Flower, bouquet paperweight

Object Number: 
1965.298
Date: 
1852-1880
Medium: 
Glass
Dimensions: 
Overall: 2 1/4 x 3 1/8 in. ( 5.7 x 7.9 cm )
Marks: 
handwritten in ink: on paper labels affixed to base: "425" and "99"
Description: 
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.
Gallery Label: 
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).
Credit Line: 
Bequest of Mrs. F. MacDonald Sinclair
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group