Stardust Carpet Ground Paperweight

Object Name: 
Stardust Carpet Ground Paperweight

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Object Name: 
Stardust Carpet Ground Paperweight
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
55.3.121
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 5.5 cm, Diam (max): 7.7 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
1848
Credit Line: 
Gift of the Honorable and Mrs. Amory Houghton
Primary Description: 
Stardust Carpet Ground Paperweight. Colorless, opaque white, polychrome lead glass; paperweight, fused murrine; furnace-worked and cased. Domed, circular form, enclosing a domed "carpet" of white star millefiori canes, with inset polychrome millefiori canes, including several with silhouette canes, arranged in spaced concentric rings; one "B/1848" cane set in the side; polished, concave base.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Houghton, The Honorable Amory (American, 1926-2020), Source
1955-12-30
Houghton, Laura (Mrs. Amory), Source
1955-12-30
Kramer, Arthur L., Former Collection
Category: 
Venue(s)
Corning Museum of Glass 2006-11-16 through 2007-03-18
West Bridge Exhibit
Baccarat: Paperweights and Related Glass, 1820-1860
 
Flowers Which Clothe the Meadows
Venue(s)
Corning Museum of Glass 1978-04-26 through 1978-10-21
The Evolution of the Paperweight (2014-06) illustrated, p. 7;
The illustrated encyclopedia of glass (2011) illustrated, p. 197; BIB# 128671
Rare Beauty Under Glass (2008-05-08) illustrated
Povestea Obictelor: Prespapierul din sticla (2007-01) illustrated, p. 95, middle; BIB# AI98015
The Encyclopedia of Glass (2001) illustrated, p. 162; BIB# 69319
Baccarat: Paperweights and Related Glass, 1820-1860 (1990) illustrated, #57; BIB# 33477
Paperweights: Flowers Which Clothe the Meadows (1978) illustrated, pp. 31, 126, #17; BIB# 20097