Flower, bouquet paperweight
Overall: 2 1/4 x 3 1/8 in. ( 5.7 x 7.9 cm )
handwritten in ink: on paper labels affixed to base: "425" and "99"
Lead glass paperweight of flattened spherical shape with double overlay of opaque white and lavender cut with closely spaced circular and elliptical punties; white "mushroom" on the inside with flower bouquet on top and millefiori border.
According to the accession records, this paperweight was manufactured by John L. Gilliland & Co. of Brooklyn, New York. Paul Hollister attributes it to the New England Glass Company of Cambridge, Massachusetts (see "Glass Paperweights of the New-York Historical Society," p. 117).
Bequest of Mrs. F. MacDonald Sinclair
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.