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Flower, bouquet paperweight

Flower, bouquet paperweight
Title
Flower, bouquet paperweight
Date 
1852-1880
Medium 
Glass
Dimensions 
Overall: 1 3/4 x 2 5/8 in. ( 4.4 x 6.7 cm )
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.
Credit Line 
Bequest of Mrs. F. MacDonald Sinclair
Object Number 
1965.304
Marks 
handwritten in ink and pencil: on paper label affixed to base: "St. Louis / 304?"
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).
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group