Paperweight with Sulphide of Queen Marie Antoinette

Object Name: 
Paperweight with Sulphide of Queen Marie Antoinette

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Object Name: 
Paperweight with Sulphide of Queen Marie Antoinette
Maker(s): 
Accession Number: 
55.3.92
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 5.6 cm, Diam: 8.2 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
about 1845-1855
Credit Line: 
Gift of the Honorable and Mrs. Amory Houghton
Primary Description: 
Paperweight with Sulphide of Queen Marie Antoinette. Colorless, green, white, pink lead glass; paperweight, millefiori, molded sulphide. Domed, circular form, enclosing a molded sulphide of Marie Antoinette, depicting her facing left, with elaborate coiffeur, wearing beads, and an elaborate dress; encircled by a ring of millefiori "rose" canes, large white roses with red centers spaced by sets of three smaller, green and white roses; on a brilliant, transparent dark green ground; polished concave base.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Houghton, The Honorable Amory (American, 1926-2020), Former Collection
1955-12-30
Houghton, Laura (Mrs. Amory), Source
1955-12-30
Category: 
Venue(s)
Corning Museum of Glass 2003-03-20 through 2003-09-01
West Bridge Show
Flowers Which Clothe the Meadows
Venue(s)
Corning Museum of Glass 1978-04-26 through 1978-10-21
 
Clichy Paperweights: Classics of the Nineteenth Century (2020) illustrated, p. 204 (fig. 833);
Paperweights: Flowers Which Clothe the Meadows (1978) illustrated, pp. 116, 144, #156; BIB# 20097
The Encyclopedia of Glass Paperweights (1969) p. 263, fig. 228; BIB# 27188