lengths of white filigree rods, with inset polychrome millefiori canes, including three animal silhouette canes, arranged in concentric rings; the larger end polished; both ends with gilt star ornaments.
Houghton, The Honorable Amory (American, 1926-2020), Former Collection
Houghton, Laura (Mrs. Amory), Source
Metropolitan Museum of Art 1986-12-17 through 1987-09-06
Flowers Which Clothe the Meadows
Corning Museum of Glass 1978-04-26 through 1978-10-21
Dance (1987) p. 21; BIB# 2400
A Pride of Paperweights (1978-08) pp. 134-135, ill.;
Paperweights: Flowers Which Clothe the Meadows (1978) illustrated, pp. 30, 125, #13; BIB# 20097