Paperweight Hour Glass

Object Name: 
Paperweight Hour Glass

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Object Name: 
Paperweight Hour Glass
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Overall H: 18.2 cm, Diam: 7.9 cm
On Display
Credit Line: 
Gift of Compagnie des Cristalleries de Saint Louis
Primary Description: 
Colorless, opaque white, polychrome lead glasses; paperweight, millefiori, blown, threaded. Waisted double-bulb shape, with spiral white threads in the sides, containing loose sand; domed, circular paperweights at either end, incorporating numerous colorful millefiori canes arranged in concentric rings; one cane inscribed "SL/1980" in one of the paperweights; on the same paperweight, a circular gold paper label printed in black "CRISTAL/SAINT LOUIS/FRANCE"; polished, concave ends.
Compagnie des Cristalleries de Saint Louis, Source