Paperweight with Sulphide of Queen Victoria

Object Name: 
Paperweight with Sulphide of Queen Victoria

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Object Name: 
Paperweight with Sulphide of Queen Victoria
Accession Number: 
Overall H: 4.4 cm, Diam: 8.4 cm
On Display
about 1845-1855
Credit Line: 
Bequest of Clara S. Peck
Primary Description: 
Paperweight with Sulphide of Queen Victoria. Colorless, transparent red, white sulphide lead glass; paperweight, sulphide, cut. Low, polygonal form, with polygonal cut amider on top, and triangular and diamond facets on the side; applied tapered red disk base; enclosing a molded portrait bust of the young Queen Victoria, and inscribed in an arc above: "VICTORIA I REINE DE LA GRANDE BRETAGNE"; polished flat base; paper label inscribed "31" in ink.
Peck, Clara S. (d. 1983), Source
DeWaters, Mary Rich, Former Collection
Corning Museum of Glass 2003-03-20 through 2003-09-01
West Bridge Show
Treasures from The Corning Museum of Glass (1992) illustrated, p. 151, P18; BIB# 35679
Story of Glass Coloring Book (1981) illustrated, p. 38, bottom row, center; BIB# 67749