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Maker(s):New England Glass Company (probably)
Culture:American
Title:paperweight
Date Made:1852-1874
Type:Written Communication Tool; Household Accessory
Materials:lead glass
Place Made:United States; Massachusetts; East Cambridge
Measurements:overall: 1 1/2 in x 2 3/8 in; 3.8 cm x 6 cm
Accession Number:  HD P.336
Credit Line:Lucius D. Potter Memorial Collection
Museum Collection:  Historic Deerfield
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Description:
Colorless lead glass paperweight with an upright bouquet with three flowers, one red, one white, and one blue; and posy canes around a center cane, and six green leaves over a latticinio basket made of threads of glass arranged to give the appearance of latticework. Ken Wilson illustrates two similar paperweight with a floral motif on a white latticino ground attributed to the New England Glass Factory Company. This weight has been damaged and ground down. The paper weight is not centered well.

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