Flower, bouquet paperweight

Object Number: 
1965.304
Date: 
1852-1880
Medium: 
Glass
Dimensions: 
Overall: 1 3/4 x 2 5/8 in. ( 4.4 x 6.7 cm )
Marks: 
handwritten in ink and pencil: on paper label affixed to base: "St. Louis / 304?"
Description: 
Colorless lead glass paperweight in the form of a flattened sphere with slightly concave top, faceted sides, and concave base; floral bouquet oriented horizontally inside, with large red flower at center surrounded by blue, violet, yellow, pink, and white flowers and green leaves on latticinio ground.
Gallery Label: 
Paul Hollister refers to the "Saint-Louis style of hollow diamond cutting" used in this example (see "Glass Paperweights of the New-York Historical Society," p. 119).
Credit Line: 
Bequest of Mrs. F. MacDonald Sinclair
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group