Paperweight with Sulphide of St. Rene

Object Name: 
Paperweight with Sulphide of St. Rene

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Object Name: 
Paperweight with Sulphide of St. Rene
Maker(s): 
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
83.3.156
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 4.9 cm, Diam: 7.8 cm
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
1845-1855
Credit Line: 
Bequest of Clara S. Peck
Primary Description: 
Colorless, blue, white, and polychrome lead glasses; paperweight, millefiori, sulphide, cut. Domed, circular form, with large flat cut circular window on top, and six concave cut windows on the side; enclosing a molded sulphide of a bearded, robed man holding a scroll in his right hand, his left hand raised, inscribed "St rene" in blue script on a panel below, with molded scrolls below and at the sides of the panel; encircled by a ring of millefiori canes with six pink and green roses interspersed with five "Edelweiss" canes; set on a royal blue ground backed with opaque white; polished pontil mark; paper label, inscribed "149" in ink.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Peck, Clara S. (d. 1983), Source
1983-05-20
Jokelson, Paul (d. 2002), Former Collection
Category: 
The Clara S. Peck Collection (1984) illustrated, p. 12, fig. 13 lower right; BIB# AI13749
Antique French Paperweights (1955) illustrated, p. 240, #C249; BIB# 19563